By the way I'm a 24 year old guy!!!!
Even though DuckTales is one of my favorite cartoons it has neevr made me feel like crying. TaleSpin is a different experience. yes it has plenty of adventure and comedy but it also has one thing that DuckTales doesn't capture as nearly as much. That is emotion. Yes DuckTales has its warm family moments but TaleSpin takes it farther than that reaching into deeper friendships and the display of deeper emotions. One really notices this with the bond between baloo and Kit, the potential romantic bond between Baloo and Rebecca, and the mother-daughter bond between Rebecca and Molly. Now fotr the two episodes that really tugged at my heartstrings...
First it was the very emotional "The Old Man and the Sea Duck". What made me almost tear up was the ending where Baloo learns that Joe McGee had died many years ago and Baloo says he was his guardian angel. It was very sweet and a great twist ending. Also a very emotional farewell with Joe's face in the sky as the Sea Duck flies off into the sunset and Joe says "You're as free as a bird now the sky is your's" or something like that. It is moments like this that make TaleSpin feel more like a big budget movie by the plot and the thought placed into the episode. Cartoons today don't come close to matching the emotion and power that TaleSpin had!
Second it was "Her Chance to Dream" in which the ghost of Captain William Stansbury is awakened in the shipwreck below Louie"s. The relationship between Rebecca and the captain is very sweet. Indeed he was such a gentleman who loved Rebecca with all his heart regardless of only knowing her for a short time. This leads to the very sad conclusion where the captain's ghost is painfully sent away in his flying ghost ship by the magic spell finished by Rebecca. The part where the captain says "I'll wait for you" is realy sad and heartwarming at the same time.
These are two of the strongest episodes of the series due to plot and especially emotion!!!! It was episodes such as this that made me wish that TaleSpin lasted a lot longer than it did!!! Has anybody else ever cried or came close to it while watching one of the episodes???