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TaleSpin Drumming Up Business

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TaleSpin: Drumming Up Business is a TaleSpin storybook released as part of the Disney Read-Along series.

Synopsis

Shere Khan is in his office talking about this year's Air Hunt, as he tells his assistant to raise the prize money to $10,000. McWhitley, Khan's assistant, worries since it was double from last year. Khan reassures him while choking him, saying that everything will be all right.

Meanwhile, at Higher for Hire, Rebecca suggests that Baloo enters Shere Khan's Air Hunt contest, but Baloo objects. Baloo doesn't want to enter the contest because he knows it's rigged, since Khan's pilots always win in addition to saying that there's nothing to change his mind about his decision. Rebecca then tries to convince Baloo by saying how him entering the contest will increase customers and saying that the contest is worldwide this year. Baloo then looks for his camera and tells Rebecca he's looking for it so he can take pictures of various things around the world. From there, Rebecca was convinced that Baloo wanted to participate in the contest.

The day of the contest came in which various of Khan's best pilots would be participating. A couple of Khan's pilots say to Baloo to give up already since he doesn't stand the chance. Baloo responds by saying he'll win it as well as generating business for Rebecca in the process. Shere Khan then began to speak as he says about how the Air Hunt tests various skills of a pilot and the announcement of the $10,000. Khan then tells his assistant that his pilots always cheat and win, explaining why he always gets back his money and gets free publicity in the process. Then, a pilot named Nancy tells Shere Khan that she's new at being a pilot and how she's going to win the prize. Khan responds sarcastically that she'll win as the other pilots laugh at what Nancy said. Khan then waves a green flag, signaling the pilots to get to their planes.

Khan's pilots left first as there was a lot of wind in the skies. The pilots needed to slow down in order to avoid crashing as Baloo is complaining how a normal pilot wouldn't do something rotten and noticing that Khan's pilots are willing to do anything to win.

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Trivia

  • Khan's top pilots that resemble Bagheera are colored orange in the images of the book instead of their traditional black color, like in the TV series.


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TaleSpinWalt Disney's World on Ice: Double Feature... Live!Raw ToonageNES gameGenesis gameVideographyTaleSpin SoundtrackComic book
Characters
BalooKit CloudkickerRebecca CunninghamMolly CunninghamWildcatLouie LamountAirplane JaneClementine ClevengerKatie DoddPrincess GraceKing AmokLotta LamourPrince Nevarhas Bin-BroakBandar-logCaptain William StansburyJoe MageeDoctor CooperRick SkyWhistlestop JacksonNanukMyra FoxworthyDetective ThursdayInspector BurrowShere KhanKhan's PilotsDon KarnageAir PiratesIvanod SpigotSergeant DunderJack CaseDaring Dan DawsonAce LondonGeneral PattonTrader MoeThaddeus E. KlangKitten KaboodleIgnatiusDr. AxolotlDr. ZibaldoBuffy and Muffy VanderschmereDouglas BensonPrince RudolfChancellor TrampleEmperor Wan LoOwl CaponeProfessor Martin TorqueSeymourCovingtonMacKneeSheriff Gomer Cleghorn and Deputy WendellCrazy EdieCool Hands LukeHans and Helga
Episodes
"I Only Have Ice for You" • "Time Waits for No Bear" • "A Touch of Glass" • "It Came From Beneath the Sea Duck" • "The Bigger They Are, the Louder They Oink" • "The Idol Rich" • "Stormy Weather" • "Plunder and Lightning" • "From Here to Machinery" • "Mommy for a Day" • "Molly Coddled" • "Polly Wants a Treasure" • "Vowel Play" • "Bearly Alive" • "Her Chance to Dream" • "All's Whale That Ends Whale" • "The Golden Sprocket of Friendship" • "For a Fuel Dollars More" • "A Bad Reflection on You" • "On a Wing and a Bear" • "A Star is Torn" • "A Spy in the Ointment" • "The Balooest of the Bluebloods" • "A Baloo Switcheroo" • "Whistlestop Jackson, Legend" • "Double or Nothing" • "Feminine Air" • "Last Horizons" • "Flight of the Snow Duck" • "Save the Tiger" • "The Old Man and the Sea Duck" • "War of the Weirds" • "Captains Outrageous" • "The Time Bandit" • "For Whom the Bell Klangs" • "Citizen Khan" • "Gruel and Unusual Punishment" • "Jolly Molly Christmas" • "My Fair Baloo" • "Waiders of the Wost Tweasure" • "Flight School Confidential" • "Bringing Down Babyface" • "Jumping the Guns" • "In Search of Ancient Blunders" • "Louie's Last Stand" • "Sheepskin Deep" • "Pizza Pie in the Sky" • "Baloo Thunder" • "Bullethead Baloo" • "Destiny Rides Again" • "Mach One for the Gipper" • "Stuck on You" • "The Sound and the Furry" • "The Road to Macadamia" • "The Ransom of Red Chimp" • "Your Baloo's in the Mail" • "Paradise Lost" • "The Incredible Shrinking Molly" • "Bygones" • "Flying Dupes"
Locations
Cape SuzetteHigher for HireLouie's PlaceWildcat's HouseboatKhan IndustriesThembriaPirate IslandWalla-Walla-Bing-BangMacadamiaTinabulaPanda-La
Planes
Sea DuckAir TaxiBroncosKhan TransportIron VultureSpruce MoosePirate Fighters
Songs
Spin ItI'm GoneHome is Where the Heart IsSky PiratesMonkey In Your TankFriends for Life
Objects
The Idol of the Spirit-SwitcherMELThe Ruby WingsThe Three Bells of Tinabula
See also
The Jungle BookThe Disney Afternoon