All posts tagged: Darkwing Duck

Jim Cummings Reads Darth Vader Lines as Winnie The Pooh

This is a delightful little video from ConnectiCon in 2013 which features voice actor Jim Cummings performing the role of Darth Vader as read by Winnie The Pooh (he also throws some Darkwing Duck in there). After watching this I have come to the conclusion that everything is better when said in the Winnie The Pooh voice. I mean you could tell me I have 24 hours to live and I’d still be grinning as long as you did it in that voice. So for all of you who have to give your family, friends or coworkers bad news, simply hire Jim Cummings to tell them in his Pooh voice. Everyone will feel slightly better about themselves and I think you will too. Just make sure when Cummings give you your bill for his performance, he does it in character too, cause you know that’s gonna be some bad news (guarantee that guy demands 4 figures to perform) Enjoy the video! Advertisements

Let’s Get Dangerous: Darkwing Duck

One of my all-time favourites from Disney Afternoons, Darkwing Duck was actually as spin-off of DuckTales. Apparently Launchpad McQuack couldn’t take anymore of Scrooge McDuck’s crap so he got out of Dodge and starting fighting crime with Drake Mallard AKA Darkwing Duck. I always thought Drake Mallard was one of the most original and clever names Disney had come up with but apparently I was wrong. For you see, Drake Mallard and is actually a parody of Kent Allard AKA The Shadow. Is your mind blown? No? That’s fair, it wasn’t that big of a shock. I can’t believe this show only ran from 1991-1992! It seemed like it was way longer. Granted, over that two year run they did make 3 seasons and 91 episodes so that might have something to do with it. While Darkwing Duck was fun and gave you laughs (as most Disney cartoons did), I really feel it was underrated for it’s superhero storylines. While the show was full of jokes, it would at times really grab you with multi-episode …

Disney Afternoon: an after-school staple

I don’t know about you but I could really go for a burger right now, you in? Okay cool, but first I gotta write this post. DISNEY AFTERNOON! What a juggernaut in the world of cartoons! Every afternoon at 3pm (or maybe 4pm?) growing up Disney would throw on 2 hours of cartoon gold that would rival even some of the best Saturday morning line ups. Starting in 1990 with an unstoppable line up of (get this) Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Duck Tales, Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers and TaleSpin. Are you kidding me! Has there ever been a better block of cartoons in history? Well maybe the 1991/92 line up of Duck Tales, Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin and Darkwing Duck. Over the years other classic shows such as Goof Troop and Gargoyles would join the line up as well as the funny yet forgotten Bonkers before Disney started spinoff successful movies into less impressive shows such as Aladdin, The Lion King’s Timon and Pumba and The Mighty Ducks. For my money (which is …