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    Season One: Might Solve a Mystery... 

Huey, Dewey, and Louie Duck, the mischievous nephews of Donald Duck, are taken to be babysat by their obscenely rich uncle Scrooge McDuck at his manor. There, they meet Webby Vanderquack and learn that their family has an insatiable thirst for adventure. The triplets, Donald, Scrooge, Webby, her grandmother Bentina Beakley, and Scrooge’s driver/pilot Launchpad McQuack quickly form a new family unit who go around the world, finding lost treasures and tangling with Scrooge’s enemies like Flintheart Glomgold and Ma Beagle. As the family carries on their adventuring, Dewey discovers a lead on the whereabouts of their long-lost mother Della, and as a lunar eclipse draws near, will the mystery of Della prove to be the undoing of the new family?

  1. "Woo-oo!": Donald Duck reluctantly leaves his nephews with his estranged uncle, Scrooge McDuck, while he goes to a job interview. After they help him renew his thirst for adventure, Scrooge takes the boys and their new friend Webby on a mission to find the Jewel of Atlantis, unaware that Donald has been hired by Scrooge's rival, Flintheart Glomgold, who is also after the jewel. (The second half of the episode has also been re-released as "Escape To/From Atlantis!")
  2. "Daytrip of Doom!": The boys take Webby to Funso's Fun Zone and have a dangerous encounter with the Beagle Boys.
  3. "The Great Dime Chase!": Louie accidentally spends Scrooge's "number-one dime" and turns to Gyro Gearloose's newest invention to get it back. Meanwhile, Dewey and Webby go to the McDuck archives to uncover the truth about Della Duck. (Episode 4 in production order)
  4. "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!": Webby meets a mysterious new friend named Lena, and when the two crash Ma Beagle's birthday party, they'll have to fight their way through Beagle turf to get back home. (Episode 5 in production order; later re-released as "The Beagle Birthday Breakout!")
  5. "Terror of the Terra-Firmians!": Huey and Webby's disagreement over the existence of a mythic species leads the kids to explore an eerie abandoned subway tunnel, while Mrs. Beakley grows suspicious of Lena. (Episode 9 in production order.)
  6. "The House of the Lucky Gander!": Donald competes with his cousin Gladstone Gander to impress Louie at a mysterious resort in Macaw (the Duckverse version of Macau), while Scrooge tries to lure the kids away from the resort's endless distractions to go treasure hunting.
  7. "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!": Huey competes with Dewey for a coveted internship with Duckburg's newest tech billionaire, Mark Beaks, while Scrooge and Glomgold team up to take this new competitor down.
  8. "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!": In a lost pyramid, Louie interprets a pharaoh's prophecy to his advantage, forcing Scrooge and Launchpad to convince a group of living mummies to rescue him.
  9. "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!": Scrooge and Huey are determined to be the first to set foot atop an impossible summit, but the snow-capped mountain holds a treacherous secret that tests both their willpower and survival skills. (Episode 3 in production order)
  10. "The Spear of Selene!": Donald is dragged into a feud between Scrooge and Zeus, while Dewey and Webby search for an artifact that may provide the truth about Dewey’s mother. (Episode 11 in production order)
  11. "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!": Brilliant young scientist Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera is recruited by Launchpad, who feels menaced by tech genius Mark Beaks' newest invention. (Episode 13 in production order)
  12. "The Missing Links of Moorshire!": While accompanying Scrooge during his annual Duckburg Billionaires Club Golf Invitational against Glomgold, the gang gets transported to a mystical golf course that they must complete in order to return home. (Episode 12 in production order)
  13. "McMystery at McDuck McManor!": It's Scrooge's birthday, and everyone but the triplets leave to let Scrooge celebrate alone. However, Huey plans an elaborate birthday party. But when Scrooge mysteriously disappears and all the doors lock, it becomes a mystery to find out who did it. (Episode 10 in production order)
  14. "Jaw$!": The kids and Launchpad work together to capture a mystical money shark while Scrooge attempts to better his public image with a televised interview. (Episode 15 in production order)
  15. "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!": Scrooge re-teams with his conniving ex-partner and old flame, Goldie O’Gilt, to find a long-lost golden lagoon, but Glomgold has other plans. (Episode 16 in production order)
  16. "Day of the Only Child!": When Dewey invents a holiday that allows the triplets to be only children for a day, each realizes they need their brothers more than they thought. (Episode 14 in production order)
  17. "From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22!": Webby learns how Scrooge and Mrs. Beakley first met while she helps Scrooge rescue her granny from the clutches of rival spy Black Heron.
  18. "Who is Gizmoduck?!": As Fenton figures out how to be a hero, Mark Beaks offers to hire Gizmoduck and help him defend all of Duckburg. (Episode 20 in production order)
  19. "The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck!": Lena’s loyalties are tested when Magica forces her to lead Webby on a raid to a facility full of Scrooge’s most dangerous artifacts to find his #1 Dime. (Episode 19 in production order)
  20. "Sky the Sky!": Feeling ignored, Dewey finds a new family: a band of singing and dancing pirates looking to rob Scrooge blind. (Episode 18 in production order)
  21. "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!": On a family trip to Clan McDuck's ancestral castle, Dewey tries to hide the truth about his mom as his brothers search for family secrets.
  22. "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!": Stuck on a precarious peak, the kids secretly search the plane for the final clue about Della's mysterious disappearance.
  23. "The Shadow War Part I: The Night of De Spell!": Magica de Spell is close to exacting revenge on Scrooge, so the family races against time to plan a dangerous rescue mission to save Scrooge and the city.
  24. "The Shadow War Part II: The Day of the Ducks!" Conclusion of the above story. The two episodes originally aired as a one hour episode, simply called “The Shadow War!”.

    Season Two: ...or Rewrite History! 

The Ducks continue their adventures around the world as Louie sets out to become a successful billionaire, following in his Uncle Scrooge’s footsteps. As the family solves problems old and new, Glomgold makes a bet in his grandest scheme to defeat Scrooge yet, and a lost loved one on the Moon trying to get back home may spell the end of the Earth itself!

  1. "The Most Dangerous Game...Night!": A game night is anything but relaxing as the family faces shrink rays, a barbaric civilization, and an unhealthy level of competitiveness.
  2. "The Depths of Cousin Fethry!": Huey and Dewey are led on an adventure by their distant cousin Fethry, who takes them to the depths of Scrooge's deep-sea laboratory.
  3. "The Ballad of Duke Baloney!": After his disappearance, Glomgold resurfaces as anything but his ever-scheming self, while Louie and Webby try to uncover the truth about who is Duke Baloney.
  4. "The Town Where Everyone Was Nice!": Donald reunites with his band, The Three Caballeros, while the family takes in the sights of a Brazilian town with a dark secret.
  5. "Storkules in Duckburg!": Louie recruits Storkules for his professional monster extermination business, while Storkules faces his greatest challenge: being Donald's roommate.
  6. "Last Christmas!": In a nod to "Mickey's Christmas Carol", Scrooge avoids the pressures of the holidays by traveling back in time with a trio of fun-loving ghosts to crash history's greatest Christmas parties instead, until one helps him see what the holiday is really about. Meanwhile, time-lost Dewey teams up with a young Donald Duck to find his mom on Christmas.
  7. "What Ever Happened to Della Duck?!": We know what happened to Della Duck and the Spear of Selene. But what actually happened to her? This episode is the first to focus solely on Della, showing her struggles and efforts to try to find a way to get back to her kids on Earth.
  8. "Treasure of the Found Lamp!": As the boys track a missing artifact across Duckburg, Scrooge and Webby stall the warrior looking for it with a phony quest. (Episode 9 in production order)
  9. "The Outlaw Scrooge McDuck!": In The Old West, Scrooge and Goldie form a band of outlaws and stage a heist to save a small town from corrupt businessman John D. Rockerduck. (Episode 10 in production order)
  10. "The 87 Cent Solution!": The kids must stop Scrooge's unhealthy obsession with a few missing coins to keep him from becoming the next Glomgold. (Episode 11 in production order)
  11. "The Golden Spear!": As Della rebuilds her ship, Penumbra becomes convinced Della's planning an attack. Meanwhile, Donald's nap keeps getting interrupted by adventure. (Episode 12 in production order)
  12. "Nothing Can Stop Della Duck!": Della Duck has faced every danger the moon has to offer to reunite with her family, but her greatest challenge is one she might not be able to fight her way out of. (Episode 13 in production order)
  13. "Raiders of the Doomsday Vault!": Dewey tries to prove himself by exploring a frozen fortress in search of a money tree seed, but Glomgold has kidnapped Scrooge in order to find it first. (Episode 14 in production order)
  14. "Friendship Hates Magic!": Stuck as a shadow, Lena tries to protect Webby from her suspicious new friend Violet during a supernatural sleepover. (Episode 8 in production order)
  15. "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!": With Huey and Webby's help, Fenton woos a punk rock scientist, only to discover her dangerous plans for Gizmoduck.
  16. "The Duck Knight Returns!": When Scrooge and Dewey make a gritty Darkwing Duck movie, Launchpad teams up with the original Darkwing to stop it.
  17. "What Ever Happened to Donald Duck?!": Donald and Penumbra must break out of a Moon Prison and send a warning to Earth about a looming invasion; Dewey and Webby uncover a sinister conspiracy targeting their family. (Episode 18 in production order)
  18. "Happy Birthday, Doofus Drake!": Louie teams with Goldie to scam their way through Doofus's dangerous party, while Huey pushes himself out of his comfort zone in his favorite online game. (Episode 17 in production order)
  19. "A Nightmare on Killmotor Hill!": The kids are pulled into a world made of their wildest dreams; Lena's worst nightmare comes true, as Magica De Spell returns to reclaim what's hers.
  20. "The Golden Armory of Cornelius Coot!": Webby leads the kids in a race against the Beagles to find a secret treasure while hiding a secret of her own; Della is forced to teach Launchpad how to actually fly a plane.
  21. "Timephoon!": When Louie uses Gyro’s Time Tub to steal lost treasures from the past, a mysterious storm in the present sends all of space and time crashing down onto the mansion.
  22. "GlomTales!": Glomgold forms his own team made up of all of Scrooge’s greatest villains to defeat Scrooge’s family once and for all.
  23. "The Richest Duck in the World!": Louie, Scrooge and Owlson must escape from an unstoppable monster cursed to hunt down and destroy the richest duck in the world.
  24. "Moonvasion!" (Two-part finale): The Moon invades Duckburg, forcing Scrooge to join forces with an unlikely ally in an effort to save Earth; Della and the kids search the globe for reinforcements.

    Season Three: A World of Adventure! 

The notorious criminal organization F.O.W.L. has emerged from the shadows, seeking to end the Ducks’ adventuring once and for all, and what’s worse is that the Ducks don’t even know of the evil lurking beneath their beaks. As they search for a series of missing artifacts, the Ducks must get tougher, smarter, and sharper than ever if they are to survive the most dangerous adventure of their lives!

  1. "Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!": Huey races against Violet in a challenge to be named Senior Junior Woodchuck. Scrooge and the family search for a secret Woodchuck treasure.
  2. "Quack Pack!": The family is not quite itself as it soon discovers the planned family photo shoot might just be a part of a bigger wish gone wrong.
  3. "Double-O-Duck in You Only Crash Twice!": A spy video game turns dangerously real as Launchpad and Dewey must stop F.O.W.L. Agent Steelbeak’s plan to destroy Duckburg.
  4. "The Lost Harp of Mervana!": The family join a zen mermaid society to find a Missing Mystery, but Louie is convinced the seemingly innocent mermaids have a villainous agenda of their own.
  5. "Louie's Eleven!": Louie plans a break-in at a high-class party so the Three Caballeros can play as Donald tries to get past the party's no-nonsense planner.
  6. "Astro B.O.Y.D.!": Gyro, Fenton and Huey take a malfunctioning B.O.Y.D. back to the lab where he was created in Japan, but as Huey bonds with the robot boy, a secret from Gyro’s past threatens to destroy the city and Gizmoduck.
  7. "The Rumble for Ragnarok!": Dewey must embrace his inner heel to beat beloved Viking wrestling champ Jormungandr.
  8. "The Phantom and the Sorceress!": When a mysterious magic thief arrives in Duckburg, Lena must confront her past and team with her treacherous aunt, Magica.
  9. "They Put a Moonlander on the Earth!": Webby sets out to prove to a homesick Penumbra that Earth can be a lot of fun by riding Glomgold's newest gift to Duckburg, the suspicious Flintferris Glomwheel.
  10. "The Trickening!": The kids forego their usual trick-or-treat path and instead take on the most haunted house in Duckburg, while Launchpad confronts ghosts from the past.
  11. "The Forbidden Fountain of the Foreverglades!": Scrooge and Goldie O'Gilt are turned into teenagers as they race Rockerduck to the Fountain of Youth, while the boys' sibling rivalry uncovers danger at a spring break hotel.
  12. "Let's Get Dangerous!" (Two-part episode): Darkwing Duck gains an unlikely sidekick as he uncovers a dark conspiracy tied to the Missing Mysteries and one of Scrooge's employees.
  13. "Escape from the Impossibin!": With F.O.W.L. at their heels, Scrooge tests out the Money Bin's new security system on Louie and Della, while Beakley and Webby train the others from an enemy attack.
  14. "The Split Sword of Swanstatine!": The kids pair off to find the missing pieces of a mystical sword hidden throughout a marketplace unless F.O.W.L. gets to them first.
  15. "New Gods on the Block!": The kids try to prove themselves by auditioning to take Zeus’s place amongst the Greek gods, while Storkules interferes with Donald and Daisy’s date.
  16. "The First Adventure!": Scrooge is forced to babysit young Donald and Della as they go on their first adventure to find a powerful artifact, unaware that Bradford is taking on this mission personally.
  17. "The Fight for Castle McDuck!": A bitter feud between Scrooge and his sister, Matilda, spreads to the rest of the family as Phantom Blot attempts to steal a priceless artifact and destroy Castle McDuck once and for all.
  18. "How Santa Stole Christmas!": Scrooge teams up with his archrival, Santa Claus, to save Christmas, while Webby discovers the true history behind their infamous feud.
  19. "Beaks in the Shell!": Huey struggles to keep Fenton and Gandra’s top-secret experiment (and their relationship) hidden from the world. But Mark Beaks is desperate for one last gizmo to steal.
  20. "The Lost Cargo of Kit Cloudkicker!": Della, Huey, and Dewey recruit a showboating pilot to take them to an island full of monsters, while F.O.W.L. waits patiently in the shadows.
  21. "The Life and Crimes of Scrooge McDuck!": In a mystical karmic court, Scrooge's enemies accuse him of making them evil.
  22. "The Last Adventure!" (Three-part finale): The family must stop F.O.W.L.'s plot to end their adventures once and for all.

    This Duckburg Life (Podcast) 
  • See here for tropes surrounding the podcast.
  1. "Adventure Calls": A series of memos on Launchpad's answering machine. Dewie and Louie are briefly kidnapped among other things.
  2. "Narratron 3000": Gyro has a new invention: a mind reading helmet. It turns evil.
  3. "Louie Sells Out": Huey's planned podcast revolving around his study of the Duckburg Bark Beetle gets derailed when Louie reveals he sold several ad spots for the episode.
  4. "Ghost Library": Scrooge takes the kids on an adventure to a ghost of a library, containing spiritual books that were imagined but never written, in search of an imaginary map to the world's greatest treasure.
  5. "The Framing of Flintheart Glomgold": A release of sharks from drones onto Scrooge's new Waterpark has Glomgold as the main suspect, and he is quickly arrested. However, he protests that he is innocent of this attack, and ask for Huey's help in clear his name.
  6. "Out to Lunch": Launchpad's daily routine is disrupted when his usual drive thru restaurant is replaced with a sushi restaurant. As a result he meets a new friend.
  7. "Beagle Day": Louie and Webby go undercover at a Beagle Boy festival to recover Scrooge's hat (with the deed to Duckburg in it) that Louie "misplaced".

  1. "Meet Scrooge!": Scrooge tries to stop Louie from meddling with an old grandfather clock that's actually a time machine.
  2. "Meet Huey!": Huey sets up a tent in the woods and encounters a sasquatch.
  3. "Meet Webby Vanderquack!": Webby and Dewey compete for a jar of cookies.
  4. "Meet Launchpad McQuack!": Launchpad writes a note to the driver of a car he damaged.
  5. "Meet Beakley!": As Mrs. Beakley cleans the McDuck mansion, the children get attacked by a bedsheet ghost.
  6. "Donald's Birthday": Donald gets a birthday cake from Scrooge, with a Promethean Candle that's impossible to put out.
  7. "The Lost Key of Tralla La": Scrooge and the children have an adventure in a crumbling temple, plus more excitement during and after the trip home.
  8. "The World's Longest Deathtrap": A 5-part series of shorts released on the Disney Channel Youtube channel. The first part was released on May 28, 2018 with each following part released over the next 4 Sundays.
  9. "Dewey Dew Night": Started out as a follow-up short to "Day of the Only Child", where Dewey has invited Webby to participate in his improvised talk show. Ran for four online shorts.
  10. "Webby Reacts To...": A multi-part web-series where Webby watches and reacts to other Disney shows, streaming them on Louie's phone.
  11. "Haunted Mansion": A crossover short that involves the triplets and Webby exploring the Haunted Mansion in the Twilight Zone of Terror, and getting spooked by the Hatbox Ghost. Done with live-action models and sets.
  12. "DuckFAILS": A three-part web-series where the main cast pulls pranks on each other and experience some unfortunate pratfalls. Done with live-action models and sets.
  13. "Disney Theme Song Takeover": Multiple series get their theme songs taken over by someone other than the usual singer. DuckTales has two versions, one with Launchpad and one with Glomgold.note