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The Disney Afternoon Gang!


Disney Channel has probably been the highlight of my childhood. Everything fron Adventures in Wonderland to Hannah Montana has crossed my path. On that small note, I can safely say that the channel has changed A LOT since its premiere as a premium channel in the 80's. While I still continue to watch it today, I can't help but feel that the channel has lost its "magic", as many Disney fans would say. One of the most memorable after-school lineups has ever shows was The Disney Afternoon, or TDA for short.

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Two of the earliest Disney Afternoon shows: Adventures of the Gummi bears and DuckTales


The lineup first premiered on September 10, 1990 and ran until Spring 1999 (according to Wikipedia.org). Out of those nine, elementary-school filled years, the most memorable shows I remember watching aired from 1990-1995. The shows included:

-Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears
-DuckTales
-Chip 'N' Dale Rescue Rangers
-Talespin
-Darkwing Duck
-Goof Troop
-Gargoyles
-Bonkers
-Aladdin
-Quack Pack
-Disney's The Little Mermaid
-101 Dalmatians: The Series
-Hercules: The Animated Series
-Timon and Pumbaa


As a kid, I loved watching these shows and grew to love the characters even more. I even went as Jasmine and Ariel (two of my beloved TDA heroines) for Halloween two years in a row! I still have those costumes in a storage bin somewhere... And yes, I have to admit, TDA did interfer with my schoolwork at one point in time. I couldn't tell you how many homework assignments I missed because I planted my behind in front of the television to watch Goofy do something so totally..well, goofy. My excuse for not turning in my math worksheet? You guessed it. "Timon and Pumbaa was on! It was the one where they met Speedy the Snail!" Okay, maybe I never used that excuse, but I was very tempted to use it.

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