DuckTales (1987–1990)
2 user

The Uncrashable Hindentanic 

Flintheart Glomgold gives Scrooge the challenge of turning a profit on the retired airship, the Hindentanic. However, when it looks like Scrooge may best him again, Glomgold prepares to sabotage the star-studded maiden voyage.


David Block


Ken Koonce, David Weimers (as David Wiemers)


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode cast overview:
Joan Gerber Joan Gerber ... Mrs. Bentina Beakley (voice)
Chuck McCann ... Duckworth (voice)
Terence McGovern ... Launchpad McQuack (voice) (as Terry McGovern)
Hal Smith ... Flintheart Glomgold (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Huey Duck / Dewey Duck / Louie Duck / Webbigail Vanderquack (voice)
Frank Welker ... Captain Farley Foghorn / Professor Carl Sagander (voice)
Alan Young ... Scrooge McDuck (voice)


Flintheart Glomgold gives Scrooge the challenge of turning a profit on the retired airship, the Hindentanic. However, when it looks like Scrooge may best him again, Glomgold prepares to sabotage the star-studded maiden voyage.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

three word title | blimp | See All (2) »



Did You Know?


The piano player/singer is a parody of Burt Bacharach. The song "Meteors Keep Falling On My Head" is a takeoff of Bacharach's famous song 'Raindrops Keep Fallig On My Head.' See more »


References The Thief of Bagdad (1924) See more »

User Reviews

Far from crashable
10 June 2019 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

'Ducktales' has always been a personal favourite of, and that is not just Disney when it comes to animation. Have always been a fan of animation but will be one of the first to admit that there are numerous examples of terrible animation out there. Luckily it still is a favourite and actually love it even more now.

It is always a relief when a childhood favourite does hold up (not all have, so this is not biased nostalgia talking). It captivated me as a child and to this day it's among the best shows Disney ever did and has ever done. When it comes to favourite episodes of 'Ducktales', "The Uncrashable Hindentanic" wouldn't be up there. Nowhere near. That is not to say that it is a bad episode despite how very negatively that probably comes over (not intentional, when it comes to reviewing individual episodes for anything it is never the intent to come over negatively), a long way from it. Actually consider it a great episode, that is better now in 2019 on re-watch than watching it as a child 15-20 years before. As some of the content did go over my head admittedly than when younger, now it's much more understandable therefore much funnier.

Have always found some of the climax, which is still thrilling on the most part, a touch on the too convenient side in namely how patly it turns out.

On the other hand, have always loved "The Uncrashable Hidentanic's" premise and story. It has always struck me as very creative and the execution is equally creative. The writing is always very funny in its humour, exciting in the action and the storytelling is full of charm and fun. Loosely based on one of history's biggest disasters, this could easily have been distasteful, but actually it's treated in a respectful manner all while being entertaining throughout.

Still love the regular characters. Scrooge and the nephews are true to character and have great chemistry with each other. Glomgold provides a lot of entertainment value as the source of the conflict, loved that Duckworth had more to do and the variety of supporting characters are suitably colourful with the names making one smile. The voice acting is excellent, with Alan Young, Russi Taylor and Hal Smith born for their characters.

Animation is very good. It is bright and colourful with lively fluid movement, smooth drawing and meticulous attention to detail in the backgrounds. Even better is the music, it is again dynamic and beautifully orchestrated, never jarring with the action and full of energy. The theme song is one of the best and most irresistibly catchy theme songs of any of Disney's shows and there are many out there.

Concluding, great episode though there are better episodes of 'Ducktales'. 9/10

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.



Spanish | Italian | Hindi | Romanian | Hungarian

Release Date:

8 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page

Recently Viewed