The Great Dime Chase is a cartoon written by Francisco Angones and a team of writers (see Infobox) and directed by John Aoshima. It features Scrooge McDuck, Dewey and Louie Duck, Webby Vanderquack, Gyro Gearloose, Li'l Bulb, Miss Quackfaster and the Buzzard Brothers. It also mentions Flintheart Glomgold, Della Duck, Robotica, the Time Tub, the Cogs and Armstrong, featuring the debut of the Ottoman Empire series with its hosts Johnny and Randy.
When Scrooge brings Louie to work with him, Louie accidentally spends Scrooge's Number One Dime to purchase a soda. He decides to use the insane inventor Gyro Gearloose's latest robotic creation, Li'l Bulb, to get it back, accidentally causing it to become a giant coin-collecting robot. Meanwhile, Dewey and Webby attempt to discover the whereabouts of Della Duck in the McDuck Archives, run by the questionably-sane librarian Mrs Quackfaster.
- Gyro Gearloose pitches Li'l Bulb to Scrooge McDuck and the Buzzard Brothers as a helper robot that can do it all.
- Some of Gyro's past inventions include: Cogs, Armstrong, the Time Tub, and Robotica. All of these have turned evil at some time or other.
- At the end of the episode, Gyro Gearloose is inspired to invent Project Blatherskite.
- The reveal that Scrooge keeps his Dime on his person and the one under the glass globe was a decoy is taken from Send in the Clones (1987), the episode of the original DuckTales which introduced Magica De Spell to the series.
Behind the scenes
The Great Dime Chase is the third episode of the DuckTales 2017 series, and serves to introduce this continuity's version of the Number One Dime, Gyro Gearloose, Little Helper, and Mrs Quackfaster.