Sunday, January 23, 2011

January 23: Disney Channel's Dave

On this day in 2004, Disney Channel debuted a new animated series titled Dave the Barbarian.

Created by Doug Langdale (who had previously worked as a writer on Buzz Lightyear of Star Command) Dave the Barbarian centered on a powerful but cowardly barbarian who lived in the fictitious land of Udrogoth during the Middle Ages.

Dave was voiced by Danny Cooksey, an actor and musician best known in his younger years for his role of Sam on the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes. Narrated by Jeff Bennett (today known as the voice of Johnny Bravo) the cast of Dave the Barbarian included such veteran voice actors as Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker, Kevin Michael Richardson and Estelle Harris.

Twenty-one episodes of Dave the Barbarian ran between 2004 and January 2005.

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