Darkwing Duck was an animated television series produced by The Walt Disney Company. It ran from 1991-1997 on The Disney Afternoon cartoon block. It featured a not-so super hero anthropomorphic duck, with the alter ego of Drake Mallard (voiced by Jim Cummings).
And it was hilarious! So are you ready to meet the legend? Okay then: Let’s get dangerous!
He has a look that just screams “Suck gas, evildoer”, don’t he? One of my favorite things about Darkwing Duck is the fact that he uses tag lines to strike terror into the hearts of evildoers, but… it never quite comes off as threatening. For example:
“I am the terror that flaps in the night, I am the smoke that smokes smoked oysters.” (???)
“I am the terror that flaps in the night, I am the ten dollar service charge on all returned checks.”
“I am the terror that flaps in the night. I am the surprise in your cereal box.”
Scared yet? Me neither.
But everyone in the metropolis of St. Canard knows that “When you’re in trouble ya, Call D. W. !” And he’ll come. Eventually.
Unfortunately, like every cartoon, it had to end. But there is talk of a reboot! We can only hope.
Strangely, this plush was produced by Funko, better known for their line of vinyl figures. But it’s an awesome plush so I’m not complaining!
Tired of waiting for the new Darkwing Duck cartoon reboot? Then maybe you can snag a Fun Pic with the ‘real’ thing in a Disney Park near you!
FUN FACTS: Darkwing Duck was named the 93rd best animated series by IGN, calling it “one of the many reasons why after-school cartoons rule.”