DuckTales (1987–1990)
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Ducky Horror Picture Show 

Werewolf, Dracula, and other monsters come to Duckburg for an annual convention, wreaking havoc on the town and on Scrooge McDuck.

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Terence Harrison
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Peter Cullen ... (voice)
Jim Cummings ... (voice)
Dick Gautier ... (voice)
Joan Gerber Joan Gerber ... Mrs. Bentina Beakley (voice)
Chuck McCann ... Duckworth (voice)
Alan Oppenheimer ... (voice)
Neil Ross ... (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Huey Duck / Dewey Duck / Louie Duck / Webbigail Vanderquack (voice)
Alan Young ... Scrooge McDuck (voice)
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Werewolf, Dracula, and other monsters come to Duckburg for an annual convention, wreaking havoc on the town and on Scrooge McDuck.

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TV-G
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Spanish | Italian | Hindi | Romanian | Hungarian

Release Date:

31 December 1987 (USA) See more »

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Mr. Wolf can turn into a werewolf during the day other than a full moon. See more »

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References The Invisible Man (1933) See more »

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We're classic monsters from Transylvania wreaking havoc in Duckburg
3 December 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

A significant thing in my life has always been watching animation, which always succeeded in cheering me up after many days where days were a struggle. Have always had a passionate love for it, Disney and Looney Tunes especially. As a young adult, love and appreciate it even more now due to my knowledge of it, various characters, directors, styles and studios being broader.

Loved 'Ducktales' as a child, am still immensely fond of it as a young adult and actually even more so with getting more out of the writing, getting the jokes and references more and generally finding the show funnier. It was a personal favourite when younger and it has held up very well (not all my childhood favourites have, just in case one is wondering that this is nostalgia talking). Like many favourites re-visited recently as a young adult 'DuckTales' is even more entertaining now.

"Ducky Horror Picture Show" may not be one of my favourite 'Ducktales' episodes but it is still wonderful and inspired, with lots of entertainment and makes the most of one of its cleverer premises.

Can't fault the animation apart from the occasional lack of finesse, animation quality has seldom been an issue and that's still the case here. I is very vibrant, fluidly drawn and the attention to detail in the backgrounds is also note-worthy. Can say nothing wrong about the music, the score is dynamic, beautifully orchestrated, never jarring with the action and full of energy. Irresistible and unforgettably catchy the theme song continues to be, Disney shows in the late 80s all the way through the 90s were very good at this.

From beginning to end, the writing here, like 'Ducktales' in general, is even smarter, even more intelligent and even funnier as an adult. Part of this is due to understanding and appreciating the references to classic horror films handled affectionately and not feeling thrown in, which came over as very funny and brilliantly timed when a child but easier to get and notice as an adult. Have found the same experience re-visiting other favourites like 'Animaniacs', 'Pinky and the Brain' and 'Tiny Toon Adventures'. The dialogue continues to be hilarious, quotable and surprisingly fresh by today's standards, also surprisingly thought-provoking.

"Ducky Horror Picture Show" excels in the storytelling too. It is inventive and avoids being predictable or repetitive, also not taking too long to get started or to the point. It is immensely entertaining to watch, has thrills and energy aplenty, has suspense and classic Gothic horror atmosphere, is never dull and has emotional investment while the conflict, courtesy of the Transylvanian characters, has tension.

Love the characters. Scrooge is one of those characters that does live up to his name at first but the character is still interesting and likeable with lines that never fail to be either thought-provoking, funny or both. Love how a great job is done giving Huey, Dewey and Louie distinct personalities from each other, meaning you can tell them apart. Loved all the classic horror film characters and spotting and recognising them was a huge part of the fun.

Voice acting is fabulous. Alan Young is without equal as Scrooge, he is a big reason why Scrooge works so well as a character. Russi Taylor as always on 'Ducktales' has to fill in the most roles and brings individuality and variety to all of them, she has always had experience voicing multiple roles and has never been taxed. The likes of Jim Cummings, Peter Cullen and Alan Oppenheimer, very experienced and talented voice actors deservedly prolific, fill their characters perfectly.

On the whole, great. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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