Ducktales

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  • TV-G
  • 1987
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.1  (30,193)

Duck Tales is an animated series centered around three young ducks, Huey, Duey, and Louie, as they live with their great uncle, Scrooge McDuck. The series is based on the Uncle Scrooge comic books by Carl Barks. The initial premise for the series stems from the boys being left by their uncle Donald Duck with his great uncle Scrooge when the former goes off to join the Navy. A typical story line involves the boys going off on a treasure hunt of some sort with any of the secondary characters, and realizing in the end that real treasure is not always gold, much to the chagrin of their miserly uncle. Uncle Scrooge is often plagued by villains and arch-enemies who try to steal his fortune, most importantly his "Number One Dime," the first thing he ever earned, which he keeps in a glass jar inside his vault. The main villains are Magica de Spell, the Beagle Boys, and Scrooge's most hate nemesis, Flintheart Glomgold. Although Scrooge is already wealthy, he is constantly trying to grow his wealth, all the while attempting to keep his title of "Richest Duck in the World" from being stolen by Flintheart. Secondary characters include the pilot, Launchpad McQuack, the butler, Duckworth, the inventor, Gyro Gearloose, and the nanny, Mrs. Beakley, as well as her granddaughter, Webby. Throughout the series more secondary characters were added, generally drawn from the "Duck Universe," such as Gladstone Gander, with extremely good luck, and the lovable but often bumbling, Bubba Duck. While much of the first season centered around world travelling and far-reaching adventures, the later episodes were based mainly in the town of Duckburg. While some of these characters were originally seen in the comic book, many of them were created exclusively for Duck Tales. Along with their globetrotting story lines, their were also many pop culture references, with stories that involved everyone from Sherlock Holmes to Shakespeare and everything in between. The show originally aired from September 18, 1987 through November 28, 1990, with a total of 100 episodes. It was the first Disney cartoon created for syndication.

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Seasons
The Golden Goose (2)
7. The Golden Goose (2)
November 28, 1990
Scrooge, Launchpad, Dijon, and Poupon try to retrieve the Golden Goose from Glomgold and the Beagles before it can set off its transformations that can bring forth the end of the world.
The Golden Goose (1)
6. The Golden Goose (1)
November 27, 1990
Dijon ends up joining the Brotherhood of the Goose, a group dedicated to protecting the Golden Goose (a goose that can turn anything to gold), led by his brother Poupon. Dijon "borrows" it, but accidentally loses it to Scrooge, who soon discovers its secret but then loses it to the Beagle Boys, whom Glomgold has sent to get it.
Scrooge's Last Adventure
5. Scrooge's Last Adventure
November 17, 1990
When Scrooge loses his money due to a computer bug, he and Fenton travel through cyberspace to get it back.
New Gizmo-Kids on the Block
4. New Gizmo-Kids on the Block
November 5, 1990
Fenton's mother accidentally shrinks the Gizmoduck suit, and the child-size suit ends up in the hands of Scrooge's nephews.
The Duck Who Knew Too Much
3. The Duck Who Knew Too Much
September 26, 1990
Fenton uncovers an international conspiracy to steal Scrooge's gold overseas while supposedly on vacation.
Attack of the Metal Mites
2. Attack of the Metal Mites
September 18, 1990
Glomgold intends to use metal-eating bugs to wipe out Scrooge's fortunes.
Ducky Mountain High
1. Ducky Mountain High
September 10, 1990
Scrooge meets up with Glittering Goldie again in order to acquire land filled with golden trees from her. However, Glomgold also wants that land.
Description

Duck Tales is an animated series centered around three young ducks, Huey, Duey, and Louie, as they live with their great uncle, Scrooge McDuck. The series is based on the Uncle Scrooge comic books by Carl Barks. The initial premise for the series stems from the boys being left by their uncle Donald Duck with his great uncle Scrooge when the former goes off to join the Navy. A typical story line involves the boys going off on a treasure hunt of some sort with any of the secondary characters, and realizing in the end that real treasure is not always gold, much to the chagrin of their miserly uncle.

Uncle Scrooge is often plagued by villains and arch-enemies who try to steal his fortune, most importantly his "Number One Dime," the first thing he ever earned, which he keeps in a glass jar inside his vault. The main villains are Magica de Spell, the Beagle Boys, and Scrooge's most hate nemesis, Flintheart Glomgold. Although Scrooge is already wealthy, he is constantly trying to grow his wealth, all the while attempting to keep his title of "Richest Duck in the World" from being stolen by Flintheart.

Secondary characters include the pilot, Launchpad McQuack, the butler, Duckworth, the inventor, Gyro Gearloose, and the nanny, Mrs. Beakley, as well as her granddaughter, Webby. Throughout the series more secondary characters were added, generally drawn from the "Duck Universe," such as Gladstone Gander, with extremely good luck, and the lovable but often bumbling, Bubba Duck. While much of the first season centered around world travelling and far-reaching adventures, the later episodes were based mainly in the town of Duckburg. While some of these characters were originally seen in the comic book, many of them were created exclusively for Duck Tales.

Along with their globetrotting story lines, their were also many pop culture references, with stories that involved everyone from Sherlock Holmes to Shakespeare and everything in between.

The show originally aired from September 18, 1987 through November 28, 1990, with a total of 100 episodes. It was the first Disney cartoon created for syndication.

Ducktales is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (116 episodes). The series first aired on September 18, 1987.

Where to Watch Ducktales

Ducktales is available for streaming on the Walt Disney Television Animation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ducktales on demand at Disney+, Amazon, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 18, 1987
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (30,193)