Richie Rich (1980 TV series)

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Richie Rich or
Richie Rich's Cartoon Show
Richie Rich.jpg
Richie Rich and Gloria, in a scene from Hanna-Barbera's Richie Rich series
Genre Animation
Directed by Ray Patterson (supervising)
George Gordon
Rudy Zamora
Bob Hathcock (1982-84)
Carl Urbano (1982-84)
Voices of Dick Beals
William Callaway
Nancy Cartwright
Al Fann
Joan Gerber
Christian Hoff
Stanley Jones
Sparky Marcus
Frank Welker
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 40 (101 cartoons)
Executive producer(s) Joseph Barbera
William Hanna
Producer(s) Don Jurwich (1980-81)
Oscar Dufau (1982-84)
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Warner Bros. Television Distribution (Distributor, 1996-Present)
Original channel ABC
Original run 1980 – 1984

Richie Rich is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions that aired on ABC from 1980 to 1984 and again in 1988 as part of the weekend/weekday programming block The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera, Based upon Harvey Comics' popular Richie Rich comic book characters, the series shared time slots with Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, The Little Rascals, Pac-Man, and Monchhichis over its original broadcast run. The other most visible character was Richie's dog, the appropriately named Dollar. The show airs occasionally on Boomerang; Boomerang's reruns feature the theme from The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show and Scrappy Too! over the closing credits.


This show details the various adventures of Richie Rich, his family, and his friends.


Richie Rich's adventures are sorted into different segments:

  • Richie Rich Riches – This segment deals with threats to the Rich family or more specifically Richie.
  • Richie Rich Treasure Chest – Segments that revolve around Dollar and/or Cadbury.
  • Richie Rich Gems – Short segments for humor like the Wing Dings of Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines.
  • Richie Rich Zillion Dollar Adventures – This segment deals with Richie Rich and his friends fighting master criminals, aliens, and other threats to the world.

Adaptation changes[edit]

The animated series took a number of liberties from the original comics:

  • Richie is depicted as slightly older, inconsistently voiced as a child between 10 and 13, and wears a red sweater with a large "R" on the front as well as long trousers. In the comics, he wears a black suit with a red bow tie and short pants.
  • Gloria is shown as the same age as Richie and wears a white long-sleeved blouse, purple sweater or sweater vest and purple mini skirt.
  • Dollar is more anthropomorphized with Walter Mitty-like fantasies.
  • Irona The Robot Maid is given a greater presence in the series with additional duties as Richie's personal bodyguard as seen in the "Zillion Dollar Adventures" segments. To fulfill that role, Irona can convert her body into various alternative modes as necessary. For instance, the moment she receives a summons from Richie, she would change her body into a jet plane mode and immediately fly to the boy.


Season 1[edit]

# Title/Plot Airdate
  • The Robotnappers
  • Piggy Bank Prank
  • Muscle Beach
November 8, 1980
  • The Rare Scare
  • Kitty Sitter
  • One of Our Aircraft Carriers is Missing
November 15, 1980
  • Silence is Golden
  • The Shocking Lady Strikes Again
  • Spring Cleaning
November 22, 1980
  • The Kangaroo Hop
  • Car Wash
  • The Blur
November 29, 1980
  • Irona Vs. Demona
  • Chef's Surprise
  • The Snow Bounders
December 6, 1980
  • The Abominable Snow Plan
  • Miss Robot America
  • Constructo
December 13, 1980
  • The Greatest Invention in the World: Professor Keanbean invents a machine to invent inventions, but Mr. Rich does not approve of the changes it makes.
  • Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bug: During a restoration on Dollar's size, Professor Keanbean detects a coming robot alien bug invasion.
  • Counterfeit Dollar: A couple of thugs take Dollar away and one of them dresses as Dollar to get hold of Richie's fortune.
December 20, 1980
  • Mystery Mountain: Richie, Dollar and Gloria travel to Mystery Mountain to investigate the disappearances of animals stolen by the evil circus owner Barnup Bullwhip.
  • Poor Little Richbillies: Richie meets his poorest relatives Alf Alfie and Thistle who are refusing to sell their land to greedy slickers.
  • Chowhound: Dollar sneaks into the Poochie Yum-Yum's factory, but gets caught in the production line.
December 27, 1980
  • Wiped Out
  • Welcome, Uncle Cautious
  • Disaster Master
January 3, 1981
  • TV Dollar
  • Disappearing Dignitaries
  • The Most Unforgettable Butler
January 10, 1981
  • Prankster Beware
  • Clothes Make the Butler
  • Phantom of the Movies
January 17, 1981
  • Cave Boy Richie
  • Young Irona
  • The Great Charity Train Robbery
January 24, 1981
  • Baseball Dollar
  • The Sinister Sports Spectacular
  • It's No Giggling Matter
January 3, 1981

Season 2[edit]

# Title/Plot Airdate
  • Space Shark
  • The Chef's Watch Dog
  • Schoolhouse Romp
September 19, 1981
  • Richie of the Round Table
  • I Want My Mummy
  • Canine Cadet
September 26, 1981
  • Voodoo Island
  • Tooth is Stranger Than Friction
  • Butlering Made Easy
October 3, 1981
  • A Special Talent
  • Villains Incorporated
  • Bye-Bye Baby
October 10, 1981
  • Rich Mice
  • King Bee
  • Chilly Dog
October 17, 1981
  • Money Talks
  • Mischief Movie
  • An Ordinary Day
October 24, 1981
  • Dog Gone
  • Carnival Man
  • The Day the Estate Stood Still
October 31, 1981
  • Around the World on Eighty Cents
  • No Substitute for a Watch Dog
  • Robot Robber
November 7, 1981

Season 3[edit]

# Title/Plot Airdate
  • Born Flea
  • How Human
September 25, 1982
  • The Collector
  • Money Plant
  • The Midas Touch
  • Ball Room
October 2, 1982
  • Genie With the Light Brown Hair
  • Dignified Doggy
  • Coin Flipper
  • Mayda Munny
October 9, 1982
  • Busy Butler
  • The Haunting of Castle Rich
  • Shoe Biz
  • Sugar Bowl
October 16, 1982
  • Suavo
  • The Giant Ape Caper
  • Richie Goes to Shirik
  • The Pie-Eyed Piper
October 23, 1982
  • Guard Dog
  • Giant Pearl
  • The Youth Maker
  • Robot Bug Guards
October 30, 1982
  • I Say You All
  • Boy of the Year
  • Dollar's Exercise
  • Richie's Cube
November 6, 1982
  • The Maltese Monkey
  • Everybody's Doing It
  • Hard to Study
  • Gold Flame
November 13, 1982
  • Look Alike
  • Sky Hook

Season 4[edit]

  • Aired as part of the Monchhichis/Little Rascals/Richie Rich Show
  • Only Zillion Dollar Adventures were produced for this season.
# Title/Plot Airdate
  • Richie Hood
  • The T.V. Phantom
September 17, 1983
  • A Whale of a Tale
  • Rich No More
September 24, 1983
  • The Ends of the Earth
  • The Snowman Cometh
October 1, 1983


Production credits[edit]

Season one[edit]

  • Executive Producers: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
  • Producers: Don Jurwich, Oscar Dufau, Herbert Hirschman
  • Directors: Ray Patterson, Oscar Dufau, George Gordon, Bob Hathcock, Arthur Marks, Charles A. Nichols, Rudy Zamora, Alan Zaslove
  • Story Supervision: Ray Parker
  • Executive Story Consultant: Myles Wilder
  • Story Editors: Norman Maurer, Mark Evanier, Jack Mendelsohn
  • Story: John Bradford, Tom Dagenais, John Dunn, Mark Evanier, Paul Haggis, Bob Kurtz, Jeff Maurer, Joan Maurer, Michael Maurer, Norman Maurer, Bob Ogle, Tom Yakutis
  • Story Direction/Storyboard Editors/Storyboard Direction: Tom Barron, Ed Benedict, John Bruno, Ronald Campbell, John W. Dunn, Bob Dranko, Carl Fallberg, Jan Green, Gary Hoffman, Cullen Houghtaling, Emilie Kong, Lewis Marshall, Michael J. O'Connor, Bob Ogle, Art Scott, Dick Sebast, Don Sheppard, George Singer, Paul Sommer, Howard Swift, John E. Walker, Roy Wilson, Thomas M. Yakutis
  • Recording Director: Gordon Hunt, Don Jurwich
  • Assistant to the Recording Director: Ginny McSwain
  • Voices: Dick Beals, Bill Callaway, Nancy Cartwright, Al Fann, Joan Gerber, Christian Hoff, Joyce Jameson, Stanley Jones, Casey Kasem, Sparky Marcus, Alan Oppenheimer, Marilyn Schreffler, John Stephenson, Frank Welker
  • Graphics: Iraj Paran, Tom Wogatzke
  • Title Design: Bill Perez
  • Titles: Arthur Leonardi, Robert Schaffer
  • Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin
  • Musical Supervisor: Paul DeKorte
  • Design Supervisor: Bob Singer
  • Character Design: Charles Grosvenor, Willie Ito, Scott Shaw, Sandra Young
  • Layout Supervisor: Don Morgan
  • Key Layout: Floyd Norman, Scott Shaw
  • Layout: Pete Alvarado, Cosmo Anzilotti, Dale Barnhart, Dick Bickenbach, Charles Grosvenor, Clarence Hartman, Ray Jacobs, Jack Manning, Warren Marshall, Roy Morita, Floyd Norman, Phil Ortiz, Tony Rivera, George Wheeler, Roy Wilson
  • Animation: Thomas A. Ray
  • Checking and Scene Planning: Larry Smith, Everlyn Sherwood
  • Xerography: Roy Lim, Robert "Tiger" West, Star Wirth
  • Sound Direction: Richard Olson, Joe Citarella, Bill Getty
  • Technical Supervision: Frank Paiker, Jerry Mills
  • Ink & Paint Supervision: Alison A. Victory, Billie Kerns, Roberta Greutert
  • Camera: John D. Aardal, Robert Cohen, John Cunningham, George Epperson, Thomas Epperson, Chuck Flekal, Raul Garcia, Curtis Hall, Ronald J. Jackson, William Kotler, Daniel Larson, Ralph Migliori, Louis Niemeyer, Joseph A. Ponticelle, Larry Smith, Gary Smith, Terry Smith, Jerry Smith, Norman Stainsback, Rick Taylor, Roy H. Wade, Dennis Weaver, Jerry Whittington, Brandy Whittington, Donna Wilson, Steven J. Wilzbach, Clarence Wogatzke
  • Supervising Film Editor: Joe Sandusky Larry C. Cowan
  • Dubbing Supervisor: Patrick A. Foley
  • Music Editor: Joe Sandusky
  • Sound Effects Editors: Michael Bradley, Sue Brown, Katherine MacKenzie
  • Show Editor: Gilbert Iverson
  • Negative Consultant: William E. DeBoer
  • Production Supervisor: Peter Aires
  • Post Production Supervisor: Joed Eaton
  • Sound by: Glen Glenn PAP
  • Executives in Charge of Production: Jayne Barbera, Margaret Loesch
  • This Picture Made Under the Jurisdiction of IATSE-IA Affiliated with A.F.L.-C.I.O.

Season two[edit]

See also[edit]

DVD release[edit]

On May 20, 2008, Warner Home Video released The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show: Volume 1 on DVD in Region 1.

DVD name No. of episodes Release date
The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show: Volume 1 7 May 20, 2008

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