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
Voices of Dick Beals
William Callaway
Nancy Cartwright
Al Fann
Joan Gerber
Christian Hoff
Stanley Jones
Sparky Marcus
Frank Welker
Executive producer(s) Joseph Barbera
William Hanna
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, and Pac-Man 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.


# Plot
  • Counterfeit Dollar: A couple of thugs take Dollar away and one of them dresses as Dollar to get hold of Richie's fortune.
  • Treasure Chest: Gloria's Birthday
  • 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.
  • Gems: Small Tour
  • Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bug: During a restoration on Dollar's size, Professor Keanbean detects a coming robot alien bug invasion.
  • Poor Little Richbillies: Richie meets his poorest relatives Alf Alfie and Thistle who are refusing to sell their land to greedy slickers.
  • Treasure Chest: Admirers
  • Chowhound: Dollar sneaks into the Poochie Yum-Yum's factory, but gets caught in the production line.
  • Gems: Lunchbag
  • Mystery Mountain: Richie, Dollar and Gloria travel to Mystery Mountain to investigate the disappearances of animals stolen by the evil circus owner Barnup Bullwhip.


Production credits[edit]

Season one[edit]

  • Executive Producers: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
  • Producers: Don Jurwich, Oscar Dufau, Herbert Hirschman
  • Directors: Ray Patterson, George Gordon, Arthur Marks, Rudy Zamora
  • Story Supervision: Ray Parker
  • Story Editors: Norman Maurer, Mark Evanier, Jack Mendelsohn
  • Story: John Bradford, John Dunn, Mark Evanier, Paul Haggis, Joan Maurer, Michael Maurer, Norman Maurer, Bob Ogle, Tom Yakutis
  • Story Direction: John Dunn, Jan Green, Gary Hoffman, Cullen Houghtaling, Emilie Kong, Bob Ogle, Dick Sebast, Don Sheppard, Howard Swift, Roy Wilson
  • 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, Sparky Marcus, Marilyn Schreffler, Frank Welker
  • Graphics: Iraj Paran, Tom Wogatzke
  • Title Design: Bill Perez
  • 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: Cosmo Anzilotti, Dale Barnhart, Charles Grosvenor, Ray Jacobs, Jack Manning, Phil Ortiz, Tony Rivera
  • Animation: Tom Ray
  • Checking and Scene Planning: Larry Smith
  • Xerography: Roy Lim
  • Sound Direction: Richard Olson, Joe Citarella
  • Camera: Gary Smith, Donna Wilson
  • Supervising Film Editor: Joe Sandusky
  • Music Editor: Joe Sandusky
  • Effects Editors: Michael Bradley, Sue Brown, Katherine MacKenzie
  • Show Editor: Gil Iverson
  • Negative Consultant: William E. DeBoer
  • 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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