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DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)

Scrooge takes his nephews to Egypt to find a pyramid and magic lamp.

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Scrooge (voice)
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Huey / Dewey / Louie / Webby (voice)
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Merlock (voice)
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Duckworth (voice)
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Scrooge McDuck, his dimwitted pilot Launch Pad, and his newphews Huey, Dewey and Louie, with Webby, arrive in Egypt where Scrooge finds the lost treasure of Collie Baba, unbeknownst to Scrooge, a magic lamp was included inside the treasure, so while the nephews have fun with the genie, they all have no idea that they're being stalked by a power hungry sorceror named Murlock and his dimwitted thief counterpart, Dijon. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Scrooge McDuck's First Full-Length Animated Feature Film


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3 August 1990 (USA)  »

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Duck Tales: O Filme - O Tesouro da Lâmpada Perdida  »

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$18,115,724 (USA)
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Trivia

First Disney animated movie to be spun off from a TV series. See more »

Goofs

When Scrooge scolds his nephews, Webby, and the disguised Genie, there are two Louies walking up the stairs. See more »

Quotes

Merlock: Where is the lamp?
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Connections

References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Ducktales Theme
Written by Mark Mueller
Performed by Jeffrey Pescetto
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A wasted opportunity
5 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A lot of the reviews here are giving this movie a pass because "kids under 8 will like it"-- which is a poor reason to give the movie (or any movie) any kind of pass. The 1987 DuckTales series was hardly perfect and may have lacked the emotional richness or more multi-faceted characterizations that Carl Barks or Don Rosa brought to the Disney Duck mythos, but it possessed a simple charm and sense of adventure that makes it enjoyable to this day. The movie captures little to none of this, and even on its own merits, is forgettable. Harmless, true, but forgettable.

This movie is lacking for a variety of reasons: 1) The story's structure is poor. The plot feels like three episodes of the television series strung together and with a slightly larger animation budget. Nothing really moves forward with much urgency.

2) The original characters are annoying at worst, unmemorable at best. Merlock is as dull and stock a villain you could ask for. Considering the amount of colorful villains on the original TV series, you'd think they would have picked from what was already there. The genie is a test of patience with his shrieking and general obnoxiousness. What's worse is that he is the focus of the movie.

3) It never takes advantage of the expanded canvas of a feature movie. Like, if you want a decent DuckTales movie, just watch the Golden Suns arc from season one. About all four or five of those episodes adds up to eighty minutes. That was a more memorable and engaging adventure than this movie.

The only good thing about this movie is the voice-acting, especially the late Alan Young as Scrooge. There are a few laughs here and there. But that's about it.


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