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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, while WSBK-TV aired it on September 20). 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). 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 for its short final season, totaling 100 for the series. The show aired its final episode on November 28, 1990.

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

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 65 September 18, 1987 (1987-09-18) January 1, 1988 (1988-01-01)
2 10 November 24, 1988 (1988-11-24) March 26, 1989 (1989-03-26)
3 18 September 18, 1989 (1989-09-18) February 11, 1990 (1990-02-11)
Film August 3, 1990 (1990-08-03)
4 7 September 10, 1990 (1990-09-10) November 28, 1990 (1990-11-28)


Season 1 (1987–1988)

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
1 1 "Don't Give Up the Ship" Alan Zaslove S : Mark Zaslove September 18, 1987 (1987-09-18) 124

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

  • Villains: El Capitan and the Beagle Boys
2 2 "Wronguay in Ronguay" Steve Clark S : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington 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 "Three Ducks of the Condor" Alan Zaslove S : Mark Zaslove 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 "Cold Duck" Terence Harrison S : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington 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 "Too Much of a Gold Thing" 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 S : Astrid Ryterband
T : 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 replace the nephews. Can the nephews expose them before the dime is stolen (and before Mrs. Beakley loses her mind)?

  • Villain: Magica DeSpell and the Beagle Boys
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 S : Carl Barks September 25, 1987 (1987-09-25) 134

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

  • Villains: The Beagle Boys
  • Absent: Huey, Dewey, and Louie
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 and Genie
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 "Lost Crown of Genghis Khan" Alan Zaslove S : Carl Barks
T : Anthony Adams
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 Moss October 2, 1987 (1987-10-02) 129

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

  • Villain: Flintheart Glomgold
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" Steve Clark Mark Zaslove 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
  • Absent: Scrooge
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
  • Absent: Huey, Dewey, and Louie
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
  • Absent: Scrooge
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 Martinique thieves want the pearl for themselves.

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

  • Villain: Colonel Beauregard du Bark
  • Absent: Scrooge
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 to the Okeefadokie Swamp in search of the fabled Fountain of Youth from Spanish mythology. There they encounter the ghost of Ponce De Loon.

  • Villain: The Ghost of Ponce De Loon
29 29 "Earth Quack" Alan Zaslove S : Carl Barks
T : 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 S : Carl Barks
T : 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 S : Carl Barks
T : 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 "A Drain on the Economy" Alan Zaslove S : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
T : 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 "A Whale of a Bad Time" Alan Zaslove S : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
T : 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 and Professor Bluebottle
38 38 "Aqua Ducks" Alan Zaslove S : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
T : 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: Mermen and Glubbzilla
  • Absent: Huey, Dewey, and Louie
39 39 "Working for Scales" Terence Harrison S : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
T : 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: Archibald Quackerbill, his henchman and 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 S : James A. Markovich
T : 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

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

46 46 "The Right Duck" Terence Harrison Ken Koonce and David Weimers November 23, 1987 (1987-11-23) 148

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

  • Villain: Martians
47 47 "Scroogerello" Terence Harrison S : John Pirillo
T : 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.

  • Villains: 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 world's money supply.

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

  • Villains: Headless Man and Banshee
50 50 "Duckworth's Revolt" Terence Harrison Dale Hale November 27, 1987 (1987-11-27) 153

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

  • Villain: Plant Aliens
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 S : Evelyn Gabai, Jymn Magon, and Bruce Talkington
T : 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: Greyskull's uncle
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.

  • Absents: Huey, Dewey, and Louie
  • Villain Giant albino bats
55 55 "Dime Enough for Luck" Terence Harrison S : Jymn Magon, Bruce Talkington, and Mark Zaslove
T : Diane Duane
December 4, 1987 (1987-12-04) 157

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

  • Villain: Magica DeSpell
  • Absents: Huey, Dewey, and Louie
56 56 "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 S : Carl Barks
T : 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.

  • Villains: The Beagle Boys and Charles Upstuck III
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 S : Richard Esckilsen
T : Ken Koonce and David Weimers
December 24, 1987 (1987-12-24) 162

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

  • Villain: Old Man Ribbit and the Beagle Boys
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.

  • Villain: Cinnamon Teal and Victor Loser
63 63 "All Ducks on Deck" Terence Harrison S : Patsy Cameron and Tom Naugle
T : 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.

  • Villain: 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, the Beagle Boys and Millionara Vanderbucks

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.

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
66 1 "Marking Time" Bob Hathcock S : Jymn Magon November 24, 1988 (1988-11-24) 201

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

  • Villain Flintheart Glomgold, and the Beagle Boys
67 2 "The Duck Who Would Be King" Bob Hathcock and
Terence Harrison
S : Bruce Talkington
T : Bruce Coville, 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.

  • Villain: Mung Ho
68 3 "Bubba Trubba" Bob Hathcock,
James T. Walker,
and Jamie Mitchell
S : Jymn Magon and Bruce Talkington
T : 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.

  • Villain Flintheart Glomgold and the Beagle Boys
69 4 "Ducks on the Lam" James T. Walker S : Bruce Talkington
T : 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.

  • Villain: Flintheart Glomgold and the Beagle Boys
70 5 "Ali Bubba's Cave" James T. Walker S : Bruce Talkington
T : Doug Hutchinson, 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.

  • Villain Flintheart Glomgold
71 6 "Liquid Assets" James T. Walker David Weimers and Ken Koonce 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.

  • Villain: The Beagle Boys
72 7 "Frozen Assets" James T. Walker S : David Weimers and Ken Koonce
T : 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 an alternate means of guarding the Money Bin) but in the process accidentally leaves behind the instruction booklet on how to work the suit.

  • Villain: The Beagle Boys
73 8 "Full Metal Duck" 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.

  • Villain: The Beagle Boys
74 9 "The Billionaire Beagle Boys Club" 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.

  • Villain: The Beagle Boys
75 10 "Money to Burn" 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.

  • Villain: Alien Robots

Season 3 (1989)

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, "A DuckTales Valentine (Amour or Less)" premiered in February 1990 on NBC's The Magical World of Disney.

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
76 1 "Land of Tra La La" James T. Walker S : Carl Barks
T : Doug Hutchinson
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 T : David Weimers, 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.

  • Villain: General Chiquita
78 3 "Bubbeo and Juliet" James T. Walker S : Evelyn Gabai
T : 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.

  • Villain: The Beagle Babes
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.

  • Absent: Huey, Dewey, and Louie
  • Villain: Flintheart Glomgold and The Beagle Boys
81 6 "Metal Attraction" James T. Walker S : Cliff MacGillivray
T : 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 S : Brooks Wachtel
T : Gordon Bressack
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 S : Evelyn Gabai November 6, 1989 (1989-11-06) 308

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

  • Villain: Smart Bubba
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.

  • Villain: The Beagle Boys
86 11 "Blue Collar Scrooge" Jamie Mitchell and
James T. Walker
David Weimers and Sam Locke November 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.
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.

  • Villain: The Beagle Boys
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.

  • Villain: Ma Beagle and The Beagle Boys
89 14 "The Bride Wore Stripes" Jamie Mitchell S : David Weimers and Ken Koonce
T : George Atkins
November 14, 1989 (1989-11-14) 314

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

  • Villain: Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys
90 15 "The Unbreakable Bin" James T. Walker S : Carl Barks
T : Alan Burnett
November 15, 1989 (1989-11-15) 315

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

  • Villain: Magica De Spell
91 16 "Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby" James T. Walker and
Jamie Mitchell
S : Alan Burnett November 16, 1989 (1989-11-16) 316

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

  • Villain: Happy Jack and The Beagle Boys
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 airs on television by a sleazy reporter. He is soon framed by a villain impersonating him and unmasked by Gizmoduck, unaware his doppelganger is actually the reporter who smeared him in the first place.

  • Villain: Lawrence Loudmouth

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

93 18 "A DuckTales 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 (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.

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)

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. "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.

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date 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.

  • Villain: Flintheart Glomgold
95 2 "Attack of the Metal Mites" Rick Leon Jeffrey Scott September 18, 1990 (1990-09-18) 402

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

  • Villain: Flintheart Glomgold and Dijon
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.

  • Absent: Huey, Dewey, and Louie
  • Villain: Goldfeather
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.

  • Villain: Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys
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.

  • Villain: Computer Bug
"The Golden Goose" (Part 1&2) Rick Leon S : Ken Koonce, David Weimers, and Alan Burnett
T : Jeffrey Scott
November 27, 1990 (1990-11-27) (Part 1)
November 28, 1990 (1990-11-28) (Part 2)
Part 1: 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.
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.
  • Villain: Flintheart Glomgold, The Beagle Boys and Dijon

Home media


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

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

India (PAL)

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. These discs support Region 2, Region 4 and Region 5. However, due to limited number of copies, they quickly went out of stock. Each DVD contains 3 episodes encoded in MPEG-2 at a high bit rate of 8000 kbit/s and 720x576 resolution. Episodes 08, 10, 11, 22, 23, 24, 36, 55 and 61 are missing from the released set. All episodes starting from episode 70 to 100 (Seasons 2, 3 and 4) and earlier 10 random episodes from Season 1 of DuckTales are yet to be released in Hindi on DVD.

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

Europe (PAL)

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).

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