History WesternAnimation / Ducktales

15th Sep '16 6:32:07 PM HeroGal2347
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** The reaction to Scrooge's treatment of Bubba upon returning to the present. While Bubba does cause some misfortune, he is a caveman and a little kid who honestly doesn't know any better.
** Huey, Dewey, and Louie are also shocked when Scrooge abandons Launchpad to a dragon to get the Golden Fleece.

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** "Time is Money": The reaction to Scrooge's treatment of Bubba upon returning to the present. While Bubba does cause some misfortune, he is a caveman and a little kid who honestly doesn't know any better.
** "The Golden Fleecing": Huey, Dewey, and Louie are also shocked when Scrooge steals the Golden Fleece and abandons Launchpad to a dragon to get away with it.
** "Duck to
the Golden Fleece. Future": After returning to his time, Scrooge calls his nephews out for the corrupt business decisions they made in an attempt to follow Scrooge's advice about finding a way to cut costs.
15th Sep '16 8:34:15 AM rafi
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* AwesomeMusic: And we're ''not'' only talking the unforgettable [[EarWorm theme song]]. It's a shame the show's soundtrack by Ron Jones (Star Trek) was never released as an album. Thankfully though, kind souls have uploaded decent samples of it on Youtube, like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljehyUx6NaM&index=2&list=PL157778B96D2F6EA8 this]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naUNFXPbLnU&list=PL157778B96D2F6EA8&index=6 this]]. Timeless good music.
15th Sep '16 6:38:16 AM ScrewySqrl
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The show was considered a great risk at a time when big budgets simply were not devoted to made-for-tv animation. Investing in high-quality animation and music and planning on a future in syndication? Hah, ItWillNeverCatchOn! Of course, Disney has a tradition of [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs crazy projects becoming huge successes]], and ''[=DuckTales=]'' proved to be no exception. It's considered a breakthrough in the industry, paving the way for the higher-quality, higher-budgeted shows in western animation. With 100 episodes over three seasons, ''[=DuckTales=]'' was notably one of the longest-lived of Disney's television cartoons (its predecessor, ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', lasted for twice as many seasons, but only 65 episodes total). It spun off [[TheMovie a theatrical film]] in 1990, titled ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp''. Also, the show's two video game adaptation on the Creator/{{Nintendo}} Entertainment System, like many other Disney-based games developed by Capcom, were examples of [[SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames truly good licensed games]]. See ''VideoGame.DuckTales'' for the tropes they give examples to. A remake of the original was developed by WayForward Games and released in 2013.

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The show was considered a great risk at a time when big budgets simply were not devoted to made-for-tv animation. It was also Treasure Hunting High Adventure with nary a gun in sight at a time when violent series Franchise/GIJoe and {{Franchise/Transformers}} were the top TV shows. Investing in high-quality animation and music and planning on a future in syndication? syndication, with almost no violence? Hah, ItWillNeverCatchOn! Of course, Disney has a tradition of [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs crazy projects becoming huge successes]], and ''[=DuckTales=]'' proved to be no exception. It's considered a breakthrough in the industry, paving the way for the higher-quality, higher-budgeted shows in western animation. With 100 episodes over three seasons, ''[=DuckTales=]'' was notably one of the longest-lived of Disney's television cartoons (its predecessor, ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', lasted for twice as many seasons, but only 65 episodes total). It spun off [[TheMovie a theatrical film]] in 1990, titled ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp''. Also, the show's two video game adaptation on the Creator/{{Nintendo}} Entertainment System, like many other Disney-based games developed by Capcom, were examples of [[SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames truly good licensed games]]. See ''VideoGame.DuckTales'' for the tropes they give examples to. A remake of the original was developed by WayForward Games and released in 2013.
11th Sep '16 12:50:19 AM rafi
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* BroughtDownToNormal: Gladstone by Magica de Spell in "Dime Enough For Luck"... which, if you're at all familiar with [[LuckyBastard the Gladstone of the comics]], is ''incredibly'' satisfying.

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* BroughtDownToNormal: Gladstone by Magica de Spell in "Dime Enough For Luck"... which, if you're at all familiar with [[LuckyBastard [[{{Jerkass}} the Gladstone of the comics]], is ''incredibly'' satisfying.
30th Aug '16 3:00:04 PM BatmanKalEl
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* AbsenteeActor: Scrooge notably does not appear at all in three episodes of the series: "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E45Superdoo Superdoo!]]", "Sir Gyro de Gearloose", and "Launchpad's Civil War". Huey, Dewey, and Louie missed about 7-8 episodes total in the series.
** In addition, there are episodes where Launchpad, Mrs. Beakley, and Webby are absent.
** Neither Bubba the Cave Duck or Fenton Crackshell/Gizmoduck appear in the movie and no explanation is given for their absence.
30th Aug '16 11:38:40 AM HeroGal2347
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* BewareTheSillyOnes:
** Fenton Crackshell is a henpecked MommasBoy who tends to get the worst of it in most of his appearances...until he puts his surprising cleverness, determination, and the Gizmosuit to work, at which point it becomes evident why he gets called an {{expy}} of Robocop.
** Launchpad [=McQuack=] could sometimes be dismissed as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} and a [[TheDitz ditz]], but under pressure ([[PapaWolf such as when the boys are threatened]]), he reveals himself as more clever than is immediately apparent and capable and courageous enough to be genuinely heroic.
22nd Aug '16 2:27:37 PM Shippudentimes
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* LimitedAnimation: In the very early episodes, some of the character models very noticeably moved 1 to 2 frames per second, to the point they looked like they were in slow motion, in stark contrast with the lavish background and opening animations.
16th Aug '16 10:40:26 PM HeroGal2347
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** "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E11Scroogerello Scroogerello]]": Scroogerello cries after Princess Goldie is kidnapped by his wicked stepfamil. As the tears run down, he promises that [[IWillFindYou he will find her.]]
** A version crossed with TearsOfJoy in "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E12TopDuck Top Duck]]", when a few tears run down [[WellDoneSonGuy Launchpad's]] face after his family ''finally'' succeeds in getting across that they're not ashamed of, and are in fact, very proud of him.

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** "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E11Scroogerello Scroogerello]]": Scroogerello cries after Princess Goldie is kidnapped by his wicked stepfamil.stepfamily. As the tears run down, he promises that [[IWillFindYou he will find her.]]
** A version crossed with TearsOfJoy in "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E12TopDuck Top Duck]]", Duck]]": A version crossed with TearsOfJoy when a few tears run down [[WellDoneSonGuy Launchpad's]] face after his family ''finally'' succeeds in getting across that they're not ashamed of, and are in fact, very proud of him.
16th Aug '16 7:30:58 PM HeroGal2347
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* ManlyTears: The heroes were not above crying if the situation called for it:
** "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E11Scroogerello Scroogerello]]": Scroogerello cries after Princess Goldie is kidnapped by his wicked stepfamil. As the tears run down, he promises that [[IWillFindYou he will find her.]]
** A version crossed with TearsOfJoy in "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E12TopDuck Top Duck]]", when a few tears run down [[WellDoneSonGuy Launchpad's]] face after his family ''finally'' succeeds in getting across that they're not ashamed of, and are in fact, very proud of him.
** "[[Recap/DuckTalesTheGoldenGoose The Golden Goose]]": Scrooge breaks down in tears when he comes downstairs and finds Huey, Dewey,and Louie, who have been turned to gold by the Beagle Boys during a robbery.
11th Aug '16 11:30:21 AM loracarol
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* BadassBoast: played with with Launchpad: If it's got wings,[[CaptainCrash I can crash it"]].

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* BadassBoast: played Played with with Launchpad: If it's got wings,[[CaptainCrash wings, [[CaptainCrash I can crash it"]].



* BrokeEpisode: Even the Richest Duck in the World can't buy his way out of this trope. Scrooge McDuck loses all his possessions on a technicality, leaving him and his family to eke out a living on the streets. Scrooge even has a nightmare about a ''Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous'' parody covering his dire straits. Fortunately, Scrooge manages to get his assets back by the end of the episode by fulfilling the contract that had cost him his fortune.

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* BrokeEpisode: Even the Richest Duck in the World can't buy his way out of this trope. Scrooge McDuck [=McDuck=] loses all his possessions on a technicality, leaving him and his family to eke out a living on the streets. Scrooge even has a nightmare about a ''Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous'' parody covering his dire straits. Fortunately, Scrooge manages to get his assets back by the end of the episode by fulfilling the contract that had cost him his fortune.
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