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"Sky Pirates...in the Sky!" is the twentieth episode of the animated series DuckTales. It premiered on July 28, 2018.

Synopsis

Feeling ignored, Dewey runs away from home and finds a new family: a band of singing and dancing pirates looking to rob Scrooge blind.

Plot

The McDucks are on a flight home from their latest destination, with some hiccups among the group: Launchpad is flying unnavigated at the chagrin of Huey Duck, and Dewey is annoyed with the lack of attention and intrigue from his family. All of a sudden, the Sun Chaser is bombarded with hooks of an enemy fleet. The attacker is none other than the dreaded Air Pirates, led by the charismatic Don Karnage.

After the Sky Pirates' musical plunder, Launchpad crashes the plane into a jungle. Scrooge, wanting to get his treasure back, has Huey and Launchpad begin repairing the plane, failing to notice Dewey walk off to find his hat the pirates stole. Dewey soon runs into a pirate and hitches a ride to follow the pirates back to their fleet, just in time for Don Karnage to greet his crew. Despite their successful raid, Karnage chastises his crew for faults in the dance performance, throwing one overboard for turning up late, before his eye turns to Dewey, whom he has tied up for trespassing. While Karnage leaves to plan out Dewey's execution, two of the pirates, Peg Leg Meg and Ugly Mug, listen in to Dewey's tall tales.

Back at the Sun Chaser, Louie finds an enchanted sapphire left behind that beckons him to keep it for himself. Once made aware that Scrooge was looking for the sapphire, Louie comes up with a complex plan to bring it to Scrooge so he can keep it for himself.

Meanwhile, Dewey has amazed the entire Sky Pirate crew with his stories, although their reactions to Dewey's adventurous life leave them feeling useless and underappreciated because of Don Karnage keeping them in the background and constantly berating them. Dewey convinces the crew to start a mutiny and they force Karnage off the plane, giving his captain's hat to Dewey as their new captain. On ground, Karnage vows revenge on his crew and overhears the McDucks nearby. Karnage haphazardly disguises himself as a botanist to get their help, though the McDucks indulge in his ruse so that he can lead them back to the pirates.

Once the McDucks get the Sun Chaser fixed, they take back to the sky in search of the Iron Vulture. Unfortunately, they run into Dewey's own theatrical (albeit clustered) assault on the aeroplane and they are soon caught inside the Vulture. Still mad at his family for neglecting him, Dewey orders the crew to let the McDucks go with their treasure not willing to see them again, however the beleaguered crew remark on the power of captain going to Dewey's head. The pirates end up forcing Dewey and the others over the edge of the Vulture. Karnage then reveals himself to the pirates and apologizes to his crew for being harsh, while the family apologizes to Dewey for not listening to him. Rallying the pirates back to his cause, Karnage engages in a duel against Dewey, assisted by the rest of the McDucks to confuse Karnage during the brawl. The McDucks escape the pirates by distracting them with a musical number, causing the Vulture to crash into a mountain and Karnage curses Dewey.

Flying back, Scrooge gives Dewey his hat back as reconciliation. Louie also gives Scrooge the sapphire, but it turns out to be a fake that Webby made up to teach Louie a lesson on honesty. Scrooge then ends their adventure listening to Dewey's stories for the rest of the flight.

Cast

Songs

Goofs

  • When Ugly Mug gives Dewey the captain's hat, Stinky Boot is missing the outline below his eyes.
  • Webby's eyelashes disappear in the scene of the family reconciling and Karnage's scene following it.
  • Before he blows the whistle, Dewey's sleeves are missing.

Trivia

  • Don Karnage and the Air Pirates from TaleSpin appear in this episode re-imagined as singing and dancing pirates.
  • The premise was foreshadowed in the first episode "Woo-oo!", as there is a newspaper clipping mentioning the Air Pirates.

Gallery


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Ducktales Logo
Media
Shows/Movies: 1987 series2017 seriesRaw ToonageDuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost LampVideography

Video Games: Video game (HD remake/Soundtrack) • DuckTales 2The Quest for GoldScrooge's Loot
Comics: Comic Books (IDW)
Books: Dinosaur DucksThe Secret City Under the SeaDinosaur ValleyLaunchpad's Daring RaidWelcome to DuckburgSphinx for the Memories and Sir Gyro GearlooseThe Great Lost Treasure HuntScrooge McDuck and the Big SurpriseDinosaur Ducks and Jungle DuckThe Hunt for the Giant PearlScrooge's Treasure HuntChristmas at the North PoleArmstrong the Robot and EarthquackBack to the Klondike and Superdoo!Silver Dollars for Uncle ScroogeWebby Saves the Day

Characters
1987 series: Scrooge McDuckHuey, Dewey, and LouieLaunchpad McQuackWebby VanderquackBentina BeakleyDuckworthGyro GearlooseLittle HelperDoofus DrakeFenton CrackshellDonald DuckGladstone GanderBubba the Cave DuckTootsie the TriceratopsSkittlesBlackjackPouponGene the GenieGlittering GoldieMad Dog McGurkFeathers GaloreBurt QuackarachMajor CourageMicro DucksAdmiral GrimmitzKing HomerQueen ArielShawebizadGandra DeeMcPapaMcMamaRoboticaBeagle BoysMa BeagleFlintheart GlomgoldDijonArgus McSwineMagica De SpellMinima De SpellPoe De SpellEl CapitanJoaquin SlowlyMerlock the MagicianCinnamon TealDracula DuckDr. NoGoodMillionara VanderbucksFritter O'WayLawrence LoudmouthBruno Von BeakArmstrongThe SirensCirceHarpiesYuckalindaQueen GriseldaDjinniTerra-Firmie KingOverlord BulovanSolegoGICU-2Magica's ShadowThe Fear Demons

2017 series: Della DuckLenaCaptain PeghookManny the Headless Man-HorsePixiuGabby McStabbersonHack and Slash SmashnikovRoxanne FeatherlyToad Liu HaiMark BeaksFalcon GravesAmunetSabafToth-RaZeusSeleneStorkulesBriar and BrambleDarkwing DuckGosalyn MallardMegavoltDon KarnageQuackerjackLiquidatorJosé CariocaPanchito PistolesFethry Duck

Episodes
1987 series

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"
Season Three: "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 Four: "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"

2017 series
Season One: "Woo-oo!" • "Daytrip of Doom!" • "The Great Dime Chase!" • "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!" • "Terror of the Terra-firmians!" • "The House of the Lucky Gander!" • "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" • "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!" • "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!" • "The Spear of Selene!" • "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!" • "The Missing Links of Moorshire!" • "McMystery at McDuck McManor!" • "JAW$!" • "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!" • "Day of the Only Child!" • "From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22!" • "Who is Gizmoduck?!" • "The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck!" • "Sky Pirates...in the Sky!" • "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!" • "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" • "The Shadow War!"

Locations
DuckburgAtlantisThe Money BinMcDuck ManorCastle McDuckFountain of YouthScotlandNotre DuckValley of the Golden SunsSt. CanardCape Suzette
Organizations
Air PiratesF.O.W.L.Junior WoodchucksS.H.U.S.H.
Objects
Number One DimeJunior Woodchucks GuidebookGizmosuitGene's LampMerlock's TalismanSun CoinSun ChaserHarp of TroyMillennium ShortcutGyro's HelicopterMolecular ManipulatorGolden GooseWebby's Quacky Patch DollHindentanicMagic MedallionRatcatcherJewel of AtlantisGummiberry JuiceIron VulturePirate FightersSpear of Selene
Songs
DuckTales ThemeThree Cheers for Bubba DuckBoogie Beagle BluesMoon Stage ThemeSky Pirates
See also
Carl BarksThe Disney AfternoonDarkwing DuckQuack PackDisney XD (Netherlands)Let's Go to Disneyland Paris

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