025. DuckTales Guide
 
 
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DUCK TALES
 
1987 SPECIAL

Special 001

Treasure of the Golden Sun

September 18, 1987

Donald joins the Navy and leaves Duckburg, while Huey, Dewey, and Louie stay behind with Uncle Scrooge. The boys must prove themselves innocent of stealing an expensive model ship and help Scrooge find a lost treasure ship. The scene then shifts to the Andes and later Antarctica where other adventures await the ducks.

This Pilot episode was shown later during the series in five parts: Don’t Give Up the Ship; Wrong Way to Ronguay; Three Ducks of the Condor; Cold Duck; and Too Much of a Gold Thing

Directed by Alan Zaslove, Steve Clark, Terence Harrison.

120 min.

DUCK TALES
1987 SEASON
½-HOUR FORMAT

Episode 001

Send in the Clones

September 21, 1987

Magica de Spell transforms the Beagle Boys into look-a-likes for the nephews. The imposters arrive at Scrooge’s mansion just as a television interviewer prepares a profile on Scrooge.

Directed by Alan Zaslove.

Episode 002

Sphinx for the Memories

September 22, 1987

The spirit of an ancient Middle-Eastern ruler attempts to take over Donald’s body.

Directed by David Block.

Episode 003

Where No Duck Has Gone Before

September 23, 1987

Gyro’s props for a science fiction television show accidentally launch the cast into space.

Directed by David Block.

Episode 004

Armstrong

September 24, 1987

A “perfect” robot worker in Scrooge’s money bin decides he would rather be the one in charge, forcing Scrooge and the boys to fear for their lives.

Directed by Alan Zaslove.

Episode 005

Robot Robbers

September 25, 1987

The Beagle Boys steal giant construction robots and take over the city. Scrooge and Flintheart must join forces to stop the Beagle Boys before the city is destroyed.

Story by Carl Barks.

Directed by Alan Zaslove.

Episode 006

Magica’s Shadow War

September 28, 1987

Magica de Spell brings her shadow to life in another plot to steal Scrooge’s dime, but with unplanned results.

Directed by David Block.

Episode 007

Master of the Djinni

September 29, 1987

An evil Djinni transports Scrooge and Flintheart back in time so he can enjoy life giving orders for a change.

Directed by Alan Zaslove.

Episode 008

Hotel Strangeduck

September 30, 1987

When Scrooge buys an old castle and opens it as a hotel, he must deal with what seems to be the ghost of the former owner.

Directed by Alan Zaslove.

Episode 009

Lost Crown of Genghis Khan

October 01, 1987

Scrooge and the boys discover an abominable snowwoman. More importantly, they also discover the value of honesty.

Teleplay by Carl Barks.

Directed by Alan Zaslove.

Episode 010

Duckman of Aquatraz

October 02, 1987

Flintheart frames Scrooge for an art theft and the hapless duck is sent to Aquatraz, the toughest prison of them all.

Directed by Steve Clark.

Episode 011

The Money Vanishes

October 05, 1987

The Beagle Boys steal an invention from Gyro and use it to transport Scrooge’s money to their hideout – with unexpected results. It seems that money is not the only thing being transported.

Directed by Steve Clark.

Episode 012

Sir Gyro de Gearloose

October 06, 1987

Gyro, bored with life, goes back in time to the days of King Arthur and the Round Table in the medieval kingdom of Quackalot. His skills are needed there to defeat the evil Black Knight.

Directed by Steve Clark.

Episode 013

Dinosaur Ducks

October 07, 1987

Scrooge learns a lesson about love when he tries to capture a baby dinosaur and must risk his mission to save Webby from savages.

Directed by Alan Zaslove.

Episode 014

Hero for Hire

October 08, 1987

Launchpad screws up one time too many and is fired. His attempt to become “The Webbed Wonder”, a hero for hire, provides the Beagle Boys with another chance to steal Scrooge’s fortune.

Directed by Steve Clark.

Episode 015

Superdoo!

October 09, 1987

Doofus finds a stolen energy crystal from outer space that gives him super powers. He doesn’t know it, but the aliens who lost the medallion are determined to get it back.

Directed by Steve Clark.

Episode 016

Maid of the Myth

October 12, 1987

A tribe of Vikings from the land of Valhalla attack Duckburg and take Mrs. Beakley prisoner. Scrooge’s rescue effort leads to Mrs. Beakley’s participating in a chariot race with Thor, the thunder god.

Directed by Alan Zaslove.

Episode 017

Down & Out in Duckburg

October 13, 1987

 

A long-forgotten dept costs Scrooge his fortune, but he learns a valuable lesson in the process.

Based on "The Horseradish Story" by Carl Barks.

Directed by Terence Harrison.

Episode 018

Much Ado About Scrooge

October 14, 1987 

A search for o lost play takes Scrooge to a haunted island, where another adventurer plots to steal the manuscript.

Directed by David Block.

Episode 019

Top Duck

October 15, 1987

Launchpad learns that his family is proud of him – despite his series of crashes.

Directed by Alan Zaslove.

Episode 020

Pearl of Wisdom

October 16, 1987

 

Scrooge is pitted against an evil smuggler when he searches for a pearl with magic powers. The owner is granted ultimate wisdom, but no one expects the results.

Directed by Steve Clark.

Episode 021

The Curse of Castle McDuck

October 19, 1987

A return to his ancestral home in Scotland forces Scrooge to face old fears and a ghostly hound. He defeats the hound, only to learn a shocking secret about one of his ancestors.

Based on "Hound Of Whiskervilles" by Carl Barks.

Directed by Steve Clark.

Episode 022

Launchpad’s Civil War

October 20, 1987

Launchpad discovers a hidden band of Civil-War soldiers. He also learns a famous ancestor was a fraud.

Directed by Steve Clark.

Episode 023

Sweet Duck of Youth

October 21, 1987

To avoid getting older, Scrooge sets out on a search for the Fountain of Youth. His search takes the ducks to the eerie Okeefedokie Swamp, where a hermit and the ghost of a Conquistador wait for unsuspecting visitors.

Directed by Steve Clark.

Episode 024

Earth Quack

October 22, 1987

Fears of earthquakes bring Scrooge and the boys to a strange land far underground, where a race of unusual creatures is trying to create the biggest earthquake of all – right underneath the money bin.

Story by Carl Barks.

Directed by Alan Zaslove.

Episode 025

Home Sweet Homer

October 23, 1987

 

Scrooge and the boys travel back in time to ancient Greece, where they meet Homer and the evil sorceress Circe.

Directed by Alan Zaslove.

Episode 026

Bermuda Triangle Tangle

October 26, 1987

Scrooge’s search for his missing ships leaves him a prisoner in the mysterious Sargossa Sea, home of the evil Captain Bounty.

Directed by Steve Clark.

Episode 027

Micro Ducks From Outer Space

October 27, 1987

 

Miniature ducks from outer space are the unwitting cause of Scrooge and his helpers’ being shrunk after a plea for assistance in ending a famine. The ducks must travel through a now giant-sized Duckburg, where everyday objects have become potential dangers.

Story by Carl Barks.

Directed by Alan Zaslove.

Episode 028

Back to the Klondike

October 28, 1987

 

Scrooge returns to the site where he earned his first fortune and reawakens an old love affair with Glittering Goldie, the dance-hall girl who had stolen both his fortune and his heart. He must battle with Dangerous Dan, an old rival, for both Goldie and a fortune in gold.

Story by Carl Barks.

Directed by Steve Clark.

Episode 029

Horse Scents

October 29, 1987

 

Scrooge and Flintheart Glomgold both enter horses in the famed Ken-ducky Derby. If Flintheart wins, he’ll finally be the richest duck in the world, so he’s not leaving anything to chance.

Directed by Alan Zaslove.

Episode 030

Scrooge’s Pet

October 30, 1987

 

A lemming escapes with the only copy of the combination to Scrooge’s impenetrable new vault.

Based on "Lemming with the Locket" by Carl Barks.

Directed by Steve Clark.

Episode 031

Catch As Cash Can, Part 1 – A Drain on the Economy

November 02, 1987

 

Scrooge loses his fortune to the beagle Boys just when he needs it to win a contest with Flintheart for a miraculous new type of light-producing fruit.

This four-part story is also known as The Firefly Fruit Contest.

Directed by Alan Zaslove.

Episode 032

Catch As Cash Can, Part 2 – A Whale of a Bad Time

November 03, 1987

Scrooge must dump his fortune at sea to avoid being lost himself.

This four-part story is also known as The Firefly Fruit Contest.

Directed by Alan Zaslove.

Episode 033

Catch As Cash Can, Part 3 – Aqua Ducks

November 04, 1987

A search of the ocean floor reveals a secret race of underwater beings.

This four-part story is also known as The Firefly Fruit Contest.

Directed by Alan Zaslove.

Episode 034

Catch As Cash Can, Part 4 – Working for Scales

November 05, 1987

 

Scrooge wins the prize when his fortune is found to be the largest in the world.

This four-part story is also known as The Firefly Fruit Contest.

Directed by Terence Harrison.

Episode 035

Merit-Time Adventure

November 06, 1987

 

A sea serpent is attacking ships in Duckburg Harbor and Scrooge wants to stop it. The boys become overconfident while at sea and Webby must save them.

Directed by Alan Zaslove.

Episode 036

The Golden Fleecing

November 09, 1987

A search for the legendary golden fleece brings the adventurers into contact with the Harpies, guardians of the treasure.

Based on the story by Carl Barks.

Directed by Terence Harrison.

Episode 037

Ducks of the West

November 10, 1987

Is it the ghost of Jesse James that’s stealing oil from Scrooge’s Texas wells?

Directed by David Block.

Episode 038

Time Teasers

November 11, 1987

 

Gyro invents a device that can freeze time, but when the Beagle Boys steal it, they’re thrown back in time – with Scrooge’s fortune.

Directed by David Block.

Episode 039

Back Out in the Outback

November 12, 1987

 

A report of wool-destroying U.F.O.s sends Scrooge on an expedition to his sheep ranch in Australia.

Directed by David Block.

Episode 040

Raiders of the Lost Harp

November 13, 1987

 

When he ignores a warning on an ancient Trojan tomb, Scrooge awakens an ancient monster that almost destroys Duckburg.

Directed by David Block.

Episode 041

The Right Duck

November 16, 1987

Launchpad is chosen to fly a mission into space, where he accidentally starts a war between Mars and Earth.

Directed by Terence Harrison.

Episode 042

Scroogerello

November 17, 1987

A fever causes Scrooge to dream that he is the central figure in a Cinderella-style story.

Directed by Terence Harrison.

Episode 043

Double-O-Duck

November 18, 1987

 

Launchpad looks just like a foreign spy, and agrees to help capture an international counterfeiting ring.

Directed by Terence Harrison.

Episode 044

Luck O’ the Ducks

November 19, 1987

 

A leprechaun and Scrooge engage in a battle of wits which leads to Ireland, where Scrooge schemes to discover the secret of the Golden Caverns, storage place of the leprechauns’ fortune.

Directed by Terence Harrison.

Episode 045

Duckworth’s Revolt

November 20, 1987

 

Duckworth must change his personality to save the boys from space invaders.

Directed by Terence Harrison.

Episode 046

Magica’s Magic Mirror / Take Me Out of the Ballgame

November 23, 1987

 

Magica’s Magic Mirror

Magica de Spell uses a trick mirror to force Scrooge to give up his “Old #1 Dime”, planning to use his good luck charm to increase her power

Take Me Out of the Ballgame

Duckworth’s attempts at coaching the nephews’ baseball team lead to disaster.

This is the only episode that contains two 15 min. stories.

Part 1 directed by Steve Clark; Part 2 directed by Vincent Davis.

Episode 047

Duck to the Future

November 24, 1987

 

Scrooge travels to the future to see what will become of the boys, but Magica strands him there in her latest plot to get his lucky dime.

Directed by Terence Harrison.

Episode 048

Jungle Duck

November 25, 1987

 

A quest for the legendary “silver buzzard” brings Scrooge to Africa, where he finds the missing heir to a fortune living as a wild duck in the jungle.

Directed by Terence Harrison.

Episode 049

Launchpad’s First Crash

November 26, 1987

 

Scrooge and Launchpad reminisce about how they first met.

Directed by Terence Harrison.

Episode 050

Dime Enough for Luck

November 27, 1987

 

Magica tricks Gladstone Gander, the world’s luckiest duck, into helping her steal Scrooge’s lucky dime.

Directed by Terence Harrison.

Episode 051

The Duck in the Iron Mask

November 30, 1987

 

Dewey suffers an identity crises. He’s tired of being mistaken for his brothers and asserts his independence, only to learn a lesson about teamwork during an adventure in the tiny country of Monte Dumas.

Directed by David Block.

Episode 052

The Uncrashable Hindentanic

December 01, 1987

 

A rash bet and a faulty blimp almost cause Scrooge to lose $1 million to Flintheart Glomgold.

Directed by Terence Harrison.

Episode 053

The Status Seeker

December 02, 1987

 

Scrooge must shun his friends to join a snooty club. Once he becomes a member, he realizes how much he misses his friends and family.

Based on the story by Carl Barks.

Directed by Terence Harrison.

Episode 054

Nothing to Fear

December 03, 1987

 

Magica brings everyone’s worst fears to life, and the heroes must learn to confront their personal demons.

Directed by David Block.

Episode 055

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. McDuck

December 04, 1987

 

A strange spell turns Scrooge into a spendthrift. Searching for an antidote, the boys take him to London, where they meet the notorious Jack the Tripper.

Directed by Terence Harrison.

Episode 056

Once Upon a Dime

December 07, 1987

 

Scrooge tells the boys how he earned his fortune.

Directed by David Block.

Episode 057

Spies in Their Eyes

December 08, 1987

 

Donald is accused of being a traitor and the nephews and Scrooge must clear his name despite overwhelming evidence against him.

Directed by David Block.

Episode 058

All Ducks on Deck

December 09, 1987

 

Donald tells the boys he’s an important crewmember on his ship, but they learn the truth. The boys try to help Donald get promoted, but their plans didn’t count on the Phantom Blot stealing a secret bomber.

Directed by Terence Harrison.

Episode 059

Ducky Horror Picture Show

December 10, 1987

 

Scrooge’s attempt to revive an old theater almost fails when real monsters show up for a horror festival.

Directed by Terence Harrison.

Episode 060

Till Nephews Do Us Part

December 11, 1987

 

Uncle Scrooge almost marries a gold digger, but the boys help save him.

Directed by Terence Harrison.

DUCK TALES
1988 - 1989 SPECIALS

Special 002

Time Is Money

November 25, 1988

Scrooge goes back in time to prove ownership of a valuable island, but he goes too far. He accidentally brings Bubba, a cave-duck, and his pet triceratops, Tootsie, back to the present. Once home, Gyro warns Scrooge to return Bubba to his own time or risk changing history.

This special episode was later aired in five parts: Marking Time; The Duck Who Would Be King; Bubba Trubba; Ducks on the Lam [a.k.a. Gone with the Bin]; and Ali Bubba’s Cave.

Directed by Bob Hathcock, James T. Walker, Terrence Harrison, James Mitchell.

120 min.

Special 003

Super DuckTales

March 26, 1989

When the Beagle Boys trick Scrooge into moving his money bin, Scrooge hires a new accountant, Fenton Crackshell, to help count the money while they’re moving it, but the Beagles have also tricked him into buying the land for his new bin from them. Their plan is to blast the bin off the mountain onto Ma Beagle’s land below, which will make the money theirs. Meanwhile Gyro builds a robot guard, but it becomes overprotective and won’t let Scrooge near the money.

This special episode was later aired in five parts: Liquid Assets; Frozen Assets; Full Metal Duck; The Billionaire Beagle Boys Club; and Money to Burn.

120 min. Directed by James T. Walker.

DUCK TALES
1989 SEASON
½-HOUR FORMAT

Episode 061

The Land of Tralla La

September 04, 1989

Scrooge unwittingly devastates a peaceful valley by the seeming innocuous act of dropping a bottle cap.

Based on the story by Carl Barks.

Directed by.

Episode 062

Allowance Day

September 05, 1989

The boys try to trick Scrooge into giving them their allowance early, with unexpected consequences.

Directed by.

Episode 063

Bubbeo and Juliet

September 06, 1989

Bubba becomes involved in an unusual romance when he falls in love with a neighbor.

Directed by.

Episode 064

The Good Muddahs

September 07, 1989

Webby is kidnapped by the Beagle Babes, cousins of the crooks, who want the famed Snowbuggian Crown Jewels.

Directed by.

Episode 065

My Mother the Psychic

September 08, 1989

Fenton’s mother has an accident and suddenly can predict the future. Scrooge and Flintheart try to use her to beat the stock market.

Directed by.

Episode 066

Metal Attraction

September 11, 1989

A robot maid almost destroys Scrooge’s fortune and Gizmoduck.

Directed by.

Episode 067

Dough Ray Me

September 12, 1989

The nephews misuse Gyro’s new matter duplicator, and Duckburg ends up buried in money and in danger of exploding.

Directed by.

Episode 068

Bubba’s Big Brainstorm

September 13, 1989

Gyro invents a thinking cap for Bubba, but no one foresees another change in the caveduck’s personality.

Directed by.

Episode 069

The Big Flub

September 14, 1989

Fenton rushes a new product to market and then has to deal with some unusual side effects.

Directed by.

Episode 070

A Case of Mistaken Secret Identity

September 15, 1989

When Duckburg believes Launchpad is really Gizmoduck, the flyer is happy with the attention until an emergency develops.

Directed by.

Episode 071

Blue Collar Scrooge

September 18, 1989

Scrooge suffers amnesia and gets a job in one of his own factories.

Directed by.

Episode 072

Beaglemania

September 19, 1989

The Beagle Boys end up working for Uncle Scrooge when they win a TV show’s rock-and-roll contest.

Directed by.

Episode 073

Yuppie Ducks

September 20, 1989

When the boys are left in charge of the money bin, they inadvertently lose all of Scrooge’s fortune in bad business deals.

Directed by.

Episode 074

The Bride Wore Stripes

September 21, 1989

Ma Beagle pretends she is married to Uncle Scrooge in an attempt to get half of his fortune.

Directed by.

Episode 075

The Unbreakable Bin

September 22, 1989

Gyro’s unbreakable glass sheathing on the money bin turns out to be breakable – and Magica de Spell knows the secret.

Based on the story by Carl Barks.

Directed by.

Episode 076

Attack of the 50-Foot Webby

September 25, 1989

An accident turns Webby into a giant, and a circus owner tries to kidnap her.

Directed by.

Episode 077

The Masked Mallard

September 26, 1989

Scrooge’s attempt to improve his public image lead to him acting as a superhero, but someone else is framing him for a series of crimes.

Directed by.

Episode 078

A DuckTales Valentine! [a.k.a. Amour or Less]

September 27, 1989

Uncle Scrooge’s search for the lost temple of Aphroducky, the ancient goddess of love, has some unexpected results, when Aphroducky comes to retrieve Cupid’s love arrows.

Directed by.

DUCK TALES
1990 SEASON
½-HOUR FORMAT

Episode 079

Ducky Mountain High

February 09, 1990

Scrooge and Flintheart battle for gold in Canada, with Flintheart turning to the local Beagle Boys for an extra edge.

Directed by.

Episode 080

Attack of the Metal Mites

February 16, 1990

Flintheart’s scientists invent tiny bugs that can eat Scrooge’s money.

Directed by.

Episode 081

The Duck Who Knew Too Much

February 23, 1990

Fenton feigns an ailment to take a vacation, but he doesn’t count on Scrooge’s checking into the same hotel.

Directed by.

Episode 082

New Gizmo-Kids on the Block

March 02, 1990

Mrs. Crackshell accidentally shrinks Gizmoduck’s super suit, and the nephews have trouble controlling it.

Directed by.

Episode 083

Scrooge’s Last Adventure

March 09, 1990

Fenton loses Scrooge’s money in a computer, and the two ducks enter the machine to get it back.

Directed by.

Episode 084

The Golden Goose

March 11, 1990

Scrooge sets chase after the Golden Goose – the world’s “ultimate treasure” – and the world barely escapes being turned into solid gold in the process.

Originally aired in two parts.

60 min. Directed by.

DUCK TALES
 
1987 SPECIAL

Special 004

DuckTales: The Movie Special

August 01, 1990

This preview of the film DuckTales the movie: The Treasure of the Lost Lamp begins with Tracey Gold and Kadeem Hardison showing clips from past DuckTales adventures from television. They then show clips of the new film, which centers on Scrooge’s search for an ancient treasure. The discovery of a genie in a hidden temple leads to unexpected trouble.

30 min. Directed by Adam Small, Barbara Williams.

DUCK TALES
THEATRICAL FEATURE

Feature 214

DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp [DisneyMovietoons]

August 03, 1990

Scrooge McDuck travels to the far ends of the earth in search of the elusive buried treasure of the legendary thief, Collie Baba. With his companions Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Webby, and Launchpad McQuack, Scrooge discovers not only the treasure but also that there's a mysterious madman named Merlock who isout to stop him. The travelers have to return home empty-handed except for an old lamp and discover a genie inside, who grants their wishes. When Merlock and his henchman, Dijon, return, it takes all of Scrooge's ingenuity to thwart them.

74 min. Directed by Bob Hathcock. Animated Feature, Other #01

 

 
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