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Disney Afternoon
The logo for Disney Afternoon.
Developer(s)Capcom
Publisher(s)
Year introduced1989
Genre(s)Action, Platform
Parent seriesDisney

The Disney Afternoon was a two-hour animated television programming block that ran from 1990 to 1997. Over the years, it hosted 13 different animated Disney series, 7 of which received one or more video game adaptations.

The main reason to group these games in a single category is the existence of The Disney Afternoon Collection, that includes games from four different TV animated series, but all made by the same developer, Capcom.

Games developed in different regions (in particular: Japan vs. North America) show marked differences in style and design. Therefore, it makes sense to split up the series accordingly.

The subdivision between "Japanese" and "North American" takes place on several dimensions:

Japanese games North American games
  • All were developed by Capcom
  • All were originally released on Nintendo consoles
  • All (but two) belong to the "Platform" genre
  • Most of them were re-released 20 years later
  • Developed by several different companies
  • None of them released on Nintendo systems
  • They belong to five different genres
  • None of them was re-released

Japanese games by Capcom[edit]

Capcom alone developed 50% of all the Disney Afternoon video games. All the Disney Afternoon games by Capcom share some elements of design.

Game TV series Year Developer Genre System(s)
DuckTales 1987. DuckTales 1989 Capcom Action-platform NES, Game Boy
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 1990. Chip & Dale RR 1990 Capcom Action-platform NES
TaleSpin 1990. TaleSpin 1991 Capcom Scrolling shooter NES, Game Boy, SMD, GG, TG16
Darkwing Duck 1991. Darkwing Duck 1992 Capcom Action-platform NES, Game Boy
DuckTales 2 1987. DuckTales 1993 Capcom Action-platform NES, Game Boy
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 1990. Chip & Dale RR 1993 Capcom Action-platform NES
Goof Troop 1992. Goof Troop 1993 Capcom Adventure/puzzle SNES
Bonkers 1993. Bonkers 1994 Capcom Action-platform SNES
Re-releases
DuckTales: Remastered 1987. DuckTales 2013 Capcom, WayForward Technologies Action-platform MS-Win, X360, PS3, Wii U, iOS
The Disney Afternoon Collection (4 series) 2017 Capcom, Digital Eclipse Action-platform MS-Win, XOne, PS4

North American games[edit]

Game TV series Year Developer Genre System(s)
DuckTales: The Quest for Gold 1987. DuckTales 1990 Incredible Technologies Action/adventure MS-DOS, home computers
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: The Adventure in Nimnul's Castle 1990. Chip & Dale RR 1990 Hi Tech Expressions Action-platform MS-DOS
Darkwing Duck (TurboGrafx-16) 1991. Darkwing Duck 1992 Interactive Designs Action-platform TurboGrafx-16
Disney's Bonkers 1993. Bonkers 1994 Sega of America Action/arcade Sega Mega Drive
Bonkers: Wax Up! 1993. Bonkers 1995 Al Baker Action-platform Game Gear, SMS
Gargoyles 1994. Gargoyles 1995 Buena Vista Interactive Action-platform Sega Mega Drive
2010's Mobile phones
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers (mobile) 1990. Chip & Dale RR 2010 Dynamic Pixels Mini-games Phones
Darkwing Duck (mobile) 1991. Darkwing Duck 2010 Disney Mobile Studios Action-platform Phones
DuckTales: Scrooge's Loot 1987. DuckTales 2013 Disney Mobile Studios Adventure Phones
The DuckForce Rises 1987. DuckTales 2015 Sanoma Media, Disney Mobile Studios Card game Phones