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Baloo the Bear from the Jungle Book is cast as a 1930s 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 ...  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 1930s 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)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Many of the planes featured in the series have real-life analogies: the SeaDuck is a Conwing L-16 Heavy Transport with Superflight 100 engines, similar to a Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar; the CT-37 Pirate Fighter is based on the Gee Bee Model R Super Sportster with a second pair of wings and pontoons instead of landing gear; and Louie's midair refueling plane is analogous to the Grumman G-21 "Goose". 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

Spin-off TaleSpin (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Spin It
Words and Music by Michael Silversher and Patty Silversher
Produced by Robert Kraft
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Bring this show back!
8 February 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Along with Darkwing Duck this is unfairly cancelled. Disney has been in decline since Tarzan and we need a show like this to get Disney back on track. Ed Gilbert and Jim Cummings were perfect for the voices of Louis and Baloo (sounds familiar?) The theme tune is also catchy, one of the catchiest theme tunes ever I'd say. Out of all the villains, which are all great on their own merits, Tony Jay stands out as Shere Kahn. Louis and Baloo actually sound very similar to the voice overs in the Jungle Book, which isn't a bad thing at all. As a matter of fact, it's quite inspirational! The animation was spot on, and the script had plenty of wit that has been severely lacking in animations for years. PLEASE BRING THIS SHOW BACK! 9/10. Bethany Cox


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