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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:
One of the best and last See more (21 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 49)

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)
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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30 min (65 episodes)
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Trivia:
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." Kit Cloudkicker is based off of the Artful Dodger, Johnny Quest, and the kid from the 1965 film "A Thousand Clowns." Furthermore, 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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: On some episodes, the front door to Hire for Higher opens the opposite way the front door normally opens.See more »
Quotes:
Don Karnage:[to Baloo] Now in fifteen seconds you'd better vamoose... or, heh-heh, I'll cook your goose!See more »
Soundtrack:
Spin ItSee more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
One of the best and last, 10 June 2004
Author: Terminal Madness (rpgforms@yahoo.com) from http://www.cinema-crazed.com

I was born in '83 so I was lucky enough to be old enough to love and appreciate the old incredible Disney Cartoons from the nineties.

The nineties were truly the best decade for animated series. Darkwing Duck, Gargoyles, Duck Tales, and Tale Spin were only a few of some of the best cartoons ever made.

While today's animated series are derivative, fluffy, shallow, and pretty dumb, these shows were epic, fun, entertaining, adventurous, funny, and exciting.

Suffice to say they were three-dimensional cartoons. They never talked down to kids and always took them on one incredible adventure after another. Disney has never been able to re-capture such imagination.

In this spin off from "The Jungle Book"'s most popular character Baloo, he stars as a lazy, self-centered but adventurous pilot who unwittingly gains responsibility stumbling upon Kit, an orphan. He teams up with Kit, a young cub who calls Baloo "papa bear". Their relationship is one of the main reasons to watch this show.

Baloo's airplane is then lost and is then bought back by small business woman Rebecca Cunningham and her daughter Molly who buys the plane and hires Baloo as a cargo pilot setting up the cargo business "Higher for Hire". They all form an uneasy relationship but grow fond of one another as they go from one exciting adventure to another.

Watch for an excellent cast of supporting characters including wildkat the odd mechanic, Shere Khan another Jungle Book character as an intimidating and powerful business mogul, and the pirate Don Karnage who's a mix of Blackbeard the pirate and Ricky Ricardo.

Inspired by "Indiana Jones" and old time adventure serials, this swashbuckling, episodic, animated serial show gave me some of the best memories of my childhood and truly took kids on memorable adventures.

Check it out if you get the chance, it's a can't miss.

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