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TaleSpin 

Baloo the Bear from The Jungle Book (1967) is cast as a 1930s Pacific Islands bush pilot.
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1991   1990  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Ed Gilbert ...  Baloo / ... 63 episodes, 1990-1991
Jim Cummings ...  Don Karnage / ... 46 episodes, 1990-1991
Sally Struthers ...  Rebecca Cunningham 43 episodes, 1990-1991
R.J. Williams ...  Kit Cloudkicker 42 episodes, 1990-1991
Pat Fraley ...  Wildcat / ... 26 episodes, 1990-1991
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Storyline

This casts key characters from The Jungle Book (1967) into a 1930s 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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Trivia

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

Goofs

The dock setup for Higher for Hire changes almost every episode to accommodate the direction from which the Seaduck is heading. See more »

Quotes

Don Karnage: This will be like taking candy from a little baby child!
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Alternate Versions

In the original two hour pilot "Plunder & Lightning",there was a song where Rebecca sang a lullaby to Molly while Kit listened in. It was most likely edited out due to time restraints when it divided into a four part episode for syndication. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 '90s Cartoon Heroes (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Spin It
Words and Music by Michael Silversher (as Silversher) and Patty Silversher (as Silversher)
Produced by Robert Kraft
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User Reviews

 
"TaleSpin" is great and now it's on DVD!!!!!
29 August 2006 | by sethn172See all my reviews

"Spin it!"

The 90s opened up with a clever Disney favorite, "TaleSpin," the TV cartoon series that featured characters from "The Jungle Book." Join Baloo and Kit Cloudkicker as they fly the Sea Duck like you've never seen it before: out of Cape Suzette, to Louie's, up mountains, through jungles, on water, in volcanoes, looking for adventure, looking for treasure, looking for fun, all in one action-packed cartoon adventure!!!!!

This was a favorite of mine as well as my family's. This ran on The Disney Afternoon the entire first half of the 90s until the original cartoons moved to the Old Disney Channel in 1995, which I have seen on vacation once in 1996 before getting cable in March 1997.

And good news: today the DVDs are here!!!!! Relive the fun and excitement of "Dun, dun, dun, TaleSpin!!!!!"

10/10


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Official Sites:

Toon Disney

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1990 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(65 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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