Quack Pack

Quack Pack

Quack Pack title card
Genre Cartoon, Comedy, Fantasy
Created by Rob Humphrey
Jim Peterson
Based on A Concept created by Toby Shelton and Kevin Crosby Hopps
Directed by Kurt Anderson
Toby Shelton
Voices of Tony Anselmo
Jeannie Elias
Pamela Adlon
E.G. Daily
Kath Soucie
Theme music composer Eddie Money (arranged by Randy Petersen)
Opening theme "Quack Pack", performed by Eddie Money
Ending theme "Quack Pack" (Instrumental)
Composer(s) Eric Schmidt
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 39 (list of episodes)
Producer(s) Toby Shelton
Kevin Crosby Hopps
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Walt Disney Television Animation
Distributor Buena Vista Television
Original network first-run syndication
Original release September 3 (1996-09-03) – November 28, 1996 (1996-11-28)
Related shows DuckTales (1987)
Darkwing Duck (1991)

Quack Pack is an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, featuring Donald Duck and his nephews. The show debuted on September 3, 1996 as a part of the "Disney Afternoon" programming block, following the major success of Goof Troop. The series ran one season with 39 episodes.[1]


Co-Producers Kevin Crosby Hopps and Toby Shelton turned to Donald Duck shorts for inspiration for Quack Pack. Shelton noted that in the shorts, Donald mostly interacted with humans, and decided to incorporate humans into the world of Quack Pack. This contrasted with DuckTales, a previous Disney Afternoon series, where the world is inhabited by other anthropomorphic animals. Shelton considers Quack Pack as more of an extension of the original Donald Duck shorts than of DuckTales.[2] Because of this, many characters from the DuckTales cartoons and comics, including Disney characters, such as Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, Mickey Mouse, Goofy or Chip 'n' Dale, do not make appearances in the series.

The show was created to give each of the nephews their own voices and personalities. Huey was the smooth-talker and schemer, Louie was the athlete and oddball, and Dewey was the intellectual and prankster.[2]

The original title of the show was Duck Daze, but was changed to Quack Pack before release. There are still references to Duck Daze in the theme song.

After Quack Pack left the Disney Afternoon block, it eventually resurfaced in reruns on Disney Channel, and later on Toon Disney. It was removed from the channel's line up along with several other classic Disney shows in November 2004.


The show centers around Donald and teenaged versions of his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. The actual age of the boys is not made certain. Donald works as a cameraman alongside Daisy, who is a reporter. The group travel around the world looking for a big scoop. The three boys are triplets but Huey had once referred to Dewey and Louie as his baby brothers. Huey must have been the first to be born, therefore making him the eldest of the brothers.

Huey, Dewey and Louie have more distinctive personalities than when they had been presented as younger. They usually resort to extreme and strange measures to avoid getting into trouble with their uncle and to achieve their ambitions. They usually do this by tricking Donald, or whoever else they wish to manipulate. But they usually feel guilty for any of the wrongdoings they had performed which may have upset loved ones, proving that they do possess good morals. Huey, Dewey and Louie share similar passions such as listening to rock music, getting revenge on those who anger them, impressing girls, getting money, pulling pranks, role models whom they look up to and admire, playing games and reading comics. They also share a profound knowledge of cars and mechanics. But there are certain aspects of their personalities that stand out more in each of them.

Main characters



Home video

VHS releases

In 1997, three VHS cassettes containing 6 episodes of the series were released in the United States.

VHS Name Episode Titles Release Date
Alien Attack! "I.O.U a U.F.O." & "Ducklaration of Independence" July 15, 1997[3][4]
Ducks Amuck! "Ducky Dearest" & "All Hands on Duck" July 15, 1997[5]
House of Haunts "The Boy Who Cried Ghost" & "Cat and Louse" August 26, 1997[6]

DVD releases

US releases

The episodes "Transmission: Impossible", "Heavy Dental" and "Feats of Clay" were released as the first Region 1 volume Quack Pack: Volume 1 in the United States on February 14, 2006,[7][8] but further releases have not been planned yet.

International releases

A one-off Christmas special compilation DVD titled Disney's Christmas Favourites was released in Region 2 on October 31, 2005, and contains the Quack Pack episode "Snow Place to Hide", along with the Mickey Mouse Works short segment "Mickey's Mixed Nuts", the 101 Dalmatians: The Series episode "A Christmas Cruella", and the short cartoon Toy Tinkers.[9]


External links

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