Duck - A cute little yellow duck that starred in the 1991
Saturday morning children's espionage program THE ADVENTURES OF
DYNAMO DUCK on the Fox Network.
Dynamo Duck is a super secret agent who battles the
likes of the sinister Dr. Mortex, (a small monkey) with the aid of
his super agent chief, (a guinea pig). His monotone Robert Stack
like voice is provided by Dan Castellaneta (the voice of THE
SIMPSONS Homer Simpson).
The animal footage used on the series actually came
from the archives of Jean Touran, "the French Walt Disney" who spent
much of his career filming small animals who wandered around
miniature sets dressed in tiny costumes and performing stunts like
skiing down snowy slopes or driving a Jeep through the Egyptian
Producer Nathan Sassover bought the unedited
footage, wrote new stories and created this delightful little animal
adventure program. Dynamo's motto is "The world is my pond and
danger is my destiny."
TRIVIA NOTE: The
Canadian produced children's series
Tales of the Riverbank and
Further Tales of the Riverbank (1960-63
& 1992) featured fifteen-minute adventures of two real animal
friends: Hammy (a Hamster) and Roderick (a white Mouse) who lived
along a riverbank with their neighbors- a chipmunk, a frog, a guinea
pig, a Raccoon, a squirrel, a toad, a weasel and a skunk. The Tales
of The Riverbank and its sequel series was narrated by Johnny Morris.