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]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
First aired Last aired
1 65 September 18, 1987 (1987-09-18) January 1, 1988 (1988-01-01) November 8, 2005 – November 13, 2007
(Volumes 1–3)
2 10 November 24, 1988 (1988-11-24) March 26, 1989 (1989-03-26) November 13, 2007
(Volume 3)
3 18 September 18, 1989 (1989-09-18) February 11, 1990 (1990-02-11) N/A
Treasure of the Lost Lamp August 3, 1990 (1990-08-03) March 15, 1991 (VHS)
January 16, 2006 – January 13, 2015 (DVD)
4 7 September 10, 1990 (1990-09-10) November 28, 1990 (1990-11-28) N/A


Season 1 (1987-88)[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date [3] Prod.
1 1 "The Treasure of the Golden Suns: Don't Give Up the Ship" (Episode 1) Alan Zaslove Story 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
2 2 "The Treasure of the Golden Suns: Wronguay in Ronguay" (Episode 2) Steve Clark Story 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
3 3 "The Treasure of the Golden Suns: Three Ducks of the Condor" (Episode 3) Alan Zaslove Story 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
4 4 "The Treasure of the Golden Suns: Cold Duck" (Episode 4) Terence Harrison Story 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
5 5 "The Treasure of the Golden Suns: Too Much of a Gold Thing" (Episode 5) Alan Zaslove Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove September 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
6 6 "Send In the Clones" Alan Zaslove Story 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)?

7 7 "Sphinx for the Memories" David Block Michael Keyes September 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
8 8 "Where No Duck Has Gone Before" David Block Len Uhley September 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
9 9 "Armstrong" Alan Zaslove Michael Keyes September 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
10 10 "Robot Robbers" Alan Zaslove Michael 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
11 11 "Magica's Shadow War" David Block Randy Lofficier September 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
12 12 "Master of the Djinni" Alan Zaslove Sam Joseph and Manette Beth Rosen September 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
13 13 "Hotel Strangeduck" Alan Zaslove Richard Merwin September 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
14 14 "The Lost Crown of Genghis Khan" Alan Zaslove Anthony 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.

15 15 "Duckman of Aquatraz" Steve Clark Francis Ross October 2, 1987 (1987-10-02) 129

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

  • Villain: Flintheart Glomgold
16 16 "The Money Vanishes" Steve Clark David Schwartz October 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
17 17 "Sir Gyro de Gearloose" David Block Richard Merwin October 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
18 18 "Dinosaur Ducks" Alan Zaslove Ken Koonce and David Weimers October 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
19 19 "Hero for Hire" Steve Clark Ken Koonce and David Weimers October 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
20 20 "Superdoo!" Steve Clark Michael Keyes October 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
21 21 "Maid of the Myth" Alan Zaslove Anthony Adams October 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
22 22 "Down & Out in Duckburg" Terence Harrison Ken Koonce and David Weimers October 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
23 23 "Much Ado About Scrooge" David Block Michael Keyes October 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
24 24 "Top Duck" Alan Zaslove Richard Merwin October 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
25 25 "Pearl of Wisdom" Steve Clark Michael Keyes October 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.

  • Villain: Pete, Sharky and Yardarm
26 26 "The Curse of Castle McDuck" Steve Clark Anthony Adams October 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
27 27 "Launchpad's Civil War" Steve Clark Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoy October 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
28 28 "Sweet Duck of Youth" Steve Clark Ken Koonce and David Weimers October 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
29 29 "Earth Quack" Alan Zaslove Story by : Carl Barks; Teleplay by: Mark Young 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
30 30 "Home Sweet Homer" Alan Zaslove Anthony Adams October 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
31 31 "Bermuda Triangle Tangle" Steve Clark Frank Ridgeway October 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
32 32 "Micro Ducks from Outer Space" Alan Zaslove Story 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
33 33 "Back to the Klondike" Steve Clark Story 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
34 34 "Horse Scents" Alan Zaslove Earl Kress October 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
35 35 "Scrooge's Pet" Steve Clark Jack Enyart October 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
36 36 "Catch as Cash Can:
A Drain on the Economy" (Episode 1)
Alan Zaslove Story 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
37 37 "Catch as Cash Can: A Whale of a Bad
Time" (Episode 2)
Alan Zaslove Story 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
38 38 "Catch as Cash Can: Aqua Ducks" (Episode 3) Alan Zaslove Story 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
39 39 "Catch as Cash Can:
Working for Scales"
(Episode 4)
Terence Harrison Story 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
40 40 "Merit-Time Adventure" Alan Zaslove Sharman DiVono November 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
41 41 "The Golden Fleecing" Terence Harrison Ken Koonce and David Weimers November 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
42 42 "Ducks of the West" David Block Richard Merwin November 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
43 43 "Time Teasers" David Block Anthony Adams November 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
44 44 "Back Out in the Outback" David Block Story by : James A. Markovich; Teleplay by: Richard Merwin 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
45 45 "Raiders of the Lost Harp" David Block Cherie Dee Wilkerson November 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
46 46 "The Right Duck" Terence Harrison Ken Koonce and David Weimers November 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
47 47 "Scroogerello" Terence Harrison Story by : John Pirillo; Teleplay by: Evelyn Gabai 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.

  • Villain: Stepfather (Flintheart Glomgold) and the Stepbrothers (Beagle Boys)
48 48 "Double-O-Duck" Terence Harrison Ken Koonce and David Weimers November 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 worlds 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
49 49 "Luck o' the Ducks" Terence Harrison Michael O'Mahony November 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.

  • Villain: Headless Man and Banshee
50 50 "Duckworth's Revolt" Terence Harrison Dale Hale November 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
51a 51a "Magica's Magic Mirror" Steve Clark Richard Merwin November 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
51b 51b "Take Me Out of the Ballgame" Vincent Davis Tedd Anasti November 30, 1987 (1987-11-30) 111b

Duckworth coaches the Junior Woodchucks in a baseball game.

  • Villain: The Beagle Boys
52 52 "Duck to the Future" Terence Harrison Ken Koonce and David Weimers December 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
53 53 "Jungle Duck" Terence Harrison Story 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:
54 54 "Launchpad's First Crash" Terence Harrison Anthony Adams and Michael Keyes December 3, 1987 (1987-12-03) 155
Scrooge and Launchpad reminisce on how they first met.
55 55 "Dime Enough for Luck" Terence Harrison Story 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
56 56 "The Duck in the Iron Mask" David Block Don Glut December 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
57 57 "The Uncrashable Hindentanic" David Block Ken Koonce and David Weimers December 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
58 58 "The Status Seekers" Terence Harrison Story by : Carl Barks; Teleplay by: Jymn Magon 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.
59 59 "Nothing to Fear" David Block Richard Merwin, Patsy Cameron, and Tedd Anasti December 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
60 60 "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck" Terence Harrison Margaret Osborne and Michael Keyes December 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
61 61 "Once Upon a Dime" David Block Richard Esckilsen (story), and Ken Koonce with David Weimers December 24, 1987 (1987-12-24) 162
Scrooge tells the story of how his Number One Dime got his fortune started.
62 62 "Spies in Their Eyes" David Block Sharman DiVono and Bruce Reid Schaefer December 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.
63 63 "All Ducks on Deck" Terence Harrison Story 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
64 64 "Ducky Horror Picture Show" Terence Harrison Richard Merwin, Patsy Cameron, and Tedd Anasti December 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.
65 65 "Till Nephews Do Us Part" Terence Harrison Ken Koonce and David Weimers January 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 and Millionara Vanderbucks

Season 2 (1988–89)[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. in
Title Directed by Written by Storyboard Design Original air date [3] Prod.
66 1 "Time Is Money: Marking Time" (Part 1) Bob Hathcock Story by : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
Teleplay by : 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.
67 2 "Time Is Money: The Duck Who Would Be King" (Part 2) Bob Hathcock and Terence Harrison Story by : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
Teleplay by : Bruce Coville, Jymn Magon, and Len Uhley
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.
68 3 "Time Is Money: Bubba Trubba" (Part 3) Bob Hathcock,
James T. Walker,
and Jamie Mitchell
Story by : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
Teleplay by : Len Uhley
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.
69 4 "Time Is Money: Ducks on the Lam" (Part 4) James T. Walker Story by : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
Teleplay by : Jymn Magon and Len Uhley
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.
70 5 "Time Is Money: Ali Bubba's Cave" (Part 5) James T. Walker Story by : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
Teleplay by : Doug Hutchinson, Jymn Magon, and Len Uhley
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.
71 6 "Super DuckTales: Liquid Assets" (Part 1) James T. Walker David Weimers and Ken Koonce Viki Anderson, Dave Smith and Wendell Washer March 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.
72 7 "Super DuckTales: Frozen Assets" (Part 2) James T. Walker Story by : David Weimers and Ken Koonce
Teleplay by : Jymn Magon
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 alternate means of guarding the Money Bin) but in the process accidentally leaves behind the instruction booklet on how to work the suit.
73 8 "Super DuckTales: Full Metal Duck" (Part 3) James T. Walker David Weimers and Ken Koonce March 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.
74 9 "Super DuckTales: The Billionaire Beagle
Boys Club" (Part 4)
James T. Walker David Weimers and Ken Koonce March 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.
75 10 "Super DuckTales: Money to Burn" (Part 5) James T. Walker David Weimers and Ken Koonce March 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. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date [3] Prod.
76 1 "The Land of Trala La" James T. Walker Doug 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.
77 2 "Allowance Day" James T. Walker Alan 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.
78 3 "Bubbeo & Juliet" James T. Walker Story 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.
79 4 "The Good Muddahs" James T. Walker David Weimers and Ken Koonce September 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.
80 5 "My Mother the Psychic" James T. Walker Alan Burnett September 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.
81 6 "Metal Attraction" James T. Walker Cliff 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.
82 7 "Dough Ray Me" James T. Walker Gordon 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.
83 8 "Bubba's Big Brainstorm" James T. Walker Mark Seidenberg
Evelyn Gabai and Mark Seidenberg (story)
November 6, 1989 (1989-11-06) 309
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.
84 9 "The Big Flub" James T. Walker David Weimers and Ken Koonce November 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.
85 10 "A Case of Mistaken Secret Identity" James T. Walker Alan Burnett November 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.
86 11 "Blue Collar Scrooge" Jamie Mitchell and James T. Walker David Weimers and Sam Locke November 9, 1989 (1989-11-09) 311
Scrooge suffers a case of amnesia, during which he protests against himself and dates Fenton's mother.
87 12 "Beaglemania" James T. Walker Mark Seidenberg November 10, 1989 (1989-11-10) 310
The Beagle Boys become the latest music sensation in Duckburg, much to Scrooge's chagrin.
88 13 "Yuppy Ducks" James T. Walker and Jamie Mitchell David Weimers and Ken Koonce November 13, 1989 (1989-11-13) 306
The nephews makes business decisions in Scrooge's name while Scrooge is in the hospital.
89 14 "The Bride Wore Stripes" Jamie Mitchell George 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.
90 15 "The Unbreakable Bin" James T. Walker Alan 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.
91 16 "Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby" James T. Walker and Jamie Mitchell Mark 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.
92 17 "The Masked Mallard" James T. Walker and Jamie Mitchell Len Uhley November 17, 1989 (1989-11-17) 318

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

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.
93 18 "A Duck Tales Valentine (Amour or Less)" Mircea Mantta Len Uhley February 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[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.

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Bob Hathcock Alan Burnett August 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. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date [3] Prod.
94 1 "Ducky Mountain High" James T. Walker Rich 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.
95 2 "Attack of the Metal Mites" Rick Leon Jeffrey Scott September 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.
96 3 "The Duck Who Knew Too Much" Terence Harrison Doug Hutchinson September 26, 1990 (1990-09-26) 319
Fenton uncovers an international conspiracy to steal Scrooge's gold overseas while supposedly on vacation.
97 4 "New Gizmo-Kids on the Block" Rick Leon Jeffrey Scott November 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.
98 5 "Scrooge's Last Adventure" Jeff Hall and Richard Trueblood David Weimers and Ken Koonce November 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.
"The Golden Goose" (Part 1&2) Rick Leon Jeffrey 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)
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 name Episodes Release date Season Episodes include
DuckTales, Volume 1 27 November 8, 2005 1 This three-disc release contained episodes six to thirty-two from season one.
DuckTales, Volume 2 24 November 14, 2006 This three-disc release contained five episodes titled "Treasure of the Golden Suns" and episodes thirty-three to fifty-one from season one.
DuckTales, Volume 3 24 November 13, 2007 This three-disc release contained the final fourteen episodes from season one, and the complete second season.

See also[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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