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The Beagle Boys
Background information
Feature films Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (cameo)
Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers
Short films
Television programs DuckTales
Darkwing Duck (cameo)
Goof Troop (cameo)
Bonkers (cameo)
Quack Pack (cameo)
Video games DuckTales
Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers!
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
DuckTales Remastered
Disney INFINITY (townspeople)
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators
Voice Will Ryan (Sport Goofy in Soccermania)
Frank Welker (Bigtime, Baggy)
Brian Cummings (Bugle)
Peter Cullen (Bankjob)
Terrence McGovern (Babyface)
Chuck McCann (Bouncer, Burger)
Jeff Bennett and Maurice LaMarche (The Three Musketeers and Kingdom Hearts 3D)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Beagle Bums or Bungle Boys (by Huey, Dewey & Louie)
Unshaven Goons (by Magica De Spell)
Personality Scheming, brotherly, demanding, greedy, crooked, dishonest, shameless, sinful, dirty, messy, sloppy
Appearance Masked anthropomorphic dogs with green hats, yellow opera gloves, blue pants, brown shoes, red shirts with given prison numbers
Birthday
Occupation Thugs
Criminals
Alignment
Affiliations Beagle Boys Inc.
Team Black Phantom
Alignment Bad
Goal To become filthy stinking rich, rob Scrooge's Money Bin and make Ma Beagle proud
Home Duckburg
Spoonerville (Goof Troop)
France (The Three Musketeers)
Relatives Ma Beagle (mother)
Grandpa Beagle (grandfather)
Beagle Babes (cousins)
Beagle Brats (nephews)
Granny Beagle (grandmother)
Pets Ottoperotto (dachshund)
Ratty (alley cat)
Allies Each other, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica De Spell, El Capitan, Madam Mim, Pete, Mortimer Mouse, Witch Hazel, Trudy Van Tubb, Dangerous Dan and Idgit the Midget, Ottoperotto, Spectrus, Megavolt, The Phantom Blot, Ma Beagle, Portis, Big Bad Wolf, Emil Eagle, Weasel, Argus McSwine
Minions
Enemies Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie, Launchpad McQuack, Fenton Crackshell, Brigitta MacBridge, Gladstone Gander, Gyro Gearloose, Gus Goose, Fethry Duck, Bubba the Cave Duck, Betina Beakley, Webby Vanderquack, Duckworth, Super Goof, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Minnie Mouse, Clarabelle Cow, Daisy Duck, Pluto, Chief O'Hara, Petulia, Detective Casey, Gilbert Goof, Eega Beeva, Morty and Ferdie Feildmouse, Ludwig Von Drake, Red Wasp, Lyth, Glittering Goldie, Darkwing Duck, Red Bat, Duck Avenger, Super Daisy, Clover Leaf, Iron Gus
Likes Money, power, stealing things, committing crimes, cheating, weapons, getting Ma Beagle's respect
Dislikes Prison, getting caught and arrested, cops, honesty, good deeds, justice, law and order, failed thefts, not getting Ma Beagle's respect
Powers and abilities Brute strength
Weapons Guns, swords, knives, canons, forks, bombs, dynamites, brass knuckles, threats, insults, poison, jackhammers, drills, laser beams, hammers
Fate Always get arrested and sent to prison.
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The Beagle Boys are a group of thugs from the Scrooge McDuck comics, loosely based on the popular image of Ma Barker and the Barker-Karpis Gang. They are a gang of criminals who constantly try to rob Scrooge and were created by Carl Barks.

Their introduction and first appearance was in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #134, in the Carl Barks comic Terror of the Beagle Boys. In more recent productions such as DuckTales and The Three Musketeers, the Beagle Boys sometimes appear as henchmen for Flintheart Glomgold, Magica De Spell, or Pete. They are still some of the most frequently appearing Disney comic characters, having gained huge popularity among Disney fans over the years.

Background

In the comics, the individual Beagle Boys are referred to by their prison numbers, indicated on the tags seen on the chests of their distinctive red shirts (which appeared as orange in the comics). The three most common numbers are 176-167, 176-671, and 176-761. In fact, no digits other than one, six, or seven appeared on their prison ID tags. Carl Barks used to include the words "Beagle Boys, Inc." on their shirts under their numbers, which was later deleted. In later years, they appeared in the comics as a trio (some combination of the most common numbers with 671-176, 716-617 and 176-176), plus cousins and other relatives of various talents as spin-off characters. They live in a small tumbledown hide-out in Duckburg; in 1980s American-produced stories, their pet cat Ratty often lived there as well.

The Beagle Boys have lots of relatives who count each other as brothers and cousins: apart from their mother Ma Beagle there are the Beagle Brats (their rascal nephews), the Beagle Babes (a trio of female cousins) and their grandfather Grandpa Beagle. The brains of the Beagle clan is Intellectual-176 (or I-176) who wears a mortar-board cap and glasses over his black mask. Grandma and Grandpa Beagle have appeared in the comics at various times.

In Don Rosa's The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, Scrooge first meets The Beagle Boys in his Mississippi riverboat days. Those Beagle Boys include Blackheart Beagle and his three unnamed sons. In the same comic book series, Scrooge first meets the modern Beagle Boys, during the Christmas at which he first met his grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie and met his nephew Donald again. Since then, the Beagle Boys have been a constant threat to Scrooge's huge money bin.

Sometimes they team up with other villains such as Magica De Spell, Black Pete, or Madam Mim, or they hire out their services to Flintheart Glomgold, Ollie Eiderduck or John D. Rockerduck. During these occasions, it should be noted, they continue to operate out of their own interests rather than their employers.

Sometimes, they antagonize Super Goof, Mickey Mouse, or other characters from Walt Disney's comic books.

Although the characters are obviously based on dogs, they in no way resemble the actual beagle breed.

The Italian band Banda Bassotti based its name upon the Italian name of the gang.

Appearances in animation

Sport Goofy in Soccermania

In the short, the Beagle Boys try to win the one-million trophy of the football competition, which was accidentally provided as a prize by Scrooge. Here, they were voiced by Will Ryan.

DuckTales

Beagle family photo

The Beagle family as seen in DuckTales.

On DuckTales, the Beagle Boys were given names and different personalities. The usual character combination is Big Time, Burger and Bouncer and/or Baggy; or Babyface, Bugle and Bankjob. Other known names are Bomber and Blitzkrieg. Their leader is usually Big Time, Bankjob or their mother Ma Beagle. Like in the comics, the Beagles often team up with Scrooge McDuck's other enemies, particularly Flintheart Glomgold or Magica De Spell.

In addition to the seven regularly-recurring Beagle Boys, other Beagles introduced on DuckTales include

Image Name Placard Number Characteristics
Goldsun bigtime02 Bigtime Beagle 167-671 Bigtime is the usual leader of the group, and is distinguished by being rather short for someone with the word "Big" in his name. He often has to correct his companions whenever they get something wrong and mishear his directions. Voiced by Frank Welker.
BurgerBeagle Burger Beagle 761-176 As his name suggests, Burger has a large appetite, although it is for more than just hamburgers. He has a habit of rambling about food no matter if any of the others are actually talking about it. He also isn't very bright. Incidentally, his comic counterpart (who had the second placard number) is known for a special appreciation for prunes and his curious culinary tastes (i.e. catsup on ice cream or peanut butter pizza with gravy). Voiced by Chuck McCann.
BouncerBeagle Bouncer Beagle 716-167 Distinguishable for his teeth, one of which is missing. The strongest Beagle after Bankjob. Voiced by Chuck McCann.
BaggyBeagle Baggy Beagle 617-716 Baggy is distinguishable for his silly grin as well as his loose-fitting clothing. He's probably the least intelligent of the Beagle Boys as well. Voiced by Frank Welker.
BabyfaceBeagle Babyface Beagle 176-167 As his name suggests, Babyface seems to be the youngest of the primary Beagles, as evidenced by the fact that his own clothing matches those of a baby, including a propellor beanie in place of the usual hat. Like Bigtime, he's also rather short. In spite of this, his voice, provided by Terry McGovern (who also voices Launchpad), sounds more manly than that of Burger. Strangely, one particular comic story in Disney Adventures prominently featured Babyface, wherein he infiltrated Webby's class. But he looked different from how he did on the show, and he also had a conscience, as he ended up rebelling against his brothers during a field trip to Scrooge's Money Bin. (He still ended up being arrested along with his brothers, though.)
BugleBeagle Bugle/Bebop Beagle 671-761 Bebop, or Bugle, depending on the episode, is the poetic member of the Beagle Boys (despite the fact that the comic Beagle with this character trait corresponds by placard to Babyface), and even dresses in a jazz-styled outfit. Voiced by Brian Cummings.
BankjobBeagle Bankjob Beagle 671-167 Bankjob usually leads the group in episodes where Bigtime isn't present. He is the largest of the seven main Beagles (by comparison, he is about the same size as Launchpad), and the strongest. Voiced by Peter Cullen.

Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers

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The Beagle Boys in Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers.

In the direct-to-video film Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers, three Beagle Boys make an appearance working as minions for Captain Pete. These three Beagle Boys are different from previous incarnations as they have grayish skin, British accents and wear hoods. Two of the Beagle Boys are tall and the third one is rather short.

The boys are first seen at Princess Minnie's palace preparing to murder her by dropping a safe onto her. Their attempt fails, and they run off to tell their boss, who is revealed to be Pete, the captain of the musketeers. Pete is outraged by the Beagle Boys as the plan was not to murder the princess but to kidnap her only. The boys are then banished to a pit as punishment while the pit is actually adequate. Later on, by orders of Minnie, Pete assigns three janitors, Mickey, Donald and Goofy, to protect her as musketeers. Pete believing they'll do a terrible job, orders the Beagle Boys to kidnap Minnie with high hopes of success. However, upon the Beagles' return, Pete realizes the three are better musketeers than he thought and advises a plan to pick them off one by one. Pete and Clarabelle go after Mickey and Goofy respectively, while the Beagles lure Donald into Pete's lair to be decapitated. Time restrictions force Pete's plan to take place at the grand opera where Mickey, Donald and Goofy reveal to survive their planned deaths and battle the Beagles. Pete interferes and seemingly murders Donald and Goofy along with the Beagles. Pete feels no remorse for the loss of his henchmen and continues with his plans. The Beagles are not seen or mentioned again in the film after that, but in the comic book adaptation, they are shown being arrested along with Pete.

Cameos

Some of the Beagle Boys make cameo appearances in the Darkwing Duck episode "In Like Blunt", along with Magica De Spell and Flintheart Glomgold, among the bidders for the secret S.H.U.S.H. agent list.

The Beagle Boys made a cameo appearance in the Goof Troop episode

A Beagle Boy made a cameo appearance in the Bonkers episode "The 29th Page".

In the Quack Pack episode "Nosy Neighbors", Donald tries to train his attack dogs, using an attack dummy that resembles a Beagle Boy.

An unnamed Beagle was seen during the "A Very Goofy Christmas" segment of Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas in a cameo role. In the middle of the short, the Beagle Boy in question was seen robbing Pete's house and was mistaken for Santa Claus by Goofy and Max until the police arrived.

Video game appearances

DuckTales

DuckTales Remastered -Beagle Boys

The Beagle Boys appear as recurring enemies in each of the levels. Getting injured by them will also cause Scrooge to lose some money. The HD remake expands their role in the game, with Big Time, Burger, and Bouncer appearing as sub-bosses in the Transylvania level.

Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers!

The Beagle Boys appear as bosses in the Duckburg level.

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

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The version of the Beagle Boys from The Three Musketeers appear in Dream Drop Distance, where they appear in the world, Country of the Musketeers as figments of the dream the world is having. Like in the film, they work for Pete, trying to kidnap Princess Minnie for his nefarious plot to seize the throne. However, unlike the film, they fight Sora and Riku; Sora defeats them while saving the princess in the Tower, and they try hiding from Riku to keep the Stage Prop away from him to keep Pete's trap for the musketeers from being undone.

Disney Parks

During the time of DuckTales and the popular Disney Afternoon block, the Beagles occasionally appeared as meet-and-greet characters, as well as taking part in some special promotional material involving other park characters. However, as of yet, the Beagles no longer make live appearances at the Disney parks.

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