Disney Records/Intrada: Release the Complete Music Score for DuckTales on CD and/or iTunes
  • Petitioning Robert Chapek

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Chairman of Disney Consumer Products Worldwide
Robert Chapek
Walt Disney Records
Maria Kleinman
Co-Owner, Intrada Records
Douglass C. Fake
Apple iTunes Store Support

Disney Records/Intrada: Release the Complete Music Score for DuckTales on CD and/or iTunes

    1. Petition by

      Disney Afternoon Forever

The score for DuckTales is a phenomenal, beautiful masterpiece.

Composed by the remarkably talented Ron Jones of Family Guy and Star Trek: The Next Generation fame, DuckTales is rich with personality and recurring leitmotif, and so unique overall that you would be sorely hard-pressed to find any other children's cartoon that can match the level of care that went into this show's background music. There's just so much color and emotion to be had: the adventurous and heroic main theme from "Treasure of the Golden Suns", the mysterious Valley of the Golden Suns motif, the charming Launchpad theme, the triumphant Superman-esque music for Gizmoduck, the hopeful and heartwarming main theme from "Time is Money"... and the list goes on.

Fortunately, recent events are beaming a light on fans' hopes. WayForward has released DuckTales: Remastered, an updated remake of the video game, and although it still features no music from the show outside of the theme song, the presence of the show's very own voice actors and a fleshed-out story (often involving characters and situations pulled directly from different TV episodes, such as "Earth Quack") will intrigue players. People playing this new version of the game will find themselves interested in the TV show once more, and look into the prospect of rewatching it as adults, which will create a greater demand for the yet-to-be-released DVD volume 4, and in turn a greater demand for a music release. The game has the potential to create a new market for DuckTales, and possibly even revive the series. The time is now to act on our dreams and make sure the background music makes it to CD.

Saturday morning cartoons as a genre are notorious for "just throwing something together" when it comes time to produce the music, creating a score devoid of effort, melody or real heart, and that's why the DuckTales score is vastly unlike most other cartoon soundtracks. Unfortunately, for the longest time, fans of the series have figured asking for a release of their beloved music would be a hopeless endeavor. If Disney thought they wouldn't make enough money from the Disney Afternoon DVDs to merit finishing up releasing the TV series itself (which there IS substantial demand for), how much more hopeless would it be to see an even more niche "special interest" release, like a music collection CD! However, licensing is a great possibility through third-party record labels like Intrada (who holds a Disney license and has been doing a miraculous job of bringing neglected Disney scores to the public), so it's time to make sure our voices are heard.


If a CD release of this must own musical score is not possible, we as fans would be ok with an iTunes release.

So, why is it important that the full musical score for DuckTales is made available?

- It's a work of culture, from a number of Scottish-based themes to Navy fanfare, from traditional Arabian music to "Ride of the Valkyries", to say nothing of the TRUCKLOAD of Jazz influence.

- It introduced kids to high adventure themes. It was like children were given their very own version of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

- It can even be tearjerking: Who can forget the heartwarming strings as Scrooge embraces his nephews in "Nothing to Fear" after both parties realize they're still loved by the other, or the gentle piano strains as Bubba Duck realizes how badly he misses "Skooge" after returning to his own time.

- Art is always the sort of thing that should be put on display for others to enjoy, and as Jones used his own memories of his childhood exploits in the forest behind his home as inspiration, DuckTales brims with heartfelt art.

- There are at least two cues we as fans have never heard in full, because each time they were used in the cartoon, they were edited. A CD release is a perfect opportunity to showcase what wound up on the cutting-room floor. But that's just talking about cues that partially made it to the final cut - just think of whatever number of cues went COMPLETELY unused!

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For more information on the DuckTales soundtrack, please see this website, a fan's humble attempt to list all the different music cues from the first 75 episodes of DuckTales.

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. 50+ supporters!

      Hi, everyone!

      We've passed 50 signatures! Even though that's hardly a drop in the pond in the long run, I've been incredibly grateful to all of you for helping get our hopes for a DuckTales soundtrack off the ground.

      We're only getting started, and I can't stress enough that if this thing's going to be successful, you need to show your friends this petition, share it on your Facebook walls, etc.

      If you need a reminder of how incredible the DuckTales music score is, just pop in DVD volume 2, disc 1, and watch "Treasure of the Golden Suns". This stuff NEEDS to be on CD for fans to hear in all its glory!

      Once again, big big thanks for signing, and especially for helping to get the word out!! Let's do everything we can first and hope for the best later!

      Thanks,
      - Kenneth

    3. Reached 50 signatures
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      • 13 days ago

      I just LOVE Ron Jones adventurous music he composed for Star Trek:TNG and Duck Tales... a CD-edition containing all of his DT-work would be highly appreciated by this fan! Please Intrada, make it happen. :-)

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    • seth robets OAKDALE, CT
      • 24 days ago

      This is important because it is one of the few tv shows that has really well though out music to complement the show. Plus I just Love it!

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    • Carlos Douglas MUNSTER, IN
      • about 1 month ago

      As a lover of animation scores I know this would be a treasure to have!

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    • Adam Podber BROOKLYN, NY
      • about 1 month ago

      The beautiful music from the show was one of the main influences on my love of music today. Let's get this done!

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    • Edward Nowak LUBLIN, POLAND
      • 2 months ago

      DuckTales background music is an epic, unique and old school masterpiece - we do not and will not have this kind of music in modern times. In the name of art preservation - there is a need to release it, because it may be lost forever in some dark vaults of the Disney Records archive.

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