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Don Karnage
Background information
Feature films
Short films
Television programs TaleSpin
Raw Toonage
Video games TaleSpin (NES)
TaleSpin (Genesis)
Park attractions The Disney Afternoon Live!: Plane Crazy
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Jim Cummings
Performance model
Inspiration Desi Arnaz, Sr.
Captain Hook
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names The Pirate King
D.K., Donny boy (referred to by Baloo)
Karny (referred to by Baloo)
Don Gar-baage (referred to by Rebecca Cunningham)
Captain (referred to by Dumptruck)
Personality Cunning, short-tempered, sly, egotistical, ruthless
Appearance Slender anthropomorphic red wolf, cream muzzle, paw palms, and lining under his bushy tail, both black nose and claws, sharp white fangs, ochre circles around his eyes, left damaged ear, pink ear innards, thick black eyebrows, blue Napoleon-style coat consisting of a gold lining on his high collar, a pair of 4 gold vertical buttons on both front sides and each gold button on his shoulders, red innards, and matching cuffs with gold borders, white breeches, crimson sash that reaches down to his right calf, black boots with gray bucket tops, large sword in true pirate style
Occupation Captain
Leader of the Air Pirates
Dumptruck and Mad Dog's boss
Alignment Bad
Goal To plunder Cape Suzette and then the rest of the world (failed)
Home Iron Vulture
Pirate Island of Cape Suzette
Allies Kit Cloudkicker (formerly), Fat Cat, Shere Khan (sometimes), Baloo (Only in "Stuck on You")
Minions Air Pirates, his first mate and lieutenant Dumptruck, his sergeant Mad Dog, Ratchet, Gibber
Enemies Baloo Bear, Kit Cloudkicker, Rebecca Cunningham, the Cape Suzette cliff gunners, Captain Hook, Chip 'n Dale, Launchpad McQuack
Likes Robbing, looting, treasure
Dislikes Being called "Karny" by Baloo, his crew's incompetence, not getting what he wants
Powers and abilities
Weapons His machine gun plane
His cutlass
Fate Flies away with his crew
Quote "You have made Don Karnage - which is me - very unhappy!"
"He cannot make a fruit salad out of me! Follow him!"

Captain Don Karnage is the main antagonist of the Disney television series TaleSpin. He is voiced by Jim Cummings.


Don Karnage is a red wolf and the cunning leader of a band of villainous Air Pirates. He is renown for his strange jumble of several accents, including French, Spanish, and Italian, and his misappropriate use of the English language. Karnage fancies himself to be a swashbuckler, dashing and debonaire, but he's still a dirty rotten scoundrel, though he's really not evil, per se. He considers himself a throwback to the image of a romantic hero from earlier times in his native country. He has a tremendous ego, which he constantly trips over. He is not overly intelligent, and very quick to temper. At times he has to work with Baloo, such as when himself and Baloo are literally stuck together due to a super adhesive.

When Baloo's larger arms are shown, Karnage claims he has been working out to fool his underlings. He and his "loyal" band are all wanted criminals in the fortressed city of Cape Suzette. Noted among his followers are Dumptruck, Hacksaw, Ratchet, Gibber and Mad Dog. Kit Cloudkicker was once an Air Pirate as well. His secret hideout, Pirate Island, is located inside a volcano somewhere near the coastal city. His Air Pirates often patrol the outskirts of Cape Suzette in his flying fortress carrier called the Iron Vulture. There they lie in wait within the clouds for an unsuspecting pilots to pass so they can run an air raid. Karnage and his air pirates are a constant harassment for Baloo and company, as well.

Disney Parks

Don Karnage appeared often at the Disney Parks, particularly at Disneyland at the Disney Afternoon Avenue location of the park during the time of the initial run of TaleSpin and the Disney Afternoon. After that, he was not seen at any Disney Park for many years. In 2014, he resurfaced at Disneyland during the villain takeover of the Show Your Disney Side event. To date, Don Karnage makes extremely rare appearances at the Disney Parks, being very hard to find.



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  • Don Karnage is the only animal in TaleSpin to wear footwear, while all the other animals in the show go barefoot.

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Media: TaleSpin (Episode list) | Walt Disney's World on Ice: Double Feature... Live! | Raw Toonage | NES game | Genesis game | Videography

Characters: Baloo | Kit Cloudkicker | Rebecca Cunningham | Molly Cunningham | Wildcat | Louie Lamount | Airplane Jane | Clementine Clevenger | Katie Dodd | Princess Grace | King Amok | Lotta Lamour | Prince Nevarhas Bin-Broak | Bandar-log | Captain William Stansbury | Joe Magee | Rick Sky | Whistlestop Jackson | Nanuk | Myra Foxworthy | Detective Thursday | Inspector Burrow | Oscar Vandersnoot | Austin Featheridge | Ralph Throgmorton | Broadcast Sally | Shere Khan | Khan's Pilots | Don Karnage | Air Pirates | Ivanod Spigot | Sergeant Dunder | Jack Case | Daring Dan Dawson | Ace London | Trader Moe | Thaddeus E. Klang | Kitten Kaboodle | Ignatius | Dr. Axolotl | Dr. Zibaldo | El Gato | Buffy and Muffy Vanderschmere | Douglas Benson | Prince Rudolf | Chancellor Trample | Emperor Wan Lo | Babyface Half Nelson | Owl Capone | Professor Martin Torque | Seymour | Covington | MacKnee | Sheriff Gomer Cleghorn and Deputy Wendell | Crazy Edie | Cool Hands Luke | Heimlich Menudo | Warden Slammer

Locations: Cape Suzette | Higher For Hire | Louie's Place | Wildcat's Houseboat | Khan Industries | Thembria | Pirate Island | Walla-Walla-Bing-Bang | Macadamia | Ghafia | Tinabula | Panda-La

Planes: Sea Duck | Air Taxi | Broncos | Khan Transport | Iron Vulture | Spruce Moose | Pirate Fighters

Music: TaleSpin Soundtrack | Talespin Theme Song | I'm Gone | Home is Where the Heart Is | Monkey In Your Tank | Friends for Life

Objects: Auto-Aviator | The Idol of the Spirit-Switcher | MEL | The Ruby Wings | The Three Bells of Tinabula

Other: The Jungle Book | The Disney Afternoon

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