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Ma Beagle
Background information
Feature films
Short films
Television programs DuckTales
Video games DuckTales Remastered (mentioned)
DuckTales: Scrooge's Loot
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice June Foray
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Ma
Personality Mean, reprobate, felonious, libertine
Occupation Criminal
Alignment Bad
Relatives The Beagle Boys (sons)
The Beagle Babes (nieces)
Grandpa Beagle (father or father-in-law)
Pets Brutus (dog)
Allies Pete, Emil Eagle, The Phantom Blot, Argus McSwine, Magica De Spell, John D. Rockerduck, Merlock the Magician, Flintheart Glomgold, Azure Blue, Beagle Boys
Enemies Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey and Louie, Webby Vanderquack, Launchpad McQuack, Betina Beakley, Doofus Drake, Bubba the CaveDuck, Fenton Crackshell, Gyro Gearloose
Powers and abilities
The only thing she's ever dusted off were her fingerprints!
―Scrooge McDuck[src]

Ma Beagle is a recurring villain from DuckTales. She is the mother of the seven main Beagle Boys seen in the show and the matriarch of the clan. She was voiced by June Foray, who also voiced Magica De Spell.


Ma Beagle always bails out her sons by providing cakes or other goods with means of breaking out of prison hidden inside. She's far more competent then her children, but even then tends to fail because Scrooge McDuck and the nephews always find a way to outwit the Beagle Boys.


Ma Beagle trying to kiss a prison guard on a Dutch Christmas illustration.

An interesting note regarding Ma Beagle is that whenever she appeared in the first season, she was often the only Beagle to escape successfully. This trait notably seems to disappear in the later seasons. In the second season premiere, "Time is Money", it is implied that she was eventually arrested; when Big Time disguises himself as an elderly woman, Burger initially mistakes him for Ma, saying "She must've broke out of jail!" Additionally, two episodes in the show's later seasons, "The Bride Wore Stripes" and "New Gizmo-Kids on the Block", end with Ma Beagle going to jail along with her sons. According to the Dutch one-pager Moeder (2012), the Beagle Boys were often left alone for weeks during their youth when their mother was in prison.

In Don Rosa 's The Beagle Boys vs. the Money Bin, one Beagle Boy briefly mentions his mother when recalling the reason why he doesn't know his actual name.

In more recent comic appearances, such as the Dutch Disney comic Honds Behandeld (2011), she was given a slighly younger appearance. In this comic, the Beagle Boys visit their mother and we meet Ma Beagle's aged dog Brutus.


  • She is a spoof of a famous criminal mastermind known as Ma Barker.
  • The Beagle Boys' aunt Corrie from the Dutch comic Een Slang Voor Een Suikertante (2004) was originally intended to be their mother [1].




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Media: Ducktales (Episode list) | Videography | Gladstone comic | Magazine | Video game (HD remake | Soundtrack) | Disney Comics | DuckTales 2 | The Quest for Gold | DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp | Raw Toonage | Boom! Studios comic | Scrooge's Loot

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 | Feathers Galore | Burt Quackarach | Major Courage | Micro Ducks | Admiral Grimmitz | King Homer | Queen Ariel | Gandra Dee | Shawebizad
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 | Lawrence Loudmouth | Bruno Von Beak | Armstrong | The Sirens | Circe | Harpies | Queen Griselda | Djinni | Yuckalinda | Terra-Firmie King | Overlord Bulvan | Solego

Locations: Duckburg | Atlantis | The Money Bin | Scrooge McDuck's Mansion | Fountain of Youth | Scotland

Organizations: Junior Woodchucks

Objects: 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

Songs: DuckTales Theme | Three Cheers for Bubba Duck | Boogie Beagle Blues | Moon Stage Theme

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

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