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Nine Years of Cloudkicking


  "Kit.....Kit Cloudkicker.." - Kit, Plunder and Lightning "Plane for Keeps".


July 4th,1998 is usually the day where America celebrates the birth of a country. However; for me it was officially the birth of a new website. The birth of a TaleSpin website......However; this was no ordinary TaleSpin website by any means. (Although no TaleSpin website is 'ordinary'.) This is the very first website which pays homage and respect to Disney's #1 character. He is the cutest, most in-depth young man ever designed by Disney: Kit Cloudkicker. Yes; Disney's answer to drama and excitement from a character who didn't get much respect from Disney. I chose Kit Cloudkicker because I simply loved him as a character and also because there was no website that in fact focused on him. I always figured that there were as many people who loved Kit as there were many people who loved Don Karnage.

Another year has passed, the Unofficial Kit Cloudkicker Homepage has turned nine years old. Boy did I look dumb this year or what?! I was going to say that I was going to get Wii for Christmas and those plans got shafted. I still don't have one and thanks to my DVD/VHS player going up in smoke; I might have to wait longer to get one still. My entire work load went into heck as well with promises that I almost didn't deliver on. This was due to the fact that I have found another job in town which is actually my dream job now which is recycling and reselling old computers at a company called Reboot Nova Scotia. I now work three times a week; three hours a day in the morning (although I'm considering increasing my hours to six hours a day). It doesn't pay well; but I still have my job after ten months and it has be consistant unlike Suncel or even Branded. So I cannot complain even if I like to; and I'm not complaining at all. So how did I do work wise on my website?! In one word: Okay...I guess. However; I was cutting it close to meet deadlines for July 4th.In January; I stated that I would have my three fanfics in which chapter one was done in second draft completed and posted in final draft. Sadly; I wasted my life and I barely got all three of them done in final draft just a few weeks ago. Dragging The Sparna, Waltz of The Wind and Flight of Reunion. All in chapter one completed. It was a nightmare; but they are done and back on the writers table to do rough drafts for chapter two onward. Sadly; I had to break my promises on the rough draft writing as I barely did anything for Klangs of A Feather and of course I haven't touched Rebecca's Diary. Again; I screwed myself once again. This is getting almost as bad as Duke Nukem Forever; except I have at least posted two scenes of the story on my website (which is Kit talking about his life with Rebecca and Kit apologizing to Molly.). Thanks in large part to my DVD being busted; I'm going to work on Rebecca's Diary. I'm going to delete most of the stuff that is from scene two onward and just re-write the whole thing onward. It's not worth trying to remember every single detail from a fanfic that I haven't touched in years. The elements that I showed in the preview will still be there; but I need to structure the fanfic a lot better than I have been showing. As for editorials; I wrote thirty one articles this year which is eight more than last year; but 28 articles were written since March when I started ranting on Darkwing Duck episodes. I did all 27 episodes on Volume One along with the actual DVD set itself. I also did a TaleSpin DVD Set review along with two non-Disney editorials; the very last review for 4Kids Television called: The End of 4Kids.TV and the Agony of Cartooning: The Fifty Worst Cartoons I Have Ever Seen. To be perfectly honest; this series needs to retire along with MXC. It was fun while it lasted; but I've got more important stuff to do now. With that said; I'm going to retire from straight up editorial writing for now unless I get something that will interest me or offend me enough to write it. I've already written enough TaleSpin editorials to last me as many lifetimes as Kit Cloudkicker has experienced in TaleSpin right now. Plus; I want to focus on reviews of other shows, my tributes which have never been touched in months and need serious revisions and my AeroStars fanfics. I might consider doing a Cartoons On Trial in the future; but that's a back burner project and really I might just forget about doing it altogether. The Video Games On Trial piece I'll do for fun; but I might not post it. Personally; I'm running out of stuff to do for the Unofficial Kit Cloudkicker Homepage right now; and I might be forced to retire the page. That doesn't mean that the page will die; it'll mean that no new content would be added. Then again; wrestlers almost NEVER retire; so that might happen too. As for my Rant Shack of Thoughts; Gummi Bears will be next; unless I decide to do Youtube WCW pay-per-views beforehand (assuming that they are still there and not removed by WWE since they own WCW. I won't complain if they do;) since it would help me do a couple of rants while I'm waiting for the DVD player. That's all for the stuff I did and a future plan. Hopefully; I'll be able to stick to it better now. Now my weight in another matter; but I won't get into those details.......It's now time for the part of the show where I finish the address with a subject that is related to TaleSpin; or something that I like to talk about which is special to me at the time (The Wii one was really easy to write once I had details to work with). This year; I've decided to do what I did for the Seven Years of Cloudkicking Address. The difference that instead of video games; I'll talk about anime and TaleSpin. Like video games now; anime is still growing in the face of stiff competition from other animation sources. Anime has become such an influence now that it's style is even being woven into American and other country animation as well; much to the disdain of those purists who think the art style should stay in Japan. It shouldn't surprise anybody since much of TaleSpin was done by Japanese animators in Disney's Japanese studio which has since been disbanded completely in favor of the more cheaper studios such as Sun Woo and Wang Films. With that; even some TaleSpin voice talents and even a few animation artists have taken refuge in the wonderful word of anime. Before I begin the list; I would like to thank Anime News Network and USIMDB for the lists since it would take forever to compile them properly. Like the last time; repeats will not be added and the list will not cover anime video games. This list does cover voice talents (all three of them) and two animation artists from Walt Disney Animation Japan. This should be fun to here we go.....

[1.] Sherry Lynn- Sherry Lynn made her animation debut in 1984 as Portia Porcupine from the Nelvana series The Get Along Gang and also worked on Pink Panther and Sons plus My Little Pony & Friends from DiC. For TaleSpin fans; she was the annoying little daughter of Ralph Throgmorton known as Kathy Throgmorton. Sherry Lynn is a staple in anime for TaleSpin fans because she usually does voice talents for young little girls in anime generally. Her credits are the following:

Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV Series & Movie)
Onegai Twins
Gad Guard
Wolf's Rain
Bluer Than Indigo: Fate
Samurai Girl: Real Bout High School
Spirited Away
Gate Keepers
Kacho Oji
Ah! My Goddess!: The Movie
The Big O
Tenchi Muyo! (Various OAV's and Television Series')
Dual! Paralle Lunlun Monogatari (Television Series & Special)
Street Fighter Zero
Serial Experiments: Lain
Cowboy Bebop
Battle Athletes Victory
Outlaw Star
Princess Mononoke
Pretty Sammy: Magical Girl
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08
th MS Team
Psycho Driver
Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals
Porco Rosso
Kiki's Delivery Service
Little Nemo: Adventures In Slumberland
Mobile Suit Gundam I
Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow
Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters In Space
Dragon Slayer
Fate/stay night

Noein - Mou Hitori no Kimi e
Rozen Maiden (TTV Series and Special)
The Adventures of Mini-Goddess
The Dog of Flanders
Apocalypse Zero
Fushigi Yugi Eikoden
Cardcaptors Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card

Not including anime video games; this comes out to at least 47 productions (Tenchi counts for more than two actually) that Sherry Lynn has done. Her young girl female voice gets her really far these days in the anime world. She still does American stuff too as she was in Happy N'Ever After, Surf's Up, Cars and Ice Age II: The Meltdown.

[2.] Tony Pope- Tony Pope's voice acting career began in 1981 with the release of Spiderman 2000 for Saban and Marvel. He was a TaleSpin voice doing various voices for the episode Save The Tiger. Here are the following credits for him:

Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran
Yojimbo of the Wind
The Cockpit
Babel II - Beyond Infinity
Cyborg 009 The Cyborg Soldier
Y's (OAV)
Last Exile
Space Pirate Captain Harlock
Heat Guy J
Overman King-Gainer
Ground Defense Force Mao-Chan
Witch Hunter Robin
12 Kokuki
Digimon 01
Digimon 02
Digimon 03: Tamers
Digimon The Movie
Armitage Dual Matrix
Mahoromatic Automatic Maiden
Rurouni Kenshi
Hello Kitty Paradise
Argento Soma
Lupin The 3
Wild ARMS: Twilight Venom
Arc The Lad

Mezzo Forte
Vampire Princess Miyu
Alexander Senki
Black Jack
Rakusho! Hyper Doll
Kaguku Ninja Gatchaman
Mobile Suit Gundam F91
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
Wings of the Honnemise
Black Magic M-66
Super God Robot Force (Transformers)

Tony Pope has done over 41 anime productions in his career. However; Tony Pope's career sadly came to a screeching halt when he passed away due to complications from leg surgery in early 2004. His last production was The Nutcracker & The Mouse King which was released in October of 2004.

[3.] David Lodge- David Lodge's career started in 1989 as a minor character in the show Mama's Family as Dog Barker. To TaleSpin fans; he debutted in voice acting as MEL the robot in the episode Bullethead Baloo. He has been in few American animation productions; but he does have a resume in anime and videogames starting as early as 1995. Here are his unique credits

MAR: Marchen Awakens Romance
Transformers: Robots In Disguise
Flint: The Time Detective
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
Rave Master
Requiem From The Darkness
Zatch Bell
The Prince of Tennis

David Lodge has done over 13 productions in his short career. He does mostly video games now recently doing SOCOM US Navy Seals Series, Paraworld, Everquest II: Kingdom of the Sky, Rouge Galaxy and Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus to name just a few.

[4.] Minoru Nishida- Minoru used to work for Disney under the banner of Walt Disney Animation Japan. He has worked on Japanese Animation since 1964 and continues to work as of today. Here are his credits:

Astro Boy: Hero of Space
Cannon Fodder
Hi No Tori (Phoenix)
Hijikata Toshizo: The White Trail
Kid's Story
Kill Bill Chapter Three: The Origin Of O-Ren
Misuke in Southern
Princess Arete
Princess Knight
Saber Marionette R
Senya Ichiya Monogatari
Macross: Do You Remember Love?
Thundercats (Yes; it counts as Anime according to Anime News Network's website)
Wonder Three

Minoru Nishida has done over fifteen anime productions in his career. I should note that Anime News Network's website where I usually get my anime information is usually incomplete; so I dig out what I can find. I should also note a few things: Minoru has also done animation for The First Easter Rabbit, 12 Days of Christmas Special and even done animation for the videogame Children of Mana for Nintendo DS. I didn't suspect that until I read the end credits for the game. He might have also done animation for Chrono Trigger for Playstation 1 as well; but I have no evidence of this.

[5.] Yukio Okazaki- Another animator from Disney's Walt Disney Animation of Japan branch and very familiar to those who worked with TMS Studios as a number of works from Disney including Ducktales and Gummi Bears could be influenced by him. His first anime production was in 1983. Here are his credits:

80 Days Around the World With Willy Fog
Alice SOS
Ayakashi – Samurai Horror Tales
Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go
Bomberman Bidaman Bakugaiden
D.I.C.E. (YTV fans should know this one)
Daisuki! Babu-Chacha (A dead dog who is reincarnated into a dog toy car. Go figure)
Death Note
Don-Don Domel to Ron
Gakuen Alice
Gin-iro no Olynssis
Haikara-san ga Tooru
Karaoke Senshi Mike-tarou
Magic Knight Rayearth 2
Manga Aesop Monogatari
Nurse Angel Ririka SOS
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Saber Marionette J to X
Space OZ no Bouken
Speed Grapher
Strawberry Panic
The Mischievous Twins
Yanbo, Ninbo, Tonbo

That's a total of over 24 anime production in his career. This are the top five people who have done the most works in anime that also played a part in TaleSpin as well. Other anime productions that have a connection include but are not limited to the following: Gift Eternal Rainbow, El Hazard: The Magnificent World, Comic Party, Grappler Baki Maximum Tournament, Hand Maid Mai (& May), Master Keaton, Miami Guns, Ryusei Sentai Musumet, Spiral, Suzuka, The Law of Ueki, The Story of Saiunkoku, Chiisana Jumbo, Chirin no Suzu, Exper Zenon, Fushigi no Merumo, Goku no Daiboken, Hoshi no Orpheus, Jack to Mame no Ki, Memory, Mermaid, Oshin, Sirius no Densetsu, Tales of a Street Corner, Unico: Cloud And White Feather, Yosei Florence, Yume no Hoshi no Button Nose, Space Adventure Cobra: The Movie, Galaxy High School, Ninjaman Ippei, Otogi Zoshi, Cardcaptors Sakura (TV Series), Future GPX Cyber Formula, Jarinko Chie, Lupin III: Part Two, Fight!! Spirit of the Sword, I'm Going to Be An Angel, Kanashimi no Belladonna, Naruto The Movie's 2 & 3, Paradise Kiss, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Toward The Terra and finally Pokemon: The Mastermind of the Mirage Pokemon. There are a few others like Battle of the Planets (G-Force); but I'm not counting those along with dubs from other countries since that would take absolutely forever to compile and translate properly. Let's just say that in the talk about how American TaleSpin was; half of TaleSpin was made by Japanese animators and the rest were made by Asian animators (Sun Woo, Wang Films, Hanho Heung Up) and France under Walt Disney Animation France division. It's hardly American at all.

I end my editorial with a thought that has been bothering me for the past two months and that is the fact that Disney has yet to announce that TaleSpin DVD Set Volume Two is going to be released yet. It's easy to say that Disney is delaying the set in order to make it better or something like that. However; there is a fear that Disney might be looking at the episodes and deciding to edit a few of them for stuff that they wouldn't allow even in 1990 that managed to slip by the censors. Ducktales' Sir Gyro De Gearloose had to be redubbed because one of the characters had such a bad accent that when he was saying work; he sounded like he was dropping F bombs. There is no way Disney is going to allow that; NO FREAKIN WAY! In Darkwing Duck episode Double Darkwings (which was a bad episode to begin with) Gumbo was supposed to be electrouced by a power pole in order to get Darkwing Duck's attention. That was changed in the second run in syndication to Jake pouring hot sauce into the telephone which was so hideously bad that I cannot believe I'm dignifying it here. My fear for TaleSpin is that in A Baloo Switcheroo; Kit's Oh My God line and Baloo's honest injurn line from Mach One For The Gipper are going to be muted out and that's what is causing the delay. I hope this is not the case. Baloo's line is understandable and can easily be cut; but the Kit line just cannot be cut. It is a great moment for the Kit character and it showed that Disney characters can speak with a certain amount of realism. Muting it would be just as unpardonable sin in the eyes of the TaleSpin Internet Community as muting Kit's always chant just because someone thought it implied that Kit was going to commit suicide. Bob Iger and company got back into my good graces when Disney released TaleSpin in it's second run syndication episodes (to be honest; I don't know if anything was cut from the first run on Disney Channel since I didn't watch TaleSpin fully until 1993) without the cuts from 1995 onward. Sure; they didn't release the movie version of Plunder and Lightning. However; they at least kept the pre 1995 material that was cut for the Disney Channel due to violence. Those good graces would be cut completely if Disney decides to do some editing of the Volume 2 DVD before it gets released. So for anyone listening to this: Don't edit anything out if you originally promised not to edit the first volume set and then delivered with flying colors. That's all I ask of you. Then again; the delay could be because Disney didn't think TaleSpin sold enough which would be a tragedy; but it would show that the culture of interaction cartoons doesn't belong here in the USA. It's all about cheap laughs and John K. type of cartoons that requiring selling your soul to the devil in order to get a funny well drawn cartoon. To Disney: Keep your word and release the entire series run of TaleSpin. All 65 episodes including the episode you don't show anymore due to it hitting too close to home for you: Flying Dupes. Then again; it could be that Disney will release an entire box set with extras. In that case; I'll jump for joy...and then realize that I'm screwed because I now have to sit through the extras in order to rant on them. Fun on one hand; but it'll make the review a lot longer. In the end; the answer for this is really I don't know when or if TaleSpin Volume 2 will be released yet since Disney has not made an official announcement on the subject. And quite frankly; I don't like where this is going.....

That's all for another year of cloudkicking......That's my opinion; I welcome yours. See you next time.

Its time to return home Kitboy.

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