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"The Lost Cargo of Kit Cloudkicker!" is the seventieth episode of DuckTales. It premiered on March 1, 2021 and is the twentieth episode of the third season.

Plot

Years prior, Kit Cloudkicker was delivering a box containing the Stone of What Was for F.O.W.L., until he is attacked by Don Karnage and his Air Pirates. He manages to evade them, but the stone's magic causes a chicken and goat to fuse; scaring Kit and causing him to drop it somewhere over the ocean. In the present, Della, Huey and Dewey are searching for the stone with the latter learning to fly the plane. Despite Dewey's insistence of wanting to be flashy with his flying, Della and Huey insist that he fly the plane normally. In a last minute effort to show off, he lands the plane, but damages it.

They arrive at Higher for Hire where Della vaguely recognizes Kit from flight school. Kit, initially known as Skydancer, was a master at cloud surfing and was also friends with another student named Molly Cunningham whom Della does remember, but Kit seems reluctant to talk about. Dewey immediately shows an interest in wanting to cloud surf, despite clearly lacking the skill to do so, and Della brings up his missing cargo from years ago. Kit reluctantly agrees to help and the Ducks reluctantly choose to go in Kit's plane, the Sea Duck, as Dewey damaged their own.

It quickly becomes apparent that Kit is a lousy pilot (he uses a crowbar as a "co-pilot" for example) and Della is forced to fly the plane. In the meantime, Dewey asks to be taught cloud surfing by Kit, only for him to have terrible coordination. They are spotted by Don Karnage, who had sent his pirates to go searching for the stone, and attacks his two "greatest arch-enemies". Kit is forced to take over cloud surfing, which Della recognizes as being remarkable, and the group escape Karnage and land on the island where the stone is supposedly located.

The group is immediately attacked by rhino-monkey hybrid who they manage to evade before encountering Karnage and his pirates trying to take the stone. The stone's powers cause the pirates to fuse together, but allow Kit and the Ducks to try and take it, though they are thwarted by Kit's inability to steal their plane and Dewey's incomitance with the cloud surfing. Della ends up awakening a bear-butterfly hybrid who entangles the stone with rope and flies off with it along with Della. As everyone takes to the skies, Dewey refuses to give up on cloud surfing, only for Kit to not only agree that he is awful at it, but that he himself is not a good pilot; having become one because he thought he was destined for it. Huey convinces them to stick with what they are good at.

As the "bearterfly" takes off with Della and the stone, Dewey, now flying the plane, arrives in the nick of time to rescue her. Kit cloud surfs and defeats Karnage and the pirates by destroying their planes. They collect the stone and free the bearterfly before heading back to Higher for Hire. Kit bills the Ducks for the trip and reveals that the bank is going to sell his business. Unfortunately, he is too late, but discovers that it was sold to Molly Cunningham, now a stunt artist named Danger Woman, She offers to hire Kit as she needs a co-star and he agrees, with some support from the Ducks who tell him that he is still bad at flying a plane.

In the middle of the ocean, Karnage solemnly sings about another failure when he sees a piece of the stone, which was chipped off when the Ducks were getting it back from him, and plots his revenge.

Cast

Trivia

  • Kit CloudKicker's voice actor Adam Pally previously worked on the Disney XD animated series Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja as First Ninja's squire, Plop Plop.
    • This episode reunites Ben Schwartz and Adam Pally, who also voice Randy Cunningham and Plop Plop, and also star in the 2020 film Sonic the Hedgehog, as Sonic and Wade Whipple.
  • Adam Pally and Eliza Coupe appear together on the American television sitcom series Happy Endings.
  • This episode aired on the same date as the series finale of Tangled: The Series. Coincidentally, this episode aired a year after that show's finale.
  • An instrumental version of the TaleSpin theme song is played during the Higher for Hire commercial. It is played throughout the whole episode as well; notably when Kit defeats Don Karnage, and when Molly encounters Kit.
  • There are several scenes in the Higher for Hire commercial that are a nod to the TaleSpin intro.
    • The Sea Duck rolling pass.
    • Baloo's cameo is a visual homage to the title screen at the end of the TaleSpin intro.
      • This is the only episode to feature a character from a Disney animated feature - The Jungle Book (though Baloo never appears in person).
    • Younger Kit and Molly come flying in on an airfoil.
  • Baloo's full name from the episode "The Balooest of the Bluebloods", "Baloo von Bruinwald", is mentioned in this episode.
  • Like her mother, Molly claims ownership of the Sea Duck.
    • This is a nod to the series premiere episode "Plunder and Lightning" from TaleSpin. Kit being unable to pay back the bank for the Sea Duck and Molly purchasing it, is similar to Rebecca purchasing the Sea Duck after Baloo could not pay back the bank in time.
  • There are three references to the Disney show "The Wuzzles"
    • The plot device for the episode: The Stone of What Was, depicted Bumblelion.
    • One of the creations the gang encountered was a nod to Rhinokey.
    • The other was a nod to Butterbear.
  • Like in TaleSpin, Kit uses a crowbar wedged into the flight stick as an autopilot. Unlike Baloo in the original show, Kit refers to his crowbar as "Crowby".
  • The nickname that Kit uses for Dewey, "Little Britches", is the same nickname Baloo used for him in TaleSpin and for Mowgli in The Jungle Book.
  • Don Karnage claims he's afraid of both bears and bugs when the bearterfly shows up, but Kit is also a bear (and he references this fact), yet Don does not appear to be afraid of Kit.
  • This episode reveals that Della had been teaching Dewey how to fly a plane for a while.
  • Don Karnage mentions working for F.O.W.L., though not until the series finale "The Last Adventure!", is he seen as an official member who is actively involved in their schemes.
  • Molly's mother Rebecca does not make a cameo, nor is she even mentioned in this episode.

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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 LampVideographyChibi Tiny TalesThis Duckburg Life

Video Games: Video game (HD remake/Soundtrack) • DuckTales 2The Quest for GoldScrooge's Loot
Disney Heroes: Battle Mode
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 DuckLenaBradford BuzzardCaptain 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. PeppingtonPaddywhackBushrootNegaduckDaisy DuckGoofyChip and Dale Monterey JackZipperGadget HackwrenchKit CloudkickerTaurus BulbaMolly CunninghamLieutenant PenumbraGeneral LunarisNeighbor JonesSteelbeakIndy and Ty SabrewingAletheiaVeroKing HonestusEmma GlamourInspector TezukaAkitaStrongbeardHeckaJormungandrPonce De LeonMatilda McDuckEmutilda

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!" • "The Phantom and the Sorceress!" • "They Put a Moonlander on the Earth!" • "The Trickening!" • "The Forbidden Fountain of the Foreverglades!" • "Let's Get Dangerous!" • "Escape from the ImpossiBin!" • "The Split Sword of Swanstantine!" • "New Gods on the Block!" • "The First Adventure!" • "The Fight for Castle McDuck!" • "How Santa Stole Christmas!" • "Beaks in the Shell!" • "The Lost Cargo of Kit Cloudkicker!" • "The Life And Crimes of Scrooge McDuck!" • "The Last Adventure!"

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 AtlantisPep!Gummiberry 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