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½ March 27, 2019
This is the now third time Ive seen DuckTales: The movie - Treasure of the lost lamp.

DuckTales: The movie - Treasure of the lost lamp is a Disney film based off the animated cartoon DuckTales. The film was directed by Bob Hathcock. Very good voice acting with such voice actors as Alan Young as Scrooge McDuck and even Christopher Lloyd as Merlock. Very good and iconic characters like Scrooge McDuck. Good cinematography with some cool shots. Very good and vibrant animation. Good setting with Animals instead of humans. Good style with the colour scheme to the character design. Good sound design like most Disney films. Good and steady dialogue delivered by very good voice actors. Steady editing. Good background music and one of the best cartoon songs ever. Good and fun story that is entertaining to watch. Very good comedy that had me personally laughing. The film is also very enjoyable. There are a couple things that a wrong with the film but they dont take away much. Over all I give it a 7/10
½ February 20, 2019
Not as funny as TV show, but you will have some good laughs.
August 26, 2018
I loved this film as a child and still find it cute now. It's the type of film all children will love with or without watching the cartoon series.
October 8, 2017
this is Awesome movie who seen The Disney Afternoon I really like this movie and show too. this is for my childhood
September 27, 2017
The voice acting in this spot on. I think this is a nice way to end the series. A French company animated it and most of the time the animation skimps on lining up the lips to the English words.
A few scenes are so delightful that I sat there almost giggling.
½ August 19, 2017
An animated Indiana Jones style adventure with some of Disney's coolest ducks. A cherished movie that I grew up watching. (First viewing - Childhood)
½ June 27, 2017
honestly i would say its better then many of the ducktaes episodes
June 18, 2017
Well I guess it does kind of feel like an extended episode of the DuckTales tv show, but I think thats fine because each episode of the show felt like a mini movie anyway. As a movie based on a nostalgic tv show goes, It's a a really fun adventure. The animation isn't bad, the characters are memorable, and I recommend checking it out, especially if your a fan of the classic show.
March 29, 2017
I really enjoyed the DuckTales shows as a kid, and I know I saw this movie (we definitely had it on tape) but my memory of the movie were clearly mixed up with memories of some episode or two of the show. I rewatched this with my kid, and while it is nice light entertainment, it isn't going to blow anybody away. But it is fun for the kids and holds up pretty well, unlike some of the other cheaper (like this one) animated flicks from my childhood.
February 25, 2017
Ashley : This is Duck Tales the Movie it's great!
Bryan: I haven't seen this since I was a kid. I don't remember the plot.
A few minutes later...
Bryan: You mean to tell me that he takes his niece and nephews in search of treasure then he makes them (and a native) dig all the way down to open the ancient Egyptian tomb?
Ashley: Your damn right he does. He's Scrooge McF****n' Duck.
½ January 14, 2017
It's not your ordinary ducktales but now Disney turned it into a movie and it's not that bad. Ok ducktales movie that isn't as good as the tv show but at least gives a try, it's not bad and it's not the best, it's in the middle. I like the adventure that uncle scrooge and the ducks take and find a geni. To me this plot could fit in a 2 part episode but instead they turned it into a movie, it's very unnecessary but it's fine that Disney turned it into a movie, I don't think it's smart because I finally new about this movie after I watched ducktales and boom 2 years later I find out that there is a ducktales movie but hey let's see if the ducktales reboot well be better or do just as good as this movie. Who knows, time will tell when it airs.
½ December 28, 2016
Scrooge and the gang are in their first feature film, and they are looking for a long-lost treasure. They travel to the desert, and discover an ancient ruin that leads them to the treasure. What they do not know, is that an evil sorcerer Merlin is on their trail and also after the treasure.

Scrooge acquires the treasure and among it is a lamp. They get the treasure home, but the kids find out that the lamp is a special lamp that will bring out a genie. The kids each begin granting themselves wishes. When Merlin arrives, and starts to wreak havoc, the gang must get the lamp back and set everything back. Merlin is powerful and can shapeshift, and even grant himself infinite wishes with his talisman.

The Ducktales movie cuts to the chase too quickly. The film really could have used some background, history and setup to acquiring the treasure. The film starts off too quickly with the gang finding the treasure and misses out on the chance of the adventure and discovery. The rest of the movie gets a bit too repetitive with them trying to do stuff with the lamp in what is a short 1 hour and 15 film. The film is better off as a few episodes rather than a full-length feature film, and Scrooge and the gang deserve better. The film definitely will invoke a nostalgia factor if I had seen it when I was a kid, and would have enjoyed this movie much better. Fortunately, they took the premise of this plot, and made one of the greatest films in Aladdin.

October 13, 2016
This didn't even come close to being a theatrical release! Only felt like three episodes of the animated series crammed into one! I admire its ambition, but shoot, this could have been so much better!
September 8, 2016
A good funny film with action and adventure.
May 21, 2016
A re-watch as an adult will have you picking up on tiny jokes you may have missed as a kid.
February 11, 2016
So these are my thoughts on Ducktales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp.

This is a childhood favorite of mine for a while, but looking back at it, I can say it does feel like an extended episode of the classic TV show. It does have fun moments, though.
This film's story is pretty good for a TV episode multi-parter, but for a feature film in cinemas, it did need a little more work since it does lack in certain areas.
I liked the villain of Merlock, but I think he could have been a bit more fierce, not be so much of a chew-toy in several parts of the film, and gotten more screentime and more varied dialogue. For a character played by Christopher Lloyd, who also played Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, I think it's criminally bad how underused he was on this film's script.
I think some parts of the film were slow; it does start to pick up in the second half and gets to a good climax when Merlock finally gets the lamp. The climax, however, I think was a bit too short. It's a good climax, but it needed to be a bit longer. The big deal here is that your base movie screenplay has three acts in it. For this film, the dig and discovery of the genie is Act 1, the nephews and then Scrooge keeping the genie would be Act 2, and Scrooge losing the lamp along with his entire fortune and having to infiltrate the money bin to get it all back is basically Act 3. After Merlock obtains the lamp and turns the money bin into a floating castle, he then wishes Scrooge out of it and into a freefall. I would have written the climax to where Launchpad, who disappears completely when the money bin raid starts, manages to catch Scrooge, and then we have Merlock using that "unlimited wish" rule as we go on a floating castle raid and then a skyfalling final encounter. It could have been a bit longer or arranged a little bit better.
All this said, it, for some reason, sticks with me when the movie ends and the credits roll. I don't know why. I'm not sure there was a good enough reason and/or a good enough story backing the film to where it should be playing in theaters rather than on TV screens like a normal Ducktales adventure. The writing threshold on the silver screen is a major step in magnitude up from a television or web video series; you need to be on your A-game. This is a decent film, maybe a bit of a classic, but it didn't feel entirely like a movie.
I still enjoyed it, though. Definitely would have spent money on this over Problem Child, and I'm disappointed that this film's script and box office didn't take off, since that meant I never got my Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers movie. This was also one of two underperforming animated films from Disney that year that ended animated action films; the other was The Rescuers Down Under later that year.
What a shame. I enjoyed the ride while it lasted, but better screenwriting might have done the magic.
½ January 16, 2016
Duck Tales is awesome, and they made a movie. Its like a long normal episode. Most movies based off TVs shows fall flat. But this one worked. Fun and plenty of adventure.
½ January 5, 2016
I've never seen the DuckTales TV series, but it was still easy to watch this movie. It felt like a TV episode that stretched on for too long, but it was alright.
November 10, 2015
One of my favorite movies as a kid. This brings back so many memories
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