TaleSpin (1990 - 1991)

TaleSpin is a cartoon series of the Walt Disney Company with anthropomorphic animals as characters, which consists of 65 episodes of 22 minutes each. Some characters are based on from the Disney movie The Jungle Book. The series takes place in the fictional city Cape Suzette a port city surrounded by huge cliffs that only leave a small gorge open to the sea. This city is protected from aerial pirates by the artillery equipped with anti-aircraft guns trying to invade the city.

The rental pilot Baloo works for the air freight company Higher for Hire by Rebecca Cunningham. An orphan boy and former air pirate, Kit Cloudkicker joined Baloo and is his navigator. Together, they provide the crew of the company's only aircraft, a yellow amphibious aircraft of the Conwing L-16 type named Sea Duck. During the missions tasks, they often encounter a gang of pirates led by the ever-theatrical Don Karnage, or they get in touch with representatives of Thembria. Another half-opponent is the businessman Shere Khan, whose employees repeatedly interact with Baloo. Shere Khan shows himself as a tough power figure, but also as a fair opponent.

Between Baloo and Rebecca is a love-hate relationship, so Baloo often rebels against Rebecca, on the other hand, he stands up for her, when it matters. The rational Rebecca often plays the guardian for the infantile and carefree Baloo. On the other hand, with high-flying and risky plans, she puts the company and its employees in dangerous situations, which Baloo usually saves with his peasant cunning and moral integrity.

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