When Donald Duck decides to join the Navy, he leaves his nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, in the care of his cantankerous Uncle Scrooge. While the initial meeting was less than pleasant, events soon have them, along with a newly hired nanny, her daughter and Scrooge's stupid but skilled pilot, on countless adventures as they go around the world looking for treasure, or defending Scrooge's assets from enemies like the Beagle Boys or Magica De Spell.
Last Episode04x07 The Golden Goose (2) Aired: Nov. 28, 1990
Scrooge, Launchpad, Dijon, and Poupon try to retrieve the Golden Goose from Glomgold and the Beagles before it can set off its transformations …
Series Fun Facts
- The series TaleSpin was originally intended to be a Duck Tales spin-off featuring Launchpad, hence the word "Tale" in the title of that series.
- The series was the first Disney cartoon to be produced for syndication. The studio gambled on the idea that a larger investment into quality animation could be made back through syndication -…
[show]The series was the first Disney cartoon to be produced for syndication. The studio gambled on the idea that a larger investment into quality animation could be made back through syndication - a concept that worked well with live-action TV reruns, but which had only been used with inexpensive cartoon series that either recycled theatrical shorts from decades past or only featured limited, low-budget animation. However, this show was a big hit and paved the way for future Disney cartoon series, such as "Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers" (1989), TaleSpin, and Gargoyles.
- Composer Ron Jones cited Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark as an influence on the series' score.