Disney's Coyote Tales (Found Disney Channel TV Movie; 1991)


Disney's Coyote Tales
Bent-Tail Junior with his pup.
Bent-Tail Junior with his pup.
Status Found (German Version)
Lost (English Version and Other Languages)

Disney’s Coyote Tales was a TV movie directed by Robert Heath that aired on the Disney Channel in 1991. It was an extended remake of "The Coyote’s Lament", an episode of the 1961 anthology series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. Until this remake, "The Coyote’s Lament" was the last time that the characters Bent-Tail the Coyote and his son Bent-Tail Junior would make an animated appearance.

The TV movie was made with re-cut and re-dubbed footage of the original episode, but instead of being voiced by Walt Disney, the coyotes were now voiced by Jim Cummings, known for voicing many other Disney characters among other roles.

Plot

Like the original, Coyote Tales begins with a pack of coyotes sitting up on a hill performing the song "Yip Yip Yip Yowl" before being interrupted by Mickey’s dog Pluto barking in the distance. Among the Coyotes are an elderly Bent-Tail and an adult Junior who has a son of his own now. Both Bent-Tail and Junior teach the pup to be proud of being a coyote by telling him various different stories where they’ve had run-ins with Pluto which are foretold through a marathon of their old cartoons as flashbacks. Unlike the original, the movie also featured other classic Disney cartoons like The Whalers, Beezy Bear, and Lambert the Sheepish Lion.

Availability and discovery

While the original "Coyote’s Lament" has surfaced, Coyote Tales hasn't. It hasn't re-aired on the Disney Channel since 1996[1] and no footage has surfaced on a public website like Youtube.

However, the movie is evidently available for viewing via Xfinity, but one would have to be using Comcast to access it. Additionally, there was an alleged Australian VHS release in 1992.[2]

The film has been broadcast very rarely in Germany, as recently as December 2016. That broadcast was recorded and is available here.

References

  1. Article on various children's shows that aired in August '96. Retrieved 11 Dec '16
  2. List of Australian Walt Disney Cartoon Classics releases Retrieved 11 Dec '16

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

11 months ago
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There's a couple of disney tv specials I can't find :/
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Anonymous user #2

11 months ago
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I actually used to own a copy of this, it was one of my favorites as a kid, unfortunately it eventually got taped over.
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Anonymous user #3

11 months ago
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I also used to have it on vhs but I'm not sure if it was taped over or went missing. It's a real shame. I've been looking all over for this but couldn't find it anywhere.
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Sf95

9 months ago
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I found a link to an article here mentioning that it supposedly) aired again in August of 1996 http://artic...animal-tales and since I speculate more people had Disney Channel in 1996 than in 1991 (I believe it was once a premium channel) that should at least increase the hopes of someone having recorded it
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Mrkoolnerd

2 months ago
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disney was premium till 06 i wanna say but it was way after 1996
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TheYoshiState

2 months ago
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No, it's premium era ended in 1997...
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DvLostMedia

7 months ago
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meh.
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TeridaxXD001

4 months ago
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Found this: https://tv.x...019863242112

I don't have Comcast so I can't confirm if it's legitimate.
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TeridaxXD001

3 months ago
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Wikipedia claims it was released on VHS in Australia in 1992: https://en.w...cs#Australia

We could take this with a grain of salt, but I've noticed Australian releases of anything don't seem to show up on the international market very often.
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Dycaite

3 months ago
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Interesting; will definitely keep an eye out for this during my VHS hunting.
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Soul Rhythm

3 months ago
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The German version of it still exists (named "Disneys Kojoten wie wir"). I remember watching it, which had to be around 2006. Also, I found some sources, which listed that the movie was running on German TV at least in 2008 and 2012. Another source even stated that the movie ran on November 7th and 22nd, 2016 and is scheduled to run again on December 19th (and also on the 22nd & 23rd), 2016 on a German Pay-TV channel. I'm not sure if any of the sources can be trusted though (as you can see I found quite a lot of different air dates, which makes me doubt their credibility). After a bit of more searching I found even more air dates, which makes me doubt more. It's a shame I can't confirm it as I don't have Pay-TV. :/

But after I seached around the internet some more, I actually found the movie up for download. I have downloaded it to see if it is the right one and it actually is! I thought I should share it. I know it's not the Original version (it's the original German dub of the movie), which is quite a shame, but I thought it would be better than nothing. I tried to upload it on YouTube, but it got blocked worldwide because of copyright. I don't know how to share it now... :(
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Anonymous user #4

3 months ago
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post the link to where you got it from. and thats basically all we need to get it
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Soul Rhythm

3 months ago
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Alright, the site where I downloaded it from was a pain to use as it was split into a lot of parts (one of the downloads not working when trying to download it as a free user) and used Share-Online, which is frustratingly slow, so I uploaded it on Mega. Here it is:

https://mega...gUJBs33YDNtg

I'll upload it to dailymotion later as well. It'll be upped in two parts as it exceeds the 60 minutes cap, but more people can see it that way.

Hope the link works and have fun watching the movie. I'm happy I can help out in some way. :)
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Scrinlle

2 months ago
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Since middle 2015 Disney was not a Pay TV anymore and i havent seen it for years.Thx for the Link :D
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TheYoshiState

2 months ago
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Disney Channel discontinued requiring separate subscriptions (similar to HBO) for it's availability in 1997...
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JonM313

3 months ago
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I really want to see this movie!
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JonM313

2 months ago
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Now that the German Version is found, hope the English Version will is soon found
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Jman123

2 months ago
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I have xfinity I can when I come home I will check if it's on there
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LoserAtFinding

2 months ago
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Thanks.

Also, I'm so sorry.
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JonM313

2 months ago
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Ya need comcast
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Anonymous user #5

2 months ago
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Whenever we find more information about something lost, that means we getting closer to finding it
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Scrinlle

2 months ago
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I remember when its first aired here in Germany....good childhood memories
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Anonymous user #6

2 months ago
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I have comcast/xfinity so I'll check out the link
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Catlinconroy

2 months ago
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Now that the German version version was found, we just need to find the English version ASAP
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Anonymous user #7

20 days ago
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Funny how everybody is claiming to have found it but nobody will upload it anywhere unless it's a broken download on a site that nobody uses. We need something that we can actually see.
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