DuckTales—Season 2

7.5 Overall Score
Story: 7/10
Acting: 8/10
Visuals: 8/10

More Ducktales, GizmoDuck

Unfortunately a short season


Scrooge just can’t hold on to his money!

Scrooge McDuck’s fortune has been threatened again!  First, he finds himself on a time-travelling adventure in a race against time to beat Flintheart Glomgold to a fortune…but a caveduck named Bubba and his dinosaur Tootsie could cost Scrooge his fortune.  Plus, Scrooge faces off against the Beagle Boys again…and finds that his new security guard GizmoDuck could be less helpful than Gyro Gearloose intended.

DuckTales—Season 2 actually was originally presented as two feature movie specials DuckTales:  Time Is Money (originally airing November 24, 1988) and DuckTales:  Super DuckTales which aired on The Magical World of Disney on December 9, 1988.  The movies were then cut into five individual episodes (making up DuckTales episodes #66-75).  The episodes have been released on DVD as part of DuckTales—Volume 3 which also included the end of DuckTales—Season 1.


GizmoDuck…love him or hate him?

This “season” of DuckTales had a lot of big DuckTales moments despite coming late in the series’ run.  The two stories introduced Bubba Duck and Tootsie who became another of Scrooge’s adopted clan and GizmoDuck (aka Fenton Crackshell) who was played as a superhero in the DuckTales world.  GizmoDuck went on to appear in episodes of Darkwing Duck along with Launchpad.

The quality of DuckTales is quite high.  For a daily cartoon, DuckTales was a lot better than the standard cartoon.  With known characters like Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, the show does a good job capturing the Disney magic and not cheapening the brand by using bad animation.

DuckTales was a great series and tons of fun.  I prefer the individual episodes to these longer episodes, but I’ll take any DuckTales I can get.  Unfortunately, Disney has not released the last two seasons (or 25 episodes) and as of now DuckTales—Volume 4 is not planned for release (why…I don’t know).

DuckTales—Season 2 Complete Episode Guide:


“Time Is Money: Making Time”

2.1       Time Is Money:  Marking Time (Episode #66) Airdate:  11/24/88

Scrooge’s discovery of a diamond mine leads to an attack by Glomgold.  Glomgold blows up the island to claim the mine for himself and Scrooge must try to travel back in time to stop the explosion.  When Launchpad accidentally sends the group back too far, Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Launchpad meet a young caveduck named Bubba and his dinosaur Tootsie.


“Time Is Money: The Duck Who Would Be King”

2.2       Time Is Money:  The Duck Who Would Be King (Episode #67) Airdate:  11/24/88

Launchpad, Huey, Dewey, Louie, Bubba, Tootsie, and Scrooge are lost in time.  When they arrive in Feudal Japan, Bubba is mistaken for the Great One.  As Launchpad and his nephews try to fix the time machine, Scrooge and Bubba learn that they are facing bandits who raid the city.


“Time Is Money: Bubba Trubba”

2.3       Time Is Money:  Bubba Trubba (Episode #68) Airdate:  11/24/88

Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Launchpad return to the future but learn that Bubba and Tootsie might be costing him his fortune.  While Gyro tries to repair the time machine to return Bubba and Tootsie to the past, Glomgold and the Beagle Boys wonder if Bubba can be used to reclaim their hold on the diamond mine.


“Time Is Money: Ducks on the Lam”

2.4       Time Is Money:  Ducks on the Lam (Episode #69) Airdate:  11/24/88

Thanks to Bubba, the Beagle Boys have control of Scrooge’s money bin to the Beagle Boys.  Glomgold realizes that without access to his money, Scrooge cannot pay for the diamond mine, and now Scrooge must find a way to break into his own money bin.  When the Beagle Boys and Glomgold frame Scrooge as an imposter, Scrooge is targeted for arrest.


“Time Is Money: Ali Bubba’s Cave”

2.5       Time Is Money:  Ali Bubba’s Cave (Episode #70) Airdate:  11/24/88

Bubba’s been sent back in time, and Glomgold and the Beagle Boys have taken over Scrooge’s mine to prevent him from paying his debt.  Scrooge must make his way through the tunnels of the island to try to get his payment back in time.


“Super DuckTales: Liquid Assets”

2.6       Super DuckTales:  Liquid Assets (Episode #71) Airdate:  03/26/89

The Beagle Boys change interstate development plans to force Scrooge to move his Money Bin.  Now, Scrooge must find a way to move his money and hires accountant Fenton Crackshell to help him do it.  With the Beagle Boys secretly trying to get the money, Fenton hides the money in Lake Dobegone…with disastrous results!


“Super DuckTales: Frozen Assets”

2.7       Super DuckTales:  Frozen Assets (Episode #72) Airdate:  03/26/89

Lake Dobegone’s dam has broken due to Fenton, and the Beagle Boys have their hands on Scrooge’s fortune.  When Fenton gets the idea to freeze the lake, Scrooge lift the frozen money to safety.  Scrooge must find a better way to guard to his Money Bin, and Gyro creates the ultimate security guard…which is a bit too good.  Plus, Fenton finds he’s lost Scrooge’s #1 Dime…which falls into the Beagle Boys hands.  When Gyro creates GizmoDuck, Fenton discovers he’s the world’s newest hero.


“Super DuckTales: Full Metal Duck”

2.8       Super DuckTales:  Full Metal Duck (Episode #73) Airdate:  03/26/89

Fenton has Scrooge’s #1 Dime back as GizmoDuck but now he must defeat the robot defending Scrooge’s Money Bin.  With GizmoDuck gaining popularity, the Beagle Boys decide that they must work around him…but when Fenton finds the suit isn’t working, he must find a way to stop the Beagle Boys.  Ma Beagle finds GizmoDuck’s instructions, and she realizes she has a means to make her dreams come true!


“Super DuckTales: The Billionaire Beagle Boys Club”

2.9       Super DuckTales:  The Billionaire Beagle Boys Club (Episode #74) Airdate:  03/26/89

The Beagle Boys are controlling GizmoDuck and have used him to capture Scrooge’s Money Bin.  With Ma Beagle holding Scrooge’s money, Scrooge and his family find themselves on the street when Ma Beagle buys his mansion.  Huey, Dewey, and Louie find the reason behind GizmoDuck’s behavior and try to find the evidence to prove the Beagle Boys guilt…leading to Scrooge being imprisoned.


“Super DuckTales: Money to Burn”

2.10     Super DuckTales:  Money to Burn (Episode #75) Airdate:  03/26/89

GizmoDuck has freed Scrooge, but now Scrooge’s Money Bin has been lost in the ocean.  Now, the race is on to find the Money Bin before the Beagle Boys or other treasure seekers find it.  When aliens take Scrooge’s Money Bin, Scrooge must head to space to retrieve it!

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Related Links:

DuckTalesSeason 1 Review and Complete Episode Guide

DuckTales:  Remastered

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