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DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)

Scrooge McDuck takes Huey, Dewey, and Louie to Egypt to find a pyramid and magic lamp.

Director:

Bob Hathcock

Writer:

Alan Burnett (animation screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Young ... Scrooge (voice)
Terence McGovern ... Launchpad (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Huey / Dewey / Louie / Webby (voice)
Richard Libertini ... Dijon (voice)
Christopher Lloyd ... Merlock (voice)
June Foray ... Mrs. Featherby (voice)
Chuck McCann ... Duckworth (voice)
Joan Gerber Joan Gerber ... Mrs. Beakley (voice)
Rip Taylor ... Genie (voice)
Charlie Adler ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Additional Voices (voice)
Steve Bulen ... Additional Voices (voice)
Sherry Lynn ... Additional Voices (voice)
Mickie McGowan Mickie McGowan ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Mickie T. McGowan)
Patrick Pinney Patrick Pinney ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

Scrooge McDuck, his dimwitted pilot Launch Pad, and his newphews Huey, Dewey and Louie, with Webby, arrive in Egypt where Scrooge finds the lost treasure of Collie Baba, unbeknownst to Scrooge, a magic lamp was included inside the treasure, so while the nephews have fun with the genie, they all have no idea that they're being stalked by a power hungry sorceror named Murlock and his dimwitted thief counterpart, Dijon. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Scrooge McDuck's First Full-Length Animated Feature Film


Certificate:

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Trivia

Christopher Lloyd also voiced a magical villain in Anastasia (1997) as Rasputin. See more »

Goofs

When Merlock puts his talisman on the lamp, the lid is missing. A few minutes later, when the nephews get the lamp away from Merlock, and his talisman falls off, the lid has reappeared. See more »

Quotes

Launchpad: I've got the bin at 12:00 high, Mr. McD... give or take 10 minutes.
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Alternate Versions

When the film was released in theaters, the theme song was reprised twice during the end credits, both times sung. For some reason, the VHS only has the first time sung, while the second time is instrumental only. David Newman's music is also a bit off by about half a second. Oddly, the PAL DVD release contains the theatrical mix, while the NTSC DVD and VHS feature the above-mentioned alteration. See more »

Connections

Referenced in DuckTales: Treasure of the Found Lamp! (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Ducktales Theme
Written by Mark Mueller
Performed by Jeffrey Pescetto
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A treasure, with a lot of fun
4 February 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Okay to start things off, after rewatching this again after 4 years, for DuckTales:The Movie-Treasure of the Lost Lamp isn't as good as the show it derives from. The show "DuckTales" is one of my favourites, it is funny, wonderfully animated and has such an irresistibly catchy theme tune, so this movie had a lot to live up to. Really, this is a treasure, that is a lot of fun and I think it lives up to the show very well. My only complaint though is that the movie is too short, if it had been 5-10 minutes longer, I would've liked to seen more of the villain and one or two more of the secondary characters. That said, the animation is very well done, colourful and pretty fluid. And I loved hearing the irresistible and upbeat theme tune playing over the end credits and the orchestral score is nice too. The script is often hilarious, Launchpad I have always found funny but there were times when Scrooge said something that was hysterical. The characters are still their fun and engaging selves, Huey, Dewey and Louie are fun and Webby is adorable. Scrooge and Launchpad both have their inspired moments, and the genie is a nice character. I liked the villain Merlock as well, while gruff and undeniably powerful he is also pretty humorous. The plot was well constructed, reminded me of the early "DuckTales" episodes, and the voice acting is excellent, not only from Russi Taylor, Alan Young and Terence McGovern, but Christopher Lloyd stands out as well as Merlock. Overall, a hugely enjoyable film, not as good as the show, but a worthy spin off movie. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,870,366, 5 August 1990

Gross USA:

$18,115,724

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,115,724
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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