10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘DuckTales’ (Woo-Ooo)

An absolute staple of after-school cartoons in the late 80s and early 90s, DuckTales was a beloved show about the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie. Even though it only ran for a few years, it remains one of the most beloved cartoons of all time. It’s even more popular now thanks to the recent remake, but we bet even longtime fans might not know these 10 things about the original cartoon!

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It was the first Disney cartoon made specifically for daily TV broadcast

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Flintheart Glomgold was supposed to be South African, but was changed to Scottish because of the apartheid regime

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In the original comics, Scrooge was much meaner and was often practically a villain

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Donald Duck was a main character in the comics, but the producers thought he’d be a distraction thanks to being an icon, as well as his voice

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The facts just get crazier from here…

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Disney had already been planning on a show inspired by ‘Indiana Jones’ when they realized the original comics were already like that

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Scrooge is the last-surviving member of a Scottish clan; the Clan McDuck

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Magica De Spell’s look was based on Morticia Addams from ‘The Addams Family’

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In the Italian version, Magica’s raven Poe is named Gennario, after the patron saint of Naples; Magica’s hometown

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Launchpad McQuack was supposed to have a spinoff show with ‘TaleSpin.’ He was a main character in ‘Darkwing Duck’ instead.

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Alan Young, the voice of Scrooge McDuck, came back to voice the character for a new DuckTales video game at the tender age of 94

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Emma C
Freelance Writer