I thought I might share with all of you, my story of Tale Spin, and show my age while doing it. I want to take you back to 1990, back to the first Iraq War, yeah, all that craziness. I was eleven years old. My family did not have the Disney channel, we had regular TV (just a few channels), and that was the domain of my parents. Back in my day, us kids played outside or read books mostly. I was a regular fixture at the local library. One night I had this dream about anthropomorphic characters, canid ones, flying around in flying craft, shooting at each other and it was really cool. I woke up, and for the next year about, wrote “Space Foxes” based on the dream. All characters in the book were fox anthro/ furry characters. The story was about these two fox kids, a boy and girl, who were trying to stop the bad fox guy who incidentally had created this giant lightning gun to pillage and plunder with. All of this was happening in outer space, and the characters lived on space stations and traveled in space craft and had space craft dog fights. So, many months later I finish writing Space Foxes and am thinking it's kind of cool, then I watch this new cartoon on TV in the afternoon. That cartoon, of course, is the pilot episode of Tale Spin, “Plunder and Lightening”. When the freakin theme song came on I had the weirdest deja vu ever! Everything in it was from my dream a year ago! I'm watching this cartoon, having some kind of far out paranormal experience and my family has no idea. Not only was the cartoon's intro freaking me out, but the whole story that followed was like watching a parody of “Space Foxes”! So yeah, that's the story of how one of my first books got scrapped, my introduction to “Tale Spin”, and just an overall weird experience. When I got over the shock of it, I kept watching the cartoon, damn near religiously, even having it recorded on the VCR when I wasn't home. (Yeah, remember those?) I went to a weird private school back then, that was anthroposophical and unfortunately that has nothing to do with anything anthropomorphic. It just means you're not supposed to watch TV at all. LOL Of course, NO ONE I knew had any clue this show even existed, so my sketches and weird obsession with it were all my own, until now.