DuckTales: Volume 3 (1987)

Genre(s): Adventure / Animation / Comedy
Disney || NR - 546 minutes - $34.99 || November 13, 2007
Reviewer: Kushmeer Farakhan || Posted On: 2007-11-14

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  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Full Screen (1.33)
  • English (Dolby Stereo)
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Ahhhh, the REALLY good ones. When Disney first started putting out these Disney box sets a few years ago, there were a handful of box sets I was dying to have. The first one was probably the 2nd season of “Gargoyles” and the other 2 were by far volumes 3 and 4 of “Ducktales”. Now volume 4 (which I can't wait for) isn't out yet but here comes volume 3 and boy oh boy is it loaded with the "good" episodes. For those who don't know the show, here's a couple of snippets from my review of volume 1...

** "DuckTales" followed the story of Scrooge McDuck, the richest duck in the fictional town of Duckburg and his three grandnephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie as they and their friends went on various kinds of adventures. Their adventures often took them all over the world and they frequently clashed with enemies like the Beagle Boys and Magica De Spell. **

For the most part, that general synopsis works for the entire series but in volume 3, things started to change. Disney's initial 65 episode run of “Ducktales” was so popular, that a full 2 years after its initial run ended; Disney brought it back with all new episodes. The first of those "new" episodes are present on this set and man do they rock.

First we're treated to the remainder of the initial 65 episode run and it's full of some of my favorite episodes. Disc one contains, "Duck to the Future"(probably my favorite of the initial run and "the Duck in the Iron Mask". Disc 2 has the incredibly cool "Once Upon a Dime" which tells you in detail how Scrooge McDuck got rich. Disc 3 is where the "new" ones start. We get the 5 part "Time is Money" which introduces caveduck Bubba and (my favorite) "Super Ducktales" which introduces superhero for hire Gizmo Duck. All good stuff here.


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Due to these being later episodes in the show's lifetime the sound quality is a bit better than the previous sets, but not by much. Same with the picture.


The lack of extras and just average picture and audio hurt it's overall score, but Ducktales volume 3 is still a knockout for fans of the show and kids alike. It's got some of the best episodes of the show and it's not so "duh duh" kiddish that adults can't get into it. Highly recommended.