All posts tagged: Disney Afternoon

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 …

Bonkers

Apparently I was one of the few kids that watched this show. A part of the Disney Afternoon line up for a few years, I thought Bonkers was terrifically funny. How funny? So funny that when I had to do a class presentation about respecting the law, I did the entire thing in character as Bonkers. One kid in the entire class got what I was doing…and even he didn’t think it was a great impression. So here is the opening theme to Bonkers! Enjoy.

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 …