Bonkers is an American animated television series and a spinoff of the earlier series Raw Toonage. It aired from September 4, 1993 to February 23, 1994 in first-run syndication (after a "preview airing" on The Disney Channel in early 1993). The syndicated run was available both separately, and as part of The Disney Afternoon. Reruns of the show continued in syndication until 1995. The show was last seen on Toon Disney, but was taken off the schedule in November 2004.
The premise of the series was that Bonkers D. Bobcat, an anthropomorphic bobcat who was a popular cartoon star, had washed out of show business and became a cop. He was made the junior partner of Detective Lucky Piquel, a grim and ill-tempered human who hates toons. Throughout the series, the pair work together to solve crimes in Hollywood, Los Angeles and California as a whole. Bonkers repeatedly tried to win Piquel's praise, but usually just ends up ruining missions with his antics.
After multiple episodes of working with Bonkers, Piquel was given an FBI job in Washington D.C., and with great glee was finally able to leave Bonkers, but finally realized that after all the time spent hating working with Bonkers he had grown to love him. At the end of the "Lucky" episodes, Bonkers was given a new partner, the attractive Officer Miranda Wright. Although also human, she was far more patient and tolerant of his antics than was Piquel. With Miranda, Bonkers was more the brunt of the slapstick.
Why It Rocks
- Good and fluent animation.
- Smooth plot.
- Funny jokes.
- Clever and solid voice acting.
- Unforgettable characters.
- Endless mischief.