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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

Disney invested a far greater amount of money into the TV series than had previously been spent on animated shows of the time. This was considered a risky move, because animated TV series were generally considered low-budget investments for most of the history of TV cartoons up through the 1980s. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Bentina Beakley: [after being frozen] Now I know what a TV dinner feels like!
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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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DuckTales is a timeless classic!!
11 August 2005 | by simonbreuerSee all my reviews

I am a great fan of the DuckTales cartoon series, and I think that it is a real classic! As a child, I have seen almost all of the series in the evening when they were shown in Germany (every Saturday evening) and I was always looking forward to it. I think that most of the plots were interesting and exiting, and the drawings are made very well. Most of the cartoons which you can watch today, like a "modern" Donald Duck series, I think it's named "Uncle Donald and the boys", are of a much worse quality. Sometimes the plots of DuckTales also refer to classic themes, like to a Shakespeare play ("Much to do about nothing"), to Helen of Troy or to Homer, just to mention a few, or to historical events, like the first flight of the Hindenburg. I just loved to see how Magica de Spell screamed out loud "Next time lucky dime will be mine" or how Scrooge and Flintheart Glomgold talked with their "typical Scottish accent". There are only little things which could be better: I think that the 2nd edition is not as good as the first one; I loved to see adventures with the "classical stuff" like the Beagle Boys, Magica de Spell or Flintheart Glomgold, but I didn't like the new guys which were introduced during the 2nd part like Bubba and Gizmo Duck so much; in my opinion they did not really fit with the classical Disney characters. But nevertheless DuckTales is a real classic which I highly recommend to all people who like cartoons in general! I give it ten points as it's really my favourite cartoon!!


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