After the reveal that Darkwing Duck‘s titular hero would be coming to DuckTales, it’s now been revealed that another Disney Afternoon character will be coming to Duckburg, in TaleSpin‘s own Don Karnage.
Disney Afternoon was a programming block in the ’90s that consisted of many classic animated series, including DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Goof Troop and TaleSpin.
Don Karnage is the leader of a group of air pirates and captain of the hybrid airship, the Iron Vulture. Karnage is the primary antagonist of the series. He is a red wolf, a skilled pilot, and ruthlessly cunning with an oversized ego that makes him blunder with whatever scheme he conducts with his pirate crew.
In a promotional video posted by Disney Channel, Don Karnage can be seen 50 seconds in sword-fighting with one of the triplets. Baloo’s TaleSpin cargo plane, the Sea Duck, appears to be behind the two.
Jim Cummings, who is returning to voice Darkwing Duck in DuckTales, voiced Don Karnage in the original TaleSpin, so it’s possible he could return to voice Karnage in the new series as well.
TaleSpin aired from 1990 to 1991 in first-run syndication, with 65 episodes in total. The show featured characters from the 1967 Disney film The Jungle Book, along with new creations (such as Don Karnage), with Baloo working as a cargo pilot against a Casablanca-esque backdrop in what appeared to be the 1930s.
There’s currently no word on whether Don Karnage will be just a cameo or if it will lead to something more.
With the amount of Disney TV references in DuckTales, it begs the question if a new TV universe is being created with remakes of all of their classic shows. What other Disney TV characters would you like to see in the new DuckTales? Let us know down in the comments!