Top 10 Best TaleSpin EpisodesThe best episode from the Disney cartoon TaleSpin a weird spin-off series staring Baloo from the Jungle Book as a pilot as he goes on a series of adventures by delving cargo or treasure hunting all while fending off against Don Karnage and his air pirates.
In this two-part episode, Baloo and Louie, while on vacation, run into an archaeologist, Katie Dodd, who's looking for the lost city of Tinabula. They decide to help her, and unsurprisingly, a villain by the name of Thadeos E. Klang is also searching for the city for his own sinister plan.
Louie's place becomes haunted by a ghost, and Baloo and Louie flee, leaving behind Baloo's cargo. Rebecca forces them to return. When they get there, they meet up with a mysterious sea captain. She instantly falls for him, but as Baloo and Louie discover, he's actually a ghost. They attempt an exorcism but are stopped by Rebecca, who doesn't want them to ruin her dream. Baloo then reminds her of her daughter Molly, who's waiting for her. Not wanting to leave Molly, she finishes the exorcism and frees his spirit.
Touching and ahead of its time, this episode focuses on the conflict many single parents face when forced to choose between their own happiness and that of their children.
The most moving, thrilling, and saddest episode of all. Surprised that Disney chose to tackle something so heavy.
The four-part pilot introduces the main characters Baloo, Kit Cloudkicker, and Rebecca, as well as Don Karnage and the other air pirates. They attempt to stop Don Karnage from using a very powerful jewel to blast into Cape Suzette and destroy the city.
Rebecca attempts to cater to much richer clients and meets Buffy and Muffy, a rich couple who ask them to deliver their jewels for them and put up the SeaDuck as collateral if they fail to deliver them. However, Baloo suspects that something is not right with them, and of course, Rebecca doesn't listen. After making a stop at Louie's place, the jewels go missing, and according to the policy, they now take the SeaDuck. However, Louie reveals to Rebecca that Buffy and Muffy are actually crooks who swindled them. Realizing that Baloo was right, she and Louie team up to stop them.
The lesson is: don't make stereotypes based on social class.
After receiving an award from Shere Khan for being the best pilot in the world, Baloo lets it go to his head and accepts a mission from Khan for the Master Run, a dangerous route from which none of his pilots have ever returned. When they get there, they find out what really happened to the pilots: Don Karnage and the air pirates are using actual mirrors to confuse them and take their cargo. Even worse, Baloo finds out he was just a tool used by Khan to locate the place and becomes incredibly depressed, while Kit attempts to convince him to get them out and stop Shere Khan's ships from falling into Don Karnage's deadly traps.
It's a bird! It's a plane!
Molly befriends a mysterious flying creature known as an Ikara, who becomes big when wet and shrinks when dry. But things are made even more difficult when MacKnee, the poacher who captured him, tries to recapture him.
Kit enlists in a foreign flying school with sinister agendas.
In an episode similar to the DuckTales episode Armstrong, an inventor invents an autopilot machine to drive planes and deliver cargo without any distractions. This, of course, threatens to put not only Baloo but every pilot in Cape Suzette out of work. So, a race is determined between Baloo and the machine, with the jobs of every pilot in Cape Suzette on the line. Baloo loses, and Shere Khan, impressed, decides for the inventor to make more, effectively putting all pilots out of work. However, because the machine is solely focused on flying the plane, it's unable to defend the cargo, which Don Karnage and the air pirates take full advantage of. It's up to Baloo to save the day.
The talk scene (after the SeaDuck gets repainted) is the best part.
A jewel thief named Covington woos Rebecca in order to try to get his hands on a valuable artifact that has ended up in Molly's possession.
That speedboat chase was cool.
Easily the best episode. Baloo gets amnesia, and a mysterious pilot helps him rediscover his love of flying. Won't spoil anything, but the ending was so emotional that it made me cry.
After his piloting license expires, Baloo is forced to get it renewed. But to his horror, his examining officer turns out to be Mr. Throgmorton, Baloo's old driving instructor, whose strict ABC checklist makes Baloo so nervous that he fails and loses his confidence. To make matters worse, every place he tries to get work, he continuously runs into Mr. Throgmorton, who makes him do everything alphabetically. Baloo ends up getting fired, and all his friends attempt to remind him of how great a pilot he is and help him regain his confidence to retake the test.
Baloo and Kit come across a parrot named Ignatz who claims to know the location of the treasure of his master, Captain Juan. Baloo refuses to listen, as he has to deal with Rebecca charging him for a shipment of broken crystal glass, which was destroyed by the air pirates. They were actually looking for the treasure chest of Captain Juan, which contains the map to the treasure. Unaware that Ignatz was the treasure map, Kit and Ignatz go to search for the treasure, only to run into Don Karnage and the pirates. Baloo and Ignatz have to put aside their differences to rescue him.
An amazing episode about Baloo meeting a disgraced pilot who supposedly committed a crime and now fights to clear his name.
While fishing, Baloo and Kit discover a whale. After learning that it escaped from a local water park, and the owner offers a big reward for his return, they manage to return him and claim the reward. But when they go to visit the park, they find it in horrible condition, and all the animals, including the whale, are horribly mistreated. They end up using the reward money to help free the whale, while also exposing the cruel owner to an inspector.
Baloo and Kit help Louie defend his place from Douglas Benson, who has forged Khan's signature to get his men in, taking over Louie's place.
Rebecca starts a gas station business in the sky, and while it becomes really successful and they do make a lot of money, it threatens Louie's business. This then leads to a war between Baloo and Louie as they both try to outdo one another, even resorting to sabotage, which later blows up in their faces.
Rebecca starts a skywriting business, and despite Baloo being a terrible speller, they then unknowingly become accomplices in helping a crime syndicate deliver secret messages via skywriting. When the feds get involved, they use Baloo to help them prevent the crime syndicate from causing destruction in Cape Suzette.