TaleSpin (1990–1991)

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Baloo the Bear from the Jungle Book is cast as a 1930's Pacific Islands bush pilot

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1991 | 1990
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 Don Karnage / ... (43 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ed Gilbert ...
 Baloo / ... (36 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Rebecca Cunningham / ... (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
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This casts key characters from the Jungle Book into a 1930's pacific setting where Baloo is a bush pilot who finds himself as part of a struggling courier company. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Originally, the role of Baloo was supposed to go to Phil Harris, who had voiced the character in the original 1967 film, The Jungle Book (1967). However, after one recording session, it was found that Harris, who was by then 85 years old, had aged to the point where he could no longer do the voice successfully and the role was performed by veteran voice actor Ed Gilbert instead. See more »

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On some episodes, the navigator's seat in the Sea Duck has a Yoke in front of it and on some episodes it doesn't. See more »

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Wildcat: You know, using these leftover spare parts, I could probably make a plane in an hour.
Baloo: Really?
Wildcat: Sure. And since I only have half the parts, it'll only take half as long.
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Referenced in Troldspejlet: Episode dated 18 December 1992 (1992) See more »

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Spin It
Words and Music by Michael Silversher and Patty Silversher
Produced by Robert Kraft
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This is hands down one of the best TV series Disney has ever produced - YES!!!
4 March 2003 | by (LOS ANGELES CA.) – See all my reviews

Those words came from another post/user. You're so right!!! Tale Spin was Disney's best animated series made for Television, as it attracted me intensely in the early 1990's - I cut college classes to watch TaleSpin (And, I still got my Bachelor's degree in '94!) I was so upset when then Disney-owned KCAL Ch. 9 (Which aired Tale Spin weekday afternoons at 4:00 in 1991-92) pre-empted Tale Spin Apr 29, 92 for the Rodney King LAPD court verdicts (Of course that led to a riot which I won't indulge into). I was a student going to a major local university between 1990-94 and I had to make sure I got either to the Student Union for the TV room or if in class, tape Tale Spin from home for viewing later. I was never into any other animated series before and since. I knew Ed Gilbert by luck (The voice of Baloo in the series) as we took yoga classes together in 1991 - We had met in N. Hollywood at a yoga instructor's house. He was a great person to talk too (I teased him once - called him "Yoga Bear" and he loved it, he called me just "Big Joe") and gave me a lot of Tale Spin secrets & info I could never put here on this post. We lost touch after 1993, and just recently heard of his death two years ago. I feel saddened, but I'm sure he (and Phil Harris...) are looking down on us singing a chord of "The Bare Necessities". (I'm bummed he's not in the new Jungle Book 2 movie -Gilbert would have been great as he reprises his voice of Baloo - He was natural, man... (Tony Jay reprises his voice role of Shere Khan in the new movie) Sally Struthers spells R E B E C C A and was perfect for the single mother - independent-minded entrupeneur of "Higher For Hire" and I loved Wildcat (Pat Fraley) the mechanic and Louie (Jim Cummings) the bartender and party monkey!! What wonderful memories, Ed signed my Tale Spin comic book one day after our workout with this inscription "To Joe, Keep Yer Tail Spinnin, And Don't Fall Outa The SKY!! Ed Gilbert "The Voice of Baloo" ** Miss you and see you in the sky.... Joe "The Bear" Goria - Los Angeles


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