Raw Toonage

Raw Toonage

Synopsis of Saturday Morning Show

In the fall of 1992, the folks at Disney came up with the idea of an all-animated variety show of sorts, something that would present the far reaches of cartoon land, something called Raw Toonage.

Disney’s Raw Toonage was a half-hour animated anthology, featuring several of Disney’s most popular characters in cameo roles. Hosted by a different character each week—such as Ludwig Von Drake, Uncle Scrooge, and Launchpad McQuack—the show consisted of three cartoon segments, along with a running gag involving the week's host. Two of these segments, He's Bonkers and Marsupilami, were regulars, while the third spot rotated between the wacky TV spoof Totally Tasteless Video and other shorts.

“Houba!”

Based on a popular Belgian comic strip, Marsupilami revolved around a “wacky jungle critter” named Marsupilami. "Mars," who was fond of exclaiming “Houba!,” was a spotted cheetah with a 25-foot tail, the world’s longest. Together with his ape friend Maurice, Mars hung around the jungle and got into trouble, using his multi-talented tail to get them out of messes. The two animals were always being bothered by a brawny, rugged, pain-in-the-neck human named Norman.

The second segment, He’s Bonkers, featured Bonkers D. Bobcat, the most popular star at Toon Town’s W.W. Wacky Studios. Bonkers' cartoon shorts took him everywhere from outer space to the prehistoric era, where he was always involved in some sort of wacky shenanigans. Along for the ride were the bobcat's best friend and co-star Jitters A. Dog, and Bonkers' lovely next-door neighbor Fawn Deer.

The anthology series only lasted one season, but both Marsupilami and Bonkers moved on to their own self-titled shows the following season.

Release History

9/19/92 - 9/4/93 CBS

TV Sub Categories

animated
comedy

TV Studio

Disney

Television Cast

Bonkers D. Bobcat Jim Cummings
Marsupilami Pat Freley
Marsupilami Teresa Ganzel
Marsupilami Maurice LaMarche
Marsupilami Katie Leigh
Marsupilami Steve Mackall
Maurice Rob Paulsen
Maurice Joe Piscopo
Maurice Hal Rayle
Maurice Kath Soucie
Maurice Russi Taylor
Maurice Dave Thomas
Maurice Marcia Wallace
Maurice B.J. Ward
Maurice Frank Welker
Norman Brian Cummings
Don Karnage Brian Cummings
Roderick Lizzard Brian Cummings
Jitters A. Dog Rene Auberjonois
Jitters A. Dog Jeff Bennett
Jitters A. Dog Jack Angel
Grumbles the Grizzly Gregg Berger
Grumbles the Grizzly Scott Bullock
Grumbles the Grizzly Rodger Bumpass
Ludwig Von Drake Corey Burton
Fawn Deer Jody Carlisle
Fawn Deer Nancy Cartwright
Gosalyn Mallard Christine Cavanaugh
Goofy Bill Farmer
Norman's Aunt David Fenoy
Norman's Aunt June Foray
Launchpad McQuack Tress MacNeille
Launchpad McQuack Gail Matthius
Launchpad McQuack Terry McGovern
Sebastian Samuel E. Wright
Scrooge McDuck Alan Young

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