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The Disney Afternoon was a created-for-syndication two-hour television programming block which aired from September 10, 1990, until Spring 1999[citation needed]. At that time, it was taken out of syndication, and a new Disney weekday afternoon block was started on UPN. The Disney Afternoon was produced by The Walt Disney Company. Now, some of the shows in the block have been scattered on Toon Disney between 4:30 am to 1:00 pm weekdays. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (863x557, 84 KB)Characters from all the shows featured on the Disney Afternoon. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (863x557, 84 KB)Characters from all the shows featured on the Disney Afternoon. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Toon Disney is a 24-hour American cable television channel owned by The Walt Disney Company that mostly airs childrens animated television series. ...


The two hour block was broken up into four half-hour segments, each of which contained a cartoon series. As each season ended, the first cartoon shown in the lineup would typically be dropped, and a new one added to the end. The Disney Afternoon itself featured unique animated segments consisting of its own opening and "wrappers" around the cartoon shows shown. An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ...


This block did not air in every market across the United States, but for those markets that did not air the block in full, individual shows featured on The Disney Afternoon could be packaged by themselves. In Europe, there was a similar series called the Disney Festival.

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History of the block and series that aired

Some of the early cartoon series in The Disney Afternoon came from already in-circulation cartoons, such as Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears (created years earlier). DuckTales and Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers had been a one hour long cartoon block in 1989-1990, until both were incorporated into The Disney Afternoon the next year. TaleSpin was the first series presumably created expressly for The Disney Afternoon[citation needed]. For the candy, see Gummy bears. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers was an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove. ... TaleSpin is a half-hour American animated television series spin-off of The Jungle Book that first aired as part of The Disney Afternoon. ...


Some of the later additions were inspired by shorter cartoons in the short lived series Raw Toonage, which appeared on the CBS network in Fall, 1992 -- for example, Marsupilami; also He's Bonkers!, which has characters that also appear in Bonkers. Raw Toonage is a half hour Disney animated cartoon series aired on the CBS network in the fall of 1992. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Marsupilami is a fictional comic book animal created by André Franquin in 1952. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled Bonkers (character), accessible from a disambiguation page. ...


Another source for Disney Afternoon cartoons were series inspired by movies created previously; for a time, a 'two year rule' of sorts became almost reliable, whereby about two years after a Disney summer movie came out, a Disney Afternoon series by the same name or feauring characters from that film premiered (example: Aladdin, and Timon and Pumbaa, from The Lion King.) This article is about motion pictures. ... This article is about Disneys 1994 film. ...


Beginning with the 1994 season, the name of The Disney Afternoon was shortened to TDA[citation needed]. That same year, Marvel Comics began publishing a comic book series based on the programs featured on the block, as part of their line of comics based on modern Disney properties (the classic properties were licensed to Gladstone Publishing). The series mainly consisted of stories based on Darkwing Duck, with occasional stories featuring Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers and TaleSpin. It ended at 10 issues, but stories based on the block's shows continued in Marvel's Disney Comic Hits! and in the children's magazine Disney Adventures. This article is about the comic book company. ... Gladstone Publishing was an American company that published Disney comics from 1986 to 1990 and from 1993 to 1998. ... Darkwing Duck is an Emmy-nominated American animated television series produced by The Walt Disney Company that ran from 1991-1995 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney Afternoon and Saturday mornings on ABC. It featured an eponymous superhero anthropomorphic duck with the alter ego of Drake Mallard (voiced... The first issue of Disney Adventures, which featured an interview with Rick Moranis. ...


Popularity

The popularity of the Disney Afternoon led to a temporary sub-park at Disneyland called Disney Afternoon Avenue. At this time, the block even garnered its own parade and a stage show titled Plane Crazy (not to be confused with the Mickey Mouse short of the same name). Walk-around costumes were created for the characters featured on the shows and regularly appeared throughout the theme parks, mostly in Mickey's Toontown, which featured an attraction based on Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers - Gadget's Go-Coaster. As of today, most of the character walk-arounds have been retired, but costumed TDA characters occasionally make an appearance on board the Mark Twain during the final celebration scene finale of Fantasmic at Disneyland. For other uses, see Disneyland (disambiguation). ... Plane Crazy is a stage show that played at Disneyland in mid-1991. ... Mickey and Minnie in Plane Crazy (1928) Plane Crazy (1928) (first released on May 15, 1928) was the first animated cartoon to feature Mickey Mouse as well as Minnie Mouse (Mickeys girlfriend). ... Mickeys Toontown is one of the themed lands at the Disneyland park run by The Walt Disney Company. ... Gadgets Go Coaster is a roller coaster at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California and Tokyo Disneyland theme park, located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ...


The Disney Afternoon Ave actually came to Disneyland before Mickey's Toontown ever opened. This temporary "land" actually used cartoon building fronts to occupy the space leading up to the "it's a small world" attraction and the Fantasyland Theatre, known as the Small World Mall. The Entrance to Baloo's dressing room was actually under the train tracks, where the entrance to Mickey's Toontown is now. Some say that Disney actually used Disney Afternoon Ave as a test, to gauge interest in a Mickey's Toontown concept.


Toon Disney and cancellation of the block

By 1997, The Disney Afternoon was terminated as a formally named series. An eighth season, only 90 minutes long, was no longer named The Disney Afternoon or TDA, and was by accounts essentially a simple 90 minute syndicated block of cartoons[citation needed]. For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


On December 8, 1997, Disney announced the planned launch of Toon Disney, a 24-hour cable cartoon network, effective on April 18, 1998. At the same time local stations found it hard to comply with FCC restrictions on children's advertising in terms of allowed quantity and content and still remain profitable in such blocks. Still FOX, UPN, and WB wanted to try to hold on to children's programming during the week. Disney continued the 90-minute syndicated block until the Fall of 1999, at which time Disney and UPN teamed up for a UPN Kids block. Also, a two-hour Sunday Morning kids' block of shows from Disney aired on UPN stations. is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Toon Disney is a 24-hour American cable television channel owned by The Walt Disney Company that mostly airs childrens animated television series. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... The Warner Bros. ...


By the 1999-2000 television season, some remnants of The Disney Afternoon package were moved to Saturday mornings, solely on the ABC network, under the name Disney's One Saturday Morning. Weekdays, the remnants of this block aired on UPN affiliates. By early 2001, One Saturday Morning had begun broadcasting a weekday afternoon spinoff called Disney's One Too, which bore virtually no resemblance to the Disney Afternoon. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... ABC Kids is a three-hour block of animated cartoons and live-action childrens television shows, broadcast on the ABC network in the U.S. and on the CTV network in Canada on Saturday mornings. ... Disneys One Too was a spinoff of Disneys One Saturday Morning, and resembled The Disney Afternoon. ...


Many shows formerly featured on The Disney Afternoon continued in syndication as individual shows, or continued in reruns on Toon Disney and The Disney Channel. Toon Disney is a 24-hour American cable television channel owned by The Walt Disney Company that mostly airs childrens animated television series. ... The Disney Channel is a cable TV network run by The Walt Disney Company in the United States. ...


Approximate lineup by seasons

Season Show 1 Show 2 Show 3 Show 4
One (1990-1991) Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears DuckTales Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers TaleSpin
Two (1991-1992) DuckTales Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers TaleSpin Darkwing Duck
Three (1992-1993) Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers TaleSpin Darkwing Duck Goof Troop
Four (1993-1994) TaleSpin Darkwing Duck Goof Troop Bonkers
Five (1994-1995)1 Darkwing Duck Goof Troop Bonkers (TV series)2 Aladdin
Six (1995-1996) Goof Troop Bonkers Aladdin Gargoyles3
Seven (1996-1997) Darkwing Duck Aladdin Gargoyles Quack Pack4
Eight (1997-1998)5 DuckTales Quack Pack6 101 Dalmatians: The Series none
Nine (1998-1999) 101 Dalmatians: The Series Disney's Doug Hercules: The Animated Series none
  1. Disney attempted to diversify The Disney Afternoon in the 1994-1995 season. It was attempting to make 'Monday Mania', and 'Disney Action Friday', as is implied from the Monday/Friday breakup of slot 3. The format idea did not catch on and was dropped after this season.
  2. The Schnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show was shown on Mondays - and Gargoyles, on Friday, in this slot
  3. The Lion King's Timon and Pumbaa ran on Fridays in this slot
  4. The Lion King's Timon and Pumbaa ran on Mondays, and The Mighty Ducks, on Fridays, in this slot
  5. The Disney Afternoon/TDA was no longer used as a title; format shortened to 90 minutes
  6. The Mighty Ducks ran Mondays and Tuesdays in this slot

For the candy, see Gummy bears. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers was an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove. ... TaleSpin is a half-hour American animated television series spin-off of The Jungle Book that first aired as part of The Disney Afternoon. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers was an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove. ... TaleSpin is a half-hour American animated television series spin-off of The Jungle Book that first aired as part of The Disney Afternoon. ... Darkwing Duck is an Emmy-nominated American animated television series produced by The Walt Disney Company that ran from 1991-1995 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney Afternoon and Saturday mornings on ABC. It featured an eponymous superhero anthropomorphic duck with the alter ego of Drake Mallard (voiced... Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers was an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove. ... TaleSpin is a half-hour American animated television series spin-off of The Jungle Book that first aired as part of The Disney Afternoon. ... Darkwing Duck is an Emmy-nominated American animated television series produced by The Walt Disney Company that ran from 1991-1995 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney Afternoon and Saturday mornings on ABC. It featured an eponymous superhero anthropomorphic duck with the alter ego of Drake Mallard (voiced... Pete laughing at Goofy. ... TaleSpin is a half-hour American animated television series spin-off of The Jungle Book that first aired as part of The Disney Afternoon. ... Darkwing Duck is an Emmy-nominated American animated television series produced by The Walt Disney Company that ran from 1991-1995 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney Afternoon and Saturday mornings on ABC. It featured an eponymous superhero anthropomorphic duck with the alter ego of Drake Mallard (voiced... Pete laughing at Goofy. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled Bonkers (character), accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Darkwing Duck is an Emmy-nominated American animated television series produced by The Walt Disney Company that ran from 1991-1995 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney Afternoon and Saturday mornings on ABC. It featured an eponymous superhero anthropomorphic duck with the alter ego of Drake Mallard (voiced... Pete laughing at Goofy. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled Bonkers (character), accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Aladdin is an animated television series made by Walt Disney Television which aired from 1994 to 1996, based on the original 1992 feature. ... Pete laughing at Goofy. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled Bonkers (character), accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Aladdin is a animated television series based on the movie of the same name, made by the Walt Disney Company. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Darkwing Duck is an Emmy-nominated American animated television series produced by The Walt Disney Company that ran from 1991-1995 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney Afternoon and Saturday mornings on ABC. It featured an eponymous superhero anthropomorphic duck with the alter ego of Drake Mallard (voiced... Aladdin is an animated television series made by Walt Disney Television which aired from 1994 to 1996, based on the original 1992 feature. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Quack Pack is an animated television series made by The Walt Disney Company. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Quack Pack is an animated television series made by The Walt Disney Company. ... Doug is an animated series on Nickelodeon and is the first Nicktoon ever made, starring an 11-year-old named Doug as the main character. ... The Schnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show is an animated television series, created by Walt Disney Television in 1995 as a spin-off of the show Raw Toonage. ... The Lion Kings Timon & Pumbaa is a Disney animated television series that originally aired from 1995 to 2002. ... The Lion Kings Timon & Pumbaa is a Disney animated television series that originally aired from 1995 to 2002. ... Mighty Ducks is a half-hour Disney animated series aired on ABC and The Disney Afternoon in the fall of 1996. ... Mighty Ducks is a half-hour Disney animated series aired on ABC and The Disney Afternoon in the fall of 1996. ...

Saturday Mornings

Some of these cartoons, when originally airing on Disney Afternoon also had Saturday morning episodes that were being broadcast for ABC and CBS. These are: The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ...

Gargoyles does not fall into this category because only the third season episodes subtitled The Goliath Chronicles aired during the 1996-1997 season on ABC, while The Disney afternoon was only showing reruns of the first 2 seasons. Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears continued running on Saturday mornings during the 1990-1991 season on ABC, but ABC was only showing new episodes while the Disney afternoon was also showing only reruns. Darkwing Duck is an Emmy-nominated American animated television series produced by The Walt Disney Company that ran from 1991-1995 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney Afternoon and Saturday mornings on ABC. It featured an eponymous superhero anthropomorphic duck with the alter ego of Drake Mallard (voiced... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Pete laughing at Goofy. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Aladdin is an animated television series made by Walt Disney Television which aired from 1994 to 1996, based on the original 1992 feature. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Lion Kings Timon & Pumbaa is a Disney animated television series that originally aired from 1995 to 2002. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Mighty Ducks is a half-hour Disney animated series aired on ABC and The Disney Afternoon in the fall of 1996. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... This article is about the year. ... For the candy, see Gummy bears. ...


External links


The Disney Afternoon
AladdinBonkersChip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Darkwing Duck Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears Doug • DuckTales • Gargoyles • Goof Troop Hercules: The Animated Series The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa Mighty Ducks 101 Dalmatians: The Series Quack Pack The Schnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show TaleSpin  

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The Disney Afternoon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1160 words)
The Disney Afternoon was a created-for-syndication two-hour television programming block which aired from September 10, 1990 until 1999.
In the Fall of 1999 the weekday Disney Afternoon block was taken out of syndication and moved to UPN while conntinuing weekends on ABC.
Disney would buy the animation department of Fox in 2001 along with Fox Family Channel which was renamed ABC Family Channel.
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