Baloo the Bear from the Jungle Book is cast as a 1930's Pacific Islands bush pilot.
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Series cast summary:
Ed Gilbert ...
 Baloo / ... (61 episodes, 1990-1991)
 Don Karnage / ... (46 episodes, 1990-1991)
 Rebecca Cunningham (42 episodes, 1990-1991)
R.J. Williams ...
 Kit Cloudkicker (39 episodes, 1990-1991)
 Wildcat / ... (26 episodes, 1990-1991)


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 <>

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7 September 1990 (USA)  »

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(65 episodes)

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According to the series bible (guidelines handed out to episode writers), Don Karnage is based off of Kevin Kline's character in A Fish Called Wanda (1988). Kit Cloudkicker is based off of the Artful Dodger, the title character of Jonny Quest (1964), and the kid from the A Thousand Clowns (1965). See more »


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24 February 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one good cartoon series for anyone to remember. As usual, the great people at Disney, always have to come up with up something fun and new every year to regain its magical touch. Just like Ducktales, and the other cartoon series that came before it, this show had everything worthy of excitement and wonder a child wants, it had adventure, comedy, action, and, yes, some romance kicked in.

This time Disney took on the "jungle Book" approach after tackling Chip 'n' Dale the year before. For this, they used some of the cast from The Jungle Book, Baloo, Louiee, and Sheer Khan, who ruled Cape Suzette, like a czar.

There's Baloo, and his sidekick, kit Cloud kicker, who work for the deliverly company "Higher for Hire ( I think that's how I Remember it)and would always stumble into some kind of adventure when their boss, Miss Cunningham, would send them to make some kind of deliveries to other places. Then there's Wildcat, a zany character who somehow memorializes every auto part known to man, and it was with that logic, that enabled him to work for Higher for Hire, as a machininc. Also there was the sweet little, Molly, Miss Cunningham's Daughter. Their enemy was Don Karnage, the pirate that traveled through air rather than by sea.

The main reason I loved this show so much was that contained adventure, clever scenes, and running gags throughout the show. The setting was around World War II, it seems, and featured a lot of technology, it seems for that time period, execpt of course for television. In fact, in one episode , the professor, decides to come up witha new invention, "radio with pictures" he called it, with Baloo, and Cloud kicker, laughing it off, as just another flop! In conclusion, this show is a must see for kids of future generations, and I wish they would make more showzs like this in the years to come.

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