Starring: Alan Young as Scrooge McDuck (voice) Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck (voice) Corey Burton as Ludwig Von Drake (voice) Hamilton Camp as Fenton Crackshell a.k.a. Gizmoduck (voice) Peter Cullen as Bankjob Beagle/Admiral Grimmace (voice) Brian Cummings as Doofus Drake/Bebop Beagle (voice) Miriam Flynn as Gandra Dee (voice) June Foray as Mrs. Featherby/Ma Beagle/Magica De Spell (voice) Kathleen Freeman as Mrs. Crackshell (voice) Joan Gerber as Betina Beakley/Glittering Goldie (voice) Chuck McCann as Duckworth/Burger Beagle/Bouncer Beagle (voice) Terence McGovern as Launchpad McQuack/Babyface Beagle (voice) Rob Paulsen as Gladstone Gander (voice) Will Ryan as Black Pete (voice) Hal Smith as Gyro Gearloose/Flintheart Glomgold (voice) Russi Taylor as Huey Duck/Dewey Duck/Louie Duck/Webbigail Vanderquack (voice) Frank Welker as Bubba Duck/Bigtime Beagle/Baggy Beagle/The Phantom Blot (voice)
Special Features: None
Other Info: Fullscreen (1.33:1) Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono Sound Running Time: 618 Minutes
Synopsis: DuckTales originally aired from 1987 to 1990. The following is from the DVD cover:
“The world’s wealthiest duck brings his high-flying escapades home to DVD with DuckTales. Scrooge McDuck has a nose for business that leads him to the far corners of the world, but even this tycoon has his hands full when nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie join the fun. Joined by their loyal pals Launchpad McQuack, Gyro Gearloose, Mrs. Beakley, and Webby Vanderquack, the DuckTales gang never fails to deliver a wealth of adventure. Whether searching for the Fountain of Youth, traveling back in time to the days of King Arthur’s Round Table, or being accidentally launched into outer space — you can always bank on Scrooge and the boys to keep the thrills coming. Get ready for a fortune of fun with some of the most memorable DuckTales episodes ever on 3 discs. It’s a feather-raising quack-up that you and your family will treasure.”
DuckTales is not rated.
The Series: When my family lived overseas in the late 80’s, my grandmother would tape shows and mail them to us to watch. DuckTales was one of those shows. It was primarily for my sisters, but I was glad to watch anything that was in English. Even though I was well out of the target audience for this show, I found it entertaining. The stories were pretty good and the animation was well done. The result was a decent animated show. So I was curious to see what my kids would think of it. They sat down and watched a couple of episodes intently, so that proved to me that the show has what it takes to entertain even kids today. If you need to keep a kid busy for 618 minutes, this will do the trick.
The Extras: There are no bonus features included on this DVD.
The Bottom Line: DuckTales should please animation fans, Disney fans, and kids that enjoy cartoons.