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


Jymn Magon
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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 / ... 44 episodes, 1987-1990


When Donald Duck decides to join the Navy, he leaves his nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie in the care of his cantankerous Uncle Scrooge. He is an eccentric and miserly billionaire 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 dimwitted, 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 <>

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Huey, Dewey, and Louie were adapted into animation as early as 1938, in "Donald's Nephews (1938)". They only appeared in 28 "classic" animated shorts, the last of them being "Scrooge McDuck and Money (1967)". This series marks their first major appearance in the medium in 20 years. See more »


[series theme song]
Chorus: Life is like a hurricane, here in Duckburg / Racecars, lasers, aeroplanes, it's a duck-blur! / Might solve a mystery, or rewrite history! / DuckTales! Woo-oo! / Everyday they're out there making DuckTales! Woo-oo! / Tales of derring-do bad and good luck tales! Woo-oo! / D-d-d-danger lurks behind you / there's a stranger out to find you! What to do, just grab on to some... DuckTales! Woo-oo! / Everyday they're out there making DuckTales! Woo-oo! / Tales of derring-do bad and ...
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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 »


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Disney's greatest Animated Series
4 September 1999 | by JohnnyJohnHildegaardSee all my reviews

Ducktales... one of the many greatest cartoons of the 80's. I'm in my teens and I still love the show. It's different from other shows with many colorful characters potrayed in many different kinds of ways. Scrooge is a hard-core businessman who's seen the world in search of treasures but later learns family is more important. Donald Ducks three nephews add a little bit of uniqueness in demi-genius children who goes by the Junior Woodchuck book. Finally, Launchpad McQuack, a bumbling inept pilot who likes to crash his plane and gives a pretty large grin at Scrooge when he does something wrong. It's perfect for anyone who was a child and loved this show to bits. Trust me... It's fun!

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Release Date:

18 September 1987 (USA) See more »

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$27,500,000 (estimated)
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(100 episodes)



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