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 grand 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 weekend of September 18–20, 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 sixty-five episodes from season one plus all ten episodes from season two 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)
Treasure of the Lost LampAugust 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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11"The Treasure of the Golden Suns: Don't Give Up The Ship"Alan ZasloveStory by : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
Teleplay by : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
September 18, 1987 (1987-09-18)124

Donald Duck joins the Navy and sends 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"The Treasure of the Golden Suns: Wronguay in Ronguay"Steve ClarkStory by : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
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"The Treasure of the Golden Suns: Three Ducks of the Condor"Alan ZasloveStory by : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and 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"The Treasure of the Golden Suns: Cold Duck"Terence HarrisonStory by : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
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"The Treasure of the Golden Suns: 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
66"Send in the Clones"Alan ZasloveStory by : Astrid Ryterband
Teleplay by : Ken Koonce and David Weimers
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 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 ZasloveMichael Keyes, and Carl Barks (story)September 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
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 ZasloveAnthony Adams, and Carl Barks (teleplay)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 RossOctober 2, 1987 (1987-10-02)129

Scrooge is framed for stealing a painting from Glomgold's art gallery and sent to Aquatraz.

  • 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"David BlockRichard MerwinOctober 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 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 Virginia 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 for Florida 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 ZasloveStory by : Carl Barks; Teleplay by: Mark YoungOctober 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 ZasloveStory by : Carl Barks
Teleplay by : Jack Hanrahan and Eleanor Burian-Mohr
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 ClarkStory by : Carl Barks
Teleplay by : Tedd Anasti and Patsy Cameron
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
3636"Catch as Cash Can:
A Drain on the Economy" (Episode 1)
Alan ZasloveStory by : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
Teleplay by : Len Uhley
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"Catch as Cash Can: A Whale of a Bad
Time" (Episode 2)
Alan ZasloveStory by : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
Teleplay by : Anthony Adams
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
3838"Catch as Cash Can: Aqua Ducks" (Episode 3)Alan ZasloveStory by : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
Teleplay by : Michael Keyes
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: Glubbzilla
  • Absent: Huey, Dewey, and Louie
3939"Catch as Cash Can:
Working for Scales"
(Episode 4)
Terence HarrisonStory by : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
Teleplay by : Bruce Reid Schaefer
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
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: 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 BlockStory by : James A. Markovich; Teleplay by: Richard MerwinNovember 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
4646"The Right Duck"Terence HarrisonKen Koonce and David WeimersNovember 23, 1987 (1987-11-23)148

After being fired 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 HarrisonStory by : John Pirillo; Teleplay by: Evelyn GabaiNovember 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 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 HarrisonStory by : Evelyn Gabai, Jymn Magon, and Bruce Talkington
Teleplay by : Judy Zook
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:
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
5555"Dime Enough for Luck"Terence HarrisonStory by : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
Teleplay by : Diane Duane
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"The 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 HarrisonStory by : Carl Barks; Teleplay by: Jymn MagonDecember 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 BlockRichard Esckilsen (story), and Ken Koonce with David WeimersDecember 24, 1987 (1987-12-24)162
Scrooge tells the story of how his Number One Dime got his fortune started.
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.
6363"All Ducks on Deck"Terence HarrisonStory by : Patsy Cameron and Tom Naugle
Teleplay by : John Semper and Tedd Anasti
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.
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,[4] others on December 9,[5]) 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.
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No. in
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TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboard byOriginal air date [3]Prod.
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661"Time Is Money: Marking Time" (Episode 1)Bob HathcockStory by : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
Teleplay by : Bruce Talkington
TBANovember 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.
672"Time Is Money: The Duck Who Would Be King" (Episode 2)Bob Hathcock and Terence HarrisonStory by : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
Teleplay by : Bruce Coville, Jymn Magon, and Len Uhley
TBANovember 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.
683"Time Is Money: Bubba Trubba" (Episode 3)Bob Hathcock,
James T. Walker,
and Jamie Mitchell
Story by : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
Teleplay by : Len Uhley
TBANovember 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.
694"Time Is Money: Ducks on the Lam" (Episode 4)James T. WalkerStory by : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
Teleplay by : Jymn Magon and Len Uhley
TBANovember 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.
705"Time Is Money: Ali Bubba's Cave" (Episode 5)James T. WalkerStory by : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
Teleplay by : Doug Hutchinson, Jymn Magon, and Len Uhley
TBANovember 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.
716"Super DuckTales: Liquid Assets" (Episode 1)James T. WalkerDavid Weimers and Ken KoonceViki Anderson, Dave Smith and Wendell WasherMarch 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.
727"Super DuckTales: Frozen Assets" (Episode 2)James T. WalkerStory by : David Weimers and Ken Koonce
Teleplay by : Jymn Magon
TBAMarch 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.
738"Super DuckTales: Full Metal Duck" (Episode 3)James T. WalkerDavid Weimers and Ken KoonceTBAMarch 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.
749"Super DuckTales: The Billionaire Beagle
Boys Club" (Episode 4)
James T. WalkerDavid Weimers and Ken KoonceTBAMarch 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.
7510"Super DuckTales: Money to Burn" (Episode 5)James T. WalkerDavid Weimers and Ken KoonceTBAMarch 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.

Season 3 (1989)[edit]

In September 1989, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers joined DuckTales in syndication as a companion series.[6] 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"The Land of Trala La"James T. WalkerDoug Hutchinson, and Carl Barks (story)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. WalkerAlan Burnett (story)
Alan Burnett, David Weimers, and Ken Koonce
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.
783"Bubbeo & Juliet"James T. WalkerStory by : Evelyn Gabai
Teleplay by : Doug Hutchinson
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.
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
816"Metal Attraction"James T. WalkerCliff MacGillivray (story)
Alan Burnett, David Weimers, and Ken Koonce
November 2, 1989 (1989-11-02)307
A robot maid built by Gyro falls in love with GizmoDuck.
827"Dough Ray Me"James T. WalkerGordon Bressack, and Brooks Wachtel (story)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. WalkerMark Seidenberg
Evelyn Gabai and Mark Seidenberg (story)
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.
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.
8611"Blue Collar Scrooge"Jamie Mitchell and James T. WalkerDavid 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 due to his disappearance, 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.
8813"Yuppy Ducks"James T. Walker and Jamie MitchellDavid 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.
8914"The Bride Wore Stripes"Jamie MitchellGeorge Atkins (story)
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.
9015"The Unbreakable Bin"James T. WalkerAlan Burnett, and Carl Barks (story)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.
9116"Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby"James T. Walker and Jamie MitchellMark Seidenberg,
Mark Seidenberg and Alan Burnett (story)
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.
9217"The Masked Mallard"James T. Walker and Jamie MitchellLen UhleyNovember 17, 1989 (1989-11-17)318

Scrooge decides to become a vigilante after an unflattering report on him 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.

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 Duck Tales 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.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [3]Prod.
code
941"Ducky Mountain High"James T. WalkerRich Fogel, David Weimers,
and Ken Koonce
September 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.
952"Attack of the Metal Mites"Rick LeonJeffrey ScottSeptember 18, 1990 (1990-09-18)402
The mutated insects were created by Glomgold's scientists and he intends to use the metal-eating bugs to wipe out Scrooge's fortunes. It gets worse when the bugs devour the Gizmoduck suit, and Fenton must find the confidence and work on stopping the metal mites without it.
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
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.
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.
99
100
6
7
"The Golden Goose" (Episodes 1&2)Rick LeonJeffrey Scott
Ken Koonce, David Weimers,
and Alan Burnett (story)
November 27, 1990 (1990-11-27) (Part 1)
November 28, 1990 (1990-11-28) (Part 2)
404
405
Part 1: 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.
Part 2: 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.

Home media[edit]

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released three DVD volumes that contained the complete first two seasons. 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 three volumes released on DVD for Region 1.

DVD title Season(s) Episode count Release date Episodes
Volume 1 1 27 November 8, 2005 6 ("Send In the Clones") – 32 ("Micro Ducks from Outer Space")
Volume 2 24 November 14, 2006 1–5 ("Treasure of the Golden Suns"), 33 ("Back to the Klondike") – 51 ("Magica's Magic Mirror / Take Me Out of the Ballgame")
Volume 3 1, 2 November 13, 2007 52 ("Duck to the Future") – 71-75 ("Super DuckTales")

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. ^ "Best bets". (November 24, 1988). Syracuse Herald-Journal, pp. D15
  5. ^ "Saturday". (December 9, 1988). The Times-News TV, pp. 18
  6. ^ Carter, Bill (November 6, 1989). "Disney's High Hopes for Afternoons". The New York Times.

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