'Talespin' has always been a show dear to my heart. One of those favourites from a young age that holds up really well, and is even more entertaining through adult eyes from appreciating the writing and stories even more.
Have been on a roll reviewing individual episodes for certain shows, animated, non-animated and of as many genres as possible (many as part of certain quests), and decided to do it with 'Talespin' and some others. Something that, as expected and hoped, has proven to be a more than worthwhile project and experience. "Stormy Weather" is a very good and fun episode if not a favourite, just lacking the extra thrills and adventure of the best episodes.
The animation is very colourful and atmospheric as always. The music matches what is going on perfectly and it is impossible to forget or resist the theme song, one of the catchiest for anything Disney and ever.
Writing is witty, very funny without being too silly and thought-probing without being complicated. Things don't get too childish and it is all easy to follow. The story is hugely compelling and lively in pace without being rushed, and executes a nice idea imaginatively.
Baloo is a very fun and likeable character as always. Kit is neither too cute or too bratty, an appealing kid rather than an annoying one and his chemistry with Baloo has heart. Rebecca is charming and suitably shrewd and ambitious without it going overboard that it grates.
Voice acting is terrific, Cam Clarke has fun and Ed Gilbert is a spirited Baloo. Sally Struthers brings spunk and charm and Alan Roberts does well as Kit but there is a preference for RJ Williams.
Overall, very enjoyable once again. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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