Baloo the Bear from the Jungle Book is cast as a 1930's Pacific Islands bush pilot.
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Ed Gilbert ...
 Baloo / ... (61 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Don Karnage / ... (46 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Rebecca Cunningham / ... (42 episodes, 1990-1991)
R.J. Williams ...
 Kit Cloudkicker (37 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Wildcat / ... (26 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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7 September 1990 (USA)  »

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Aventureros del aire  »

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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Baloo: If it's got wings I can fly it! Sometimes even if it doesn't.
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Referenced in Aladdin: When Chaos Comes Calling (1994) 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.
25 June 2000 | by (Columbia, SC) – See all my reviews

"Tale Spin" is a classic. I love it so much that I'm not sure where to begin to sing its praises, so let's begin at the beginning. Michael and Patty Silversher wrote the single most IRRESISTIBLE theme song ever for this show! One listen and you just know you're in for a good time.

Scripts--For being a "kids' show," this series had a wide variety of story lines, and they were not totally geared toward comedy. The stories ranged from hilarious ("Mach One for the Gipper") to extremely touching ("Her Chance to Dream") to Indiana Jones-style adventure ("Search for the Lost City").

Voices--The cast was perfect, especially Sally Struthers as Rebecca. R. J. Williams as Kit Cloudkicker, Tony Jay as Shere Khan and Jim Cummings as Don Karnage.

There are other things I could get into, such as the quality animation, beautiful backgrounds and nice music score, but once you see an episode these things will all speak for themselves. This was, and still is, a fun and entertaining animated series. Disney has yet to top it.


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