JAW$ is a cartoon written by Colleen Evanson (along with DuckTales 2017's normal team of writers) and directed by Matthew Humphreys. It features Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, Webby Vanderquack, Lena De Spell, Magica De Spell, Launchpad McQuack, Roxanne Featherly, Flintheart Glomgold, cameos by the Smashnikov Brothers, the Buzzard Brothers and a number of Beagle Boys, the debut of Tiffany, and mentions of Merlock and Santa Claus.
Still working on the orders of the shade of Magica De Spell, Lena (having a sleepover with Webby at McDuck Manor) sneaks a magic jewel into the Money Bin. The gem gives life to the money, granting the spirit within the gem physical form as a terrifying money shark — whom Magica introduces as… Tiffany. Not only is the monster after the Number One Dime, but it's destroying the city, which certainly doesn't help Scrooge's already-damaged P.R.!
- Friendship Hates Magic (2019) referred back to this episode as Webby lists off the various times her attempts at sleepovers went awry for supernatural reasons, through her granny mentioning “that incident with a Money Shark at the Money Bin”.
Behind the scenes
JAW$ is the fourteenth episode of DuckTales 2017.
The film (which has notable plot parallels to The Money Ocean and My Money, My Enemy) contains many references to the "definitive" shark movie, Steven Spielberg's 1971 Jaws — starting with the very title. To cement the reference, Flintheart Glomgold's disguise at the end of the episode is a transparent caricature of Spielberg's iconic outfit.