With a reboot of Disney’s Ducktales set to premiere this weekend, we felt it was a great opportunity to look back at the block of animation that the original helped anchor in the late 80s and early 90s. And since we love a great theme song on this site, we decided to countdown the 7 best themes from the Disney Afternoon block of shows.
For the sake of simplicity, we’re going to focus on themes that were originally created for the show so Aladdin and Timon and Pumbaa while great used modified songs from their respective movie franchises.
Let the countdown begin!
7) Mighty Ducks – We’re still not entirely sure how the Mighty Ducks movies got translated to literal ducks playing hockey, but it gave us this kick-ass show and theme so won’t complain too loudly.
6) Goof Troop – Fatherhood isn’t easy and it’s even tougher when you’re just a little bit Goofy. The adventures were fun and the characters played well off of each other, but it was the theme that got us in the mood for father and son wackiness!
5) Gummi Bears – The show that kickstarted the entire block has one of the most infectious theme songs you’ll ever hear. They had stories to share and we were there to listen.
4) Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers – There’s no case too big, no case too small and no fun nearly as fun as these wacky detective series starring rodents. If you want a fun treat look up the full version of the song.
3) Talespin – Much like The Mighty Ducks, we often stay up at night wondering how this show spun out of the concept of The Jungle Book, but we love the show all the same. The theme song does a great job of encompassing the danger, adventure and excitement of the series in just a minute.
2) Ducktales – The theme and series probably most remembered (and the reason for this list), the Ducktales theme has withstood the test of time. And for good reason. It is damn catchy!
1) Darkwing Duck – Of course the most superheroic show and theme on this list would top it. Darkwing Duck’s theme just exudes that energy that you can’t help but be hyped by. It has a very pulpy feel to it as well. Here comes Darkwing Duck!