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

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ed Gilbert Ed Gilbert ...  Baloo / ... 62 episodes, 1990-1991
Jim Cummings ...  Don Karnage / ... 46 episodes, 1990-1991
Sally Struthers ...  Rebecca Cunningham 43 episodes, 1990-1991
R.J. Williams ...  Kit Cloudkicker 40 episodes, 1990-1991
Pat Fraley ...  Wildcat / ... 26 episodes, 1990-1991
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Storyline

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 <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Official Sites:

Toon Disney

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Super Baloo See more »

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Runtime:

(65 episodes)

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Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Famed Uncle Scrooge comic writer and artist Don Rosa finished writing his episodes first, and presumably the first episode to get voice acting was Rosa's "I Only Have Ice For You" (pay special attention to Baloo - Ed Gilbert gives a different rendition of his voice here). See more »

Goofs

On some episodes, the front door to Hire for Higher opens the opposite way the front door normally opens. See more »

Quotes

Baloo: If it's got wings I can fly it! Sometimes even if it doesn't.
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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

Followed by TaleSpin: Plunder & Lightning (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Spin It
Words and Music by Michael Silversher and Patty Silversher
Produced by Robert Kraft
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This is hands down one of the best TV series Disney has ever produced.
25 June 2000 | by Figaro-8See all my reviews

"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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