Welcome back friends to a new installment of Toon In! We are doing something a little different with this offering as we aren’t sharing a classic cartoon but this video spotlight on Jim Cumming, a legendary voice actor with 465 acting credits to his name. Many of them from the vast roster of characters from Walt Disney animated features and television series.
In this video from D23 you will see Jim provide voices from characters such as Winnie the Pooh to Zummi Gummi. So take about two minutes from your busy schedule and treat yourself as you watch a master at work.
Now I absolutely count myself a huge fan of Darkwing Duck but I first learned of Jim Cummings thanks to his work as the speedy Witterquick of the Spectral Knights in the still awesome 1987 animated series Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light!
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Perhaps you would like to learn just a little more about Disney’s The Gummi Bears? Well then, why not take a listen to Episode 053 of the Retroist Podcast?
Until then I’ve gotta run..I’m late for work…thankfully I have Witterquick’s Power Staff! “Sheathe these feet in the driving gale, make swift these legs, o’er land I sail!”
Last weeks post, Saturday Morning Pac Preview Party (1982), was so popular I thought I would keep the ball rolling on these Saturday Morning Preview, with the help of master video poster, dukeofcrydee. The Duke, as I like to call him, also posted the 1985 NBC Saturday Morning Preview show, which is aptly, but loosely (in name) based on the “Back to the Future” with some Wizard of Oz thrown in for good measure.
The special features Keshia Knight Pulliam (Rudy from The Cosby Show) who is read to sleep by Lisa Welchel (Blair from The Facts of Life). Keshia in her dreams meets all the stars of NBC’s Saturday Morning Shows and they need to help her escape her Dream Zone. It might actually be better than then Pac Preview Party, simply because it includes Welchel (dressed as Glinda the Good Witch) singing the now classic (and on my mp3 player) “Back to Next Saturday”.
Saturday Morning Preview – Back to Next Saturday (Part 1 of 2)
Saturday Morning Preview – Back to Next Saturday (Part 2 of 2)
Welcome to the Retroist Gummi Bears Podcast. Are you ready to bounce? Well you better because on today’s show I talk all about the smash Disney cartoon, The Adventures of the Gummi Bears. Which is one of Disney’s three best modern TV animation creations. I talk about the story, the cast, and its successes. Then I cover the characters, the plot and its all too brief addition to Disneyland.
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Stop! Now drinks in the awesomeness of this ad. Smurfs and Snorks interacting. Gummi Bears hanging with Chipunks and Punky Brewster. A Bruce Springsteen reference! Oh and NBC robots. That just scratches the wonderfullness of this work of beauty. Why is this not in a museum?
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