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Last Updated: 04/16/2015
The Mission Statement!!
Special Thank You to Jeffery Mika for the picture above.
Almost 17 years have passed since the July 3rd, 1998 launch of the Unofficial Kit Cloudkicker Homepage and much has happened since that time. I think that it is now time to state why I created this website in the first place and use this Mission Statement to send a message to all other Tale Spin fans out there. Why did I create "The Unofficial Kit Cloudkicker Home Page"? There are many reasons for the creation of this website and not one of them was because "I wanted to!" (In other words; just to get a homepage on the World Wide Web.) If that was my only reason; then I proably wouldn't have bothered with it. It would basically lack purpose. This is not a website created for me: This is a website created for Tale Spin fans; Kit Cloudkicker fans (The main focus here); Nintendo fans (to a lesser extent) and animation fans who love great productions/series such as Tale Spin. This kind of decition; plus the often updating of the website; the use of the editorial which is my speciality and the love for a character that I believe made Disney's Tale Spin the success it was (I do respect Don Karnage fans and DK's character; he is excellent as a villian.) has given me the strength to continue with this project. I never expected the project to be this great. I have gotten rave reviews over just about everything I have ever done.
I would like to thank:
- Michael J. Gollihue whom is the First person that I e-mailed to. - Richard Lowman for the pictures. - Debbie Madden for suggesting Geocities for the first release in 1998. I also worked with her on her site. - Luara Ann Trombley for the Voice Talent Tribute and providing footage for the 1990 Disney Channel version of Plunder & Lightning, plus pictures of the TaleSpin Documentary for Super Baloo Poland. - Jamie Chan for support /comic pictures. - Jeffrey Mika whom inspired my fanfic's title "Unforeseen Impact", Artwork, and the Christopher L. Stone editorial that I wrote. - Dan Green for several Fanfics. - Kristof for several Fanfics. - Alyson Terry for several fanfics and editorials. - Fredrick Stamp for a chunk of Fan Art. - David Kimble who helped me solved my problems on my website when I was with Geocities. - Elysabeth Furr for a chunk of Fan Art of Kit. - Nick Killby for some Fan Art of Kit. - Tobias Of Otters for the Unofficial Kit Cloudkicker Homepage logo. - Chris Casey for some Fan Art of Kit. - Emilo Velez for many Fanfics and quizzes. - Lex for some unbelievablely great Fan Art. - Steve Carter for some Fan Art. - Adam Davis for huge support in fanfics and lots of fan art.: My first Kit fan to e-mail me actually. - Jymn Magon for giving me the lecture on Kit's character and is of course the co-creator of TaleSpin. - And all the fans of Tale Spin who have signed the Kit Cloudkicker Guestbook and who have E-Mailed me over the last 17 years. I couldn't have done it without you.
To be a bit fair; I will state the two main reasons why I created The Unofficial Kit Cloudkicker Home Page:
[1.] Kit Cloudkicker is my favorite charater in animation.
I'm not going to deny that at all. The best way to make a popular website is to create a website about your most favorite person, place, or thing. To me; Kit Cloudkicker is my most favorite character in animation and I know about him a lot more than I did five years ago when I was 16: The day that I relived Tale Spin in its full glory. There were also some advantages to making a website in tribute to Kit Cloudkicker; for instance there are no real Kit Cloudkicker websites on the World Wide Web (Don Karnage has at least four known websites: he is a popular character after all.), so I'm already working on something fresh. However; I think the real advantage here is that there *are* Kit Cloudkicker fans out there and maybe as many fans as Don Karnage has. However; there is a bigger reason for the creation of this website:
[2.] I wanted to recreate interest for the most underrated show in Disney's 70 year history.
When I look onto the Internet; TaleSpin fans are everywhere and not just in all 48 states in the United States of America (excluding Hawaii). They come from such countries as: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Eritrea, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, The Netherlands, The Philippines, The United Kingdom, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Wales and many other places in the world. Their ages go from age 3 to their late 40's and even beyond. (Which is a huge demographic for an animated series.) And they all have one thing in common: They love Tale Spin and most feel Disney handled the show very poorly. (See my Tale Spin Editorial; it explains why) There are many great characters in Tale Spin; however, I have yet to see a WildCat page; a bigger Rebecca page; more Baloo and Kit Cloudkicker pages and the list goes on and on. I'm sending a message to Tale Spin fans: if you do have an interest for the show; don't be afraid to contribute to the cause: write stories; create artwork; make a website. I'm not forcing anyone to do this. I was afraid to actually do anything when I first started to look for Tale Spin on the World Wide Web. I never e-mailed anyone or even signed their guestbooks until about March of 1998; and then I felt proud after that. I almost gave up on the idea of a Kit Cloudkicker homepage about a month before the launch; however, when I finally created the first two webpages for the website I made the choice of going on However; I believe that we should all write to Disney and tell them how we feel about Tale Spin and send a clear message that there *is* still a demand for this animated series. They won't know unless we tell them and they don't usually visit websites.
"People never know an excellent show until they actually canceled it!" and that statement applies perfectly to Tale Spin (Heck; this statement truly applies to me even today. I have been kicking myself since 1994; realizing how stupid I was to hate this show, when I was watching far worse programming like half of the Ruby Spears productions.). For people who have never seen the show; I think you should give the production a chance.
Watch it for a few weeks. It might just surprise you (heck; if it can convince the late Christopher Barat, then there is hope.) . That's my opinion; I welcome yours. See you next time.
(Source For TaleSpin's fanbase is from Steet's TaleSpin Petition on the TaleSpin Animation Source website. Don't count on the petition going anywhere though.)
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