Disney's TaleSpin is loosely based on certain characters from Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book, which Disney adapted into an animated musical in 1967. This time, Baloo is a pilot who now must answer to his new boss, Rebecca Cunningham (Sally Struthers, ex-All In The Family, Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm), who purchased Baloo's business after he'd defaulted on it due to some excessive debts.
Baloo's sidekick, Kit Cloudkicker, is a bit of a rebel, but also pretty adept at cloud surfing, and his retractable air glider has found its way into other cartoons since TaleSpin ended its run. Like, you don't suppose it was the inspiration for the much larger glider Static used on his show?
Shere Khan is rebooted here as a businessman, but the other villains of Jungle Book, like Kaa, for example, didn't make the transition into this series. Louie, on the other hand, did, as he now owns a small club that's also one of Baloo's hangouts.
Bottom line is, TaleSpin had a little bit of everything. Baloo became a father figure to Kit, who in turn is a big brother to Rebecca's daughter, Molly. All that was needed was for Baloo & Rebecca to become a serious couple (which they didn't) to finish the surrogate family.
Here's the open.
These days, Disney can't be bothered to bring this out of the vaults and put it in a more prominent slot on DisneyXD or Disney Channel. Their loss.