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Old 11-16-2010, 09:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking Back: The Disney Afternoon

If you were a child growing up in the late 80s and early 90s, two things were almost certainly true about you: You loved playing NES, and you regularly tuned into one or more of the Disney Afternoon cartoon programs. Create a Venn diagram of the overlapping interest between those two things, and what one might find is two circles that overlap almost completely.

It comes as no surprise then that Disney would waste no time exploiting this highly intertwined demographic to its fullest, releasing a series of licensed games based on their cartoons to the Nintendo Entertainment System. In a twist that seems bizarre by todays standards, these tie-in games were almost all incredibly well-received. Not satisfied with simply releasing shovelware that could potentially damage their media brands, Disney employed the help of renowned developer Capcom to create games that would not only cash in on the cartoons, but actually strengthen their popularity.

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Old 11-16-2010, 10:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Looking Back: The Disney Afternoon

I have only one thing to say about this. The Moon Level in Duck Tales...Epic.
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Looking Back: The Disney Afternoon

Of course there was also a few disney gems on Genesis like Quackshot, World Of Illusion, The Lion King... good times.
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Looking Back: The Disney Afternoon

Disney games were always nice too look at, interesting to see how epic mickey turns out.
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Looking Back: The Disney Afternoon

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Of course there was also a few disney gems on Genesis like Quackshot, World Of Illusion, The Lion King... good times.
No Great Circus Mystery? No Aladdin? No Toy Story?
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Looking Back: The Disney Afternoon

Aladdin was definitely well done on the Genesis. I thought it was much better than the Aladdin that came out for the SNES.
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Re: Looking Back: The Disney Afternoon

Too bad none of those shows were on the Disney Afternoon.
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Re: Looking Back: The Disney Afternoon

Maybe not, but they were well planned disney games.

@Tails never played Toy Story or Great Circus Mystery. Aladdin was fun though
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Re: Looking Back: The Disney Afternoon

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Too bad none of those shows were on the Disney Afternoon.
Wasn't spin offs of Aladdin on it though?

@SFF: highly recommend it.
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Re: Looking Back: The Disney Afternoon

I remember seeing Aladdin The Animated Series on every once in a while.
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Re: Looking Back: The Disney Afternoon

I used to love watching Duck Tales and Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers back to back. Even though I was a bit older at the time, the shows were produced well. I never did see Tailspin, but it looked cool too.
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I'm working on a Disney cartoon now, it's a spinoff of Peter Pan and it's for young kids, but its actually pretty darn funny, Hook and Smee have made me lol at my desk several times now.
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I'm working on a Disney cartoon now, it's a spinoff of Peter Pan and it's for young kids, but its actually pretty darn funny, Hook and Smee have made me lol at my desk several times now.
That sounds neat. Will it be on TV?
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Talespin was awesome. My alltime favorite one (even though it didn't have its own video game) was The Mighty Ducks (unless you count the NHL series of games )
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That sounds neat. Will it be on TV?
Yeah, no Idea when though. Should be soon.
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Ah, yes. I remember better than even SFF the Disney Afternoon. Duck Tales was my favorite as a kid.
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