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Season 2 of the animated show DuckTales premiered on November 24, 1988.

Production

Following the success of the first season, another 30 DuckTales episodes were ordered. The first ten of these made out the two five-part serials "Time is Money" and "Super DuckTales", while another 17 followed (the remaining three aired as a part of season 3). Additionally, the Valentine special "A DuckTales Valentine", which hadn't been included in the original 30 episode order, was added and rounded out the season.

The second season was produced by series newcomer Bob Hathcock, who also served as supervising director starting with "Super DuckTales". Hathcock was joined by Liza-Ann Warren as assistant producer, the show's original developer Jymn Magon as producer of "Time is Money", and season one veterans David Wiemers & Ken Koonce as co-producers of "SuperDuckTales" and subsequent episodes.

"Time is Money" was written by Jymn Magon and his season one collaborator Bruce Talkington, with participation by series veteran Len Uhley and newcomers Bruce Coville (his only DuckTales work) and Doug Hutchinson, and directed by the returning Terence Harrison, in collaboration with Jamie Mitchell, James T. Walker, and series producer Bob Hathcock. James T. Walker also directed "Super DuckTales", which was written Wiemers & Koonce.

For the episodes following "Super DuckTales", Magon and Talkington were no longer involved with the show, while Wiemers & Koonce remained its most profilic writers. Season one writers Len Uhley and Evelyn Gabai also returned, and were joined by Doug Hutchinson, Alan Burnett, and Mark Seidenberg, alongside a few one-off writers (George Atkins, Gordon Bressack, Sam Locke, Cliff MacGillivray and Brooks Wachtel). Two of the episodes were based on comic book stories by Carl Barks, who was given credit for it.

James T. Walker directed the vast majority of the post-"Super DuckTales" season two episodes, with Jamie Mitchell co-directing some of them, and Mircea Mantta directing "A DuckTales Valentine", his sole "DuckTales" work.

Wang Film Productions in Taiwan continued to produce the animation for the series, with Mike Reyna, Brian Ray and Bruce Pedersen serving as overseas animation supervisors.

Broadcasting

Like "The Treasure of the Golden Suns" before them, "Time is Money" and "Super DuckTales" premiered in the two-hour television movie format, but would repeat in the series' regular rotation as five-part serials. Specifically, "Time Is Money" was first serialized from February 20–24, 1989, and "Super DuckTales" was first serialized from October 9–13, 1989.

While the movie version of "Time is Money" premiered in syndication, the movie version of "Super DuckTales" – as well as "A DuckTales Valentine" – originally aired as installments of The Magical World of Disney on NBC.

Cast and characters

Main article: DuckTales (1987 TV series)#Cast and characters

New characters foremost include "Time is Money"'s Bubba Duck (Frank Welker) and his pet triceratops Tootsie (non-speaking), and "Super DuckTales"' Fenton Crackshell/Gizmoduck (Hamilton Camp), and his supporting characters M'ma Crackshell (Kathleen Freeman) and Gandra Dee (Miriam Flynn). Both Bubba and Gizmoduck were originally pitched, as "Bubbaduck" and "Roboduck", by Tad Stones.

Minor recurring characters to make their debut during the second season include Buffy Parvenu (Joan Gerber), Oprah Webfeet (Tress MacNeille), Dr. Von Swine (Howard Morris) and Walter Cronduck (various actors). The Mayor of Duckburg, who had made one non-speaking appearance during the first season, becomes a returning character, voiced by Chuck McCann.

Recurring season 1 characters Doofus Drake, Bankjob Beagle, Babyface Beagle and Bugle Beagle make their final appearances with non-speaking cameo roles in "Super DuckTales". Lord Battmountain and other members of the Association of Status Seekers and Duckburg Explorers Club recur in non-speaking cameos, while Glittering Goldie and Vacation Van Honk are absent for season 2, but will return for one final appearance each in season 3.

Recurring characters Magica De Spell, Mrs. Featherby, Tootsie the Triceratops, Mrs. Quackenbush, John D. Rockefeather, Lady de Lardo, Buffy Parvenu, Oprah Webfeet, Dr. Von Swine, and the members of the Association of Status Seekers and Duckburg Explorers Club do not return past the second season.

Episodes

# Episode Production Original airdate
66 "Time is Money"
Part 1: "Marking Time"
201 November 24, 1988
67 "Time Is Money"
Part 2: "The Duck Who Would Be King"
202
68 "Time Is Money"
Part 3: "Bubba Trubba"
203
69 "Time Is Money"
Part 4: "Ducks on the Lam"
204
70 "Time Is Money"
Part 5: "Ali Bubba's Cave"
205
71 "Super DuckTales"
Part 1: "Liquid Assets"
206 March 26, 1989
72 "Super DuckTales"
Part 2: "Frozen Assets"
207
73 "Super DuckTales"
Part 3: "Full Metal Duck"
208
74 "Super DuckTales"
Part 4: "The Billionaire Beagle Boys Club"
209
75 "Super DuckTales"
Part 5: "Money to Burn"
210
76 "The Land of Trala La" 211 September 18, 1989
77 "Allowance Day" 213 September 19, 1989
78 "Bubbeo & Juliet" 214 September 20, 1989
79 "The Good Muddahs" 215 September 21, 1989
80 "My Mother the Psychic" 212 September 22, 1989
81 "Metal Attraction" 218 November 2, 1989
82 "Dough Ray Me" 220 November 3, 1989
83 "Bubba's Big Brainstorm" 219 November 6, 1989
84 "The Big Flub" 222 November 7, 1989
85 "A Case of Mistaken Secret Identity" 223 November 8, 1989
86 "Blue Collar Scrooge" 217 November 9, 1989
87 "Beaglemania" 221 November 10, 1989
88 "Yuppy Ducks" 216 November 13, 1989
89 "The Bride Wore Stripes" 224 November 14, 1989
90 "The Unbreakable Bin" 225 November 15, 1989
91 "Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby" 226 November 16, 1989
92 "The Masked Mallard" 228 November 17, 1989
93 "A DuckTales Valentine" 301 February 11, 1990
vedDuckTales (1987) episodes
Season 1
"Don't Give Up the Ship" • "Wronguay in Ronguay" • "Three Ducks of the Condor" • "Cold Duck" • "Too Much of a Gold Thing" • "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 & 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" • "A Drain on the Economy" • "A Whale of a Bad Time" • "Aqua Ducks" • "Working for Scales" • "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 2
"Marking Time" • "The Duck Who Would Be King" • "Bubba Trubba" • "Ducks on the Lam" • "Ali Bubba's Cave" • "Liquid Assets" • "Frozen Assets" • "Full Metal Duck" • "The Billionaire Beagle Boys Club" • "Money to Burn" • "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 3
"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, Part 1" • "The Golden Goose, Part 2"
Serials
"The Treasure of the Golden Suns" • "Catch as Cash Can" • "Time is Money" • "Super DuckTales" • "The Golden Goose"
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