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Rebecca Cunningham
Rebecca Cunningham
Background information
Feature films
Short films
Television programs TaleSpin
Video games TaleSpin (NES)
TaleSpin (Genesis)
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Sally Struthers
Performance model
Inspiration The Bug Master
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Becky, Beckers (which she hates), Ms. Cunningham (when addressed by Kit), Mommy (when adressed by Molly)
Personality Kind, motherly, hard-working, smart, strict, stubborn, clumsy, intelligent, resourceful, active, energetic, determined, a tad arrogant, compulsive, beautiful, tolerant, forgiving
Appearance Bear with orange fur and long brown hair. Wears a pink sweater over a white turtleneck with violet trousers, dark brown claw toes on her bare feet (three toes per foot)
Occupation Business woman, Owner of Higher For Hire
Goal To keep order at Higher for Hire
To keep her daughter Molly safe
To succeed in her business ventures
Home Cape Suzette
Relatives Molly Cunningham (daughter)
Allies Baloo, Kit Cloudkicker, Wildcat, Louie
Enemies Don Karnage, Shere Khan, Colonel Spigot, Solego the Chaos God
Likes Molly being safe, Shopping, Deliveries arriving on time, good business, anchovies, making money
Dislikes Molly in danger, Baloo shirking his responsibilities, admiting when she has bad ideas, rats
Powers and abilities
Weapons Her fists
"I won't take 'NO' for an answer."
"Remember I'm the Boss!"
"I'll prove to you (verbs) even if it kills me!"
"What's making that noise?"

Rebecca Cunningham is a main protagonist, from the Disney television series TaleSpin. She is the owner of Higher For Hire. She is voiced by Sally Struthers.



When Baloo failed to make payment on his loan for his Plane, the Sea Duck, and his agency "Baloo's Air Service", the Bank sold the deed to Rebecca Cunningham (fresh out of business school). The bank recommended Baloo as a great pilot, so Rebecca desired to keep him on as her company pilot. Of course all of this was hard for Baloo's pride to swallow, but after a harrowing run in with Don Karnage's Air Pirates and the nefarious industrial magnate, Shere Khan, Baloo softened to Becky's (she hates it when he calls her that) offer.

Rebecca renamed the service to "Higher for Hire" and has proven herself to be quite the savvy yet beautiful and ambitious business woman. She has a lot of business sense, cost cutting measures and all, and is always trying to come up with some new gimmick to attract business, some of which sometimes go wrong. Rebecca seems to be constantly lecturing Baloo about something (he's late, he's messy, he's lost the entire cargo).

Despite her stern demeanor, Rebecca is quite fond of Baloo and her other employees, Kit Cloudkicker, Baloo's navigator, and Wildcat, the agency's strange, but very gifted, mechanic. Subtlety betrays Rebecca in her affection for Kit, where she tends to treat him as though he were her own son (something Kit doesn't mind at all).

Aladdin: The Series

In the episode "When Chaos Comes Calling", Genie turns into Baloo and flies into the sky of Agrabah with the Zingalow. In this scene, he also transforms Jasmine into Rebecca, Abu into King Louie and Iago into Kit.

Disney Parks

During the heyday of The Disney Afternoon, Rebecca could be found in various Disney parks, especially in Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland. Although she has not appeared at any of the American parks for years, she can still sometimes be found at Disneyland Paris.


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See Also
The Jungle Book | The Disney Afternoon

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