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What Ever Happened to Della Duck? is the seventh episode of Season 2 of DuckTales 2017, written by Madison Bateman & Colleen Evanson (along with DuckTales 2017's normal team of writers) and directed by Tanner Johnson. It features the 2017 Continuum versions of Della Duck and Scrooge McDuck, images and mentions of Gyro Gearloose, Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, and the debuts of General Lunaris, Lieutenant Penumbra, the Mother Moonmite and its child. Though part of Season 2, the episode actually takes place in the timeframe of Season 1.


We wind back the clock to the fateful day Della Duck crashed the Spear of Selene on the Moon, and observe her struggle to survive and failed attempts make it back to Earth throughout the ensuing decades — including her confrontation with the monstrous Moonmite, and a reveal about the Moon that no one could have predicted!



  • The episode's cold open sees an expansion on the events of the "cosmic storms" that led to Della's crash on the Moon, previously recounted by Scrooge McDuck as a flashback from his point of view in The Last Crash of the Sunchaser (2018). Here, Della's point of view is used.
  • Chronologically, and as confirmed by Francisco Angones on his blog, the "present-day" parts of the episode, past its ellipsis-filled opening, takes place some time prior to Della's cameo at the end of The Shadow War (2018).
  • A year after the story's release, Sam King released a short comic adaptation of a deleted scene from the storyboard of What Ever Happened to Della Duck?, featuring Della Duck's first meal of Moon Scorpion after ten years of living off Oxy-Chew. This comic was nameless but is referred to on the Wiki as Deleted Dinner (2020).
  • A mutual antagonism seems to exist between Della and Gyro, which reoccurs in Escape from the ImpossiBin.


Behind the scenes

This episode of DuckTales 2017 was released on March the 9th, 2019.

It was the first episode not to star any of the "main cast" (excepting Scrooge McDuck's brief cameo in the cold open), and Della Duck's first true appearance on the show, after her younger self had played a part in the events of the Christmas special Last Christmas and a present-day Della had made a one-line cameo at the end of The Shadow War, and another at the end of the aforementioned Last Christmas.

Highlighting its special status, the episode did not feature the usual theme song and credit sequence, with the logo merely appearing over the image and then fading at the 02:22 mark. It did, however, feature a song all the same, namely Della's Lullaby, set to the tune of the famous Moon Theme (which itself is heard several times throughout the episode).

The title of the episode is a reference to the infamous Don Rosa drawing Whatever Happened to Scrooge McDuck?

List of episodes of DuckTales 2017
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 RagnarokThe Phantom and the SorceressThey Put a Moonlander on the Earth!The TrickeningThe Forbidden Fountain of the ForevergladesLet's Get Dangerous!Escape from the ImpossiBinThe Split Sword of SwanstantineNew Gods on the BlockThe First AdventureThe Fight for Castle McDuckHow Santa Stole ChristmasBeaks in the ShellThe Lost Cargo of Kit CloudkickerThe Life and Crimes of Scrooge McDuckThe Last Adventure
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
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
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?
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