In Toons We TrustIn Toons We Trust (1993) Season 2 Episode 4311-114- BK-14- Bonkers Cartoon Episode Guide by Dave Koch
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- Walt Disney Television Animation
- Animated Characters: Bonkers D. Bobcat, Lucky Piquel, Police Chief Kanifky.
- First Aired in 1993.
- Episode Number: 4311-114.
BVTV Episode Numbers: BK-14
- Running Time: 22:40 minutes.
- Season: 2
Cartoon Production Information:
The new Bonkers! series took a page from Who Framed Roger Rabbit, teaming Bonkers with "real-life" police officers to solve crimes in Tinseltown. Starting as a down-on-his-luck "former 'toon star," Bonkers turned his life around by inadvertently saving the life of world-renowned cartoon actor Donald Duck. Police Chief Kanifky, looking for some political support from Toon Town, gave Bonkers a spot on the force.
In the first season of Bonkers episodes, the manic spotted feline was teamed with Sergeant Francis Grating and Sergeant Miranda Wright. He was later partnered with Detective Lucky Piquel, a gruff, lantern-jawed straight arrow (Curiously, this second series of episodes was placed chronologically first, meaning Sgt. Piquel had actually been Bonkers' original partner). Since Grating, Wright, and Piquel were all "humans," they weren't able to take the same level of abuse as their wacky partner, but this never stopped Bonkers from repeatedly getting them in sticky situations.
Also like Roger Rabbit, the characters on Bonkers often ran into familiar residents of Toon Town, including Alice in Wonderland's Mad Hatter, the brooms from Fantasia, and even Mickey Mouse himself. Some of these famous toons were being hunted and kidnapped by Bonkers' new nemesis, the Collector.
After splitting from the Raw Toonage package in early 1993, Bonkers first ran on the Disney Channel. That fall, the show moved into syndication as part of The Disney Afternoon block. In all, 65 episodes of the show were produced, running two full seasons of unbridled wackiness.
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