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

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Seasons:
1
Plot:
Baloo the Bear from the Jungle Book is cast as a 1930's Pacific Islands bush pilot Full summary »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
This is hands down one of the best TV series Disney has ever produced. See more (21 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 20)

Jim Cummings ... Don Karnage / ... (43 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ed Gilbert ... Baloo / ... (36 episodes, 1990-1991)

Sally Struthers ... Rebecca Cunningham / ... (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
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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)
Len Uhley (5 episodes, 1990-1991)
Chuck Tately (4 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 Film Editing by
David Mohr (unknown episodes)
 
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)

Eileen Horta .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
John O. Robinson III .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
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)

SoonJin Mooney .... animator (unknown episodes)
 
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)

Lisa Bloom .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Dennis Dreith .... conductor / orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Philip Giffin .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
William Griggs .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Hummie Mann .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Jack Smalley .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Dan Stein .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Mark Waters .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
 
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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Runtime:
30 min (65 episodes)
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Trivia:
Although the Thembrians are an obvious analogy to Stalinist Soviet Union, there is no equivalent of Nazi Germany in the TV series. However, one comic strip story in the magazine, Disney Adventures, had Baloo and Kit facing the Hausers, a dog nationality whose uniforms and military discipline is obviously resembles 1930s German styles.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: On some episodes, the front door to Hire for Higher opens the opposite way the front door normally opens.See more »
Quotes:
Louie:K-N-O-W. No.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Porco Rosso (1992)See more »
Soundtrack:
Spin ItSee more »

FAQ

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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
This is hands down one of the best TV series Disney has ever produced., 25 June 2000
Author: Figaro-8 (greyfigaro@hotmail.com) from Columbia, SC

"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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