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Sega Genesis cover of the video game Bonkers
Sega Genesis cover of the video game Bonkers
For the Nabisco candy, see Bonkers candy.

Bonkers was an animated television series that aired from 1993 to 1995 on The Disney Channel, produced by Walt Disney Television. Cover of Bonkers for Sega Genesis, deemed fair use This is the cover art for a video game. ... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ... Bonkers was a candy offering from Nabisco in the mid 1980s. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1995 (MCMXCV in Roman) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Disney Channel is a cable TV network run by The Walt Disney Company in the United States. ... Walt Disney Television is a United States-based television production company, and is a division of The Walt Disney Company. ...


Originally conceived as an animated version of the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the show was forced to create original characters due to copyright issues. Still, the idea of a world where "toons" and humans co-exist, and the personalities of the two main characters were maintained. Unlike the film that inspired it, however, Bonkers was entirely animated and featured no live action. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 motion picture produced by Disney subsidiary Touchstone and Amblin Entertainment, that combines animation and live action. ... Toon is a contraction of cartoon, probably popularized by the name of the Looney Tunes series of animated shorts by Warner Brothers (though the spelling is different). ... In film and video, live action refers to works that are acted out by flesh-and-blood actors, as opposed to animation. ...

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Premise

The premise of the series was that Bonkers D. Bobcat, a popular toon movie star (he appeared in Disney's Raw Toonage shorts in the fictional world of Bonkers as well) had washed out of show business and become a cop. Unfortunately, he was made the junior partner of Detective Lucky Piquel, a grim and ill-tempered human who hates toons (obviously based on the character of Eddie Valiant from Who Framed Roger Rabbit). Throughout the series, the pair work together to solve crimes in the Hollywood, California region. Bonkers repeatedly tried to win Piquel's praise, but usually just ended up messing things up with his antics. Raw Toonage is a half hour Disney animated cartoon series aired on the CBS network in the fall of 1992. ... ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ...


After several years of working with Bonkers, Piquel was given an FBI job in Washington, DC, and with great glee was finally able to leave Bonkers, but finally realized that after all the times he hated Bonkers, he took a liking to him at the end of the "Lucky" episodes. Bonkers was given a new partner, the attractive Sergeant Miranda Wright, who although also human, was far more patient and tolerant of his antics than was Piquel. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... ...


Series history

The series played 65 episodes, as part of The Disney Afternoon. They were not created in chronological order: The "Miranda" episodes were actually produced first, excluding the two-part series premiere, which featured Piquel and Bonkers meeting for the first time. This discrepency becomes evident when observing the look of the main character in both sets of episodes. In the Raw Toonage shorts, Bonkers was orange with one brown spot, golf-club-like ears, and an undone tail. When the Lucky Piquel episodes (produced by Robert Taylor) were made, the character had a major overhaul: skinnier ears, two black spots on each his tufts, black Tigger-like stripes on his tail, and a different uniform. The Miranda Wright-era episodes (produced by Duane Capizzi & Robert Hathcock) use Bonkers's original look from Raw Toonage. The series also occasionally featured episodes of "cartoons" from Bonkers's pre-police actor days, all lifted from the Raw Toonage series. The Disney Afternoon gang. ... Tigger is a fictional character from A. A. Milnes book, The House at Pooh Corner. ...


Bonkers' genesis came in Raw Toonage: A team headed by Larry Latham produced 12 "He's Bonkers" shorts. These shorts are supposed to be some of the shorts Bonkers made at Wackytoons Studios before he was fired. A short entitled Petal to the Metal was originally shown with the movie 3 Ninjas, while the rest were shown on the program Raw Toonage. In syndication, the shorts were collected into four full episodes with fillers of new material in between. Categories: American professional wrestlers | Professional wrestling stubs ... Three Ninjas movie poster 3 Ninjas is a 1992 film directed by Jon Turteltaub, starring Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade and Chad Power. ...


When Bonkers was to become a full-fledged television series, Duane Capizzi, making his producing debut, was brought into the fold and teamed with animation veteran Robert Hathcock and charged with making at least 25 episodes (a full season's worth). The episodes theoretically would feature Bonkers with Wright as his partner. At any rate, these episodes came off as disastrous due to bad animation from the overseas studios. Ultimately, the original team was replaced, and a team headed by Robert Taylor came in. Only 19 of the original-order shows survived to air; they are what is known as the "Miranda Wright episodes" of Bonkers, shown toward the end of the series in the official continuity. Greg Weisman (co-creator of Disney's Gargoyles) worked on the Miranda episodes, and Bonkers's relationship with Miranda inspired Goliath's relationship with Elisa Maza. There are many people known as Robert Taylor, including: Robert Taylor (actor) Robert Taylor (aviation artist) Robert Taylor (composer) Robert Taylor (computer scientist) Sir Robert Taylor (architect) Robert Taylor (athlete) Robert Taylor (UK politician) Robert Love Taylor (US politician) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other... Greg Weisman (1963-) is an American television animation writer and producer most famous as the creator of the acclaimed animated television series, Gargoyles. ... Gargoyles logo Gargoyles is an acclaimed animated series created and produced by Greg Weisman that aired from October 24, 1994 to 1997. ... The Manhattan Clan from left to right: Bronx, Hudson, Goliath, Lexington, Broadway (behind), Brooklyn. ... This article is about Gargoyles, the animated television show. ...


Taylor threw out the old premise of the show. He replaced it with the Lucky Piquel scenario, but his episodes were retconned to occur before the original episodes. 42 episodes of the "Piquel Era" were made, including one (New Partners On The Block) which attempted to bridge the gap between the two somewhat contradictory storylines. Retroactive continuity – commonly contracted to the blend retcon – is the adding of new information to historical material, or deliberately changing previously established facts in a work of serial fiction. ... Sega Genesis cover of the video game Bonkers For the Nabisco candy, see Bonkers candy. ...


The syndicated version of the series (which omits several of the original episodes that survived first-run) was last seen on Toon Disney, but due to bad scheduling and the addition of JETIX, it has vanished completely off the network. Along with a number of other shows it was removed from schedules in November 2004 and has not been seen since. It is unknown if it will ever return, and Disney currently has no plans to release the series on a DVD set Toon Disney is a 24-hour U.S. cable television channel owned by The Walt Disney Company that mostly airs childrens cartoons. ... Jetix is a childrens television programming brand owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Dual layer recording be merged into this article or section. ...


New Partners on the Block

New Partners on the Block was a transition epsiode that showed how Bonkers went from having Lucky Piquel as a Partner to having Miranda Wright as his newest partner. In telecommunication, a transition is the change from one signal state to another signal state. ...


The epsiode was much like the pilot epsiode/movie:"Going Bonkers", using the CGI rain and bringing back the characters that were assoicted with Bonkers, those characters being Fawn Deer, Jitters A. Dog, and Grumbles Grizzly and unlike the pilot had more speaking and screen time. CGI may mean: CGI Group Inc. ... ...


But in the end of all this, Bonkers along with Miranda and Lucky captured the main villain Fireball Frank, thus making Bonkers and Miranda a team and thus giving Lucky a job as an FBI Agent in DC, and thus writing him, his family Dyl (wife) and Mayrlin (daughter), Fall-Apart Rabbit, Toots and Brodrick the toon radio off the show by having them all move to Washington, DC. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


However this epsiode has not been seen in over 4 1/2 to 10 1/2 years, mostly due, some believe because of 9/11 and possibly the Oklahoma City bombings in 1995 because of the villain being portayed as a bomber/terrorist. The date that commonly refers to the attacks on United States citizens on September 11, 2001 (see the September 11, 2001 Attacks). ... Damage to the Murrah building before cleanup began. ...


Bonkers lives on in fan fiction

Though the series was relatively disjointed and short-lived, it did manage to develop a fan base on the internet, many of whom write fan fictions about the characters from the show. One of the most acclaimed pieces of Bonkers fan fiction is "Bonkers 1999" (found at bonkers-online.com), an account, comprised of six stories, that takes place after the events of the series. Fan fiction (also spelled fanfiction and commonly abbreviated to fanfic) is fiction written by people who enjoy a film, novel, television show or other media work, using the characters and situations developed in it and developing new plots in which to use these characters. ...


Characters

  • Bonkers D. Bobcat - The toon cop.
  • Lucky Piquel - Bonkers's partner from the "Lucky Episodes". He is a slovenly, morbidly obese, mustacheoid man who is possibly drawn as a charicature of Dennis Franz. He is a serious detective whose by the book nature is at odds with Bonkers' decidedly more maniacal approach to crime solving. In the first several episodes in which he appeared, he defeated the villain by falling on them or otherwise crushing them beneath his massive girth.
  • Miranda Wright - Bonkers's partner from the "Miranda Episodes".
  • Chief Leonard Kanifky - the absent-minded Chief of Police.
  • Sergeant Francis Q. Grating - boss of Bonkers and Miranda.
  • Fall-Apart Rabbit - Bonkers's clumsy friend, appearing only in the "Lucky Episodes." He literally falls apart at the drop of a hat and must wear bandages over various body parts to keep himself from dismantling.
  • Toots - Bonkers's pet horn.
  • Fawn Deer - Bonkers's girlfriend. (Also appeared in Raw Toonage).
  • Jitters A. Dog - A small, nervous dog who was Bonkers's sidekick in Raw Toonage; his role in the series was of the straight man, constantly having serious bodily harm done to him through Bonkers' recklessness. His catchphrase is, "I hate my life." Now Bonkers's "best friend", though Jitters himself would disagree.
  • Grumbles Grizzly - was Bonkers's boss in Raw Toonage, appears occasionally in Bonkers.
  • The Collector - the villain from the pilot episode ("Going Bonkers"), and therefore, the first criminal Bonkers encounters. He is a toon that collects other toons in suspended animation. At the end of the episode, he is revealed to simply be a deranged, cartoon obsessed nerd disguised as a toon, a parody of the ending of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the movie which inspired Bonkers.
  • Mr. Doodles - The Collector's evil henchman.
  • Al Vermin - Bonkers's arch-nemesis from the Miranda-era.
  • Lilith DuPrave and Flaps the Elephant - two more Miranda-era villains.

Many Disney characters created prior to the show made cameo, and sometimes unseen, appearances, including Goofy, Donald Duck, Darkwing Duck, Mickey Mouse, Dumbo, Marsupilami and Ludwig Von Drake. Dennis Franz (born Dennis Franz Schlacta, October 28, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is a German-American actor best known for his roles as a gritty police detective in the television series NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues and Beverly Hills Buntz. ... ... A straight man is a role in a comedy double act where a performer works with a comedian by setting up the situations or feeding the lines that allow their partner to make a joke. ... Nerd, as a stereotypical or archetypal designation, refers to somebody who is perceived to be of above-average intelligence and whose interests are not shared by mainstream society. ... Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 motion picture produced by Disney subsidiary Touchstone and Amblin Entertainment, that combines animation and live action. ... Goofy Goofy is a fictional character from the Walt Disneys Mickey Mouse universe. ... Donald Duck Donald Duck is an animated cartoon and comic-book character from Walt Disney Productions. ... The character of Darkwing Duck as seen on the series Bonkers. ... Mickey Mouse. ... For the Brooklyn, New York City, neighborhood, see DUMBO. Dumbo is the fourth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Marsupilami is a fictional comic book animal created by André Franquin in 1952. ... Ludwig Von Drake is one of Walt Disneys cartoon and comic book characters. ...

Start screen of the Bonkers video game for SNES.
Start screen of the Bonkers video game for SNES.

Video game screenshot of Bonkers, for SNES, deemed fair use This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Video game screenshot of Bonkers, for SNES, deemed fair use This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... The European SNES design is identical to the Super Famicom. ...

Video games

Three Bonkers-themed video games were produced, one for the Super Nintendo, one for the Sega Genesis, and one for the Sega Game Gear. The European SNES design is identical to the Super Famicom. ... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ... The Sega Game Gear was Segas first portable gaming system. ...

December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV in Roman) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Fantasia is a 1940 motion picture, the third in the Disney animated features canon, which was a Walt Disney experiment in animation and music. ... Aladdin (first released on November 11, 1992) is an animated Disney movie telling a version of the story of Aladdin and the magic lamp from The Arabian Nights. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV in Roman) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Sega Game Gear was Segas first portable gaming system. ... The Sega Master System (SMS for short), is an 8-bit cartridge-based gaming console that was manufactured by Sega. ...

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