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"TaleSpin" (1990) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1990-1991

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 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 20)

Jim Cummings ... Don Karnage / ... (43 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ed Gilbert ... Baloo / ... (37 episodes, 1990-1991)

Sally Struthers ... Rebecca Cunningham / ... (29 episodes, 1990-1991)

Series Directed by
Larry Latham (12 episodes, 1990-1991)
Robert Taylor (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ed Ghertner (8 episodes, 1990)
Jamie Mitchell (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
James T. Walker (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Writing credits
Libby Hinson (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Chuck Tately (5 episodes, 1990-1991)
Len Uhley (5 episodes, 1990-1991)
Michael Edens (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Steve Roberts (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Stephen Sustarsic (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jeremy Cushner (3 episodes, 1990)
Julia Lewald (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Alan Burnett (2 episodes, 1990)
Carter Crocker (2 episodes, 1990)
Ken Koonce (2 episodes, 1990)
Don Rosa (2 episodes, 1990)
Dev Ross (2 episodes, 1990)
Jan Strnad (2 episodes, 1990)
Bruce Talkington (2 episodes, 1990)
David Weimers (2 episodes, 1990)
Mark Zaslove (2 episodes, 1990)
Martin Donoff (2 episodes, 1991)
Mark Edward Edens (2 episodes, 1991)

Series Produced by
Jymn Magon .... supervising producer / producer (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ken Tsumura .... associate producer (11 episodes, 1990)
Mark Zaslove .... co-producer (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Robert Taylor .... producer (6 episodes, 1990)
Barbara Ferro .... assistant producer (5 episodes, 1990)
Ed Ghertner .... producer (3 episodes, 1990)
Beth Gunn .... assistant producer (3 episodes, 1990)
Donna Smith .... assistant producer (3 episodes, 1990)
Scott Wolf .... assistant producer (3 episodes, 1990)
Barbara Donatelli .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 1990)
Larry Latham .... producer (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Original Music by
Christopher L. Stone (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Production Management
Catherine Winder .... production manager: overseas (59 episodes, 1990-1991)
Sara Duran .... post-production manager (10 episodes, 1990)
Barbara Beck .... post-production supervisor (9 episodes, 1990)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Isabelle Quenet .... first assistant director: France (1 episode, 1990)
Series Art Department
Karen Silva .... art coordinator (10 episodes, 1990)
Terry Hudson .... prop designer (8 episodes, 1990)
David S. Smith .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 1990-1991)
Roy Wilson .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 1990)
Hank Tucker .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1990)
Marty Warner .... prop designer (4 episodes, 1990)
Viki Anderson .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1990)
Ryan Anthony .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1990)
Larry Eikleberry .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1990)
Sharon Forward .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1990)
Warren Greenwood .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1990)
Bob Kline .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1990)
John Norton .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1990)
Frank Paur .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1990)
David Schwartz .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1990)
Keith Tucker .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Sound Department
Greg LaPlante .... sound editor (21 episodes, 1991)
Rick Hinson .... sound effects editor / sound editor (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
Skip Craig .... track reader (10 episodes, 1990)
Mark R. Crookston .... sound editor (9 episodes, 1990)
Paul J. Diller .... sound editor (9 episodes, 1990)
Michael Gollom .... sound editor (9 episodes, 1990)
Sam Horta .... sound editor (9 episodes, 1990)
Timothy J. Borquez .... dubbing mixer (8 episodes, 1990)
Series Visual Effects by
Kelly Day .... computer animator (1 episode, 1990)
Michael Peraza Jr. .... computer animator (1 episode, 1990)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Serge Conchonnet .... camera coordinator: France (1 episode, 1990)
Series Animation Department
Russ Mooney .... overseas animation supervisor / overseas animation producer (12 episodes, 1990)
Kirk Tingblad .... animator (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Rick Leon .... timing director / animation director (10 episodes, 1990)
Marlene Robinson May .... supervising timing director (9 episodes, 1990)
Robert Shellhorn .... timing director / supervising timing director (9 episodes, 1990)
Brian Ray .... overseas animation producer / overseas animation supervisor (8 episodes, 1990)
Marsh Lamore .... timing director (7 episodes, 1990)
Richard Trueblood .... timing director / animation director (7 episodes, 1990)
Gary Conklin .... key background stylist (6 episodes, 1990)
Robin Draper .... color key stylist (6 episodes, 1990)
Paul A. Felix .... key layout designer (6 episodes, 1990)
Terence Harrison .... animation director (6 episodes, 1990)
John Kimball .... animation director / timing director (6 episodes, 1990)
Carol Kieffer Police .... key layout designer / key background stylist (6 episodes, 1990)
Toby Shelton .... character designer (6 episodes, 1990)
Bob Zamboni .... animation director (6 episodes, 1990)
Robert Taylor .... animation director (5 episodes, 1990)
Kenny Thompkins .... character designer (5 episodes, 1990)
Colette Van Mierlo .... key layout designer (5 episodes, 1990)
Paro Hozumi .... key background stylist (4 episodes, 1990)
Tom Owens .... character designer (4 episodes, 1990)
Jill Stirdivant .... color key stylist (4 episodes, 1990)
Carole Beers .... timing director (3 episodes, 1990)
Gary Eggleston .... key background stylist (3 episodes, 1990)
Debra Jorgensborg .... color key stylist (3 episodes, 1990)
Jim Schlenker .... key layout designer (3 episodes, 1990)
Janet Cummings .... color key stylist (2 episodes, 1990)
William Lorencz .... key background stylist (2 episodes, 1990)
Mircea Mantta .... timing director / animation director (2 episodes, 1990)
Michael Peraza Jr. .... computer animation (2 episodes, 1990)
Donna Smith .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1990)
Len Smith .... character designer (2 episodes, 1990)
James T. Walker .... animation director / timing director (2 episodes, 1990)
Darren Brereton .... animator / layout artist (2 episodes, 1991)
Series Editorial Department
Thomas Needell .... assistant editor (39 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jeffrey Arthur .... post-production coordinator (10 episodes, 1990)
Wade Zia Nassir .... post-production assistant (10 episodes, 1990)
John Royer .... post-production assistant (10 episodes, 1990)
Series Music Department
Robert Kraft .... music producer: theme song (10 episodes, 1990)
Michael Silversher .... composer: theme song (10 episodes, 1990)
Patty Silversher .... composer: theme song (10 episodes, 1990)
Christopher L. Stone .... conductor (10 episodes, 1990)
Thomas A. Harris .... music editor (9 episodes, 1990)
Brian F. Mars .... music editor (9 episodes, 1990)
Series Other crew
Jymn Magon .... story editor (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ginny McSwain .... dialogue director / voice director (11 episodes, 1990-1991)
Vonnie Batson .... continuity coordinator (10 episodes, 1990)
Johanne Beaudoin .... production assistant (10 episodes, 1990)
Krista Bunn .... archives supervisor (10 episodes, 1990)
Jim Finch .... continuity coordinator (10 episodes, 1990)
Olivia Miner .... talent coordinator (10 episodes, 1990)
Katherine Victor .... continuity coordinator (10 episodes, 1990)
Karl Geurs .... story editor (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Leona Beckert .... script coordinator (7 episodes, 1990)
Mark Zaslove .... story editor (7 episodes, 1990)
Yolanda Valdez-Saylor .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1990)
Anita Lish .... script coordinator (3 episodes, 1990)
Bruce Talkington .... story editor (3 episodes, 1990)
Donna Weir .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1990)
Luanne Wood .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1990)
Ken Koonce .... story editor (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
David Weimers .... story editor (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Donna Smith .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1990)

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30 min (65 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Rebecca Cunningham was considered a divorcée but it's implied that it doesn't matter whether she's a divorcée or a widow as long as the love/hate dynamic exists between her and Baloo. It's left to the audience to decide. It is also said that Rebecca inherited the cargo business from her father but this is changed entirely for the series pilot.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Don Karnage:[to Baloo] Now in fifteen seconds you'd better vamoose... or, heh-heh, I'll cook your goose!See more »
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Referenced in Porco Rosso (1992)See more »
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Talespin, 3 March 2008
Author: Ursusarctosuk from Somewhere in the World

As for many on here I can't help but praise the Cast and Crew who developed Talespin and others they made throughout My Childhood, I as all who have commented here have thoroughly enjoyed the Quality of not just the animation but the quality of the story lines and the characters.

To Class this work of art as a "Cartoon" could never do talespin justice, In fact it's an insult to class it as a "Cartoon", Talespin is an Animation and nothing less, It is evidently the greatest work of genius to be produced at Disney to date, When Disney "Pulled" it from the air little did they realise what they did and I'm sure their souls have been tortured by regret ever since.

I'll take a moment to explain, From the first which is ducktales to the last which I think is Darkwing Duck, Disney has been plagued with failures due to political Correctness and have taken a Quantum Leap backwards since, They prefer Quantity over Quality now not to mention the room full of Monkey's for the story's, I couldn't have My children watching the mind-numbing "Cartoons" they throw out now in fear that they would all turn out to be homer Simpson some time in the future and 50% of the blame would be on me for permitting them to watch it, I couldn't let that happen, Which is why I have ALL of the shows from the late 80's to the mid 90's on a Harddrive so one day My children couldn't be corrupted by the "Cartoon Crap" of today and to Savour the last piece of childhood I have and to hold on to and I owe that all to Talespin.

Talespin to me is without a doubt the best Animation ever produced in the world on account of it's depth, Charm, Wit, Compassion, Emotion and lack of Truly bad quality and story lines of which many have today, Do You see any of that content in say "Ed, Edd and Eddie or anything else You can think of?, The rubbish produced today can be likened to some 3 year old's undecipherable Hyroglyph Depicting a Picasso.

The next time You watch an episode of Talespin; take a look at the woodgrain on any wooden object or building such as Higher for Hire and salivate over the quality of workmanship and effort put into this Animation, Even the one shot backgrounds were done as though they would use them again and again, The Buildings look true to the Art Deco movement which was popular in the time period depicted, Even the vehicles are true to life, OK not ALL of the Episodes Were Fantastic in animation but the lower grade scenes were covered up by the superior scenes so all in all it evened it all out by the end of the episode and You'd probably never even notice at all unless you were focused and have an attention to detail.

The one thing I love about this is what I like to call the "Deliberate Mistakes" or "Intended Mistakes" in each episode and some have two, For example in sheepskin deep where rebecca say's "You're up to something Baloo" and Baloo replies "Who, Me!, I'm as innocent as a schoolboy" take a look into rebecca's eyes, I won't spoil the rest of the Baloopers but just keep an Eye out next time.

Everyone elses comment's are bang on and 100% correct, I have nothing else to add that others haven't said already on here, Disney, WAKE UP and smell the coffee, You have been asleep for over a decade, Stop producing rubbish and bring back Quality into Animations and Stop producing "Cartoons", We have seen the proof of what You can do and We want it back as rapidly as possible.

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