History WesternAnimation / TheMightyDucks

11th Jan '16 4:55:14 PM aye_amber
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** As for the villains, [[BigBad Dragaunus]] prefers his [[PlayingWithFire fireballs]], Wraith has a FlamingSword in the pilot and uses various FunctionalMagic, shapeshifter Chameleon likes to go OneWingedAngel and Siege likes the heavy weapons.
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** As for the villains, [[BigBad Dragaunus]] prefers his [[PlayingWithFire fireballs]], fireballs,]] Wraith has a FlamingSword in the pilot and uses various FunctionalMagic, shapeshifter Chameleon likes to go OneWingedAngel and Siege likes the heavy weapons.
30th Nov '15 6:18:36 PM themisterfree
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The Mighty Ducks animated series was, to put it gently, [[ShockingSwerve rather a surprise for viewers expecting a comedy series about misfit kids playing hockey]]. This animated series lasted from September, 1996 to January, 1997.
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The Mighty Ducks animated series was, to put it gently, [[ShockingSwerve rather a surprise for viewers expecting a comedy series about misfit kids playing hockey]]. This animated series lasted from September, 1996 to January, 1997. 1997 on Creator/{{ABC}} (during their transition to Disney ownership- the season after this brought in ''OneSaturdayMorning'').
16th Nov '15 12:03:29 AM PurrElise
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->''"See if you can keep up with this string of complete illogical nonsense: In 1992, Creator/{{Disney}} released a slobs vs. snobs comedy about a pee wee hockey league called ''Film/TheMightyDucks'', in which [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits a group of rag-tag kids]] came together under the guidance of Creator/EmilioEstevez.''
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->''"See if you can keep up with this string of complete illogical nonsense: In 1992, Creator/{{Disney}} released a slobs vs. snobs comedy about a pee wee hockey league called ''Film/TheMightyDucks'', in which [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits a group of rag-tag kids]] came together under the guidance of Creator/EmilioEstevez.Emilio Estevez.''

->''"'''Then''' -- and this is where any kind of logic breaks down -- they made an animated series in 1996 called The Mighty Ducks, and despite the fact that they were still making live-action movies, the animated series was about a group of hockey-playing, crime-fighting anthropomorphic ducks that were led by a duck named [[AwesomeMcCoolname WILDWING FLASHBLADE]]. Wildwing. F---ing. Flashblade. And for bonus points, he was voiced by Creator/IanZeiring."''
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->''"'''Then''' -- and this is where any kind of logic breaks down -- they made an animated series in 1996 called The Mighty Ducks, and despite the fact that they were still making live-action movies, the animated series was about a group of hockey-playing, crime-fighting anthropomorphic ducks that were led by a duck named [[AwesomeMcCoolname WILDWING FLASHBLADE]]. Wildwing. F---ing. Flashblade. And for bonus points, he was voiced by Creator/IanZeiring.Ian Zeiring."''
18th Jun '15 11:29:44 AM HighCrate
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* CompetitiveBalance ** FragileSpeedster: Nosedive, fast and hits hard, but usually the easiest to knock out. ** GlassCannon: Tanya usually has some good gadgets and can shot well, but really isn't a major combatant like the others. ** LightningBruiser: Duke and Mallory, fitting their pasts as a master thief and soldier, respectively. ** MightyGlacier: Grin, the strongest. ** StoneWall: [=WildWing=], fitting his role as a goalie.
7th Jun '15 7:04:59 PM WillKeaton
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-->--Comics Alliance, in a review of [[http://tinyurl.com/oszvwsl a totally different series about hockey-playing superheroes]].
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-->--Comics Alliance, in a review of [[http://tinyurl.com/oszvwsl a totally different series about hockey-playing superheroes]]. superheroes.]]
26th May '15 9:16:26 AM erforce
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* BadFuture: In "[[{{Pun}} Beak]] [[Film/BackToTheFuture to the Future]]."
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* BadFuture: In "[[{{Pun}} Beak]] [[Film/BackToTheFuture [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture to the Future]]."
16th Feb '15 11:41:02 AM spirasen
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[[caption-width-right:350:Left to right: Grin, Duke L'Orange, Wildwing, Nosedive, Mallory and Tanya.]] ->''"See if you can keep up with this string of complete illogical nonsense: In 1992, Disney released a slobs vs. snobs comedy about a pee wee hockey league called ''Film/TheMightyDucks'', in which [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits a group of rag-tag kids]] came together under the guidance of Emilio Estevez.''
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[[caption-width-right:350:Left to right: Grin, Duke L'Orange, l'Orange, Wildwing, Nosedive, Mallory and Tanya.]] ->''"See if you can keep up with this string of complete illogical nonsense: In 1992, Disney Creator/{{Disney}} released a slobs vs. snobs comedy about a pee wee hockey league called ''Film/TheMightyDucks'', in which [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits a group of rag-tag kids]] came together under the guidance of Emilio Estevez.Creator/EmilioEstevez.''

->''"'''Then''' -- and this is where any kind of logic breaks down -- they made an animated series in 1996 called The Mighty Ducks, and despite the fact that they were still making live-action movies, the animated series was about a group of hockey-playing, crime-fighting anthropomorphic ducks that were led by a duck named [[AwesomeMcCoolname WILDWING FLASHBLADE]]. Wildwing. F---ing. Flashblade. And for bonus points, he was voiced by Ian Zeiring."'' -->--Comics Alliance, in a review of [[http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/02/01/the-ten-most-insane-characters-from-stan-lees-nhl-guardians/ a totally different series about hockey-playing superheroes]]
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->''"'''Then''' -- and this is where any kind of logic breaks down -- they made an animated series in 1996 called The Mighty Ducks, and despite the fact that they were still making live-action movies, the animated series was about a group of hockey-playing, crime-fighting anthropomorphic ducks that were led by a duck named [[AwesomeMcCoolname WILDWING FLASHBLADE]]. Wildwing. F---ing. Flashblade. And for bonus points, he was voiced by Ian Zeiring.Creator/IanZeiring."'' -->--Comics Alliance, in a review of [[http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/02/01/the-ten-most-insane-characters-from-stan-lees-nhl-guardians/ [[http://tinyurl.com/oszvwsl a totally different series about hockey-playing superheroes]] superheroes]].

-->-- Intro for the cartoon.
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-->-- Intro -->--Intro for the cartoon.cartoon.

When the Ducks pursue Lord Dragaunus to Earth, the Ducks form an NHL team where they can [[HiddenInPlainSight hide in plain sight]]. Their arena, known only as "The Pond", has a hockey rink that doubles as a landing pad for the [[CoolPlane Aerowing]] above and has an HQ below. The Ducks and Dragaunus continue their fight, although there are [[MonsterOfTheWeek other villains]] that sometimes challenge the Ducks.
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When the Ducks pursue Lord Dragaunus to Earth, the Ducks form an NHL team where they can [[HiddenInPlainSight hide in plain sight]]. Their arena, known only as "The Pond", Pond," has a hockey rink that doubles as a landing pad for the [[CoolPlane Aerowing]] above and has an HQ below. The Ducks and Dragaunus continue their fight, although there are [[MonsterOfTheWeek other villains]] that sometimes challenge the Ducks.

When the Ducks pursue Lord Dragaunus to Earth, the Ducks form an NHL team where they can [[HiddenInPlainSight hide in plain sight]]. Their arena, known only as "The Pond", has a hockey rink that doubles as a landing pad for the [[CoolPlane Aerowing]] above and has an HQ below. The Ducks and Dragaunus continue their fight, although there are [[MonsterOfTheWeek other villains]] that sometimes challenge the Ducks.

* AnotherDimension: The HeroicFantasy-ish version of Anaheim seen in "Dungeons and Ducks" and "The Return of Astroth".
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* AnotherDimension: The HeroicFantasy-ish version of Anaheim seen in "Dungeons and Ducks" and "The Return of Astroth".Astroth."

* {{Atlantis}}: Plays a part in the episode "The Final Face Off".
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* {{Atlantis}}: Plays a part in the episode "The Final Face Off".Off."

** Or pick up a fellow duck with only one hand? See "Monster Rally". * BadFuture: In "[[IncrediblyLamePun Beak]] [[Film/BackToTheFuture to the Future]]".
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** Or pick up a fellow duck with only one hand? See "Monster Rally". Rally." * BadFuture: In "[[IncrediblyLamePun "[[{{Pun}} Beak]] [[Film/BackToTheFuture to the Future]]".Future]]."

* BilingualBonus: "Klang" being German for "sound". * BondVillainStupidity: Draganuns has proven himself more than a match for most of the ducks in hand-to-hand combat, yet on many occasions he puts them in over the top [[DeathTrap Death Traps]] that they'll be able to escape fairly easily. And he's not the only villian guilty of this either.
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* BilingualBonus: "Klang" being German for "sound". "sound." * BondVillainStupidity: Draganuns has proven himself more than a match for most of the ducks in hand-to-hand combat, yet on many occasions he puts them in over the top [[DeathTrap Death Traps]] DeathTrap[=s=] that they'll be able to escape fairly easily. And he's not the only villian villain guilty of this either.

* ClearMyName: This happened to the ducks in "Puck Fiction". It was up to Nosedive and Grin to save the others in jail.
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* ClearMyName: This happened to the ducks in "Puck Fiction". Fiction." It was up to Nosedive and Grin to save the others in jail.

** GlassCannon: Tanya usually has some good gadgests and can shot well, but really isn't a major combatant like the others. ** LightningBruiser: Duke and Mallory, fitting their pasts as a master theif and soldier, respectively.
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** GlassCannon: Tanya usually has some good gadgests gadgets and can shot well, but really isn't a major combatant like the others. ** LightningBruiser: Duke and Mallory, fitting their pasts as a master theif thief and soldier, respectively.

* DonutMessWithACop: During "Duck Hard", Klegghorn is knocked out. As the villains take out the ducks, a box of doughnuts falls to the floor, with one rolling right past Klegghorn's nose. Klegghorn quickly revives, and holds the baddies at gun point. * DinosaursAreDragons: Writ large (look at the {{Big Bad}}'s name), at least for all the dinosaurs who aren't hockey playing ducks.
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* DonutMessWithACop: During "Duck Hard", Hard," Klegghorn is knocked out. As the villains take out the ducks, a box of doughnuts falls to the floor, with one rolling right past Klegghorn's nose. Klegghorn quickly revives, and holds the baddies at gun point. * DinosaursAreDragons: Writ large (look at the {{Big Bad}}'s {BigBad's name), at least for all the dinosaurs who aren't hockey playing ducks.

* TheDogBitesBack: Happens to Dragaunus in "Brining Down Baby" and "Jurassic Puck".
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* TheDogBitesBack: Happens to Dragaunus in "Brining Down Baby" and "Jurassic Puck".Puck."

* FakeDefector: Duke in "To Catch A Duck"
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* FakeDefector: Duke in "To Catch A Duck"a Duck."

* FemmeFatale: Lucretia [=DeCoy=] in "A Traitor Among Us". * TheFinalTemptation: Dragaunus eventually gets tired of the Ducks constantly thwarting his schemes and offers them the means to go back to Puckworld, leaving Earth to him. Subverted slightly since his henchmen were ready with a bazooka in case they refused the offer. [[spoiler: The BadFuture seen in that episode is the result of the Ducks accepting the offer]].
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* FemmeFatale: Lucretia [=DeCoy=] in "A Traitor Among Us". Us." * TheFinalTemptation: Dragaunus eventually gets tired of the Ducks constantly thwarting his schemes and offers them the means to go back to Puckworld, leaving Earth to him. Subverted slightly since his henchmen were ready with a bazooka in case they refused the offer. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The BadFuture seen in that episode is the result of the Ducks accepting the offer]].offer.]]

** TheLeader: Wildwing ** TheLancer: Duke ** TheSmartGuy: Tanya ** TheBigGuy: Grin ** TheChick: Mallory [[note]]Of the ActionGirl variety.[[/note]] ** KidAppealCharacter: Nosedive
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** TheLeader: Wildwing Wildwing. ** TheLancer: Duke Duke. ** TheSmartGuy: Tanya Tanya. ** TheBigGuy: Grin Grin. ** TheChick: Mallory Mallory. [[note]]Of the ActionGirl variety.[[/note]] ** KidAppealCharacter: NosediveNosedive.

* HardHead: Nosedive in "Phil in the Blank". Guy gets a concussion but wakes up and proceeds to drive to the rocket and then later jumps out of it to land in Wildwing's borrowed jet, all with no side effects.
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* HardHead: Nosedive in "Phil in the Blank". Blank." Guy gets a concussion but wakes up and proceeds to drive to the rocket and then later jumps out of it to land in Wildwing's borrowed jet, all with no side effects.

* HeelFaceTurn: Duke L'Orange started out as a GentlemanThief before using his skills for good. * HelloNurse: This was pretty much the reaction Lucretia [=DeCoy=] got when she showed up. Even Phil seemed to think she was hot (of course, he also planned on making money off said hotness).
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* HeelFaceTurn: Duke L'Orange l'Orange started out as a GentlemanThief before using his skills for good. * HelloNurse: This was pretty much the reaction Lucretia [=DeCoy=] got when she showed up. Even Phil seemed to think she was hot (of course, he also planned on making money off said hotness).hotness.)

* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: "The Most Dangerous Duck Hunt"
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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: "The Most Dangerous Duck Hunt"Hunt."

* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Dragaunus's troops almost never hit what they aim at. * IncredibleShrinkingMan: "Microducks"
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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Dragaunus's Dragaunus' troops almost never hit what they aim at. * IncredibleShrinkingMan: "Microducks""Microducks."

* LeftHanging: They set things up so another season was possible (Nosedive even breaks the fourth wall about it). One never came.
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* LeftHanging: They set things up so another season was possible (Nosedive even breaks the fourth wall about it). it.) One never came.

* MaskOfPower: The mask of [=Drake DuCaine=], with the power to see through [[InvisibilityCloak invisibility cloaks]] and possed [[XRayVision X-ray vision]], which can see through any kind of [[GlamourFailure disguise]]. * MechaMooks: Dragaunus's basic foot soldiers. * MindControl: "Phil in the Blank"
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* MaskOfPower: The mask of [=Drake DuCaine=], Drake [=DuCaine=], with the power to see through [[InvisibilityCloak invisibility cloaks]] and possed possessed [[XRayVision X-ray vision]], which can see through any kind of [[GlamourFailure disguise]]. * MechaMooks: Dragaunus's Dragaunus' basic foot soldiers. * MindControl: "Phil in the Blank"Blank."

* PettingZooPeople: The Ducks are bulky humans - complete with hair and breasts - with variants of DonaldDuck's face slapped on.
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* PettingZooPeople: The Ducks are bulky humans - -- complete with hair and breasts - -- with variants of DonaldDuck's WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck's face slapped on.

-->'''Mallory:''' I don't know what bothers me more: the fact that we're being ''attacked'' by a dinosaur or the fact that you've got a ''category'' for it. * PunnyName: "Duke L'Orange".
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-->'''Mallory:''' -->'''Mallory''': I don't know what bothers me more: the fact that we're being ''attacked'' by a dinosaur or the fact that you've got a ''category'' for it. * PunnyName: "Duke L'Orange".l'Orange."

** Nosedive and Grin ** Mallory and Tanya
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** Nosedive and Grin Grin. ** Mallory and TanyaTanya.

* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Canard Thunderbeak]]
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* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Canard Thunderbeak]]Thunderbeak.]]

** Puckworld... [[Comicbook/HowardTheDuck Duckworld]]..? ** When a [[HeroicBSOD disillusioned]] Wildwing [[TenMinuteRetirement temporarily leaves the team]], Nosedive gets to wear the leader's mask and tells his worried comrades "[[Disney/TheLionKing Hakuna Matata]]" (which, as you know, means no worries for the rest of your days).
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** Puckworld... [[Comicbook/HowardTheDuck Duckworld]]..Duckworld]]...? ** When a [[HeroicBSOD disillusioned]] Wildwing [[TenMinuteRetirement temporarily leaves the team]], Nosedive gets to wear the leader's mask and tells his worried comrades "[[Disney/TheLionKing Hakuna Matata]]" (which, as you know, means no worries for the rest of your days).days.)

* SquishyWizard: One of Dragaunus' ''two'' Squishy minions is a conventional version of this. The other is a tiny ShapeShifting creature who, of course, [[OneWingedAngel turns into a big scary guy]] during combat. Rounding out the Four Bad Band is... another [[TheBrute Big Scary Guy]].
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* SquishyWizard: One of Dragaunus' ''two'' Squishy minions is a conventional version of this. The other is a tiny ShapeShifting creature who, of course, [[OneWingedAngel turns into a big scary guy]] during combat. Rounding out the Four Bad Band is... another Another [[TheBrute Big Scary Guy]].

* TakeUpMySword: Right before he lets himself fall into dimensional Limbo, [[spoiler: Canard tells Wildwing to take the mask of [=Drake DuCaine=] and with it the position of resistance leader]]. Wildwing only does so at the end of the pilot after overcoming his feelings of guilt and inadequacy.
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* TakeUpMySword: Right before he lets himself fall into dimensional Limbo, [[spoiler: Canard tells Wildwing to take the mask of [=Drake DuCaine=] Drake [=DuCaine=] and with it the position of resistance leader]]. Wildwing only does so at the end of the pilot after overcoming his feelings of guilt and inadequacy.

* ThemeNaming: The ducks are, of course, named after birds and duck related foods. The most obvious being Duke's name. Which is, of course a pun on the dish "Duck L'orange".
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* ThemeNaming: The ducks are, of course, named after birds and duck related foods. The most obvious being Duke's name. Which is, of course a pun on the dish "Duck L'orange".l'Orange."

* TownWithADarkSecret ("The Human Factor")
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* TownWithADarkSecret ("The TownWithADarkSecret: "The Human Factor")Factor."

* TravelCool: As the [[TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats demands]]:
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* TravelCool: TravelCool; As the [[TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats demands]]:

* WeaponOfChoice: Each Duck (and each of the villains) has their own personal weapon. Wildwing has his [[IKnowMaddenKombat explosive puck]] launcher (essentially a grenade launcher), Duke L'Orange uses a [[LaserBlade laser sword]], Tanya has various gadgets on her wrist device including a [[ChainsawGood small chainsaw]], Grin [[BarefistedMonk fights with his fists]], and the rest of the ducks mostly use pistols.
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* WeaponOfChoice: Each Duck (and each of the villains) has their own personal weapon. Wildwing has his [[IKnowMaddenKombat explosive puck]] launcher (essentially a grenade launcher), launcher,) Duke L'Orange l'Orange uses a [[LaserBlade laser sword]], Tanya has various gadgets on her wrist device including a [[ChainsawGood small chainsaw]], Grin [[BarefistedMonk fights with his fists]], and the rest of the ducks mostly use pistols.
15th Feb '15 6:21:12 AM starofjusticev21
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* LeftHanging: They set things up so another season was possible (Nosedive even breaks the fourth wall about it). One never came.
9th Sep '14 4:08:57 PM LyJY4W3D
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9th Sep '14 4:01:01 PM MarkLungo
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* OffModel: This is a mid-Nineties Disney Cartoon after all. And five of the animation studios [[note]]Creator/AnimalYa, {{Sunwoo}}, [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]], Creator/WangFilmProductions and Creator/KokoEnterprises[[/note]] used to work on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' too. This was also Creator/PlusOneAnimation's first Disney series as well.
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* OffModel: This is a mid-Nineties Disney Cartoon after all. And five of the animation studios [[note]]Creator/AnimalYa, {{Sunwoo}}, Creator/SunwooEntertainment, [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]], Creator/WangFilmProductions and Creator/KokoEnterprises[[/note]] used to work on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' too. This was also Creator/PlusOneAnimation's first Disney series as well.
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