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Duck Tales

1 9 8 7 – 1 9 9 0 (USA)
100 x 23 minute episodes

Duck Tales was the first Disney cartoon to be produced for syndication on television.

The studio gambled that a larger investment into quality animation could be made back through syndication. The gamble paid off and it became the first programme to dethrone He-Man from its top rating spot.

The series was funny enough for children who warmed to the young adventure-prone ducks Huey, Dewey and Louie, and savvy enough for parents, who could appreciate touches like Uncle Scrooge McDuck being interviewed for a television show called Lifestyles Of The Filthy Rich.

Its bright animation was higher in quality than many cartoon features, especially the typical low-rent television cartoon.

Duck Tales invaded the big screen in 1991 with pleasing results in Duck Tales: The Movie – an Indiana Jones-style adventure involving a magic lamp and a genie.

Uncle Scrooge McDuck
Alan Young
Russi Taylor
Russi Taylor
Russi Taylor
Chuck McCann
Launchpad McQuack
Terence McGovern
Bigtime Beagle
Frank Welker
Gyro Gearloose
Hal Smith