DuckTales (1987–1990)
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Gyro invents a time-stopping device, which gets stolen by the Beagle boys. The chase after the thieves brings Scrooge, his nephews, and Gyro centuries into the past, where they are all caught by pirates.

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David Block

Writer:

Anthony Adams
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Episode cast overview:
Peter Cullen ... Bankjob Beagle (voice)
Brian Cummings ... Bebop Beagle (voice)
Terence McGovern ... Babyface Beagle (voice) (as Terry McGovern)
Will Ryan ... Captain Blackheart (voice)
Hal Smith ... Gyro Gearloose (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Huey Duck / Dewey Duck / Louie Duck / Webbigail Vanderquack (voice)
Alan Young ... Scrooge McDuck (voice)
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Gyro invents a time-stopping device, which gets stolen by the Beagle boys. The chase after the thieves brings Scrooge, his nephews, and Gyro centuries into the past, where they are all caught by pirates.

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Spanish | Italian | Hindi | Romanian | Hungarian

Release Date:

18 November 1987 (USA) See more »

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Connections

Referenced in DuckTales: The Great Dime Chase! (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Down by the Old Mill Stream
(uncredited)
Written by Tell Taylor
Performed by Peter Cullen, Brian Cummings, and Terence McGovern
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Teasing time
12 November 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

As said many, many times, love animation to bits, always have. Not just Disney, Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, Tex Avery and Hanna Barbera, but getting older it also broadened to include Pixar, Studio Ghibli, Soyuzmultfilm and Fleischer. It has always been a huge part of my life and helped me through all the tough times in school, with a broader knowledge actually appreciate it even more now.

Very like as has been said with 'Darkwing Duck' and 'Talespin' in individual episodes of them, 'DuckTales' is a show dear to my heart. While not quite one of the all-time greats in animation and ever it is a personal favourite and one of my favourite shows from Disney. Felt that way as a child, still do. One of those personal favourites from a young age that has held up very well (not all my childhood favourites have), and like many favourites seen recently as a young adult 'DuckTales' is even more entertaining through adult eyes from appreciating the writing and stories even more.

All the previous episodes ranged from pretty good to brilliant. "Time Teasers" doesn't break that consistent standard and is one of the brilliant episodes.

The animation in "Time Teasers" looks very pleasing on the eyes, nothing shoddy about it. Instead it is very vibrant, fluidly drawn and the attention to detail in the backgrounds is also note-worthy. Can say nothing wrong about the music, the score is dynamic, beautifully orchestrated, never jarring with the action and full of energy. Just as animated shows of this kind should be. It is impossible to resist or forget the theme song, one of the catchiest in animation and ever.

"Time Teasers" writing is even smarter, even more intelligent and even funnier as an adult. Part of this is due to understanding and appreciating the references, which came over as very funny and brilliantly timed when a child but easier to get and notice as an adult. Have found the same experience re-visiting other favourites like 'Animaniacs', 'Pinky and the Brain' and 'Tiny Toon Adventures'. The dialogue is hilarious, quotable and surprisingly fresh by today's standards, also surprisingly thought-provoking and educational.

Similarly great in "Time Teasers" is the storytelling. It is a thrilling and remarkably inventive story that is not predictable or repetitive, also not taking too long to get started or to the point. It is immensely entertaining to watch, has thrills and energy aplenty, is never dull and has emotional investment while the conflict has tension.

Have always loved the characters. Scrooge is one of those characters that does live up to his name at first, a notable example actually of the show being here, but the character grows and goes on a journey. It is wonderful to see Huey, Duey and Louie be given distinct personalities and it is much easier to tell them apart as a result than before when partnered with their uncle Donald Duck. Gyro Gearloose and the hilariously awesome Beagle Boys add to the conflict with enough fun tension and fun.

In "Time Teasers", the voice acting is faultless. Cannot imagine anybody else as the character of Scrooge than Alan Young, he is a big reason why Scrooge works so well as a character. Russi Taylor shows no signs of being over-parted. Gearloose couldn't have had a more perfect voice actor than Hal Smith and the Beagle Boys are all wittily voiced.

Summing up, splendid. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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