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The "DuckTales Theme" is the song played during the opening title sequence of the animated series DuckTales. It was written by pop music songwriter Mark Mueller and performed by musical artist Jeff Pescetto.

The song was also performed during the end credits of DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp. Scrooge McDuck is seen humming the tune of the song in the story A Game of One Cupmanship. The song is also used during the opening sequence of the 2017 reboot series, performed by Felicia Barton.

Lyrics

Life is like a hurricane
Here in Duckburg
Race cars, lasers, airplanes
It's a duck-blur!
Might solve a mystery
Or rewrite history!

DuckTales! Woo-hoo!
Every day they're out there making
DuckTales! Woo-hoo!
Tales of derring-do
Bad and good luck tales!

D-d-d-danger! Watch behind you!
There's a stranger out to find you
What to do, just grab on to some...

DuckTales! Woo-hoo!
Every day they're out there makin'
DuckTales! Woo-hoo!
Tales of derring-do
Bad and good luck tales! Woo-hoo!

Not ponytails or cottontails, no
DuckTales! Woo-hoo!

Life is like a hurricane
Here in Duckburg
Race cars, lasers, airplanes
It's a duck-blur!
Might solve a mystery
Or rewrite history!

DuckTales! Woo-hoo!
Tales of derring-do
Bad and good luck tales!

D-d-d-danger! Watch behind you!
There's a stranger out to find you
What to do, just grab on to some...

DuckTales! Woo-hoo!
Tales of derring-do
Bad and good luck tales! Woo-hoo!

Not ponytails or cottontails, no
DuckTales! Woo-hoo!

Life is like a hurricane
Here in Duckburg
Race cars, lasers, airplanes
It's a duck-blur!
Might solve a mystery
Or rewrite history!

DuckTales! Woo-hoo!
Every day they're out there making
DuckTales! Woo-hoo!
Tales of derring-do
Bad and good luck tales! Woo-hoo!

When it seems they're heading for final curtain
Good deduction never fails
That's for certain!
The worst of messes
Become successes!

DuckTales! Woo-hoo!
Every day they're out there making
DuckTales! Woo-hoo!
Tales of derring-do
Bad and good luck tales! Woo-hoo!

D-d-d-danger! Watch behind you!
There's a stranger out to find you
What to do, just grab on to some...
DuckTales!

(Instrumental bridge)

DuckTales! Woo-hoo!
Every day they're out there makin'
DuckTales! Woo-hoo!
Tales of derring-do
Bad and good luck tales! Woo-hoo!

D-d-d-danger! Watch behind you!
There's a stranger out to find you
What to do, just grab on to some...
DuckTales! Woo-hoo!

Every day they're out there making
DuckTales! Woo-hoo!
Tales of derring-do
Bad and good luck tales! Woo-hoo!

Every day they're out there making
DuckTales! Woo-hoo!
Tales of derring-do
Bad and good luck tales! Woo-hoo!

Not ponytails or cottontails, no
DuckTales! Woo-hoo!

Woo-hoo!
(Repeat and fade)

Life is like a hurricane
Here in Duckburg
Race cars, lasers, airplanes
It's a duck-blur!
Might solve a mystery
Or rewrite history!

DuckTales! Woo-oo!
Every day they're out there making
DuckTales! Woo-oo!
Tales of derring-do
Bad and good luck tales! Woo-oo!

D-d-d-danger! Lurks behind you!
There's a stranger out to find you
What to do, just grab on to some...

DuckTales! Woo-oo!
Every day they're out there making
DuckTales! Woo-oo!
Tales of derring-
Bad and good-
Not ponytails or cottontails, no
DuckTales! Woo-oo!

Life is like a hurricane
Here in Duckburg
Race cars, lasers, airplanes
It's a duck-blur!
Might solve a mystery
Or rewrite history!

DuckTales! Woo-oo!
Every day they're out there making
DuckTales! Woo-oo!
Tales of derring-do
Bad and good luck tales! Woo-oo!

When it seems they're heading for the final curtain
Good deduction never fails
That's for certain!
The worst of messes
Become successes!

DuckTales! Woo-oo!
Every day they're out there making
DuckTales! Woo-oo!
Tales of derring-do
Bad and good luck tales! Woo-oo!

(Instrumental bridge)

D-d-d-danger! Lurks behind you!
There's a stranger out to find you
What to do, just grab on to some...

DuckTales! Woo-oo!
Every day they're out there making
DuckTales! Woo-oo!
Tales of derring-do
Bad and good luck tales! Woo-oo!

Every day they're out there making
DuckTales! Woo-oo!
Tales of derring-
Bad and good-
Not ponytails or cottontails, no
DuckTales! Woo-oo!

Life is like a hurricane
Here in Duckburg
Race cars, lasers, airplanes
It's a duck-blur!
Might solve a mystery
Or rewrite history!

DuckTales! Woo-oo!
Every day they're out there making
DuckTales! Woo-oo!
Tales of derring-do
Bad and good luck tales! Woo-oo!

Life is like a candy cane,
Here in Duckburg
Snowflakes, presents, Santa's sleigh,
It's a duck-blur!
Might make bells jingle,
Or trap Kris Kringle!

DuckTales!
Christmas Eve we're out there makin'
DuckTales!
Tales of Christmas Past and Yuletide
Luck tales!

Life is like an aeroplane
Here in Duckburg
Airplanes, airplanes, aeroplanes!
It’s a duck blur
Might fly an airplane
Or crash that airplane

AIRPLANES! Uh, DUCKTALES!
Now I’m on a boat with Dewey
DuckTales! Woo-oo!
Hey, a scooter! WHOOPS! Kablooey!
DuckTales! Woo-oo!

I’ll catch up in a sec or two
Guys, look out, some guy’s behind you!
Even worse, here comes the key change!

DuckTales! Woo-oo!
Jump in the plane for the refrain
DuckTales! Woo-oo!
Wait, ducks have tails
I just got that
That’s why the name of the show is
DuckTales! Woo-oo!

Life is like an evil scheme, here on GlomTales
Sharks and bombs and Scrooge’s screams, it cannae GlomFail
Cannae top my grand plan, to beat that Scotsman

GlomTales!
Technically I’m Scottish as well
GlomTales!
Uugggghhh—Scrooge stinks, Scrooge stinks, Scrooge stinks, Scrooge stinks

GlomTales!
What’s next? Oh yeah!
C-C-C-CG, it’s so fancy
Once Scrooge sees this, there’s no chance he
Cannae compete with the glory of GlomTales!

Bravest, strongest, and most modest, GlomTales!
Okay, we ran out of budget, but kids 6 to 10 will love it
GlomTales!

Trivia

  • During the opening sequence of the reboot series, three of the scenes are based on three paintings done by Carl Barks.
  • In one of the Disney XD promos for the reboot series, Marco Diaz from Star vs. the Forces of Evil (another Disney XD cartoon in his "live chat" form) covered the theme for the reboot, along with some other characters from the show.
  • The opening sequences for both the original and reboot series feature Launchpad's plane diving when the singer sings "airplanes", as well as the characters being chased by a mummy during the verse "There's a stranger out to find you."
  • When the original series aired on the Disney Afternoon, a shorter 45-second version of the opening was produced and some of the scenes were replaced with scenes from Season 2. This includes the addition of Season 2 characters Bubba the Cave Duck, Tootsie the Triceratops, and Fenton Crackshell (with and without the Gizmo suit).
  • In season two of the 2017 series, the opening sequence was slightly modified where the scene of Big Bulb shooting a laser was replaced with Gizmoduck, and the scene showing the villains close-up has one of the Beagle Boys replaced with Magica De Spell.
  • The theme for the reboot is the first theme song for a Disney XD show to be longer than 30 seconds.
  • Although the cheers throughout the song are “whoo-hoo” according to Mark Mueller, the singers clearly sing “woo-oo”. The first episode of the reboot even uses the latter as the title.
  • To hype the 2017 reboot, a video was made of the main cast singing the theme.
  • As part of the Disney Theme Song Takeover, several minor characters are used singing their own version of the theme song. For the DuckTales 2017 series, two versions were released. The first was on June 27 2019, with Launchpad McQuack where the lyrics were performed by his voice actor Beck Bennett.[1] The second was on July 19, 2019 with Flintheart Glomgold where the lyrics were performed by his voice actor Keith Ferguson.[2]
    • The Glomgold Takeover song would also be used as the opening song for the episode that would also be called GlomTales!.

Videos

References


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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

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 GlomgoldDijonArgus 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 KarnageQuackerjackLiquidatorJosé CariocaPanchito PistolesFethry DuckJohn D. RockerduckJeevesGavinGrandpappy BeagleViolet SabrewingUnicornPaddywhackNegaduckDaisy DuckGoofyChip and Dale Monterey JackZipperGadget HackwrenchKit CloudkickerTaurus BulbaMolly CunninghamLieutenant PenumbraGeneral LunarisNeighbor JonesSteelbeak

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 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!"

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 Caballeros
See also
Carl BarksThe Disney AfternoonDarkwing DuckQuack PackDisney XD (Netherlands)Let's Go to Disneyland Paris

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