Scrooge Mc Duck, Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webbigail Vanderquack are in search of the legendary treasure of Collie bBba's ancient pyramid. The ducks make off with the loot which includes a magic lamp complete with wish-granting genie! But Merlock the evil sorcerer is in hot pursuit ready to do battle to gain possession of the lamp.
An animated adventure film featuring Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie. The adventure begins when McDuck finds a magic lamp which holds a genie inside. But then the villainous Merlock, steals the magic lamp from McDuck and uses it for his own greedy purposes. With the genie's help, McDuck, his nephews and a new friend named Webby, start off on an adventure to try to recover the lamp and fulfill the genie's wish of becoming a real boy.
Titles and Opticals by Buena Vista Visual Effects. Budget estimate $20 million. Color by Technicolor; sound by Dolby. Released in USA August 3, 1990. This is the first film to be presented under the "Disney Movietoons" label. Most of the animation was done by a team of 110 artists in Disney's new animation studio in France. All other sequences were completed by a team of 80 artists in the Walt Disney Animation Studio in the UK. The camerawork and cel painting were completed in China.
"...Funny enough for children...and savvy enough for parents..." - 08/03/1990 New York Times, p.C8