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Bonkers (Originally titled Toon Cop[1]) is an animated show by Walt Disney Television Animation that ran on the Disney Afternoon from February 28, 1993 to February 23, 1994. It starred cartoon star Bonkers D. Bobcat who became a toon cop. The show consisted of a 4 sets of three shorts, as well as 20 episodes with Bonkers as a cop working with Miranda Wright and 41 episodes where he was partnered with Lucky Piquel which was produced last and treated as a prequel[2].

Despite inspiration by Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, the series wasn't conceived as a Roger Rabbit show.[3]

Cast Members

The following Gargoyles cast members appeared in Bonkers. They are listed in alphabetical order.

Greg Weisman was the Director of Development for the Bonkers/Miranda Wright episodes [4].

Jamie Thomason was the talent coordinator for episodes 1, 3-11, 13-61 and 63-65.

Carl Johnson was the composer for episodes 4-10, 12, 14-15, 20-21, 25-26, 28-36, 38-39, 41, 45, 48-49, 55-58 and 61.

Vic Cook was the storyboard artist for episodes 7, 9, 16, 37-39, 46 and 63.

Marc Perlman was the dialogue editor for episodes 62-64, and music editor for episodes 29, 36, 38, 42, 45, 49-51, 53, 57-59 and 63-34.

Saburo Hashimoto was a director for episodes 2, 16, 19-20, 26 and 29. He was also animation director for episodes 1, 5-6, 13, 21, 28, 33 and 41.

Greg Guler did the prop design for episodes 2, 7, 9, 32, 35, 37, 39 and 65.

Bob Kline was the character designer for episode 39 and 64, as well as storyboard artist for the latter.

Gary Sperling was the writer for "A Wooly Bully", "Comeback Kid" and "O Cartoon! My Cartoon!"

Shari Goodhartz was the writer for episodes 40, 62 and the segment "Get Me to the Church on Time".

Laura Perrotta was the production assistant for episodes 20-22, 23, 25, 27, 30, 42, 44, 47, 48, 53-55 and 65.

Steve Cuden was the writer for "The Cheap Sheep Sweep", "The Day the Toon Stood Still", "Cartoon Cornered", "Toon with No Name" and "A Fine Kettle of Toons".

Len Uhley was the story editor for "When the Spirit Moves You", "Witless for the Prosecution" (as well as the writer) and "Dog Day AfterToon". He also wrote "Quibbling Rivalry" and "Petal to the Metal".

References to Bonkers in Gargoyles

  • While Bonker's relationship with Miranda was platonic, the dynamic was similar to Goliath and Elisa Maza.[5]
  • Vinnie's decision to use a banana cream pie as his ammo for Mr. Carter was based off a running gag of which pie was the funniest to get hit by from the episode "The Toon That Ate Hollywood".[6] ("Vendettas")

External links

  • Bonkers at Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
  • Bonkers at the Internet Movie Database