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"Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!" is the fiftieth episode of DuckTales. It premiered on April 4, 2020 and is the first episode of the third season premiere.[1]

Plot

The Duck family are attending the Calisota Junior Woodchucks graduation with Huey expecting to being promoted to Senior Woodchuck; his lifelong dream. However, he is shocked to discover that he is competing against Violet who is revealed to not only be a member of the Woodchucks, but also has more badges on her sash than Huey. Launchpad, who is the acting Woodchuck leader, explains that they will need to compete in order for one of them to become a Senior. Huey becomes demoralized as he worries that Violet will best him. Meanwhile, Scrooge discovers that a painting of Isabella Finch, the founder of the Woodchucks, has a map hidden on it. An admirer of Finch, he coaxes Dewey, Louie, Webby, Della and Donald to follow it to her hidden treasure.

Huey and Violet set off to plant their respective colored flags on markers hidden throughout the trail. Whenever Huey seems to get close, Violet would undermine him with a much more well thought out solution. Scrooge's party encounters a colorful bird that keeps squawking a happy tune that pleases the kids, but annoys Scrooge who just wants to follow the trail mapped out, but is forced to follow his ever distracted family. Huey, who is not allowed to use his Junior Woodchuck guide book, ends up mentally conjuring J.W. Guidebook to aid him in reaching the end. He immediately gets attacked by a "Nandi-Bear", but outruns it up a tree where he encounters Violet again. Violet gets rid of the bear, but Huey uses the opportunity to reach the next marker first, despite Guidebook's insistence that he help her.

Scrooge's party gets lead out of "electrified rain" by the bird, but Scrooge is unhappy as he believes it is distracting them from the real adventure. The bear arrives and scares them away with the bird grabbing Scrooge's map and making off with it into a cave with the family following to get away from the bear. Huey makes it to the last leg of the challenge which turns out to be a rickety old bridge above lava. Huey finally ignores Guidebook and tries to beat Violet when she arrives, but the bridge snaps. Huey resolves to create a latch rope to run to the other side while Violet manages to make a para-glider that uses the heat from the lava to lift her across.

Scrooge voices his displeasure over not being on the right adventure, but the kids tell him that they are already on one and that he should not have to rely on a map. Scrooge finally accepts this logic and they continue to follow the bird. Huey nearly falls into the lava, but Violet saves him. Huey admits defeat as he chose to ignore his Junior Woodchucks instincts in favor of winning while Violet admits that she had tried and failed to be in the running for Senior Woodchuck after three failed attempts; earning a failure badge in the process. Huey lets Violet plant her flag and they are taken to a secret underground room where they are reunited with Launchpad, Lena, Violet's fathers and Scrooge's party who unexpectedly arrived in the area.

Huey announces Violet as the winner and accepts a failure badge from Launchpad's numerous collection of them. As everyone celebrates Violet's success of being a Senior Woodchuck, Huey recognizes the bird as the Twitter-Till Bird of Knowledge: Isabella Finch's pet's descendant. The bird was leading Scrooge's party this whole time, not distracting them. It unlocks a secret compartment in the cavern that contains Finch's final treasure: a journal full of notes of her adventures, some of which were unfinished or unsolved. Scrooge excitedly tells everyone that they now have new mysteries to solve and adventures to go on. Meanwhile, a small mosquito that was bothering Donald throughout the episode, turns out to be a mechanical one that is being used by the organization F.O.W.L. to spy on the family.

Cast

Trivia

  • Starting from this episode, the opening has been slightly modified again to include Della Duck, respectively appearing in the running, family close-up and aeroplane scenes with Launchpad. While shortened in this episode, the full version would not be seen until "The Lost Harp of Mervana!".
  • It's revealed that Doofus Drake and B.O.Y.D. are also Junior Woodchucks. Doofus being a Woodchuck is a likely nod to the original DuckTales.
  • Several elements (including the hats and uniforms, the designs of the camp and the Tri-Crested Tittertwill) are inspired from Camp Woodchuck at Tokyo Disneyland.
  • This episode introduces Violet's fathers Indy and Ty Sabrewing who are unvoiced. They are the first LGBTQ+ couple to appear on DuckTales.

Gallery

References

  1. "DTVA News Post". Twitter (March 9, 2020).


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Media
Shows/Movies: 1987 series2017 seriesWalt Disney's World on Ice: Double Feature... Live!Raw ToonageDuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost LampVideography

Video Games: Video game (HD remake/Soundtrack) • DuckTales 2The Quest for GoldScrooge's Loot
Comics: Comic Books (IDW)
Books: Dinosaur DucksThe Secret City Under the SeaDinosaur ValleyLaunchpad's Daring RaidWelcome to DuckburgSphinx for the Memories and Sir Gyro GearlooseThe Great Lost Treasure HuntScrooge McDuck and the Big SurpriseDinosaur Ducks and Jungle DuckThe Hunt for the Giant PearlScrooge's Treasure HuntChristmas at the North PoleArmstrong the Robot and EarthquackSilver Dollars for Uncle ScroogeWebby Saves the Day

Disney Parks
DuckTales World Showcase AdventurePLAY!
Characters
1987 series: Scrooge McDuckHuey, Dewey, and LouieLaunchpad McQuackWebby VanderquackBentina BeakleyDuckworthChief O'HaraShedlock JonesGyro GearlooseLittle HelperYardarmDoofus DrakeFenton CrackshellDonald DuckGladstone GanderBubba the Cave DuckAbominable SnowwomanTootsie the TriceratopsSkittlesBlackjackPouponGene the GenieGlittering GoldieMad Dog McGurkFeathers GaloreBurt QuackarachMajor CourageMicro DucksAdmiral GrimmitzKing HomerQueen ArielShawebizadGandra DeeMcPapaMcMamaRoboticaBeagle BoysMa BeaglePeteFlintheart GlomgoldPhantom BlotDijonArgus McSwineMagica De SpellMinima De SpellPoe De SpellEl CapitanJoaquin SlowlyMerlock the MagicianCinnamon TealDracula DuckDr. NoGoodMillionara VanderbucksFritter O'WayLawrence LoudmouthBruno Von BeakArmstrongThe SirensCirceHarpiesYuckalindaQueen GriseldaDjinniTerra-Firmie KingOverlord BulovanSolegoGICU-2Magica's ShadowThe Fear Demons

2017 series: Della DuckLenaCaptain PeghookManny the Headless Man-HorsePixiuGabby McStabbersonHack and Slash SmashnikovRoxanne FeatherlyToad Liu HaiMark BeaksFalcon GravesAmunetSabafToth-RaZeusSeleneStorkulesBriar and BrambleDarkwing DuckGosalyn MallardMegavoltDon KarnageQuackerjackLiquidatorBlack HeronZan OwlsonFisherMannDrosera occidendumJosé CariocaPanchito PistolesFethry DuckJohn D. RockerduckJeevesGavinGrandpappy BeagleViolet SabrewingUnicornPercival P. PeppingtonPaddywhackNegaduckDaisy DuckGoofyChip and Dale Monterey JackZipperGadget HackwrenchKit CloudkickerTaurus BulbaMolly CunninghamLieutenant PenumbraGeneral LunarisNeighbor JonesSteelbeakIndy and Ty SabrewingEmma GlamourInspector TezukaAkitaStrongbeardJormungandr

Episodes
1987 series

Season One: "The Treasure of the Golden Suns" • "Send in the Clones" • "Sphinx for the Memories" • "Where No Duck Has Gone Before" • "Armstrong" • "Robot Robbers" • "Magica's Shadow War" • "Master of the Djinni" • "Hotel Strangeduck" • "Lost Crown of Genghis Khan" • "Duckman of Aquatraz" • "The Money Vanishes" • "Sir Gyro de Gearloose" • "Dinosaur Ducks" • "Hero for Hire" • "Superdoo!" • "Maid of the Myth" • "Down and Out in Duckburg" • "Much Ado About Scrooge" • "Top Duck" • "Pearl of Wisdom" • "The Curse of Castle McDuck" • "Launchpad's Civil War" • "Sweet Duck of Youth" • "Earth Quack" • "Home Sweet Homer" • "Bermuda Triangle Tangle" • "Micro Ducks from Outer Space" • "Back to the Klondike" • "Horse Scents" • "Scrooge's Pet" • "Catch as Cash Can" • "Merit-Time Adventure" • "The Golden Fleecing" • "Ducks of the West" • "Time Teasers" • "Back Out in the Outback" • "Raiders of the Lost Harp" • "The Right Duck" • "Scroogerello" • "Double-O-Duck" • "Luck o' the Ducks" • "Duckworth's Revolt" • "Magica's Magic Mirror" • "Take Me Out of the Ballgame" • "Duck to the Future" • "Jungle Duck" • "Launchpad's First Crash" • "Dime Enough for Luck" • "Duck in the Iron Mask" • "The Uncrashable Hindentanic" • "The Status Seekers" • "Nothing to Fear" • "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck" • "Once Upon a Dime" • "Spies in Their Eyes" • "All Ducks on Deck" • "Ducky Horror Picture Show" • "Till Nephews Do Us Part"
Season Two: "Time is Money" • "Super DuckTales"
Season Three: "The Land of Trala La" • "Allowance Day" • "Bubbeo & Juliet" • "The Good Muddahs" • "My Mother the Psychic" • "Metal Attraction" • "Dough Ray Me" • "Bubba's Big Brainstorm" • "The Big Flub" • "A Case of Mistaken Secret Identity" • "Blue Collar Scrooge" • "Beaglemania" • "Yuppy Ducks" • "The Bride Wore Stripes" • "The Unbreakable Bin" • "Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby" • "The Masked Mallard" • "A DuckTales Valentine"
Season Four: "Ducky Mountain High" • "Attack of the Metal Mites" • "The Duck Who Knew Too Much" • "New Gizmo-Kids on the Block" • "Scrooge's Last Adventure" • "The Golden Goose"

2017 series
Season One: "Woo-oo!" • "Daytrip of Doom!" • "The Great Dime Chase!" • "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!" • "Terror of the Terra-firmians!" • "The House of the Lucky Gander!" • "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" • "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!" • "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!" • "The Spear of Selene!" • "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!" • "The Missing Links of Moorshire!" • "McMystery at McDuck McManor!" • "JAW$!" • "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!" • "Day of the Only Child!" • "From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22!" • "Who is Gizmoduck?!" • "The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck!" • "Sky Pirates...in the Sky!" • "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!" • "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" • "The Shadow War!"
Season Two: "The Most Dangerous Game...Night!" • "The Depths of Cousin Fethry!" • "The Ballad of Duke Baloney!" • "The Town Where Everyone Was Nice!" • "Storkules in Duckburg!" • "Last Christmas!" • "What Ever Happened to Della Duck?!" • "Treasure of the Found Lamp!" • "The Outlaw Scrooge McDuck!" • "The 87 Cent Solution!" • "The Golden Spear!" • "Nothing Can Stop Della Duck!" • "Raiders of the Doomsday Vault!" • "Friendship Hates Magic!" • "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!" • "The Duck Knight Returns!" • "What Ever Happened to Donald Duck?!" • "Happy Birthday, Doofus Drake!" • "A Nightmare on Killmotor Hill!" • "The Golden Armory of Cornelius Coot!" • "Timephoon!" • "GlomTales!" • "The Richest Duck in the World!" • "Moonvasion!"
Season Three "Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!" • "Quack Pack!" • "Double-O-Duck in You Only Crash Twice!" • "The Lost Harp of Mervana!" • "Louie's Eleven!" • "Astro B.O.Y.D.!" • "The Rumble for Ragnarok!"

Locations
DuckburgAtlantisThe Money BinMcDuck ManorCastle McDuckFountain of YouthScotlandNotre DuckValley of the Golden SunsSt. CanardCape Suzette
Organizations
Air PiratesF.O.W.L.Junior WoodchucksS.H.U.S.H.
Objects
Number One DimeJunior Woodchucks GuidebookGizmosuitGene's LampMerlock's TalismanSun CoinSun ChaserHarp of TroyMillennium ShortcutGyro's HelicopterMolecular ManipulatorGolden GooseWebby's Quacky Patch DollHindentanicMagic MedallionRatcatcherJewel of AtlantisGummiberry JuiceIron VulturePirate FightersSpear of SeleneSea DuckRanger Plane
Songs
DuckTales ThemeThree Cheers for Bubba DuckBoogie Beagle BluesMoon Stage ThemeSky PiratesThe Three CaballerosHear My Voice
See also
Carl BarksThe Disney AfternoonDarkwing DuckQuack PackDisney XD (Netherlands)Let's Go to Disneyland Paris
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