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Darkwing Duck
    

Creator: Tad Stones                                                                              
 

Starring:  Jim Cummings as Darkwing Duck (Drake
Mallard)/Negaduck/                   Herb Muddlefoot/Professor Moliarty
                Christine Cavanaugh as Gosalyn Mallard
                Terry McGovern as Launchpad McQuack

Number of episodes: 91

Original run: 8 September 1991 - 5 December 1992

Original network: Season 1 - first run syndication as part of the Disney Afternoon block of shows, Seasons 2 and 3 - ABC. Seasons 1 and 2 were aired simultaneously in the autumn of 1991. All episodes were included in the syndicated reruns after ABC stopped airing the series in December 1992.

After the series original run was finished, it remained in syndicated reruns until 1994, and then returned from 1996 -1997.


Status: Cancelled/Ended. Last seen in the US on Toon Disney, removed from schedules in November 2004. As of 2006, it is not being aired.       
 


                                                                          About the show


This Disney classic follows the life of crime fighting superhero Darkwing Duck - and his alter ego Drake Mallard - in his quest of saving the city of Saint Canard with help from sidekick and friend Launchpad McQuack (originally from Disney's DuckTales) and his daughter Gosalyn. Darkwing's foes are the crime organization known as  F.O.W.L and the team known as The Fearsome Five: Megavolt, Bushroot, Quackerjack, Liquidator and their leader Negaduck (an evil Darkwing from an alternate dimension called the Negaverse).


Darkwing's catchphrase "Let's get dangerous!" is also featured in the show's opening theme.





The show is a spin-off of Disney's DuckTales. It was inspired by two of its episodes and the original concept had Launchpad as the star.


Several aspects of show are obvious, though sometimes subtle, parodies on famous superheros. Sometimes
Darkwing is sent on missions as an agent of S.H.U.S.H, a satire of the Marvel Comics S.H.I.E.L.D. Batman, Superman and Spider-Man references can be recognized. Also, Darkwing's famous entrances are all references to the Crimson Avenger. 



Darkwing Duck is one of my favourite cartoons from my childhood. I remember I used to watch this show religiously back in the early 1990's, and now that I'm in my twenties, the show is still a delight to watch. The stories are exciting, fun, witty, and the characters (especially Drake and Gosalyn) complement each other amazingly.


W
hat can I say about a show starring my two favourite voice actors? Jim and Christine's performance is outstanding. Darkwing Duck is truly one of the best Disney shows of all times.




                                                                  Awards and Nominations

Annie Awards Nominated for "Best Animated Television Program" 1992
Daytime Emmy Awards Nominated for "Outstanding Animated Program" 1992
Young Artists Awards Nominated for "Outstanding New Animation Series" 1992



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