- List of DuckTales episodes
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 several new characters created explicitly 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 only 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, while WSBK-TV aired it on September 20.) Subsequently, on September 21, 1987, the series began airing in its regular timeslot on weekdays. ("Treasure of the Golden Suns" first appeared in its serialized form from November 9–13, 1987.) The first season, totaling 65 episodes, aired its finale, "Till Nephews Do Us Part", on January 1, 1988.
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 explicitly for this short final season, totaling 100 for the series. The show aired its final episode on November 28, 1990.
Although the series is no longer shown in certain markets, all sixty-five episodes from season one plus the first ten episodes from season two are currently 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.
Season 1 (1987–1988)
№ # Title Original air date 1 1 "Don't Give Up the Ship"
"Treasure of the Golden Suns (Part 1)"
September 18, 1987 The introduction of the series, as Donald Duck joins the Navy and sends Huey, Dewey, and Louie off to live with their uncle Scrooge McDuck. Meanwhile, a mysterious man named El Capitán busts the Beagle Boys out of jail in order for them to help him steal an awkward treasure map in Scrooge's possession. 2 2 "Wronguay In Ronguay"
"Treasure of the Golden Suns (Part 2)"
September 18, 1987 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. 3 3 "Three Ducks of the Condor"
"Treasure of the Golden Suns (Part 3)"
September 18, 1987 Upon finding out of 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. 4 4 "Cold Duck"
"Treasure of the Golden Suns (Part 4)"
September 18, 1987 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. 5 5 "Too Much of a Gold Thing"
"Treasure of the Golden Suns (Part 5)"
September 18, 1987 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. 6 6 "Send in the Clones" September 21, 1987 Magica DeSpell gets the Beagle Boys to help her steal the Number One Dime, disguising them as the nephews. 7 7 "Sphinx for the Memories" September 22, 1987 An ancient Egyptian civilization abducts Donald so that he can host a spirit of a Pharaoh. 8 8 "Where No Duck Has Gone Before" September 23, 1987 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. 9 9 "Armstrong" September 24, 1987 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. 10 10 "Robot Robbers" September 25, 1987 After the incident with Armstrong, Gyro builds giant human-operated robots for Glomgold, only to have them be stolen and operated by Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys. 11 11 "Magica's Shadow War" September 28, 1987 Magica's plot to steal the Number One Dime using her own shadow goes awry when her shadow develops a mind of its own. 12 12 "Master of the Djinni" September 29, 1987 Scrooge and Glomgold race for mastership of Aladdin's genie. 13 13 "Hotel Strangeduck" September 30, 1987 Scrooge turns a castle once owned by mad scientist into a hotel, but he doesn't believe that the place is haunted. 14 14 "Lost Crown of Genghis Khan" October 1, 1987 Scrooge goes searching for a crown in the Himalayas, which is guarded by a snow beast. Loosely based on the Carl Barks story of the same name. 15 15 "Duckman of Aquatraz" October 2, 1987 Scrooge is framed for stealing a painting from Glomgold's art gallery and sent to Aquatraz. 16 16 "The Money Vanishes" October 5, 1987 The Beagle Boys steal Gyro's handheld teleporter and use it to steal Scrooge's fortune. 17 17 "Sir Gyro de Gearloose" October 6, 1987 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. 18 18 "Dinosaur Ducks" October 7, 1987 Scrooge and Launchpad explore a land where dinosaurs still live, but the kids tag along against Scrooge's directions to the contrary. 19 19 "Hero for Hire" October 8, 1987 After being fired by Scrooge, Launchpad is tricked by the Beagle Boys into performing a series of bank robberies disguised as movie scenes. 20 20 "Superdoo!" October 9, 1987 Having a hard time at camp, Doofus accidentally finds a stolen alien crystal that grants him numerous super powers. 21 21 "Maid of the Myth" October 12, 1987 Mrs. Beakley is abducted by Vikings and it is up to Scrooge and the others to rescue her. 22 22 "Down & Out in Duckburg" October 13, 1987 A family debt causes Scrooge to lose his entire fortune, sending his entire family into the poorhouse. 23 23 "Much Ado About Scrooge" October 14, 1987 Scrooge and the boys track down a lost play by a famed playwright. 24 24 "Top Duck" October 15, 1987 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. 25 25 "Pearl of Wisdom" October 16, 1987 Scrooge learns that a pearl he bought will grant him infinite wisdom once he takes it back to its homeland. 26 26 "The Curse of Castle McDuck" October 19, 1987 Scrooge, the nephews, and Webby visit Scrooge's ancestral home in Scotland, only to be embroiled in a mystery surrounding Castle McDuck. 27 27 "Launchpad's Civil War" October 20, 1987 When going to Virginia for a Civil War reenactment, Launchpad encounters aged Confederate 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. 28 28 "Sweet Duck of Youth" October 21, 1987 Scrooge and the boys head for Florida in search of the fabled Fountain of Youth. 29 29 "Earth Quack" October 22, 1987 Scrooge and the boys discover that the games of an underground civilization are causing earthquakes directly under the Money Bin. 30 30 "Home Sweet Homer" October 23, 1987 Circe, a sorceress from the past transports Scrooge and the boys back to time of Ancient Greece, where they meet up with Homer. 31 31 "Bermuda Triangle Tangle" October 26, 1987 Scrooge seeks to find out why his ships are disappearing in the Bermuda Triangle. 32 32 "Micro Ducks from Outer Space" October 27, 1987 Scrooge misuses an alien size-shifting device, and accidentally ends up shrinking himself, the boys, and Webby. 33 33 "Back to the Klondike" October 28, 1987 Scrooge takes the kids to the Klondike, where he met an old flame, Glittering Goldie. 34 34 "Horse Scents" October 29, 1987 Webby helps trains a horse for the Kenducky Derby so the owner will have the money to raise it. 35 35 "Scrooge's Pet" October 30, 1987 Scrooge loses the new combination for his vault to a lemming. 36 36 "A Drain on the Economy"
"Catch as Cash Can (Part 1)"
November 2, 1987 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. 37 37 "A Whale of a Bad Time"
"Catch as Cash Can (Part 2)"
November 3, 1987 As Scrooge tries to deliver his fortune to Macaroon, he experiences an interference in the form of a rogue submarine working for Glomgold. 38 38 "Aqua Ducks"
"Catch as Cash Can (Part 3)"
November 4, 1987 After dumping his fortune under the sea, Scrooge, along with Launchpad, Gyro, and Doofus, submerges in order to get it out. 39 39 "Working for Scales"
"Catch as Cash Can (Part 4)"
November 5, 1987 Glomgold and the Beagle Boys attempt to make sure Scrooge doesn't win the contest on his way to Macaroon. 40 40 "Merit-Time Adventure" November 6, 1987 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. 41 41 "The Golden Fleecing" November 16, 1987 After hearing about Launchpad's encounter with several Harpies, Scrooge heads to the Black Sea to seek out the legendary Golden Fleece. 42 42 "Ducks of the West" November 17, 1987 Scrooge and the boys go to Scrooge's oil wells to find out why they ran dry. 43 43 "Time Teasers" November 18, 1987 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. 44 44 "Back Out in the Outback" November 19, 1987 Something's attacking Scrooge's sheep and shearing off their wool, so Scrooge heads off for Australia to find out what's going on. 45 45 "Raiders of the Lost Harp" November 20, 1987 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. 46 46 "The Right Duck" November 23, 1987 After being fired by Scrooge, Launchpad enters the space program, and accidentally gets sent to Mars. 47 47 "Scroogerello" November 24, 1987 While experiencing a fever, Scrooge has an extended dream sequence parodying the fairy tale of Cinderella, with himself in the titular role. 48 48 "Double-O-Duck" November 25, 1987 Launchpad finds himself masquerading as Bruno Von Beak, an agent for the Foreign Organization of World Larceny. 49 49 "Luck o' the Ducks" November 26, 1987 After finding a leprechaun, Scrooge is led to Ireland, where he believes that he'll find a vast fortune of gold. 50 50 "Duckworth's Revolt" November 27, 1987 After being fired by Scrooge, Duckworth and the boys are abducted by plant aliens and enslaved. 51 51 "Magica's Magic Mirror" & "Take Me Out of the Ballgame" November 30, 1987
Magica uses a pair of magic mirrors to try to get Scrooge's Number One Dime.
Duckworth coaches the Junior Woodchucks in a baseball game.
52 52 "Duck to the Future" December 1, 1987 Magica sends Scrooge into the future, where she has stolen his Number One Dime and taken over his company. 53 53 "Jungle Duck" December 2, 1987 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. 54 54 "Launchpad's First Crash" December 3, 1987 Scrooge and Launchpad reminisce on how they first met. 55 55 "Dime Enough for Luck" December 4, 1987 Magica tricks Gladstone Gander into stealing the Number One Dime for her, and as a result, he is then cursed with bad luck. 56 56 "Duck in the Iron Mask" December 7, 1987 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. 57 57 "The Uncrashable Hindentanic" December 8, 1987 Scrooge makes a bet with Glomgold that he can make money off a blimp called the Hindentanic. 58 58 "The Status Seekers" December 9, 1987 Seeking respect from other members of Duckburg's elite, Scrooge hunts down a mask he gave away. 59 59 "Nothing to Fear" December 14, 1987 Scrooge, the nephews, Doofus, and Duckworth are intimidated by a cloud that generates their worst fears, conjured by Magica. 60 60 "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck" December 23, 1987 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. 61 61 "Once Upon a Dime" December 24, 1987 Scrooge tells the story of how his Number One Dime got his fortune started. 62 62 "Spies in Their Eyes" December 25, 1987 A hypnotist brainwashes Donald into giving her a remote control device for a submarine that's Scrooge's companies built for the navy. 63 63 "All Ducks on Deck" December 30, 1987 Donald makes up a story about being a hero to the 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[disambiguation needed ] after they go to investigate Scrooge's fishing fleet there. 64 64 "Ducky Horror Picture Show" December 31, 1987 Scrooge finances a meeting house, which is then used by a group of horror movie-based monsters. 65 65 "Till Nephews Do Us Part" January 1, 1988 Scrooge is romanced by a billionairess named Millionara Vanderbucks, but as the nephews and Webby find out, she only wants his money.
Season 2 (1988–1989)
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, others on December 9 ), and "Super DuckTales" on NBC's The Magical World of Disney. 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.
№ # Title Original air date 66 1 "Marking Time"
"Time Is Money (Part 1)"
November 24, 1988 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 then 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 "The Duck Who Would Be King"
"Time Is Money (Part 2)"
November 24, 1988 In their attempt to go back to the present, Scrooge, Launchpad, the nephews, and Bubba & Tootsie crash-land in an ancient kingdom terrorized by a tyrant. 68 3 "Bubba Trubba"
"Time Is Money (Part 3)"
November 24, 1988 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 "Ducks on the Lam"
"Time Is Money (Part 4)"
November 24, 1988 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 "Ali Bubba's Cave"
"Time Is Money (Part 5)"
November 24, 1988 As Scrooge, the nephews, and Launchpad try to find a way to pay Glomgold for the aforementioned island, Bubba & Tootsie, having now returned to the past, feel lonely and try to return to the present. 71 6 "Liquid Assets"
"Super Ducktales (Part 1)"
March 26, 1989 In order to move his Money Bin after the Beagle Boys change the new freeway route, Scrooge hires an accountant, and Fenton Crackshell gets the job. 72 7 "Frozen Assets"
"Super Ducktales (Part 2)"
March 26, 1989 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. 73 8 "Full Metal Duck"
"Super Ducktales (Part 3)"
March 26, 1989 GizmoDuck becomes a sensation with the people of Duckburg - that is, until Ma Beagle and her smartest son, Megabyte Beagle, make a remote control with which to make him work for them. 74 9 "The Billionaire Beagle Boys Club"
"Super Ducktales (Part 4)"
March 26, 1989 After the Beagles get GizmoDuck to steal Scrooge's fortune for them and land Scrooge in jail, the nephews work to save the day. 75 10 "Money to Burn"
"Super Ducktales (Part 5)"
March 26, 1989 Alien robots invade and steal Scrooge's Money Bin so that it can be melted down to produce more metal.
Season 3 (1989–1990)
In September 1989, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers joined DuckTales in syndication as a companion series. That fall, 17 of the 20 still-expected episodes first aired. Also, unexpectedly, "A DuckTales Valentine (Amour or Less)" premiered in February 1990 on NBC's The Magical World of Disney.
№ # Title Original air date 76 1 "The Land of Trala La" September 18, 1989 When Scrooge develops an unnatural ailment, Fenton takes him to a place where money isn't used. But Fenton's plan backfires when he gets the locals to use bottlecaps as currency. 77 2 "Allowance Day" September 19, 1989 In order to receive their allowances ahead of time so they can buy a new scooter, the nephews trick Scrooge into believing it's Saturday instead of Friday, resulting in mass confusion worldwide. 78 3 "Bubbeo & Juliet" September 20, 1989 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" September 21, 1989 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" September 22, 1989 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" November 2, 1989 A robot maid built by Gyro falls in love with GizmoDuck. 82 7 "Dough Ray Me" November 3, 1989 Inflation shoots up the roof when duplicating coins spread through Duckburg. 83 8 "Bubba's Big Brainstorm" November 6, 1989 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" November 7, 1989 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. 85 10 "A Case of Mistaken Secret Identity" November 8, 1989 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" November 9, 1989 Scrooge suffers a case of amnesia, during which he protests against himself and dates Fenton's mother. 87 12 "Beaglemania" November 10, 1989 The Beagle Boys become the latest music sensation in Duckburg, much to Scrooge's chagrin. 88 13 "Yuppy Ducks" November 13, 1989 The nephews makes business decisions in Scrooge's name while Scrooge is in the hospital. 89 14 "The Bride Wore Stripes" November 14, 1989 Ma Beagle pretends that she's married to Scrooge in order to inherit his fortune. 90 15 "The Unbreakable Bin" November 15, 1989 Scrooge acquires a special glass from Gyro that makes the Money Bin invulnerable to attack. 91 16 "Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby" November 16, 1989 Webby, who has been feeling overlooked, ends up becoming a giantess after falling into a mysterious pool in the jungle. While she is now 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" November 17, 1989 Scrooge decides to become a vigilante after an unflattering report on him on television. 93 18 "A DuckTales Valentine (Amour or Less)" February 11, 1990 Scrooge acquires magical love arrows that once belonged to a goddess.
Season 4 (1990)
On September 10, 1990, The Disney Afternoon started airing, with DuckTales included as part of its lineup. "Ducky Mountain High", "The Duck Who Knew Too Much", and "Scrooge's Last Adventure" were produced for season three, but didn't air until season four.
№ # Title Original air date 94 1 "Ducky Mountain High" September 10, 1990 Scrooge meets up with Glittering Goldie again in order to acquire land filled with golden trees from her. However, Glomgold also wants that land. 95 2 "Attack of the Metal Mites" September 18, 1990 Glomgold intends to use metal-eating bugs to wipe out Scrooge's fortunes. 96 3 "The Duck Who Knew Too Much" September 26, 1990 Fenton uncovers an international conspiracy to steal Scrooge's gold overseas while supposedly on vacation. 97 4 "New Gizmo-Kids on the Block" November 5, 1990 Fenton's mother accidentally shrinks the Gizmoduck suit, and the child-size suit ends up in the hands of Scrooge's nephews. 98 5 "Scrooge's Last Adventure" November 17, 1990 When Scrooge loses his money due to a computer bug, he and Fenton travel through cyberspace to get it back. 99 6 "The Golden Goose (Part 1)" November 27, 1990 Dijon ends up joining the Brotherhood of the Goose, a group dedicated to protecting the Golden Goose (a goose that can turn anything to gold), led by his brother Poupon. Dijon "borrows" it, but accidentally loses it to Scrooge, who soon discovers its secret but then loses it to the Beagle Boys, whom Glomgold has sent to get it. 100 7 "The Golden Goose (Part 2)" November 28, 1990 Scrooge, Launchpad, Dijon, and Poupon try to retrieve the Golden Goose from Glomgold and the Beagles before it can set off its transformations that can bring forth the end of the world.
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
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. Although it was a theatrically released animated film, it is not considered part of the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, as it was produced by the Walt Disney Television Animation studios by Walt Disney Animation France and DisneyToon Studios.
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