A Miss Mallard Mystery is a Chinese-Canadian Animated Adaptation of the children's book series of the same name by Cinar and the Shanghai Animation Film Studio.
Miss Marjorie Mallard is a famous, globe-trotting duck who is known for her mystery-solving escapades. With the help of her nephew, Willard Widgeon, Miss Mallard gets to the bottom of all cases, exposes the criminal mastermind, and puts them securely behind bars.
The series was released on September 4th, 2000. It ran until September 19th, 2001.
A Miss Mallard Mystery contains examples of:
- Alliterative Name: The protagonist is named Miss Marjorie Mallard.
- Miss Mallard's nephew is named Willard Widgeon.
- The Amazon: The pilot episode, "Lost in the Amazon", involves Miss Mallard and Willard going on a trek through the rainforest.
- Animated Adaptation
- Headless Horseman: In one episode, "Dig To Disaster", Miss Mallard, Willard, and Harold Scoter go to an ancient city said to be haunted by a headless duck riding around on the back of a warthog. Said headless duck turns out to be Harold Scoter, or rather Heraldo Scotari, posing as the headless duck to scare them off so he could continue to loot the city.
- "Scooby-Doo" Hoax: A great many of the mysteries Miss Mallard solves involves someone dressing up as some sort of monster.
- The Shangrila: Sagahappy in "Danger In Tibet" is a paradise in the Himilayan Mountains.
- Thriller on the Express: The episode "Express Train To Trouble" is set on the Nile Express, and involves the disappearance of a passenger after an ancient Egyptian artifact is brought on board.
- Traumatic Superpower Awakening: The episode "Rickshaw to Horror" is about a man being run over by a rickshaw (which the driver is left upset about) and gaining the ability to predict disasters. Said disasters were just a distraction so he could organize the theft of a priceless gemstone.