List of DuckTales episodes

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The following is an episode list for the Disney animated television series DuckTales. The series is based on the Scrooge McDuck character and the Uncle Scrooge comic books created by Carl Barks. The series stars Scrooge, his great-nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie and Webby Vanderquack, and several characters created for the series. While Huey, Dewey, and Louie originated in Donald Duck animated short subjects in the 1930s, their characterization on DuckTales approximated that of Barks' comics. Although Donald Duck was a major player in the Uncle Scrooge comics, he appeared as a guest star in a few DuckTales episodes.

The series aired in syndication. It premiered during the week of September 14–18, 1987 with an edited two-hour television movie version of the five-part serial "Treasure of the Golden Suns". (The airdate varied by market – WSYT aired it on September 18,[1] while WSBK-TV aired it on September 20).[2] Subsequently, on September 21, 1987, the series began airing in its regular time slot on weekdays. ("Treasure of the Golden Suns" first appeared in its serialized form from November 9–13, 1987).[3] The first season, totaling 65 episodes, aired its finale, "Till Nephews Do Us Part", on January 1, 1988.[3]

Ten episodes premiered during the second season, and 18 in the third. Three episodes produced for the third season were held back for broadcast until the fall of 1990, when the series was incorporated into The Disney Afternoon. Four additional episodes were produced for its short final season, totaling 100 for the series. The show aired its final episode on November 28, 1990.[3]

All 100 episodes from all 4 seasons are available on DVD in Region 1. The first twenty individual episodes of season one, numbered 6 to 25 in the list below, are also available on DVD in Region 2.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
165September 18, 1987 (1987-09-18)January 1, 1988 (1988-01-01)
210November 24, 1988 (1988-11-24)March 26, 1989 (1989-03-26)
318September 18, 1989 (1989-09-18)February 11, 1990 (1990-02-11)
FilmAugust 3, 1990 (1990-08-03)
47September 10, 1990 (1990-09-10)November 28, 1990 (1990-11-28)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1987–1988)[edit]

No.
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No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [3]Prod.
code
The Treasure of the Golden Suns
11"Don't Give Up the Ship"Alan ZasloveStory by : Mark Zaslove
Teleplay by : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
September 18, 1987 (1987-09-18)124

Donald Duck joins the Navy and sends the nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie off to live with his uncle Scrooge McDuck. Meanwhile, a mysterious man named El Capitán busts the Beagle Boys out of jail to help him steal an awkward treasure map in Scrooge's possession.

  • Villains: El Capitan and the Beagle Boys
22"Wronguay in Ronguay"Steve ClarkStory by : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
Teleplay by : Mark Zaslove
September 18, 1987 (1987-09-18)125

After foiling the Beagle Boys, Scrooge and his nephews decipher the strange marking on the map, which leads to a sunken treasure ship in Ronguay. However, Flintheart Glomgold and El Capitán are out to stop them at every turn.

  • Villains: El Capitan and Flintheart Glomgold
33"Three Ducks of the Condor"Alan ZasloveStory by : Mark Zaslove
Teleplay by : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
September 18, 1987 (1987-09-18)126

Upon finding out about the Valley of the Golden Suns, Scrooge begins an expedition to find the treasure therein, starting with finding the map that leads to it. First, he must get one half of the map from High Golden Sun Priest Joaquin Slowly, but to reach Slowly's mountaintop fortress, he must enlist Gyro Gearloose to construct a special aircraft, and Launchpad McQuack to fly it. He is joined by his nephew Donald who is on a three-day leave in the Andes Mountains.

  • Villain: Joaquin Slowly
44"Cold Duck"Terence HarrisonStory by : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
Teleplay by : Mark Zaslove
September 18, 1987 (1987-09-18)127

The nephews, Webby, and Mrs. Beakley find themselves joining Scrooge in his adventure as he looks for the second half of the treasure map in Antarctica.

  • Villain: Penguins and the Wooly Walrus
55"Too Much of a Gold Thing"Alan ZasloveJymn Magon, Bruce Talkington and Mark ZasloveSeptember 18, 1987 (1987-09-18)128

Scrooge develops gold fever as he and the gang make their way to the Valley of the Golden Suns, all the while pursued by El Capitán.

  • Villain: El Capitan
Original episodes
66"Send in the Clones"Alan ZasloveT : Ken Koonce and David Weimers
S : Astrid Ryterband
September 21, 1987 (1987-09-21)120

Everyone begins seeing double when Magica DeSpell gets the Beagle Boys to help her steal the Number One Dime, disguising them as replace the nephews. Can the nephews expose them before the dime is stolen (and before Mrs. Beakley loses her mind)?

77"Sphinx for the Memories"David BlockMichael KeyesSeptember 22, 1987 (1987-09-22)141

An ancient Egyptian Civilization abducts Donald so that he can host a spirit of a Pharaoh. But the jealous high-priest unleashes a mummy to destroy Donald, and it's up to Scrooge and the boys to save him.

  • Villain: Sarkus
88"Where No Duck Has Gone Before"David BlockLen UhleySeptember 23, 1987 (1987-09-23)133

Gyro's props for a science fiction television show accidentally launch the cast into space, and Launchpad becomes the hero when it is realized that he is the only real pilot on board.

  • Villain: Overlord Bulovan
99"Armstrong"Alan ZasloveMichael KeyesSeptember 24, 1987 (1987-09-24)114

Gyro presents the McDuck household with a robot named Armstrong to do their work for them. However, the robot decides it would rather work for itself.

  • Villain: Armstrong
1010"Robot Robbers"Alan ZasloveS : Carl BarksSeptember 25, 1987 (1987-09-25)134

After the incident with Armstrong, Gyro builds giant human-operated robots for Flintheart Glomgold, only to have them be stolen and operated by Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys.

  • Villains: The Beagle Boys
  • Absent: Huey, Dewey, and Louie
1111"Magica's Shadow War"David BlockRandy LofficierSeptember 28, 1987 (1987-09-28)135

Magica's plot to steal the Number One Dime using her own shadow goes awry when her shadow develops a mind of its own.

  • Villain: Magica DeSpell
1212"Master of the Djinni"Alan ZasloveSam Joseph and Manette Beth RosenSeptember 29, 1987 (1987-09-29)110

Scrooge and Glomgold race for mastership of Aladdin's genie, who makes it difficult by sending them back in time to the Arabian Nights.

  • Villain: Flintheart Glomgold and Genie
1313"Hotel Strangeduck"Alan ZasloveRichard MerwinSeptember 30, 1987 (1987-09-30)122

Scrooge turns a castle once owned by a mad scientist into a hotel, but he does not believe that the place is haunted.

  • Villain: Bernardo, the Ghost of Ludwig Von Strangeduck
1414"Lost Crown of Genghis Khan"Alan ZasloveT : Anthony Adams
S : Carl Barks
October 1, 1987 (1987-10-01)108

Scrooge goes searching for a crown in the Himalayas, which is guarded by a snow beast.

  • Villain: Genghis Khan and Sir Guy Standforth

Note:: Loosely based on the Carl Barks story of the same name.

1515"Duckman of Aquatraz"Steve ClarkFrancis Moss[4]October 2, 1987 (1987-10-02)129

Scrooge is framed for stealing a painting from Glomgold's art gallery and sent to Aquatraz. Luckily, Flintheart disguised himself as Scrooge and stole it from his own art gallery. Scrooge got the blame.

  • Villain: Flintheart Glomgold
1616"The Money Vanishes"Steve ClarkDavid SchwartzOctober 5, 1987 (1987-10-05)107

The Beagle Boys steal Gyro's handheld teleporter and use it to steal Scrooge's fortune.

  • Villain: The Beagle Boys
1717"Sir Gyro de Gearloose"Steve ClarkMark ZasloveOctober 6, 1987 (1987-10-06)115

Gyro, tired of being looked upon as a "gadget man", invents a time machine and uses it to go back in time to the Middle Ages.

  • Villain: Lessdred
  • Absent: Scrooge
1818"Dinosaur Ducks"Alan ZasloveKen Koonce and David WeimersOctober 7, 1987 (1987-10-07)106

Scrooge and Launchpad explore a land where dinosaurs still live, but the kids tag along against Scrooge's directions to the contrary.

  • Villain: The T Rex
1919"Hero for Hire"Steve ClarkKen Koonce and David WeimersOctober 8, 1987 (1987-10-08)113

After being fired by Scrooge, Launchpad is tricked by the Beagle Boys into performing a series of bank robberies disguised as movie scenes.

  • Villain: The Beagle Boys
  • Absent: Huey, Dewey, and Louie
2020"Superdoo!"Steve ClarkMichael KeyesOctober 9, 1987 (1987-10-09)121

Having a hard time at camp, Doofus accidentally finds a stolen alien crystal that grants him numerous super powers. But the aliens who lost it want it back.

  • Villains: The Aliens
  • Absent: Scrooge
2121"Maid of the Myth"Alan ZasloveAnthony AdamsOctober 12, 1987 (1987-10-12)112

Mrs. Beakley is abducted by Vikings from Norse mythology and it is up to Scrooge and the others to rescue her.

  • Villains: Vikings
2222"Down & Out in Duckburg"Terence HarrisonKen Koonce and David WeimersOctober 13, 1987 (1987-10-13)147

A family debt causes Scrooge to lose his entire fortune, sending his entire family into the poorhouse.

  • Villain: Fritter O'Way
2323"Much Ado About Scrooge"David BlockMichael KeyesOctober 14, 1987 (1987-10-14)131

Scrooge and the boys track down a lost play of the famed playwright William Drakespeare. But a master salesman is also on their trail.

  • Villain: Filler Brushbill
2424"Top Duck"Alan ZasloveRichard MerwinOctober 15, 1987 (1987-10-15)132

Launchpad's family comes to visit while the Beagle Boys eye Scrooge's new jet so that they can use it to pilfer his Money Bin.

  • Villain: Beagle Boys
2525"Pearl of Wisdom"Steve ClarkMichael KeyesOctober 16, 1987 (1987-10-16)109

Scrooge learns that a pearl he bought will grant him infinite wisdom once he takes it back to its homeland. But a slippery pair of Martinique thieves want the pearl for themselves.

  • Villains: Pete, Sharky and Yardarm
2626"The Curse of Castle McDuck"Steve ClarkAnthony AdamsOctober 19, 1987 (1987-10-19)119

Scrooge, the nephews, and Webby visit Scrooge's ancestral home in Scotland, only to be embroiled in a mystery surrounding Castle McDuck, involving Druids and a Ghost Hound.

  • Villain: The Druids
2727"Launchpad's Civil War"Steve ClarkPamela Hickey and Dennys McCoyOctober 20, 1987 (1987-10-20)123

When going to Duck Ridge for an American Civil War reenactment, Launchpad encounters aged Union veterans who once served under his ancestor, who had lost a battle. Meanwhile, Doofus and the nephews learn that a businessman is exploiting the reenactments for financial gain. Launchpad works to avenge his family's honor by rallying the old veterans to a "rematch" of sorts against the reenactors.

  • Villain: Colonel Beauregard du Bark
  • Absent: Scrooge
2828"Sweet Duck of Youth"Steve ClarkKen Koonce and David WeimersOctober 21, 1987 (1987-10-21)103

Scrooge and the boys head to the Okeefadokie Swamp in search of the fabled Fountain of Youth from Spanish mythology. There they encounter the ghost of Ponce De Loon.

  • Villain: The Ghost of Ponce De Loon
2929"Earth Quack"Alan ZasloveT : Mark Young
S : Carl Barks
October 22, 1987 (1987-10-22)102

Scrooge and the boys discover that the games of an underground civilization are causing earthquakes directly under the Money Bin.

  • Villains: Terra Firmies
3030"Home Sweet Homer"Alan ZasloveAnthony AdamsOctober 23, 1987 (1987-10-23)130

According to Greek mythology, Circe, a wicked sorceress from the past, accidentally transports Scrooge and the boys back to time of Ancient Greece, where they meet up with Homer.

  • Villain: Circe
3131"Bermuda Triangle Tangle"Steve ClarkFrank RidgewayOctober 26, 1987 (1987-10-26)117

Scrooge seeks to find out why his ships are disappearing in the Bermuda Triangle.

  • Villain: Captain Bounty and the Seaweed Monster
3232"Micro Ducks from Outer Space"Alan ZasloveT : Jack Hanrahan and Eleanor Burian-Mohr
S : Carl Barks
October 27, 1987 (1987-10-27)104

Scrooge misuses an alien size-shifting device, and accidentally ends up shrinking himself, the boys, and Webby, to the size of ants.

  • Villain: Rats and a Spider
3333"Back to the Klondike"Steve ClarkT : Tedd Anasti and Patsy Cameron
S : Carl Barks
October 28, 1987 (1987-10-28)101

Scrooge takes the kids to the Klondike, where he met an old flame, Glittering Goldie.

  • Villain: Dangerous Dan
3434"Horse Scents"Alan ZasloveEarl KressOctober 29, 1987 (1987-10-29)118

Webby helps trains a horse for the Kenducky Derby so the owner will have the money to raise it.

  • Villain: Flintheart Glomgold, Boll Weevil and the Weasels
3535"Scrooge's Pet"Steve ClarkJack EnyartOctober 30, 1987 (1987-10-30)105

Scrooge loses the new combination for his vault to a lemming that the boys and Webby got him as a pet.

  • Villain: The other Lemmings
Catch as Cash Can
3636"A Drain on the Economy"Alan ZasloveT : Len Uhley
S : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
November 2, 1987 (1987-11-02)137

Scrooge and Glomgold compete in a contest where the winner, being the world's richest duck, becomes the sales broker for a new fruit from Macaroon that works like a flashlight. First, though, Scrooge must keep his fortune away from the Beagle Boys.

  • Villains: Flintheart Glomgold and the Beagle Boys
3737"A Whale of a Bad Time"Alan ZasloveT : Anthony Adams
S : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
November 3, 1987 (1987-11-03)138

As Scrooge tries to deliver his fortune to Macaroon, he experiences an interference in the form of a rogue Navy super-submarine working for Glomgold. Donald is there to help his uncle reclaim his fortune.

  • Villain: Flintheart Glomgold and Professor Bluebottle
3838"Aqua Ducks"Alan ZasloveT : Michael Keyes
S : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
November 4, 1987 (1987-11-04)139

After dumping his fortune under the sea, Scrooge, along with Launchpad, Gyro, and Doofus, submerges in order to get it out. There they encounter an underwater race of mermen, and a monster named Glubbzilla.

  • Villain: Mermen and Glubbzilla
  • Absent: Huey, Dewey, and Louie
3939"Working for Scales"Terence HarrisonT : Bruce Reid Schaefer
S : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
November 5, 1987 (1987-11-05)140

Glomgold and the Beagle Boys attempt to make sure Scrooge does not win the contest on his way to Macaroon.

  • Villains: Flintheart Glomgold and the Beagle Boys
Original episodes
4040"Merit-Time Adventure"Alan ZasloveSharman DiVonoNovember 6, 1987 (1987-11-06)116

The Nephews, Webby, and Doofus attempt to earn a Junior Woodchuck badge in sailing while a sea monster is preying on Scrooge's shipping fleet.

  • VIllain: Archibald Quackerbill, his henchman and Sea Monster
4141"The Golden Fleecing"Terence HarrisonKen Koonce and David WeimersNovember 16, 1987 (1987-11-16)146

After hearing about Launchpad's encounter with several Harpies, Scrooge heads to the Black Sea to seek out the legendary Golden Fleece. However, the fleece is guarded by a Sleepless Dragon.

  • Villains: Harpies and the Sleepless Dragon
4242"Ducks of the West"David BlockRichard MerwinNovember 17, 1987 (1987-11-17)136

Scrooge and the boys go to Scrooge's oil wells to find out why they ran dry.

  • Villain: The Ghost of Jesse Jones, Tex Dalton and JR Mooey
4343"Time Teasers"David BlockAnthony AdamsNovember 18, 1987 (1987-11-18)142

Gyro invents a watch that allows anyone to move super fast. But the Beagle Boys want to use it so they can steal all of Scrooge's money. Things get worse when the whole group ends up traveling backwards in time and end up meeting pirates.

  • Villain: The Beagle Boys
4444"Back Out in the Outback"David BlockT : Richard Merwin
S : James A. Markovich
November 19, 1987 (1987-11-19)143

Something's attacking Scrooge's sheep and shearing off their wool, so Scrooge heads off for Australia to find out what's going on. What's worse, is that Webby gets lost in the outback.

  • Villain: Duke and the Weasels
4545"Raiders of the Lost Harp"David BlockCherie Dee WilkersonNovember 20, 1987 (1987-11-20)144

Scrooge acquires a magical harp that can determine if someone was lying or not. However, Magica de Spell wants the harp for herself, and so does the harp's guardian: a five-story stone Minotaur.

  • Villains: Magica De Spell and the Minotaur

Note: This episode's title is a pun on the Indiana Jones film, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

4646"The Right Duck"Terence HarrisonKen Koonce and David WeimersNovember 23, 1987 (1987-11-23)148

After being fired again by Scrooge, Launchpad enters the space program, and accidentally gets sent to Mars. Worse, Doofus joins him on his trip, the pair accidentally causing the Martians to attack Earth.

  • Villain: Martians
4747"Scroogerello"Terence HarrisonT : Evelyn Gabai
S : John Pirillo
November 24, 1987 (1987-11-24)149

While experiencing a fever, Scrooge has an extended dream sequence parodying the fairy tale of Cinderella, with himself in the titular role.

  • Villains: Stepfather (Flintheart Glomgold) and the Stepbrothers (Beagle Boys)
4848"Double-O-Duck"Terence HarrisonKen Koonce and David WeimersNovember 25, 1987 (1987-11-25)150

Launchpad finds himself masquerading as Bruno Von Beak, an agent for the Foreign Organization of World Larceny, whose leader, Dr. Nogood, wants to wipe out the world's money supply.

  • Note: Elements of this episode, along with the later episode The Masked Mallard, were eventually spun off into Darkwing Duck. In Darkwing Duck, the Foreign Organization of World Larceny would be renamed the Fiendish Organization for World Larceny, and Dr. Nogood was replaced in the latter series by F.O.W.L.'s mysterious "High Command" and several different agents, including their primary operative; a rooster named Steelbeak.
  • Villain: Dr. Nogood
  • Absents: Huey, Dewey, and Louie
4949"Luck o' the Ducks"Terence HarrisonMichael O'MahonyNovember 26, 1987 (1987-11-26)145

After finding a leprechaun in his cargo, Scrooge is led to Ireland, where he believes that he will find a vast fortune of gold. However, the leprechauns will not give it up without a fight.

  • Villains: Headless Man and Banshee
5050"Duckworth's Revolt"Terence HarrisonDale HaleNovember 27, 1987 (1987-11-27)153

After being fired from being a butler by Scrooge, Duckworth and the boys are abducted by plant aliens and enslaved aboard their ship along with dozens of other kidnapped aliens.

  • Villain: Plant Aliens
51a51a"Magica's Magic Mirror"Steve ClarkRichard MerwinNovember 30, 1987 (1987-11-30)111a

Magica uses a pair of magic mirrors to try to get Scrooge's Number One Dime.

  • Villain: Magica DeSpell
51b51b"Take Me Out of the Ballgame"Vincent DavisTedd AnastiNovember 30, 1987 (1987-11-30)111b

Duckworth coaches the Junior Woodchucks in a baseball game.

  • Villain: The Beagle Boys
5252"Duck to the Future"Terence HarrisonKen Koonce and David WeimersDecember 1, 1987 (1987-12-01)152

Magica sends Scrooge into the future, where she has stolen his Number One Dime and taken over his company.

  • Villain: Magica DeSpell
5353"Jungle Duck"Terence HarrisonT : Judy Zook
S : Evelyn Gabai, Jymn Magon, and Bruce Talkington
December 2, 1987 (1987-12-02)151

While accompanying Scrooge in his search for silver, Mrs. Beakley encounters a Tarzan-like character who used to be a boy she helped raise as a nanny.

  • Villain: Greyskull's uncle
5454"Launchpad's First Crash"Terence HarrisonAnthony Adams and Michael KeyesDecember 3, 1987 (1987-12-03)155

Scrooge and Launchpad reminisce on how they first met.

  • Absents: Huey, Dewey, and Louie
  • Villain Giant albino bats
5555"Dime Enough for Luck"Terence HarrisonT : Diane Duane
S : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
December 4, 1987 (1987-12-04)157

Magica tricks Gladstone Gander into stealing the Number One Dime for her, and as a result, he is cursed with bad luck.

  • Villain: Magica DeSpell
  • Absents: Huey, Dewey, and Louie
5656"Duck in the Iron Mask"David BlockDon GlutDecember 7, 1987 (1987-12-07)158

Scrooge and the boys take a trip to visit an old friend of his, Count Roy. However, unknown to Scrooge, Roy's evil twin Ray rules Roy's kingdom with an iron fist.

  • Villain: Ray
5757"The Uncrashable Hindentanic"David BlockKen Koonce and David WeimersDecember 8, 1987 (1987-12-08)156

Scrooge makes a bet with Glomgold that he can make money off a blimp called the Hindentanic.

  • Villain: Flintheart Glomgold
5858"The Status Seekers"Terence HarrisonT : Jymn Magon
S : Carl Barks
December 9, 1987 (1987-12-09)159

Seeking respect from other members of Duckburg's elite, Scrooge hunts down a mask he gave away, while other people hunt him down.

  • Villains: The Beagle Boys and Charles Upstuck III
5959"Nothing to Fear"David BlockRichard Merwin, Patsy Cameron, and Tedd AnastiDecember 14, 1987 (1987-12-14)160

Scrooge, the nephews, Doofus, and Duckworth are intimidated by a cloud that generates their worst fears, conjured by Magica.

  • Villain: Magica DeSpell
6060"Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck"Terence HarrisonMargaret Osborne and Michael KeyesDecember 23, 1987 (1987-12-23)161

Scrooge becomes a victim of a potion that causes him to be obsessive with giving money away. It is up to his nephews to find an antidote before he stays a big spender forever. Against them is the infamous mugger Jack the Tripper. Aiding them is Junior Woodchuck super-sleuth, Shedlock Jones.

  • Villain: Jack the Tripper
6161"Once Upon a Dime"David BlockT : Ken Koonce and David Weimers
S : Richard Esckilsen
December 24, 1987 (1987-12-24)162

Scrooge tells the story of how his Number One Dime got his fortune started.

  • Villain: Old Man Ribbit and the Beagle Boys
6262"Spies in Their Eyes"David BlockSharman DiVono and Bruce Reid SchaeferDecember 25, 1987 (1987-12-25)154

A hypnotist brainwashes Donald into giving her a remote control device for a submarine that's Scrooge's companies built for the navy. As a result, Donald is scheduled to be court-martialed unless Scrooge and the boys can clear his name.

  • Villain: Cinnamon Teal and Victor Loser
6363"All Ducks on Deck"Terence HarrisonT : John Semper and Tedd Anasti
S : Patsy Cameron and Tom Naugle
December 30, 1987 (1987-12-30)163

Donald Duck makes up a story about being a hero to his nephews. They stow away in the Navy and try to make him a hero. Meanwhile, the Phantom Blot has a spy infiltrating the Navy while he has Scrooge McDuck and Launchpad McQuack as prisoners on Cat Island after they go to investigate Scrooge's missing fishing fleet there.

  • Villain: The Phantom Blot
6464"Ducky Horror Picture Show"Terence HarrisonRichard Merwin, Patsy Cameron, and Tedd AnastiDecember 31, 1987 (1987-12-31)164

Scrooge finances a meeting house/convention center, which is then used by a group of horror movie-based monsters.

  • Villain: Monsters
6565"Till Nephews Do Us Part"Terence HarrisonKen Koonce and David WeimersJanuary 1, 1988 (1988-01-01)165

Scrooge is romanced by a billionairess named Millionara Vanderbucks, but as the nephews and Webby find out, she only wants his money.

  • Villain: Flintheart Glomgold, the Beagle Boys and Millionara Vanderbucks

Season 2 (1988–1989)[edit]

In the wake of the first season and DuckTales' first 65 episodes, Disney announced 30 additional episodes. However, during the second season, the only new DuckTales episodes to air were two television movie specials: "Time Is Money" in syndication (some stations airing it on November 24,[5] others on December 9,[6]) and "Super DuckTales" on NBC's The Magical World of Disney.[3] Like "Treasure of the Golden Suns" before them, "Time Is Money" and "Super DuckTales" premiered in the two-hour television movie format, but would repeat in the series' regular rotation as five-part serials. Specifically, "Time Is Money" was first serialized from February 20–24, 1989, and "Super DuckTales" was first serialized from October 9–13, 1989.[3]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [3]Prod.
code
Time Is Money
661"Marking Time"Bob HathcockS : Jymn Magon
S/T : Bruce Talkington
November 24, 1988 (1988-11-24)201

Scrooge buys one of Glomgold's islands, wherein houses a diamond mine. Upon finding out, Glomgold has the diamond mine blown away from the island. Scrooge, Launchpad, and the nephews go back in time to try to prevent the explosion, but end up going 1 million years back, where they meet Bubba the Caveduck and his pet Triceratops, Tootsie.

  • Villain Flintheart Glomgold, and the Beagle Boys
672"The Duck Who Would Be King"Bob Hathcock and
Terence Harrison
T : Bruce Coville, Len Uhley
S : Bruce Talkington
S/T : Jymn Magon
November 24, 1988 (1988-11-24)202

In their attempt to go back to the present, Scrooge, Launchpad, the nephews, Bubba and Tootsie crash-land in an ancient kingdom terrorized by a tyrant.

  • Villain: Mung Ho
683"Bubba Trubba"Bob Hathcock,
James T. Walker,
and Jamie Mitchell
T : Len Uhley
S : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
November 24, 1988 (1988-11-24)203

Upon their return to the present, Scrooge blames all his financial troubles on Bubba, all the while the Beagle Boys try to capture him.

  • Villain Flintheart Glomgold and the Beagle Boys
694"Ducks on the Lam"James T. WalkerT : Len Uhley
S : Bruce Talkington
S/T : Jymn Magon
November 24, 1988 (1988-11-24)204

After the Beagle Boys kick them out of the Money Bin, Scrooge and Bubba have a series of troubles that land them in jail.

  • Villain: Flintheart Glomgold and the Beagle Boys
705"Ali Bubba's Cave"James T. WalkerT : Doug Hutchinson, Len Uhley
S : Bruce Talkington
S/T : Jymn Magon
November 24, 1988 (1988-11-24)205

As Scrooge, the nephews, and Launchpad try to find a way to pay Glomgold for the aforementioned island, Bubba and Tootsie, having returned to the past, feel lonely and try to return to the present.

  • Villain Flintheart Glomgold
Super DuckTales
716"Liquid Assets"James T. WalkerDavid Weimers and Ken KoonceMarch 26, 1989 (1989-03-26)206

In order to move his Money Bin after the Beagle Boys secretly change the new freeway route as part of their plan for Ma Beagle's birthday, Scrooge decides to hire an accountant, and Fenton Crackshell gets the job.

  • Villain: The Beagle Boys
727"Frozen Assets"James T. WalkerT : Jymn Magon
S : David Weimers and Ken Koonce
March 26, 1989 (1989-03-26)207

Gyro builds a giant robot to help guard the Money Bin, but it goes out of control, cutting Scrooge off from the Money Bin. Meanwhile, after accidentally losing the Number One Dime to the Beagle Boys, Fenton makes several attempts to get it back, eventually becoming the cybernetic superhero GizmoDuck (with the suit Gyro built for Scrooge as an alternate means of guarding the Money Bin) but in the process accidentally leaves behind the instruction booklet on how to work the suit.

  • Villain: The Beagle Boys
738"Full Metal Duck"James T. WalkerDavid Weimers and Ken KoonceMarch 26, 1989 (1989-03-26)208

After narrowly destroying Gyro's giant robot, as well as saving Scrooge's nephews and other hostages from the Beagle Boys, GizmoDuck becomes a sensation with the people of Duckburg – that is, until Ma Beagle finds the instruction booklet and has her smartest son, Megabyte Beagle, make a remote control with which to make him work for them.

  • Villain: The Beagle Boys
749"The Billionaire Beagle Boys Club"James T. WalkerDavid Weimers and Ken KoonceMarch 26, 1989 (1989-03-26)209

After the Beagles get GizmoDuck to steal Scrooge's fortune for them and land Scrooge in jail, the nephews work to save the day and manage to get hold of the remote control.

  • Villain: The Beagle Boys
7510"Money to Burn"James T. WalkerDavid Weimers and Ken KoonceMarch 26, 1989 (1989-03-26)210

Alien robots invade and steal Scrooge's Money Bin so that it can be melted down to produce more metal. While in pursuit with Scrooge and Launchpad, the robots' leader discovers that Gizmoduck is not an actual robot and exposes his secret identity to Scrooge. In the end, using his brains, Fenton manages to outsmart the leader allowing him to recover the suit and save Scrooge and Launchpad as well as recover the Money Bin. On their way back to Earth, an accident Launchpad causes allows the Money Bin to crash land and end up in its original location.

  • Villain: Alien Robots

Season 3 (1989)[edit]

In September 1989, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers joined DuckTales in syndication as a companion series.[7] That fall, 17 of the 20 still-expected episodes first aired. Also, "A DuckTales Valentine (Amour or Less)" premiered in February 1990 on NBC's The Magical World of Disney.[3]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [3]Prod.
code
761"Land of Tra La La"James T. WalkerT : Doug Hutchinson
S : Carl Barks
September 18, 1989 (1989-09-18)301
When Scrooge develops an unnatural ailment, Fenton takes him to a place where money is not used. But Fenton's plan backfires when he gets the locals to use bottlecaps as currency.
772"Allowance Day"James T. WalkerT : David Weimers, Ken Koonce
S/T : Alan Burnett
September 19, 1989 (1989-09-19)303

In order to receive their allowances ahead of time so they can buy a new scooter, the nephews trick Scrooge into believing it is Saturday instead of Friday, resulting in mass confusion worldwide.

  • Villain: General Chiquita
783"Bubbeo and Juliet"James T. WalkerT : Doug Hutchinson
S : Evelyn Gabai
September 20, 1989 (1989-09-20)304
In this spoof of Romeo and Juliet, Bubba falls in love with the daughter of Scrooge's new neighbors, who have gotten in a feud with Scrooge.
794"The Good Muddahs"James T. WalkerDavid Weimers and Ken KoonceSeptember 21, 1989 (1989-09-21)305

The Beagle Babes, female cousins of the Beagle Boys, kidnap Webby in ransom for a set of crown jewels.

  • Villain: The Beagle Babes
805"My Mother the Psychic"James T. WalkerAlan BurnettSeptember 22, 1989 (1989-09-22)302

Fenton's mother suffers a bad shock when trying to get better television reception. Her new-found psychic abilities are soon exploited by Scrooge, much to Fenton's chagrin.

  • Absent: Huey, Dewey, and Louie
  • Villain: Flintheart Glomgold and The Beagle Boys
816"Metal Attraction"James T. WalkerT : Alan Burnett, David Weimers, and Ken Koonce
S : Cliff MacGillivray
November 2, 1989 (1989-11-02)307
A robot maid built by Gyro falls in love with GizmoDuck.
827"Dough Ray Me"James T. WalkerT : Gordon Bressack
S : Brooks Wachtel
November 3, 1989 (1989-11-03)309
Inflation shoots up the roof when duplicating coins caused by the nephews spread through Duckburg.
838"Bubba's Big Brainstorm"James T. WalkerS : Evelyn Gabai
S/T : Mark Seidenberg
November 6, 1989 (1989-11-06)308

Bubba's grades are deplorable, so the nephews use one of Gyro's latest inventions to increase his IQ, but they all soon become annoyed with the new Bubba.

  • Villain: Smart Bubba
849"The Big Flub"James T. WalkerDavid Weimers and Ken KoonceNovember 7, 1989 (1989-11-07)312
Fenton shoots a series of test commercials, but mistakingly creates demand for a nonexistant product. In desperation, he uses a new bubble gum invented by Gyro, who has not had time to test for side effects. While successful at first, it becomes a problem when it is causing people to float in the air.
8510"A Case of Mistaken Secret Identity"James T. WalkerAlan BurnettNovember 8, 1989 (1989-11-08)313

Scrooge's nephews are trying to figure out just who Gizmoduck's secret identity is. So far, their predictions all point to Launchpad McQuack.

  • Villain: The Beagle Boys
8611"Blue Collar Scrooge"Jamie Mitchell and
James T. Walker
David Weimers and Sam LockeNovember 9, 1989 (1989-11-09)311
While planning to sell one of his factories off to a business rival, Scrooge suffers a case of amnesia, during which he protests at a factory against himself from the terrible working conditions and dates Fenton's mother. Meanwhile, to prevent Scrooge's business enterprise from falling apart before his disappearance becomes known, Fenton is forced to impersonate Scrooge and complete the sale of the factory, unaware that it is the one where the amnesiac Scrooge is at.
8712"Beaglemania"James T. WalkerMark SeidenbergNovember 10, 1989 (1989-11-10)310

The Beagle Boys become the latest music sensation in Duckburg, much to Scrooge's chagrin.

  • Villain: The Beagle Boys
8813"Yuppy Ducks"James T. Walker and
Jamie Mitchell
David Weimers and Ken KoonceNovember 13, 1989 (1989-11-13)306

The nephews makes business decisions in Scrooge's name while Scrooge is in the hospital.

  • Villain: Ma Beagle and The Beagle Boys
8914"The Bride Wore Stripes"Jamie MitchellT : George Atkins
S : David Weimers and Ken Koonce
November 14, 1989 (1989-11-14)314

Ma Beagle pretends that she is married to Scrooge in order to inherit his fortune.

  • Villain: Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys
9015"The Unbreakable Bin"James T. WalkerT : Alan Burnett
S : Carl Barks
November 15, 1989 (1989-11-15)315

Scrooge acquires a special glass from Gyro that makes the Money Bin invulnerable to attack, which puts Gizmoduck out of a job. Nothing, not even Magica's most powerful spells can break through. That is, unless she were to acquire a bird that can shatter the glass with an ear-piercing shriek, to which Scrooge will need Gizmoduck to help stop her.

  • Villain: Magica De Spell
9116"Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby"James T. Walker and
Jamie Mitchell
S : Alan Burnett
S/T : Mark Seidenberg
November 16, 1989 (1989-11-16)316

Webby, who has been feeling overlooked, ends up becoming a giant after falling into a mysterious pool in the jungle. While she is the center of attention, she does not like it very much. While Scrooge searches for a way to reverse the process, a corrupt circus owner seeks to kidnap Webby for his new sideshow.

  • Villain: Happy Jack and The Beagle Boys
9217"The Masked Mallard"James T. Walker and
Jamie Mitchell
Len UhleyNovember 17, 1989 (1989-11-17)318

Scrooge decides to become a vigilante after an unflattering report on him airs on television by a sleazy reporter. He is soon framed by a villain impersonating him and unmasked by Gizmoduck, unaware his doppelganger is actually the reporter who smeared him in the first place.

  • Villain: Lawrence Loudmouth

Notes: Elements of this episode, along with the first season episode Double-O-Duck, would eventually be spun off into Darkwing Duck. Scrooge's mannerisms and equipment as the Masked Mallard are meant to, in part, resemble those of Batman.

9318"A DuckTales Valentine (Amour or Less)"Mircea ManttaLen UhleyFebruary 11, 1990 (1990-02-11)401
Scrooge acquires magical love arrows that once belonged to a goddess.

DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)[edit]

DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp is a feature film based on DuckTales. It was released by Walt Disney Pictures on August 3, 1990. It was produced by the Disney Television Animation studios, Walt Disney Animation France and DisneyToon Studios, and not by Walt Disney Feature Animation.

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost LampBob HathcockAlan BurnettAugust 3, 1990 (1990-08-03)

Season 4 (1990)[edit]

On September 10, 1990, The Disney Afternoon started airing, with DuckTales included as part of its lineup and takes place after the events of DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp.[3] "Ducky Mountain High", "The Duck Who Knew Too Much", and "Scrooge's Last Adventure" were produced for season three, but did not air until season four.[3]

No.
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No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [3]Prod.
code
941"Ducky Mountain High"James T. WalkerRich Fogel, David Weimers, and Ken KoonceSeptember 10, 1990 (1990-09-10)317

Scrooge meets up with Glittering Goldie again in order to acquire land filled with golden trees from her. However, Glomgold also wants that land.

  • Villain: Flintheart Glomgold
952"Attack of the Metal Mites"Rick LeonJeffrey ScottSeptember 18, 1990 (1990-09-18)402

Glomgold's scientists create metal-eating mutant insects that he intends to use to wipe out Scrooge's fortune. The bugs devour the Gizmoduck suit, so Fenton must find the confidence to stop the metal mites without it.

  • Villain: Flintheart Glomgold and Dijon
963"The Duck Who Knew Too Much"Terence HarrisonDoug HutchinsonSeptember 26, 1990 (1990-09-26)319

Fenton uncovers an international conspiracy to steal Scrooge's gold overseas while supposedly on vacation.

  • Absent: Huey, Dewey, and Louie
  • Villain: Goldfeather
974"New Gizmo-Kids on the Block"Rick LeonJeffrey ScottNovember 5, 1990 (1990-11-05)403

Fenton's mother accidentally shrinks the GizmoDuck suit, and the child-size suit ends up in the hands of Scrooge's nephews.

  • Villain: Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys
985"Scrooge's Last Adventure"Jeff Hall and Richard TruebloodDavid Weimers and Ken KoonceNovember 17, 1990 (1990-11-17)320

When Scrooge loses his money due to a computer bug, he and Fenton travel through cyberspace to get it back.

  • Villain: Computer Bug
996"The Golden Goose" (Part 1)Rick LeonT : Jeffrey Scott
S : Ken Koonce, David Weimers, and Alan Burnett
November 27, 1990 (1990-11-27)404

Dijon joins 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.

  • Villain: Flintheart Glomgold, The Beagle Boys and Dijon
1007"The Golden Goose" (Part 2)Rick LeonT : Jeffrey Scott
S : Ken Koonce, David Weimers, and Alan Burnett
November 28, 1990 (1990-11-28)405

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.

  • Villain: Flintheart Glomgold and the Beagle Boys

Home media[edit]

NTSC[edit]

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released four DVD volumes that contained the entire series in NTSC format. 99 out of 100 episodes are available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon as well (the episode "Sphinx For the Memories" is not available). There have been only four volumes released on DVD for Region 1.

DuckTales home video releases
Season Episodes Years active Release dates
Region 1
1 65 1987–88 Volume 1: November 8, 2005
Episodes: "Send in the Clones" – "Micro Ducks from Outer Space"
Volume 2: November 14, 2006
Episodes: "Don't Give Up the Ship" – "Too Much of a Gold Thing" • "Back to the Klondike" – "Take Me Out of the Ballgame"
Volume 3: November 13, 2007
Episodes: "Duck to the Future" – "Till Nephews Do Us Part"
4-Pack Collection (The Complete First and Second Seasons + Movie): January 20, 2019
Episodes: Entire season featured
2 10 1988–89 Volume 3: November 13, 2007
Episodes: Entire season featured
4-Pack Collection (The Complete First and Second Seasons + Movie): January 20, 2019
Episodes: Entire season featured
3 18 1989 Volume 4: September 11, 2018 (Disney Movie Club)
Episodes: Entire season featured
Feature film 1990 Treasure of the Lost Lamp: March 15, 1991 (VHS); January 16, 2006 (DVD); October 14, 2014 (DVD reissue)
4-Pack Collection (The Complete First and Second Seasons + Movie): January 20, 2019 (Film featured)
4 7 DuckTales (2017): Volume 2: Destination: Adventure: June 5, 2018
Episodes: "Ducky Mountain High" • "New Gizmo-Kids on the Block"
Volume 4: September 11, 2018 (Disney Movie Club)
Episodes: Entire season featured

India (PAL)[edit]

In India where DuckTales was dubbed in Hindi for TV broadcast on Doordarshan and syndication on Star Plus, 60 episodes out of the first 70 episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 were released by Sony DADC India under license from Disney India, on 20 DVD volumes and Video CDs in PAL format. [8] These discs support Region 2, Region 4 and Region 5. However, due to limited number of copies, they quickly went out of stock. Each DVD contains 3 episodes encoded in MPEG-2 at a high bit rate of 8000 kbit/s and 720x576 resolution. Episodes 08, 10, 11, 22, 23, 24, 36, 55 and 61 are missing from the released set. All episodes starting from episode 70 to 100 (Seasons 2, 3 and 4) and earlier 10 random episodes from Season 1 of DuckTales are yet to be released in Hindi on DVD.

DVD Volume Episode number Episodes
Vol. 1 42, 37, 7 Ducks of the West | Catch as Cash Can: A Whale of a Bad Time | Sphinx for the Memories
Vol. 2 38, 43, 44 Catch as Cash Can: Aqua Ducks | Time Teasers | Back Out in the Outback
Vol. 3 39, 45, 49 Catch as Cash Can: Working for Scales | Raiders of the Lost Harp | Luck o' the Ducks
Vol. 4 41, 46, 47 The Golden Fleecing | The Right Duck | Scroogerello
Vol. 5 48, 53, 52 Double-O-Duck | Jungle Duck | Duck To The Future
Vol. 6 50, 62, 54 Duckworth's Revolt | Spies in Their Eyes | Launchpad's First Crash
Vol. 7 57, 56, 58 The Uncrashable Hindentanic | The Duck in the Iron Mask | The Status Seekers
Vol. 8 59, 60, 63 Nothing To Fear | Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck | All Ducks on Deck
Vol. 9 64, 65, 66 Ducky Horror Picture Show | Till Nephews Do Us Part | Time Is Money: Marking Time
Vol. 10 67, 68, 69 Time Is Money: The Duck Who Would Be King | Time Is Money: Bubba Trubba | Time Is Money: Ducks on the Lam
Vol. 11 33, 29, 28 Back to the Klondike | Earth Quack | Sweet Duck Of Youth
Vol. 12 32, 35, 18 Micro Ducks from Outer Space | Scrooge's Pet | Dinosaur Ducks
Vol. 13 16, 14, 25 The Money Vanishes | Lost Crown Of Genghis Khan | Pearl of Wisdom
Vol. 14 12, 51, 21 Master Of The Djinni | Magica's Magic Mirror and Take Me Out of the Ballgame | Maid of the Myth
Vol. 15 19, 9, 17 Hero for Hire | Armstrong | Sir Gyro de Gearloose
Vol. 16 40, 31, 34 Merit-Time Adventure | Bermuda Triangle Tangle | Horse Scents
Vol. 17 26, 6, 20 The Curse of Castle McDuck | Send in the Clones | Superdoo!
Vol. 18 13, 27, 1 Hotel Strangeduck | Launchpad's Civil War | Treasure Of The Golden Suns: Don't Give Up The Ship
Vol. 19 2, 3, 15 Treasure of the Golden Suns: Wronguay In Ronguay | Treasure of the Golden Suns: Three Ducks Of The Condor | Duckman of Aquatraz
Vol. 20 30, 4, 5 Home Sweet Homer | Treasure Of The Golden Suns: Cold Duck | Treasure Of The Golden Suns: Too Much Of A Gold Thing

Europe (PAL)[edit]

In Europe Ducktales has been released on DVD Collections. The packaging is adjusted regionally (artwork, language, age certification stamps), but all sets appear to contain identical content.

DVD Collection Number of Discs Number of Episodes Episodes Audio Subtitles
Collection 1 3 20 E06-E25. Dolby 2.0: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish English, English for the hearing impaired, French, Italian, German, Spanish
Collection 2 3 24 E01-E05 (Treasure of the Golden Suns), E33-E51 Dolby 2.0: English, French, German, Dutch
Collection 3 3 24 E52-E65, Time is Money (S02E01-S02E05), Super Ducktales (S02E06-S02E10) Dolby 2.0: English, French, German, Dutch

Note: Episodes 26-32 are missing from the European PAL DVDs (The Curse of Castle McDuck, Launchpad's Civil War, Sweet Duck of Youth, Earth Quack, Home Sweet Homer, Bermuda Triangle Tangle, Micro Ducks from Outer Space). In the US NTSC release these were included in the first collection (27 episodes).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tonight's TV". (September 18, 1987). Syracuse Herald-Journal, pp. B7
  2. ^ "Sunday PM". (September 20, 1987). Syracuse Herald-Journal, pp. B7
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Torcivia, Joe and Christopher E. Barat. The DuckTales Index. Launch Pad Publications, 1992.
  4. ^ "Duckman of Aquatraz" – via www.imdb.com.
  5. ^ "Best bets". (November 24, 1988). Syracuse Herald-Journal, pp. D15
  6. ^ "Saturday". (December 9, 1988). The Times-News TV, pp. 18
  7. ^ Carter, Bill (November 6, 1989). "Disney's High Hopes for Afternoons". The New York Times.
  8. ^ "Duck Tales Pack Complete Price in India - Buy Duck Tales Pack Complete online at Flipkart.com". Flipkart.com.

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