YMMV: DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp

  • Ass Pull: Just where does one get a magic amulet that grants infinite wishes from a genie anyway?
  • Awesome Music: The soundtrack to the movie by David Newman.
    • And, of course, after a great cinematic score, it's topped off with the show's theme song as we fade to the credits.
  • Cult Classic
  • Ethnic Scrappy: Dijon. Maybe. See Unfortunate Implications.
  • Like You Would Really Do It: Did anyone believe Scrooge was really going to wish for the Genie to be trapped in the lamp forever rather than granting him his freedom?
  • Moral Event Horizon: If he hadn't already, Merlock sails over it when we find out he was responsible for the thousands of deaths at Atlantis and Pompeii. Why? Because he couldn't get reservations for tickets at their resort.
  • Narm: When Webby falls off the staircase as the bin is crumbling it's supposed to be a tense, nail-biting moment. But her eyes go so comically huge and she screams in such an over the top way, it's impossible to take seriously.
  • Older Than They Think: Ever noticed how this movie is similar to Aladdin? Well, that is because the latter took inspiration from this one, along with The Thief and the Cobbler.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Webby's interactions with Scrooge and Genie are either this or genuinely sweet and heartwarming depending on whether a fan considers her The Scrappy or not.
  • Unfortunate Implications: The Nostalgia Critic mentions the character of Dijon may fall into Ethnic Scrappy territory, or at least comes close to it. [1] He then goes on to wonder if this is part of the reason the movie has taken so long to be released on DVD; because Disney were nervous of a backlash.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Oh boy. DuckTales was already famed as one of the most beautifully animated shows of its time and with a movie budget it got taken Up to Eleven with some truly gorgeous animation.
  • What an Idiot: The nephews and Webby have three wishes each, quite literally the power to change the world twelve times over. What do they wish for? A pet, a sundae and to bring a roomful of toys to life. Made even worse when you remember that the triplets probably have dead parents. How big an Idiot Ball would a kid have to hold for their first wish not to be an immediate, 'I wish my parents were still alive!' in that situation.
    • To be fair, Louie does wonder if one of them should wish for 'peace and happiness all over the world' but Genie quickly shoots him down by claiming they're wishes not miracles, whatever that means.
    • It's a valid assumption that genies do not bring the dead back to life. That was also the case in Aladdin.
    • It is possible that the triplets and Webby were used as an example of kids being kids. Their wishes were light and innocent compared to Merlock's, Dijon's, and even Scrooge's first - all of which were greedy. Furthermore, after the triplets learned Genie's past, they made the effort to not let anyone know of his existence, and made simple, playful wishes so as not to add to an already-existing trauma.
  • The Woobie: The Genie was enslaved by Merlock, who forced him to do horrible things and left him traumatized even centuries later.
    • Scrooge of all people becomes one near the end of the movie when he loses all of his fortune as well as everything he ever owned to Dijon.
    Scrooge: Wiped out, with a wish...