In the story, the three boys find a hidden treasure map of the Golden Suns, a treasure of vast fortune. Also introduced is Launchpad McQuack (also seen in Darkwing Duck), Scrooge's pilot. They head to the Middle East to search for the treasure, but unbeknownst to them, someone else is hot on the trail. It is Flinthart Glomgold, Scrooge's nemesis.
Most people think that "DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp" was the first movie, but in fact, there were several TV movies, later made into episodic form.
I was a little worried, having loved it as much as I did, when I received it for a Christmas pressie last year. What if it wasn't as good? What if my memories were rose-coloured and the show was stupid and ridiculous and tragically unwatchable? I couldn't have been more wrong. The episodes were bloody brilliant, I think I enjoyed them now more than I had done when I was a kiddie -- mainly because I can appreciate it more now. There's wretched things like Dora the Explorer, in which the characters just screech and scream, and then there's a classic like Ducktales.
As most of you are probably aware, Uncle Scrooge, his newphew triplets Hewey, Dewey, and Lewey are always off getting themselves in trouble. Many of the stories are ripped off old mythologies (like Homer and the Illiad) but I don't mind as I'm a mythologist and can appreciate it now. The stories are morally entertaining, but they don't bash you over the head with the morals.
This is a safe, classic programme that's fun at all ages, if not a bit simplistic (what's wrong with that?). The characters are fab (Scrooge is still my favourite cartoon character ever) and even has an occasional guest-star with Uncle Donald.
If you want to relive some of your happy childhood memories, or have a safe, fun, inventive cartoon for your kiddies to watch, I highly recommend the four shows Talespin, Ducktales, Chip and Dale, and Gummy Bears, as they were brilliant.
Best part about Ducktales was the miniseries pilot, tho -- don't dare forget to watch Treasure of the Golden Suns, bloody brilliant!!!!!