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(1991)

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Baloo and the Idol of Doom
TheLittleSongbird12 September 2018
'Talespin' has always been a show dear to my heart. One of those favourites from a young age that holds up really well, and is even more entertaining through adult eyes from appreciating the writing and stories even more.

Have been on a roll reviewing individual episodes for certain shows, animated, non-animated and of as many genres as possible (many as part of certain quests), and decided to do it with 'Talespin' and some others. Something that, as expected and hoped, has proven to be a more than worthwhile project and experience. Although not one of my favourite episodes (one can see the ending from quite some distance away), "Destiny Rides Again" is not quite one of my favourite 'Talespin' episodes, mainly because of it being slightly bland with too few characters and other episodes having ones more memorable.

The animation is very colourful and atmospheric as always. The music matches what is going on perfectly and it is impossible to forget or resist the theme song, one of the catchiest for anything Disney and ever.

Writing is witty, very funny without being too silly and thought-probing without being complicated. Things don't get too childish and it is all easy to follow. The story is hugely compelling and lively in pace without being rushed, and executes a nice idea well, if perhaps in more need of more thrills and conflict.

Baloo is a very fun and likeable character as always. El Gato is a fun enough villain if no Don Karnage or Shere Khan, not as cunning or as suave. Don't remember Una very well.

Voice acting is very good, especially from the ever talented Jim Cummings.

Overall, very enjoyable though not one of my favourite 'Talespin' episodes. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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