Bonkers! (90's)

Bonkers! (90's)

Synopsis of Saturday Morning Show

“Once upon a time in Toon Town,
There was a cat that had it all,
Fortune and fame, top of the game,
Up until he hit the wall…”

Life used to be golden for Bonkers D. Bobcat. Back in his Raw Toonage days, the zany bobcat was a cartoon star, appearing in regular “Here’s Bonkers!” segments with sidekick Jitters A. Dogg, lovely Fawn Deer, and arch-enemy Grumbles Grizzly. Bonkers was a Toon Town icon, but fame is a fickle beast. By the time Bonkers moved from Raw Toonage supporting segments to his own, self-titled series, the former star was out of work.

The new Bonkers! series took a page from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, teaming Bonkers with “real-life” police officers to solve crimes in Tinseltown. Starting as a down-on-his-luck “former ‘toon star,” Bonkers turned his life around by inadvertently saving the life of world-renowned cartoon actor Donald Duck. Police Chief Kanifky, looking for some political support from Toon Town, gave Bonkers a spot on the force.

In the first season of Bonkers! episodes, the manic spotted feline was teamed with Sergeant Francis Grating and Sergeant Miranda Wright. He was later partnered with Detective Lucky Piquel, a gruff, lantern-jawed straight arrow (Curiously, this second series of episodes was placed chronologically first, meaning Sgt. Piquel had actually been Bonkers’ original partner). Since Grating, Wright, and Piquel were all “humans,” they weren’t able to take the same level of abuse as their wacky partner, but this never stopped Bonkers from repeatedly getting them in sticky situations.

Also like Roger Rabbit, the characters on Bonkers! often ran into familiar residents of Toon Town, including Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter, the brooms from Fantasia, and even Mickey Mouse himself. Some of these famous toons were being hunted and kidnapped by Bonkers’ new nemesis, the Collector.

After splitting from the Raw Toonage package in early 1993, Bonkers! first ran on the Disney Channel. That fall, the show moved into syndication as part of The Disney Afternoon block. In all, 65 episodes of the show were produced, running two full seasons of unbridled wackiness.

Release History

2/93 - 9/10/95 Disney/synd.
1993 - ? syndicated

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Television Cast

Bonkers D. Bobcat Jim Cummings
Det. Lucky Piquel Jim Cummings
Sgt. Miranda Wright Karla DeVito
Sgt. Francis Q. Grating Ron Perlman
Chief Leonard Kanifky Earl Boen
Abominable Snowman Peter Cullen
Agent Tolson Rodger Bumpass
Al Vermin Robert Ridgely
Bucky Buzzsaw Pat Fraley
Charles Quibble S. Scott Bullock
Cheryl Germ Tress MacNeille
The Collector Michael Bell
Crooked TV Commercial Director Hamilton Camp
Darkwing Duck Jim Cummings
Dirty Toon Pencil S. Scott Bullock
Donald Duck Tony Anselmo
Dyl Piquel April Winchell
Elmo Frank Welker
Fawn Deer Nancy Cartwright
Flaps the Elephant Joe Alaskey
Francine Kanifky Tress MacNeille
Gentle Ben Butterman Frank Welker
Grape on the Grapevine Charlie Adler
Grumbles Grizzly Rodger Bumpass
Hans Cornied Corey Burton
Heckler Jess Harnell
Human wannabe in ratsuit Brad Garrett
Jitters A. Dogg Jeff Bennett
Lilith DuPrave Eileen Brennan
Ludwig Von Drake Corey Burton
Ma's Henchman Pat Fraley
Ma's Henchman Rob Paulsen
Mackey McSlime Peter Cullen
Mad Hatter Corey Burton
Mammoth Mammoth Stuart Pankin
Max Coody Jack Angel
Mean Ol' Wolf Rodger Bumpass
Meenie Jeff Bennett
Mikey Muffin S. Scott Bullock
Mr. Big S. Scott Bullock
Mr. Blackenblue Maurice LaMarche
Mr. Corkscrew Gregg Berger
Mr. Doodles Charlie Adler
Mr. Skunk Gregg Berger
Moe Chick Vennera
The Mole Joe Alaskey
Mynie Jim Cummings
Officer Dennis Jeff Bennett
Officer Light Charlie Adler
Pelican Gregg Berger
Pig Rob Paulsen
Police Chief Robert Ito
Pops Klock Stuart Pankin
Quark Frank Welker
Roderick Lizzard Jeff Bennett
Scatter Squirrel Tino Insana
Scribble Jack Angel
Sidekick Stew Tino Insana
Skunky Skunk S. Scott Bullock
Smarts Maurice LaMarche
Standup Comedian Rob Paulsen
Timmy Dana Hill
Toon Bomb Jess Harnell
Toon Camera Boom Pat Fraley
Toon Camera Zoom Rob Paulsen
Toon Ghost Frank Welker
Toon Groucho Frank Welker
Toon Handbag Frank Welker
Toon Pig Jess Harnell
Toon Pit Bull Pitts Hamilton Camp
Toon Rooster Chick Vennera
Toon Wolf Brad Garrett
Tuttle Turtle Maurice LaMarche
W.W. Whacky David Doyle
Wally Rob Paulsen
Z-Bot Robert Ridgely
Voices Joseph Onesto
Voices B.J. Ward

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