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

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Series cast summary:
...  Scrooge McDuck / ... 99 episodes, 1987-1990
...  Huey Duck / ... 93 episodes, 1987-1990
...  Duckworth / ... 57 episodes, 1987-1990
...  Launchpad McQuack / ... 57 episodes, 1987-1990
...  Bigtime Beagle / ... 57 episodes, 1987-1990
...  Gyro Gearloose / ... 47 episodes, 1987-1990
Joan Gerber ...  Mrs. Bentina Beakley / ... 45 episodes, 1987-1990
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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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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Gyro Gearloose's main supporting character is Little Helper, a small, humanoid robot with a light-bulb for a head. He is called "Little Bulb" in "DuckTales". The character was created by Carl Barks and first appeared in the comic book story "The Cat Box" (1956). He was initially created to give Gyro someone to talk to, but he has since been fleshed out in various stories. See more »

Quotes

Scrooge McDuck: You can perform an action replay of your crash later, Launchpad!
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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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Referenced in Darkwing Duck: Tiff of the Titans (1991) See more »

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DuckTales
Written by Mark Mueller
Performed by Jeffrey Pescetto
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1 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

There seems to be a rapid decline in the quality of cartoons today. Watching Cartoon Network and Toon Disney proves that kids today are being subject to shows that can be labeled as mediocre at best. Despite their current popularity, Spongebob and the Powerpuff Girls lack the charm and longevity of the great cartoons of a few years ago. Warner Brother's newest Batman offering pales in comparison to "Batman the Animated Series," and Animaniacs and Tiny Toons seem to have vanished forever.

Just a few years back cartoons were well developed and exciting. They sparked kids imagination, and parents could sit down and watch these films with their kids and not worry about the content. The crown of all of these great cartoons was Ducktales.

Ducktales told the adventures (or misadventures if you will) of Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. The quadrillionaire would go to great lengths to find rare treasures, much to the delight of school kids around the world. Ducktales took cues from the Carl Barks comics that Disney produced, and kept the spirit alive with newer characters to play off of the original team. Launchpad McQuack could take Scrooge anywhere for a cheap price, landing safely was another story. Webby provided a girls point of view to the many situations, much to the chagrin of Scrooge's nephews.

Even in later years Bubba Duck and Fenton Crackshell/Gizmoduck provided stories that could encourage kids to shoot for the stars. I remember running home from school so that I wouldn't miss Ducktales.

Now that I'm older, I spot the sloppy animation and Lip Synch. I notice the continuity errors and painting mistakes; however, it doesn't matter. I still enjoy Ducktales for what it is, and I want to be able to pass along this great series to the children in my family. Even with the errors, Ducktales still stands as the ruler for which I measure all other animated series.


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