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Darkwing Duck 

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A bumbling superhero battles crime with the help of his daughter and pilot sidekick.
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1992   1991  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jim Cummings ...  Darkwing Duck / ... 91 episodes, 1991-1992
Terence McGovern ...  Launchpad McQuack / ... 80 episodes, 1991-1992
Christine Cavanaugh ...  Gosalyn Waddlemeyer-Mallard / ... 73 episodes, 1991-1992
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Storyline

In the city of St. Canard, the people are plagued by the most bizarre criminals, but they have a protector as well, Darkwing Duck. This bumbling and egotistical superhero battles evil in that fair city with the help of his dumb pilot sidekick, Launchpad McQuack and his rambunctious adopted daughter, Gosalyn. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Lets Get Dangerous!


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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Darkving Dak See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(91 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to an interview with the show's creator, Tad Stones, Darkwing Duck (1991) taking place in an alternate universe from DuckTales (1987). See more »

Quotes

Chorus During Theme Song: When there's trouble, you call D. W.!
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Alternate Versions

The home video release of the two-part pilot, "Darkly Dawns the Duck", restores a number of cuts that were made to the episodes in reruns:
  • An opening chase sequence showing Darkwing capturing a gang of fleeing criminals (oddly enough, the scene of Darkwing ramping the Ratcatcher up and into the bed of a pickup truck, catapulting the criminals inside into some trashcans, is featured prominently in the show's opening sequence).
  • While following Tantalus on the Ratcatcher, Darkwing almost has a head-on collision with a large truck and is yelled at by the driver.
  • A longer version of the scene where Hoof and Mouth are twirling their rifles around before Darkwing jumps them.
  • A scene showing Taurus Bulba wheeling a cart of dirty clothes to the prison laundromat, establishing that Hammerhead, Hoof and Mouth are hiding inside it.
  • Following the car chase, Mouth has a panic attack and begins screaming, "We're all gonna die! We're all gonna die!" until Hammerhead hits him.
  • A longer scene of Taurus Bulba ranting about Darkwing's ego, with him imitating Darkwing's mannerisms and poses: "His posing, his flamboyance, the mask and cape! Ha, ha! That hat! It all indicates an ego the size of a small planet!"
  • While in his jail cell, the scene where Darkwing tries to get the biker pig to punch him is much longer.
  • A brief scene where Taurus Bulba comments that the design of the Thunderquack is ugly.
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Referenced in Mad: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Icarus/Adjustment Burro (2012) See more »

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Very Funny Cartoon!
21 May 2004 | by SonicStuartSee all my reviews

Darkwing Duck is the most hilarious cartoon done by Disney! Darkwing Duck is a show that spoofs famous superheroes! Plus in this cartoon Launchpad McQuack from Ducktales is in this cartoon as Darkwing's sidekick and Gizmoduck is in it also who Darkwing is very jealous of for stealing his fame in St. Conard! My favorite villains on Darkwing Duck are Negaduck (my #1 favorite DWD villain), Megavolt, Bushroot, Liquidator and Steelbeak! I don't like Quackerjack because he is so annoying because he uses toys as weapons and his plans are not clever! Plus I liked a lot of Darkwing's gadgets he uses like his gas gun and other things. Darkwing Duck brings back a lot of my childhood memories, not to mention I dressed liked him once for halloween. It sucks how Disney now airs terrible cartoons that are just unoriginal and just crap, 1990's Disney Afternoon cartoons are the best and they're will never be a replacement for that! Overall awesome cartoon and hilarious!


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