''Film/TheMightyDucks'' movies were a popular series of films, reminiscent of ''TheBadNewsBears'', where a RagtagBunchOfMisfits play hockey and get into various misadventures and manage to work things out just in time to win the championship game or whatever.

''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' animated series was, to put it gently, [[ShockingSwerve rather a surprise for viewers expecting a comedy series about misfit kids playing hockey]] and who instead got a cartoon about anthropomorphic alien ducks playing hockey -- and [[TheyFightCrime fighting crime]].

[[{{Defictionalization}} There's also an actual hockey team]] in the NationalHockeyLeague, which was called Mighty Ducks of Anaheim from its creation in 1993 until Disney (responsible for both the films and the TV series) sold the team in 2006 - it's been the Anaheim Ducks ever since.
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