guess I was the only one who liked Bonkers
That show didn't really work for me. It was a knockoff of the Roger Rabbit
conceit, Toons living in a human world -- but it didn't work because the humans were portrayed every bit as cartoonishly as the Toons. They were rendered in a cartoony style, they were subject to cartoon physics, they reacted to injury the same way cartoons did. The only thing that distinguished the "humans" and "Toons" was that the Toons were all animals or anthropomorphic objects. So it didn't live up to the premise.
It was only weird to you because you didn't see it for what it was, a Batman/Shadow spoof.
Huh? You're entirely off the mark. Obviously that's what it was, but that's not the only
thing it was. And the fact that it was that has no bearing on my point that it drew more on Warner Bros. cartoon conventions whereas DuckTales
was rooted more firmly in Disney and Carl Barks conventions (as one would naturally expect).
I mean, heck, we know that Disney TV shows at the time were prone to following Warner Bros.' lead, as evidenced by the show this thread was originally about. Gargoyles
was originally going to be another goofy Disney Afternoon comedy, but when Batman: The Animated Series
became a smash hit, Disney decided they wanted their own noir action-drama and revamped the Gargoyles
idea into what it became.
The only thing that ties it to DuckTales is the presence of Launchpad McQuack. Otherwise, the twain never met and didn't need to.
No, GizmoDuck/Fenton Crackshell from DuckTales
appeared in five Darkwing
episodes, and episode 50 featured cameos by Glomgold, Magica, and the Beagle Boys. Also, the recurring evil spy agency F.O.W.L. originally appeared in the DuckTales
episode "Double-O Duck," which was itself the inspiration for Darkwing
. The current Darkwing
comic from BOOM! has tied the two shows together more closely as well.