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The Turn Off Your Phone PSA is a short cartoon featuring Webby Vanderquack, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, Scrooge McDuck, and the Lobster Monster.

PlotEdit

The DuckTales 2017 opening credits play until they are interrupted in the "Cave of Ali Baba" setpiece by a telephone ringing. After talking among themselves, the Ducks (and Lobster Monster) determine that it is coming from the audience, and Huey reminds everyone that "all phones must be on silent during a public movie screening or shellfish attack" according to the Junior Woodchucks Guidebook.

Behind the scenesEdit

This shorts, used as promotion for DuckTales 2017, was shown in theaters in the Summer of 2018, appearing before the movies The Emoji Movie, Cars 3 and Despicable Me 3.

The ending of the short breaks the fourth wall, and thus it cannot quite be considered canonical. However, the Broadstrokes Principle may apply — during the Ducks' Cave of Ali Baba adventure, these must have roughly taken place, except that the ringing turned out to be from another source and no "audience member in the third row" was brought up. There have been suggestions that the ringing phone may actually be Scrooge McDuck (which would preserve a punchline, as he was the one who initially reacted with outrage to the ringing).

Albeit short and 4th-wall-breaking, this short is notable as Scrooge McDuck's first theatrical appearance since Treasure of the Lost Lamp in 1990.

List of episodes of DuckTales 2017
Cartoons
Season 1
Woo-oo!Daytrip of DoomThe Great Dime ChaseThe Beagle Birthday MassacreTerror of the Terra-FirmiansThe House of the Lucky GanderThe Infernal Internship of Mark BeaksThe Living Mummies of Toth-RaThe Impossible Summit of Mount NeverrestThe Missing Links of MoorshireMcMystery at McDuck McManorThe Spear of Selene • Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. SystemJAW$The Golden Lagoon of White Agony PlainsDay of the Only ChildFrom the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22Who Is Gizmoduck?The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuckSky Pirates… in the Sky!The Secret(s) of Castle McDuckThe Last Crash of the SunchaserThe Shadow War
Season 2
The Most Dangerous Game… Night • The Depths of Cousin FethryThe Ballad of Duke BaloneyThe Town Where Everyone Was NiceStorkules in DuckburgLast ChristmasWhat Ever Happened to Della Duck?Friendship Hates MagicTreasure of the Found LampThe Outlaw Scrooge McDuckThe 87 Cent SolutionThe Golden SpearNothing Can Stop Della DuckRaiders of the Doomsday VaultThe Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra DeeThe Duck Knight ReturnsWhat Ever Happened to Donald Duck?Happy Birthday, Doofus DrakeA Nightmare on Killmotor HillThe Golden Armory of Cornelius CootTimephoonGlomTalesThe Richest Duck in the WorldMoonvasion
Season 3
Challenge of the Senior Junior WoodchucksQuack Pack!Double-O-Duck in You Only Crash TwiceThe Lost Harp of MervanaLouie's ElevenAstro B.O.Y.D.!The Rumble for Ragnarok
Shorts
Miscellaneous
Welcome to DuckburgThe Lost Key of Tralla LaLife is Full Of Adventures With AflacRemix IDDuckTales - Watch It On HULU LiveLaunchpad McQuackThe Hunt for the Ghost Bride's RingMcDuck Mashup30 Things With DuckTalesWebby Reacts To…Summer Secrets Unlocked with WebbyThe World's Longest DeathtrapFLYRadio Disney Music AwardsTurn Off Your Phone PSASolving Mysteries and Rewriting History! (A DuckTales Book)Duckburg's Funniest Home VideosDuckFailsWand IDsEvery Day They're Out There Knitting DuckTales, Woo-oo!Launchpad Theme Song TakeoverGlomgold Theme Song Takeover • Rewriting History: Endgame! Woo-oo! • DuckTales Adventure MapA Forecast For DuckburgDuckTales Most Wanted
Dewey Dew-Night!
Dewey Dew-Night: The Sidekick • Dewey Dew-Night: The InterviewDewey Dew-Night: Will It Crash?Dewey Dew-Night: Bedtime
DuckTales: Be Healthy
Guitar FishAsparagustusVeggie Code
The Kids' Favorite Things
Webby's Favorite DisguisesLouie's Favorite TreasuresHuey's Favorite Top TechDewey's Favorite Quests
Books & Other Prose
Novelizations
DuckTales: Woo-oo!DuckTales: Living Mummies!DuckTales: Tunnel of Terror!DuckTales: Duck, Duck, Golf!
Spin-Off Books
DuckTales DoodlesLaunchpad's NotepadSolving Mysteries and Rewriting History
Comics
IDW Comics
Big Trouble at Little LakeThe Repeating Revenge of the Screaming DuckThe Chilling Secret of the LighthouseThe Great Experiment of the Washing MachineOld Monteplumage Had a ChickenA Viking at My Door!Cheating Like NostradogmusBeware of the Phenomenal Pumpkin People!Happy, Happy Valley!Fight!Go, Go, Golden Years!A Series of Unfortunate SubstitutionsWelcome to Beagle Island!The Giant Butterfly of Duckburg!There Is No Place Like A Ghost TownThe Stone of Truth!The Beast in the Board RoomSleep (Walk) of DoomThe Risk McDuck Refused
The Frightful Family Fishing TripThe Hedge EnigmaThe Twisted Tale of the Two-Headed HorseHorror in the HighlandsNightmare on Bear MountainThe Greatest Adventure, the Greatest Price!When Luck Ran Out! • Countdown to TerminationThe Mighty Ducks of DuckburgThe Monsters Are Due at McDuck Manor!The Greatest Invention He's Never HadThe Incredible Shrinking WebbyMarooned in Mystery MansionMoney-Grubbing Hooligans from the DeepFlintheart… McDuck?!?Saga of the Super-Intern
IDW Spin-Offs
Silence Is Golden!Phantom ScienceWhere No Duck Has Gone Before, Sort Of!
The Renaissance Fair… Affair!Under the Cover of Can'tarctica!Will The Real Launchpad Please Stand Up?
Others
The BabysitterThe New WebbigailDart GunsLaunchpad McQuack Meets Lord DominatorHead CanonDance of DreamsThe Two Darkwings
Raiding Area 51He's Not Allowed To Use Computers AnymoreLlewellynfieldCrash CourseGosalyn Fights DirtyI'm ScaredDeleted Dinner
Video Games
All Ducked OutDuckburg Quest
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