Darkwing Duck is an Emmy-nominated American animated television series spin-off from the hit series DuckTales produced by Disney Company that ran from 1991 to 1992 on Saturday mornings on ABC. It featured a superhero anthropomorphic duck with the alter ego of Drake Mallard. Darkwing Duck is largely regarded as an affectionate satire on superhero mythos and lore, some obvious, some subtle, and others quite witty. Darkwing's character and gimmicks are all direct references to pulp heroes such as the Crimson Avenger, The Shadow, and The Green Hornet. The fictional city of St. Canard and Darkwing's rogues gallery reflect Batman influences. The show bears many other references to Batman as well. The show ran on syndication on Toon Disney through 2004 before being pulled, but returned on January 19, 2007.