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Bonkers (Disney Afternoon Show)

“Bonkers” is an animated television series that aired on The Disney Afternoon block from February 28, 1993, to February 23, 1994. The show was produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and was created by Robert Taylor and Duane Capizzi.

The series is set in a toon-filled world where cartoon characters, called “toons,” coexist with humans. The main character is Bonkers D. Bobcat, a zany and lovable toon cop who works for the Hollywood Police Department’s “Toon Division.” Bonkers is partnered with Lucky Piquel, a no-nonsense human detective who often finds himself exasperated by Bonkers’ unpredictable behavior.

Throughout the show, Bonkers and Lucky team up to solve various crimes and mysteries involving both toons and humans. The series is known for its slapstick comedy, cartoonish antics, and clever parodies of classic Hollywood films and famous cartoon characters.

“Bonkers” embraces the essence of classic cartoons and serves as a homage to the golden age of animation, with references to iconic characters and styles. It also features guest appearances from popular Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

The show’s vibrant animation, humor, and entertaining characters made it a hit with young audiences, especially those who enjoyed the whimsical and nostalgic elements of classic cartoons.

While “Bonkers” only ran for one season, it remains a cherished part of Disney’s animated television history, fondly remembered by fans who appreciate its colorful and comedic storytelling. The character of Bonkers D. Bobcat has also made appearances in other Disney media and theme park attractions, further solidifying his place in the Disney universe.

Additional Details:

  • Year of Debut: 1993
  • Year of Finale: 1994
  • Type of Series: Animated
  • TV Channel/Platform: Disney Afternoon
  • IMDB Link


  • Bonkers (Disney Afternoon Show)Jim Cummings: Bonkers, Detective Lucky Shirley Piquel
  • Nancy Cartwright: Fawn Deer
  • April Winchell: Dilandra “Dyl” Piquel
  • Earl Boen: Chief Leonard Kanifky
  • Ron Perlman: Sergeant Francis Q. Grating
  • Frank Welker: Fall Apart Rabbit
  • Sherry Lynn: Marilyn Piquel
  • Karla DeVito: Miranda Wright

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