Parent reviews for DuckTales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
January 12, 2021
Mediocre mashup of Indiana Jones and Aladdin, with rich ducks looting ancient sites
This movie was overall nothing special. Basically starts out Indiana Jones and then turns into the Aladdin story. Not a classic film, but my 6 y.o. liked it well enough. Mostly, I wasn't comfortable with the blatant cultural insensitivity throughout the film. At least Indiana Jones was an archaeologist and would presumably study his stolen treasures. In this movie, Scrooge McDuck is looting ancient sites just to toss all the bags of treasures into his vault already full of gold (that he likes to swim in). He fends off the dark-furred bumbling accented locals trying to stop him. They find a lamp, which starts the Aladdin part of the story. We watch plenty of classic kids movies, and sure, each movie has to be understood in its time. But 1990 is a bit late to have a film so culturally off the mark. I wouldn't go out of my way to seek out this movie.