Darkwing Duck (television) Animated television series; premiered on The Disney Channel on April 6, 1991, then aired on ABC and in syndication beginning September 7, 1991. The ABC run ended on September 11, 1993, and the syndication run on September 1, 1995. It returned to syndication from September 2, 1996, to August 29, 1997. When average citizen Drake Mallard dons a mask, hat, and cape, he becomes the swashbuckling crimebuster, Darkwing Duck. With the help of his loyal but often clueless sidekick, Launchpad McQuack, he patrols the city of St. Canard. When he adopts his orphan niece, Gosalyn, who wants to help out with the crimebusting, his life changes drastically. Voices include Jim Cummings (Darkwing Duck and Jim Muddlefoot), Christine Cavanaugh (Gosalyn Mallard), Terry McGovern (Launchpad), Katie Leigh (Honker Muddlefoot). 91 episodes.