List of DuckTales episodes

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

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

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

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

Series overview

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



Season 1 (1987–1988)

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11"Treasure of the Golden Suns (Part 1): Don't Give Up the Ship"Alan ZasloveStory by : Mark Zaslove
Teleplay by : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
September 18, 1987 (1987-09-18)124
Donald Duck, having joined the Navy to see the world, sends his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie to live with his uncle Scrooge McDuck. Meanwhile, a mysterious figure known as El Capitán busts the Beagle Boys out of jail, whereupon he hires them to steal a model Spanish galleon from Scrooge's possession, which just happens to hide a treasure map to a vast fortune.
22"Treasure of the Golden Suns (Part 2): Wronguay in Ronguay"Steve ClarkStory by : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
Teleplay by : Mark Zaslove
September 18, 1987 (1987-09-18)125

After foiling the Beagle Boys, Scrooge attempts to determine the nature of the map, until his nephews discover it leads to a sunken treasure ship hidden in the South American nation of Ronguay. Naturally, the group decide to go after it, but El Capitán is eager to thwart this, and recruits assistance from Scrooge's chief rival, Flintheart Glomgold, with promises to help him become more wealthier with the treasure.

  • Note: The element of whoever loses the bet having to eat Flintheart's hat, is lifted from the comic book story, "The Money Champ" (Uncle Scrooge #27, July 1959) by Carl Barks, in which the loser of that story's bet had to eat Scrooge's hat.
33"Treasure of the Golden Suns (Part 3): Three Ducks of the Condor"Alan ZasloveStory by : Mark Zaslove
Teleplay by : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
September 18, 1987 (1987-09-18)126
Having returned from South America, Scrooge discovers a golden coin he acquired is part of the treasure of the Golden Suns. With a plane by inventor Gyro Gearloose, and piloted by Launchpad McQuack, he finds himself heading for the Andes Mountains without the boys, instead bringing along his nephew Donald who is on shore-leave to find the map that leads to the treasure.
44"Treasure of the Golden Suns (Part 4): Cold Duck"Terence HarrisonStory by : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
Teleplay by : Mark Zaslove
September 18, 1987 (1987-09-18)127
Launchpad finds himself forced to accept help from the nephews, their new nanny Mrs. Beakley, and her granddaughter Webby, in order to track down Scrooge in Antarctica. They soon find he was captured by a city of penguins for trying to steal the second half of the treasure map he seeks, but making a daring attempt to get it with some unexpected help from a young penguin girl Webby befriends.
55"Treasure of the Golden Suns (Part 5): Too Much of a Gold Thing"Alan ZasloveJymn Magon, Bruce Talkington and Mark ZasloveSeptember 18, 1987 (1987-09-18)128
Scrooge and his family proceed to the Valley of the Golden Sun in order to track down the lost treasure, all the while being pursued by El Capitán. In the process of trying to track it down, the nephews become worried that Scrooge might be developing gold fever. They're soon proven right, when he and El Capitán reveal they are only interested in the gold, even if they are putting all their lives in danger.
66"Send in the Clones"Alan ZasloveStory by : Astrid Ryterband
Teleplay by : Ken Koonce and David Weimers
September 21, 1987 (1987-09-21)4412-020
Evil sorceress Magica DeSpell, eager to get her hands on Scrooge's Number One Dime, breaks out the Beagle Boys to help her steal it. Using a cloning spell, the crooks are made into identical copies of Huey, Dewey, and Louie, just as Scrooge has invited a TV crew to interview him about his new life with them, causing confusion in the process. Then Huey is mistakenly taken along with the Dime.
77"Sphinx for the Memories"David BlockMichael KeyesSeptember 22, 1987 (1987-09-22)141
Donald had shore-leave in Egypt, in hopes of seeing Scrooge and his nephews. But a neo-ancient Egyptian Civilization cult abducts Donald, believing he is the physcial embodiment of their home's former Pharaoh. Scrooge and the boys are forced to pursue after him, not only to prevent Donald being taken over by the Pharaoh's spirit, but also to stop a jealous high-priest placing him in danger with a troublesome mummy.
88"Where No Duck Has Gone Before"David BlockLen UhleySeptember 23, 1987 (1987-09-23)4412-033
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.
99"Armstrong"Alan ZasloveMichael KeyesSeptember 24, 1987 (1987-09-24)4412-014
Gyro presents to Scrooge a bad new invention in the form of a sophisticated robot called Armstrong. Both he and his family are impressed with it, but unknown to Gyro, Armstrong decided it prefers to be in control, and he soon begins taking over everything. The nephews soon have to launch a rescue, with aid from Launchpad.
1010"Robot Robbers"Alan ZasloveStory by : Carl Barks
Teleplay by : Michael Keyes
September 25, 1987 (1987-09-25)4412-034
Scrooge is shocked when Glomgold lands a contract to build a new bank for Duckburg, using giant human-operated robots created by Gyro. Unfortunately, Ma Beagle sees an opportunity in them for a crime spree, and so with some of the Beagle Boys to assist, hijacks the robots. Scrooge and Glomgold find themselves forced to work together to stop them.
1111"Magica's Shadow War"David BlockRandy LofficierSeptember 28, 1987 (1987-09-28)4412-035
Magica devises a new scheme to steal Scrooge's Number One Dime, by making her shadow come to life and acquire it. But after it bungles the job and she berates it, her shadow decides to work for itself, not only to steal the Dime, but to bring all the shadows in the world to life. It's not long before Scrooge and Magica are forced to work together to prevent this.
1212"Master of the Djinni"Alan ZasloveSam Joseph and Manette Beth RosenSeptember 29, 1987 (1987-09-29)4412-010
Scrooge and Glomgold race for mastership of Aladdin's genie, but the struggle causes them to be sent back in time to the Arabian Nights, while the genie stays in the present and enjoys the comforts of modern living. For the two billionaires, their only hope is to resolve a problem in the past to return to the present, even if both of them desire to make their wishes come true.
1313"Hotel Strangeduck"Alan ZasloveRichard MerwinSeptember 30, 1987 (1987-09-30)4412-022
Scrooge turns a castle once owned by a mad scientist into a hotel, but he does not believe that the place is haunted.
1414"Lost Crown of Genghis Khan"Alan ZasloveStory by : Carl Barks
Teleplay by : Anthony Adams
October 1, 1987 (1987-10-01)4412-008

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

  • Note: The episode is inspired by the comic book story, "The Lost Crown of Genghis Khan!" (Uncle Scrooge #14, May 1956).
1515"Duckman of Aquatraz"Steve ClarkFrancis MossOctober 2, 1987 (1987-10-02)4412-027
Scrooge is shocked when he is arrested on claims he stole a painting from Glomgold's art gallery. Found guilty in his trial, he is sent to Aquatraz, where he finds himself winning respect by showing how tough he can be. Meanwhile, Huey, Dewey, and Louie work to prove his innocence, and soon discover that Glomgold may have framed Scrooge for a crime he didn't commit.
1616"The Money Vanishes"Steve ClarkDavid SchwartzOctober 5, 1987 (1987-10-05)4412-007
The Beagle Boys, having broken out of jail, discover that Gyro has invented a handheld teleporter for moving furniture that is sprayed with a special compound. Tricking Gyro out of his invention, the Beagles than proceed to trick Scrooge into spraying his fortune with the compound. But they underestimate the nephews, who are quick to do what they can to thwart them.
1717"Sir Gyro de Gearloose"Steve ClarkMark ZasloveOctober 6, 1987 (1987-10-06)115
Gyro, tired of being looked upon as a "gadget man", invents a time machine and uses it to go back in time to the Middle Ages.
1818"Dinosaur Ducks"Alan ZasloveKen Koonce and David WeimersOctober 7, 1987 (1987-10-07)106
Launchpad manages to discover a hidden world where dinosaurs still live, which prompts Scrooge to see them for himself and see how to profit from it. But Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby tag along, getting themselves into trouble when they learn that along with dinosaurs, the hidden land is also home to a primitive tribe of cave-ducks.
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.
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.
2121"Maid of the Myth"Alan ZasloveAnthony AdamsOctober 12, 1987 (1987-10-12)112
During an opera performance she is participating in concerning vikings, Mrs. Beakley is horrified when she is abducted by real vikings who have come to plunder Duckbery. Scrooge, accompanied by the nephews and Launchpad, pursue after them to a remotely secluded island near Greenland, where they soon have to challenge the vikings to rescue Beakley and put a stop to further viking raids.
2222"Down & Out in Duckburg"Terence HarrisonKen Koonce and David WeimersOctober 13, 1987 (1987-10-13)4412-047
Scrooge is put in his place for his lack of charity when he learns his family failed to complete a cargo deal and is now indebted to the descendant of its customer. Penniless, he finds his entire family willing to stand by him, as he tries to find someway for them to cope in the poorhouse. The only solution soon comes to finding the missing cargo and delivering it, to which Scrooge finds taking a liking to the golden rule of life.
2323"Much Ado About Scrooge"David BlockMichael KeyesOctober 14, 1987 (1987-10-14)131
After a visit by master salesman Philip Brushbill, Scrooge and the nephews find a hidden note by famed playwright William Drakespeare, amongst a collection of his plays, concerning a lost play. Travelling to the island of Great Britain, they seek to find it, but Brushbill, learning of this, attempts to find it himself, even if means the whole group contending with descendants of the actors from Drakespeare's performances.
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.
2525"Pearl of Wisdom"Steve ClarkMichael KeyesOctober 16, 1987 (1987-10-16)109
A pair of thieves steal a pearl from a remote Pacific island tribe, and sell it on to Scrooge. To his surprise, he learns that the pearl will grant him infinite wisdom if is taken back to its homeland. However, Webby borrows it for a marble competition, forcing Scrooge to go after it. However, the thieves that sold it soon want to get it back, after discovering the pearl's true value.
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.
2727"Launchpad's Civil War"Steve ClarkPamela Hickey and Dennys McCoyOctober 20, 1987 (1987-10-20)123

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

  • Absent: Scrooge
2828"Sweet Duck of Youth"Steve ClarkKen Koonce and David WeimersOctober 21, 1987 (1987-10-21)4412-003
Scrooge, Launchpad, and the nephews, head to the Okeefadokie Swamp in Florida, after coming across information that it could be the site of the fabled Fountain of Youth from Spanish mythology. Scrooge is eager to find it, after believing his old age is now a hinderance to himself. However, once there, they find themselves being hounded by the ghost of Ponce De Loon, the Spanish conquistador who found the fountain, but not all is what it seems to be.
2929"Earth Quack"Alan ZasloveStory by : Carl Barks
Teleplay by : Mark Young
October 22, 1987 (1987-10-22)102

Duckburg is being plagued by earthquakes, causing Scrooge to be concerned his Money Bin might get hit and his fortune lost. Gyro invents a giant shock absorber to prevent this happening, but which requires it be placed into the faultline under the city. When the workforce become spooked while underground, Scrooge and his nephews venture down to find out why. They soon discover that an underground civilisation is causing the earthquakes as part of a sport, unaware of the trouble it is causing.

3030"Home Sweet Homer"Alan ZasloveAnthony AdamsOctober 23, 1987 (1987-10-23)130
In Ancient Greece, the wicked sorceress Circe attempts to interfere in the efforts of Homer to rescue his love and their city from her magic. Meanwhile, in the present, Scrooge and the nephews are seeking out the city after identifying the remains of a statue from one of Donald's many photos he sends back. A freak accident with one of Circe's spells soon sends the group into the past, where they become involved in Homer's adventure.
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.
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)4412-004

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

  • Note: The episode is inspired by the comic book story, "Micro-Ducks from Outer Space" (Uncle Scrooge #65, July 1966).
3333"Back to the Klondike"Steve ClarkStory by : Carl Barks
Teleplay by : Tedd Anasti and Patsy Cameron
October 28, 1987 (1987-10-28)4412-001

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

  • Note: The episode is based on the comic book story, "Back to the Klondike" (Four Color #456, January 1953). (First uncut printing, Walt Disney's Uncle $crooge McDuck: His Life and Times by Carl Barks Vol. 1, 1981)
3434"Horse Scents"Alan ZasloveEarl KressOctober 29, 1987 (1987-10-29)4412-018
Scrooge and Glomgold look forward to the Kenducky Derby, in the hopes of seeing who can win it. At the same time, Webby befriends a horse called Lady, who loves being photographed, and learns her owner is in debt to a local rancher but can't pay them back. Deciding Lady is too good for the rancher, who they hate, Webby decides to enter her into the Derby, with help from the nephews and Mrs. Beakley help out, especially when the rancher attempts to claim the horse back.
3535"Scrooge's Pet"Steve ClarkJack EnyartOctober 30, 1987 (1987-10-30)4412-005

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

3636"A Drain on the Economy"Alan ZasloveT : Len Uhley
S : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
November 2, 1987 (1987-11-02)137

Part 1 of Catch as Cash Can, 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.

  • Note: The scene in which a sleep deprived Scrooge rigs a canon to blast anybody who opens the vault door, only to absent mindedly open it himself, causing the canon to fire through the building, and be bounced back by a rubber mattress factory, is lifted from the comic book story, "Terror Of The Beagle Boys" (Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #134, November 1951) by Carl Barks.
3737"A Whale of a Bad Time"Alan ZasloveT : Anthony Adams
S : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
November 3, 1987 (1987-11-03)138

Part 2 of Catch as Cash Can, 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.

This episode became famous in Hungary on December 12, 1993, when its broadcast on the national television was suddenly interrupted due to the death of prime minister József Antall. For several minutes there was no explanation, only the TV logo was displayed accompanied by Chopin's Funeral March. Since at the time it was the only tv channel available in the country, the event became a flashbulb memory for a huge number of people watching, still often referred as a generational event from the period after the regime change in Hungary.[4][5]
3838"Aqua Ducks"Alan ZasloveT : Michael Keyes
S : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
November 4, 1987 (1987-11-04)139
Part 3 of Catch as Cash Can, 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.
3939"Working for Scales"Terence HarrisonT : Bruce Reid Schaefer
S : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
November 5, 1987 (1987-11-05)140
Part 4 of Catch as Cash Can, Glomgold and the Beagle Boys attempt to make sure Scrooge does not win the contest on his way to Macaroon.
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.
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.

  • Note: The episode is based on the comic book story, "The Golden Fleecing" (Uncle Scrooge #12, November 1955.
4242"Ducks of the West"David BlockRichard MerwinNovember 17, 1987 (1987-11-17)4412-037
Scrooge and the boys go to Scrooge's oil wells to find out why they ran dry.
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.
4444"Back Out in the Outback"David BlockT : Richard Merwin
S : James A. Markovich
November 19, 1987 (1987-11-19)143
Something's attacking Scrooge's sheep and shearing off their wool, so Scrooge heads off for Australia to find out what's going on. What's worse, is that Webby gets lost in the outback.
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.

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

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

  • Absent: Huey, Dewey and Louie
4747"Scroogerello"Terence HarrisonT : Evelyn Gabai
S : John Pirillo
November 24, 1987 (1987-11-24)149
While experiencing a fever, Scrooge has an extended dream sequence parodying the fairy tale of Cinderella, with himself in the titular role.
4848"Double-O-Duck"Terence HarrisonKen Koonce and David WeimersNovember 25, 1987 (1987-11-25)4412-050

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.

  • Notes: Elements of this episode, along with the third season 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.
  • Absent: Huey, Dewey and Louie
4949"Luck o' The Ducks"Terence HarrisonMichael O'MahonyNovember 26, 1987 (1987-11-26)4412-045
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.
5050"Duckworth's Revolt"Terence HarrisonDale HaleNovember 27, 1987 (1987-11-27)4412-053
After being fired from being a butler by Scrooge, Duckworth and the boys are abducted by plant aliens and enslaved aboard their ship along with dozens of other kidnapped aliens.
5151"Magica's Magic Mirror"Steve Clark
Vincent Davis
Richard Merwin
Tedd Anasti
November 30, 1987 (1987-11-30)4412-011
"Take Me Out of the Ballgame"

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.
5252"Duck To The Future"Terence HarrisonKen Koonce and David WeimersDecember 1, 1987 (1987-12-01)4412-052
Magica sends Scrooge into the future, where she has stolen his Number One Dime and taken over his company.
5353"Jungle Duck"Terence HarrisonT : Judy Zook
S : Evelyn Gabai, Jymn Magon, and Bruce Talkington
December 2, 1987 (1987-12-02)4412-051
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.
5454"Launchpads First Crash"Terence HarrisonAnthony Adams and Michael KeyesDecember 3, 1987 (1987-12-03)155

Scrooge and Launchpad reminisce on how they first met.

  • Absent: Huey, Dewey and Louie
5555"Dime Enough for Luck"Terence HarrisonT : Diane Duane
S : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
December 4, 1987 (1987-12-04)4412-057

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

  • Absent: Huey, Dewey and Louie
5656"Duck in the Iron Mask"David BlockDon GlutDecember 7, 1987 (1987-12-07)4412-058
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.
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.
5858"The Status Seekers"Terence HarrisonT : Jymn Magon
S : Carl Barks
December 9, 1987 (1987-12-09)4412-059
Seeking respect from other members of Duckburg's elite, Scrooge hunts down a mask he gave away, while other people hunt him down.
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.
6060"Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck"Terence HarrisonMargaret Osborne and Michael KeyesDecember 23, 1987 (1987-12-23)4412-061
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.
6161"Once Upon A Dime"David BlockT : Ken Koonce and David Weimers
S : Richard Esckilsen
December 24, 1987 (1987-12-24)4412-062
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 HarrisonT : John Semper and Tedd Anasti
S : Patsy Cameron and Tom Naugle
December 30, 1987 (1987-12-30)4412-063
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.
6464"Ducky Horror Picture Show"Terence HarrisonRichard Merwin, Patsy Cameron, and Tedd AnastiDecember 31, 1987 (1987-12-31)4412-064
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)4412-065
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,[6] others on December 9,[7]) 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
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [3]Prod.
661"Marking Time"Bob HathcockS : Jymn Magon
S/T : Bruce Talkington
November 24, 1988 (1988-11-24)201
Part 1 of Time Is Money, 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"The Duck Who Would Be King"Bob Hathcock and
Terence Harrison
T : Bruce Coville, Len Uhley
S : Bruce Talkington
S/T : Jymn Magon
November 24, 1988 (1988-11-24)202
Part 2 of Time Is Money, 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"Bubba Trubba"Bob Hathcock,
James T. Walker,
and Jamie Mitchell
T : Len Uhley
S : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
November 24, 1988 (1988-11-24)203
Part 3 of Time Is Money, 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"Ducks on the Lam"James T. WalkerT : Len Uhley
S : Bruce Talkington
S/T : Jymn Magon
November 24, 1988 (1988-11-24)204
Part 4 of Time Is Money, 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"Ali Bubba's Cave"James T. WalkerT : Doug Hutchinson, Len Uhley
S : Bruce Talkington
S/T : Jymn Magon
November 24, 1988 (1988-11-24)205
Part 5 of Time Is Money, 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"Liquid Assets"James T. WalkerDavid Weimers and Ken KoonceMarch 26, 1989 (1989-03-26)206
Part 1 of Super DuckTales, 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"Frozen Assets"James T. WalkerT : Jymn Magon
S : David Weimers and Ken Koonce
March 26, 1989 (1989-03-26)207
Part 2 of Super DuckTales, 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"Full Metal Duck"James T. WalkerDavid Weimers and Ken KoonceMarch 26, 1989 (1989-03-26)208
Part 3 of Super DuckTales, 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"The Billionaire Beagle Boys Club"James T. WalkerDavid Weimers and Ken KoonceMarch 26, 1989 (1989-03-26)209
Part 4 of Super DuckTales, 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"Money to Burn"James T. WalkerDavid Weimers and Ken KoonceMarch 26, 1989 (1989-03-26)210
Part 5 of Super DuckTales, 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 (1989–1990)


In September 1989, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers joined DuckTales in syndication as a companion series.[8] That fall, 17 of the 20 still-expected episodes first aired. Also, "A DuckTales Valentine" premiered in February 1990 on NBC's The Magical World of Disney.[3]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [3]Prod.
761"Land of Tra La La"James T. WalkerT : Doug Hutchinson
S : Carl Barks
September 18, 1989 (1989-09-18)301

When Scrooge develops an unnatural ailment, Fenton takes him to a place where money is not used. But Fenton's plan backfires when he gets the locals to use bottlecaps as currency.

  • Note: The episode is based on the comic book story, "Tralla La" (Uncle Scrooge #6, April 1954).
772"Allowance Day"James T. WalkerT : David Weimers, Ken Koonce
S/T : Alan Burnett
September 19, 1989 (1989-09-19)303
In order to receive their allowances ahead of time so they can buy a new scooter, the nephews trick Scrooge into believing it is Saturday instead of Friday, resulting in mass confusion worldwide.
783"Bubbeo & Juliet"James T. WalkerT : Doug Hutchinson
S : Evelyn Gabai
September 20, 1989 (1989-09-20)304
In this spoof of Romeo and Juliet, Bubba falls in love with the daughter of Scrooge's new neighbors, who have gotten in a feud with Scrooge.
794"The Good Muddahs"James T. WalkerDavid Weimers and Ken KoonceSeptember 21, 1989 (1989-09-21)305
The Beagle Babes, female cousins of the Beagle Boys, kidnap Webby in ransom for a set of crown jewels.
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. WalkerT : Alan Burnett, David Weimers, and Ken Koonce
S : Cliff MacGillivray
November 2, 1989 (1989-11-02)307
A robot maid built by Gyro falls in love with GizmoDuck.
827"Dough Ray Me"James T. WalkerT : Gordon Bressack
S : Brooks Wachtel
November 3, 1989 (1989-11-03)4305-021
Inflation shoots up the roof when duplicating coins caused by the nephews spread through Duckburg.
838"Bubba's Big Brainstorm"James T. WalkerS : Evelyn Gabai
S/T : Mark Seidenberg
November 6, 1989 (1989-11-06)4305-020
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)4305-024
Fenton shoots a series of test commercials, but mistakingly creates demand for a nonexistent 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. Walker
David Weimers and Sam LockeNovember 9, 1989 (1989-11-09)311
While planning to sell one of his factories off to a business rival, Scrooge suffers a case of amnesia, during which he protests at a factory against himself from the terrible working conditions and dates Fenton's mother. Meanwhile, to prevent Scrooge's business enterprise from falling apart before his disappearance becomes known, Fenton is forced to impersonate Scrooge and complete the sale of the factory, unaware that it is the one where the amnesiac Scrooge is at.
8712"Beaglemania"James T. WalkerMark SeidenbergNovember 10, 1989 (1989-11-10)310
The Beagle Boys become the latest music sensation in Duckburg, much to Scrooge's chagrin.
8813"Yuppy Ducks"James T. Walker and
Jamie Mitchell
David Weimers and Ken KoonceNovember 13, 1989 (1989-11-13)4305-016
The nephews makes business decisions in Scrooge's name while Scrooge is in the hospital.
8914"The Bride Wore Stripes"Jamie MitchellT : George Atkins
S : David Weimers and Ken Koonce
November 14, 1989 (1989-11-14)4305-026
Ma Beagle pretends that she is married to Scrooge in order to inherit his fortune.
9015"The Unbreakable Bin"James T. WalkerT : Alan Burnett
S : Carl Barks
November 15, 1989 (1989-11-15)315
Scrooge acquires a special glass from Gyro that makes the Money Bin invulnerable to attack, which puts Gizmoduck out of a job. Nothing, not even Magica's most powerful spells can break through. That is, unless she were to acquire a bird that can shatter the glass with an ear-piercing shriek, to which Scrooge will need Gizmoduck to help stop her.
9116"Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby"James T. Walker and
Jamie Mitchell
S : Alan Burnett
S/T : Mark Seidenberg
November 16, 1989 (1989-11-16)316
Webby, who has been feeling overlooked, ends up becoming a giant after falling into a mysterious pool in the jungle. While she is the center of attention, she does not like it very much. While Scrooge searches for a way to reverse the process, a corrupt circus owner seeks to kidnap Webby for his new sideshow.
9217"The Masked Mallard"James T. Walker and
Jamie Mitchell
Len UhleyNovember 17, 1989 (1989-11-17)318

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

  • 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"Mircea ManttaLen UhleyFebruary 11, 1990 (1990-02-11)4305-034
Scrooge acquires magical love arrows that once belonged to a goddess.

DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)


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)
Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie travel to Egypt in search of a magic lamp, which is coincidentally the evil sorcerer Merlock and his sidekick Dijon's object of desire.

Season 4 (1990)


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
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [3]Prod.
941"Ducky Mountain High"James T. WalkerRich Fogel, David Weimers, and Ken KoonceSeptember 10, 1990 (1990-09-10)4305-029
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)4305-035
Glomgold's scientists create metal-eating mutant insects that he intends to use to wipe out Scrooge's fortune. The bugs devour the Gizmoduck suit, so Fenton must find the confidence to stop the metal mites without it.
963"The Duck Who Knew Too Much"Terence HarrisonDoug HutchinsonSeptember 26, 1990 (1990-09-26)4305-031

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)4305-036
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)4305-033
When Scrooge loses his money due to a computer bug, he and Fenton travel through cyberspace to get it back.
996"The Golden Goose" (Part 1)Rick LeonT : Jeffrey Scott
S : Ken Koonce, David Weimers, and Alan Burnett
November 27, 1990 (1990-11-27)4305-038
Dijon joins the Brotherhood of the Goose, a group dedicated to protecting the Golden Goose (a goose that can turn anything to gold), led by his brother Poupon. Dijon "borrows" it, but accidentally loses it to Scrooge, who soon discovers its secret but then loses it to the Beagle Boys, whom Glomgold has sent to get it.
1007"The Golden Goose" (Part 2)Rick LeonT : Jeffrey Scott
S : Ken Koonce, David Weimers, and Alan Burnett
November 28, 1990 (1990-11-28)4305-039
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




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

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

India (PAL)


In India where DuckTales was dubbed in Hindi for TV broadcast on Doordarshan and syndication on Star Plus, 60 episodes out of the first 70 episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 were released by Sony DADC India under license from Disney India, on 20 DVD volumes and Video CDs in PAL format.[9] These discs support Region 2, Region 4 and Region 5. However, due to limited number of copies, they quickly went out of stock. Each DVD contains 3 episodes encoded at a bit rate of 8000 kbit/s. Episodes 08, 10, 11, 22, 23, 24, 36, 55 and 61 are missing from the released set. All episodes starting from episode 70 to 100 (Seasons 2, 3 and 4) and earlier 10 random episodes from Season 1 of DuckTales are yet to be released in Hindi on DVD.

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

Europe (PAL)


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

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

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

See also



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  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. ^ "Ami másoknak a Kennedy-gyilkosság, az nekünk a Kacsamesék megszakítása". (in Hungarian).
  5. ^ "Walt Disney bemutatja 1993 december 12 2/2". YouTube (in Hungarian).
  6. ^ "Best bets". (November 24, 1988). Syracuse Herald-Journal, pp. D15
  7. ^ "Saturday". (December 9, 1988). The Times-News TV, pp. 18
  8. ^ Carter, Bill (November 6, 1989). "Disney's High Hopes for Afternoons". The New York Times.
  9. ^ "Duck Tales Pack Complete Price in India - Buy Duck Tales Pack Complete online at".