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DuckTales 

The globe-trotting treasure-hunting money-making adventures of billionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephews.

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Jymn Magon
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Alan Young ...  Scrooge McDuck / ... 99 episodes, 1987-1990
Russi Taylor ...  Huey Duck / ... 93 episodes, 1987-1990
Chuck McCann ...  Duckworth / ... 57 episodes, 1987-1990
Terence McGovern ...  Launchpad McQuack / ... 57 episodes, 1987-1990
Frank Welker ...  Bigtime Beagle / ... 57 episodes, 1987-1990
Hal Smith ...  Gyro Gearloose / ... 47 episodes, 1987-1990
Joan Gerber Joan Gerber ...  Mrs. Bentina Beakley / ... 45 episodes, 1987-1990
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Storyline

When Donald Duck decides to join the Navy, he leaves his nephews, Hewey, Dewey and Louie, in the care of his cantankerous Uncle Scrooge. He is an eccentric and miserly billionare who loves to literally swim in his money that is held in his corporate headquarters/vault known as the Money Bin. While the initial meeting was less than pleasant, events soon have them, along with a newly hired nanny, her granddaughter and Scrooge's stupid but skilled pilot, on countless adventures as the group goes around the world looking for treasure, or defending Scrooge's current assets from enemies like the Beagle Boys or Magica De Spell. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Official Sites:

Fred Wolf Films | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Disney's DuckTales See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(100 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In Carl Barks comics, the Beagle Boys have no individual personalities and they all look the same, they are only mentioned by their numbers and they all begin with "176". On the show, the Beagle Boys were given names and different personalities. See more »

Quotes

Scrooge McDuck: Troubles! Thieves! Politicians!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits is a montage of scenes, some from episodes in the show and some originally animated for the opening. At the end, Scrooge and his nephews pop out of a mound of gold, with the series title appearing above them. See more »


Soundtracks

DuckTales
Written by Mark Mueller
Performed by Jeffrey Pescetto
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User Reviews

Disney's version of "Indiana Jones"
4 April 1999 | by MariomacSee all my reviews

I am fifteen years old, going on sixteen, and this is still one of my favourite shows. It had that level of smarts that wasn't achieved by secondary shows like "Goof Troop" or "Bonkers". A simple idea, pretty much just putting some classic Disney characters in a world full of mysteries and treasures to be discovered. This show also blends in some original elements of the classic characters into this new and often exciting environment, casting Scrooge McDuck as the greedy, self-centered rich man who, as the series progresses, learns that there's more to life than money through the eyes of his grand-nephews who have been left behind by their true uncle, Donald Duck, who decides to join the Navy. Heck, they even made a movie out of it with Christopher Lloyd that was released at the cinemas. That shows how popular it was. The second, and final season, however, took a downwards slope. Concentrating mostly on the new characters in the forms of Gizmo Duck and Bubba Duck, of whom no-one knew about and didn't really gel well with the classic duck community. Sadly, this brought the series to an unfortunate end which is a shame, because it was by far the best of the modern Disney animated series'.


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