When I was growing up, we had two TV channels, programming started at 6pm and ended at 11pm. At 7pm all kids would sit in front of the TVs and watch a great animated TV show. Sundays were the best — animated shows imported from abroad (mostly the U.S.), with voiceover and everything!
Come to think of it, I guess I also liked the fact that those seemingly quite normal bears acquired superpowers after they drank the mystery potion.
Disney did a great job casting their shows with characters — first, the choice of an animal was just brilliant: ducks are toony, their faces are expressive (and the beaks are funny), and the great sounds they make when under stress come for free. But also the decision to base the show on three brothers and their uncle, a stingy millionaire modeled on Scrooge, is original, clever (the fact that it’s their uncle and not their dad gives them more freedom to go on their crazy adventures (which are also made possibly by their uncle’s wealth) and make fun of him occasionally (and point out why it’s bad to be greedy).