->''"There's so much to do, getting ready just for you,''\\
''Everybody's busy, bringing you a Disney Afternoon!"''

A made-for-syndication [[UsefulNotes/BlockProgramming programming block]] featuring many of Creator/{{Disney}}'s original television shows that ran from [[TheNineties 1990 until 1999]], though some of the shows that aired in the line-up (like ''Gummi Bears'' and ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'') aired between 1987 and 1989 and weren't included in the Disney Afternoon line-up until they were syndicated.[[note]]Prior to that, ''Gummi Bears'' was seen on NBC, then ABC's, Saturday-morning blocks, and ''Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers'' was on the Disney Channel (then a premium service)[[/note]]

The block was two hours long, consisting of four half-hour shows. The lineup changed after every season, adding a new show to the end of the line up while the first show would be bumped off. Eventually, the block was shortened to ninety minutes in 1997. While the block was a hit, it eventually became unpractical when Disney began producing more shows than could be featured in a two-hour block. It ended in 1999, after a successful ten year run (though for the last two years, it didn't have a name besides the internal name "Disney-Kellogg Alliance", as Kellogg's would be a large sponsor), though it did receive a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of ''Disney's One Too'', which supplanted the remnants of this block and served as a spinoff to ''One Saturday Morning'', airing on Creator/{{UPN}} stations until 2003.

During its run it spawned an attraction at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]], a soundtrack (still available on iTunes), a comic book published by Creator/{{Marvel}}, and a series of [[SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames very good]] [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] video games developed by Creator/{{Capcom}} (who re-released them[[note]]''VideoGame/DuckTales'' and its sequel, ''VideoGame/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' and its sequel, ''VideoGame/{{TaleSpin|Capcom}}'', and ''VideoGame/DarkwingDuck''[[/note]] for UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, UsefulNotes/XboxOne, and UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows in 2017 as ''The Disney Afternoon Collection''). It also had a major comic event in ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' magazine called ''ComicBook/TheLegendOfTheChaosGod''. A couple of shows received revivals in comics: ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' had an [[ScrewedByTheNetwork all-too-short]] (and yet [[ScheduleSlip too long]]) comic by Slave Labor Graphics, while Creator/KaBOOMComics introduced ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' elements in the long-running ''[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Uncle Scrooge]]'' comics, then launched new series for ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' and ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987''; though these all ended when Disney bought out Creator/MarvelComics and cut ties with Creator/BoomStudios.

See also ''Creator/OneSaturdayMorning'', Creator/DisneyChannel, Creator/ToonDisney, and Creator/DisneyXD for other Disney television properties.
!!Shows featured on the block, in the order they were featured:

* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears''
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987''
* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''
* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''
* ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa''
* ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks''
* ''WesternAnimation/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansTheSeries''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} Brand Spanking New Doug]]'' (a.k.a. ''Disney's Doug'')
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}} Hercules: The Series]]''

!!The block is associated with the following tropes:
* CrisisCrossover[=/=]CrossThrough: ''ComicBook/TheLegendOfTheChaosGod'', a five part story which ran in ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' magazine.
* EarlyBirdCameo: The opening would often include a sneak peak of a character or series being included in the following year's lineup. For example, in the first year opening WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck and Gosalyn appeared in the opening a year before their show debuted. In the second year opening Goofy made an appearance a year before ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' was added.
* FiveEpisodePilot: Most of the shows in the block were known for this, and the block itself may have been one of the biggest influences for this sort of thing in animation.
* NetworkRedHeadedStepchild: ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' due to its [[DarkerAndEdgier dark]] nature, ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow Schnookums and Meat]]'' because of its GrossoutShow nature.
** ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' might count as OldShame due to the sheer weirdness of its premise (though ''The Fuzzles'' still has it beaten on that record) and partially due to the legal issues surrounding the originally unauthorized use of King Louie. That said, it is ''also'' the only one in the lot to have all of its episodes on DVD, at least so far, and has a large fanbase.
* {{Revival}}: ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', and ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' eventually got comic books that picked up where their shows left off (after a TimeSkip in Darkwing's case, and after season two in Gargyole's case, rendering season three CanonDiscontinuity almost entirely).
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: As per usual for a Disney Afternoon cartoon.
* TransplantedCharacterFic: ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' and ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' take beloved Disney characters and transplant them into radically different new settings.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' pretty much took over the Creator/{{Marvel}} comic.
* VanillaEdition: Pretty much all the shows lucky enough to get a DVD release.
** And of those, most of them used the episode cuts aired on Toon Disney, which utterly ruins some of the shows.
*** Also created a KeepCirculatingTheTapes scenario, as the five episode movies that started off some of the series never made it to DVD in their full, uncut form. This isn't entirely surprising, as almost none of them even made it to VHS either. It also means, unless you see the version of "Plunder and Lightning" taped during its first, uncut broadcast, you also won't see the scene in which Rebecca sings "Home is Where the Heart Is," which exists on the soundtrack.
* VillainTeamUp: The ''Disney Afternoon Live!'' show contained one between [[WesternAnimation/TaleSpin Don Karnage]] and [[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers Fat Cat]].