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"Duckman of Aquatraz" is the fifteenth episode of DuckTales.


One day, as Scrooge McDuck is enjoying some ice cream, he is placed under arrest for grand theft, charged with stealing a painting from Flintheart Glomgold's art gallery―specifically Pablo Piquacko's Duck à l'Orange. The Duckburg Tribune reports of this, and interviews Glomgold who reveals a videotape that he is using as his "evidence" for the crime. At the trial, the prosecutor frames Launchpad McQuack for crashing his plane with Scrooge as a passenger into the neighborhood of Glomgold's gallery on the night of the robbery. Forced to speak for himself, Launchpad says that if he did do it, then Scrooge told him to keep it a secret from everyone. The prosecutor shows the video Glomgold sent as his proof, showing a security camera shot from the main display room of the Glomgold gallery. With this evidence, Scrooge is found guilty and sentenced to fifteen years of imprisonment at the maximum-security prison of Aquatraz.

Huey, Dewey and Louie decide to search Glomgold's gallery for suspicious activity and find him commanding one of his minions, Pierre LaOink, to get rid of a McDuck family portrait by dumping it from Duckburg Bay Bridge into a waterway, prompting the nephews to track him down. Meanwhile, as Scrooge is locked into his jail cell, he meets his cellmate, Mad Dog McGurk, who like him was sent there for a crime he did not commit. The boys succeed in salvaging the portrait from the ocean, but the paint is washed away by the water it has been exposed to, so that when they present it to the judge, he dismisses their evidence as "not good enough" until the nephews give further explanation. Eventually, the nephews make it to Aquatraz, accompanied by Webby and Mrs. Beakley, who decorate the prison cell to make it look cozy and cook for Scrooge and Mad Dog, and the next day, Mad Dog's mother comes in to give him a surprise visit, thanks to Scrooge. Then, Mad Dog decides to break out of prison, taking Scrooge with him in return for his kindness. The two are found by the warden, whose armed guards and attack dogs chase after them to no avail. When the nephews view the tape for the hundredth time in their room, they decide to look at it a little more closely, and come to learn that the "Scrooge" that stole the painting was really Glomgold in disguise. Scrooge is continuing his escape with Mad Dog, when the governor approaches him by helicopter and grants him an unconditional pardon. When interviewed at the end of the episode, Scrooge imposes his own unusual punishment on Glomgold: he is required to keep a painting of his rival over his fireplace for the next fifteen years. When Mad Dog gives him a hug, Scrooge concludes that he thinks he could use a bodyguard at the moment.


Home video releases


  • DuckTales: Jailhouse Duck (foreign release)


  • DuckTales: Jailhouse Duck (foreign release)


  • DuckTales: Volume 1
  • DuckTales: First Collection (foreign release)


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Heroes and Allies: Scrooge McDuck | Huey, Dewey and Louie | Launchpad McQuack | Webby Vanderquack | Betina Beakley | Duckworth | Gyro Gearloose | Little Helper | Doofus Drake | Fenton Crackshell | Donald Duck | Gladstone Gander | Bubba the Cave Duck | Tootsie the Triceratops | Skittles | Blackjack | Poupon | Gene the Genie | Glittering Goldie | Mad Dog McGurk | Feathers Galore | Burt Quackarach | Major Courage | Micro Ducks | Admiral Grimmitz | King Homer | Queen Ariel | Shawebizad | Gandra Dee | McPapa | McMama
Villains: Beagle Boys (Big Time, Burger, Bouncer, Baggy, Bankjob, Bugle, Babyface, and Megabyte) | Ma Beagle | Flintheart Glomgold | Dijon | Argus McSwine | Magica De Spell | Minima De Spell | Poe De Spell | El Capitan | Joaquin Slowly | Merlock the Magician | Cinnamon Teal | Dracula Duck | Dr. NoGood | Millionara Vanderbucks | Fritter O'Way | Lawrence Loudmouth | Bruno Von Beak | Armstrong | The Sirens | Circe | Harpies | Yuckalinda | Queen Griselda | Djinni | Terra-Firmie King | Overlord Bulovan | Solego


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" | "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 Three: "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"


Duckburg | Atlantis | The Money Bin | McDuck Manor | Fountain of Youth | Scotland | Notre Duck


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Number One Dime | Junior Woodchucks Guidebook | Gizmosuit | Gene's Lamp | Merlock's Talisman | Sun Coin | Sun Chaser | Harp of Troy | Millennium Shortcut | Gyro's Helicopter | Molecular Manipulator | Golden Goose | Webby's Quacky Patch Doll | Hindentanic


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See Also

Carl Barks | The Disney Afternoon | Darkwing Duck | Quack Pack | Disney XD (Netherlands) | Let's Go to Disneyland Paris

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