Petal to the Metal
Studio: Disney Release Date : August 7, 1992 Series: Bonkers
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted
Associated Studio: Walt Disney Animation (France) S.A.

Synopsis

In delivering a bouquet of flowers across town to a stunning starlet named Fawn Deer, a delirious delivery cat named Bonkers D. Bobcat turns a relatively easy assignment into a catalog of catastrophes. Racing against the clock to meet his five-minute delivery deadline, Bonkers encounters a wide array of ridiculous roadblocks, ranging from banana peels to the world's slowest taxi driver, in his frantic attempts to meet the deadline and keep his job.

Characters

Bonkers D. Bobcat
(Voice: Jim Cummings)
Fawn Deer
(Voice: Nancy Cartwright)
Jitters A. Dog
(Voice: Jeff Glen Bennett)

Credits

Voices

Jim Cummings

Writer

David Block
Ralph Sanchez
Len Smith
Len Uhley

Additional Material

Duane Capizzi
Bob Hathcock

Trivia

  • Released along with the theatrical feature "Three Ninjas."

Video Information

Technical Specifications

Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Original Language: English

Reviews and Comments

From Jpox :

I enjoyed this Bonkers D Bobcat short. Unfortunately I never saw it theatrically, only on the Bonkers television show. Even so, the cartoon is hilarious. I wonder if the short was produced in widescreen for theatres? Wonder if it will ever be released on DVD? I've come to realize that Bonkers is Disney's answer to Roger Rabbit. Since another company owns the rights to Roger, Disney could never have a series based on the rabbit. Bonkers has a unique history at Disney. His first appearance is in Petal to the Metal. A funny, slapstick cartoon character, refreshing for a Disney cartoon. Then his apperance on "Raw Toonage" which was a half hour program mixed together with other shorts. His own show would premire shortly after with the first episode showing a scene from Petal to the Metal with Bonkers "filming" the cartoon. The first season of the show gave Bonkers a new design that was slightly different from "Petal" & "Toonage". When Bonker's first partner, Lucky, leaves the series, Bonkers is paired up with another named Miranda. Bonkers' design reverts to the original design (featured in "Petal" and "Toonage") all of a sudden, giving the sense that the "Miranda" series was the first episodes to be produced before "Lucky" was created. This has never been confirmed, but I wonder if that is what really happened?

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Sources

Jim Cummings: Voices
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David Block: Writer
  • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

Ralph Sanchez: Writer
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Len Smith: Writer
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Len Uhley: Writer
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Duane Capizzi: Additional Material
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Bob Hathcock: Additional Material
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