The Adventures of Pow Wow

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Adventures of Pow Wow
PowWow opening screen.jpg
Adventures of Pow Wow - opening screen
Genre Children's program
Written by Ben Hardaway
Directed by Sam Singer
Presented by Leo Minskoff
Walter Minskoff
Theme music composer Monty Kelly
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Leon Marcus
Running time 5 minutes
Production company(s) Tempe-Toons
Distributor Screen Gems
Broadcast
Original run January 30, 1949 – May 8, 1955

The Adventures of Pow Wow is an animated cartoon that was broadcast locally in New York City in 1949 and later on the Captain Kangaroo show during the 1950s.

Plot[edit]

The cartoon featured the pre-adolescent Indian boy Pow Wow, the tribe's medicine man, and an Indian girl who was a friend of Pow Wow's. The cartoons were often centered on Pow Wow's discovery of an animal, hurt or otherwise, and his attempts to protect the forest and wildlife from various threats. When Pow Wow needed help in these missions, he would seek counsel from the wise medicine man.

Broadcast History[edit]

The Adventures of Pow Wow first aired on January 30, 1949 on WNBT-TV in New York. With episodes of 15 minutes, the cartoon was broadcast Sunday mornings until March 13, 1949.

The cartoon reappeared on the popular children's show, Captain Kangaroo, in 1956 and was syndicated by Screen Gems. It continued on Captain Kangaroo as a series of 5-minute episodes until 1958. The cartoons were then once again syndicated and appeared locally in New York and Chicago.

Episodes[edit]

  • Pow Wow and the Hungry Frog
  • Pow Wow and the Grasshopper
  • All's Well That Ends Well
  • Ruffy Rabbit and His Lucky Foot
  • The Snowshoe Rabbit
  • Sleepy Head
  • Pow Wow and His Lucky Duck
  • Pow Wow Builds a Canoe
  • The Beaver Boys
  • The Little Builders
  • Playin' Possum
  • The Bad Egg
  • The Magic Spigot
  • Why Burly Bear Likes Honey
  • The Magic Powder
  • Pow Wow Gets Even
  • The Giant Crow
  • Pow Wow in Bear Trouble
  • Kangaroo Mouse
  • Pow Wow's Picnic
  • The Beginning of the Fire
  • How the Bear Got a Short Tail
  • How the Fox Got His White-Tipped Tail
  • Pow Wow and the Shooting Star
  • Pow Wow and the Stork
  • Percy Pelican's Fish Dinner
  • Pow Wow and the Lil' Medicine Man
  • The Baby Sitter
  • How Ruffy Rabbit Got His Hop
  • The Tail of a Tornado
  • Pow Wow and the Junior Medicine Man
  • Turtle Trouble
  • Pow Wow and the Magic Moccasins
  • Pow Wow and the Duck Hunter
  • The Flying Saucer
  • The Pogo Stick
  • Pow Wow in Frog Jumping
  • The Treasure Hunt
  • The Eagle Feathers
  • Don't Fence Me In
  • The Vagabond Mouse
  • Burro'ing Trouble
  • Pow Wow's Day of Labor

Song lyrics[edit]

The cartoon began with this theme song:

Pow Wow, the Indian boy,
Loved all the animals and the woods;
Pow Wow, the Indian boy,
Loved all the animals and the woods;
Pow Wow was a friend
Of all the animals in the woods;
If there was any trouble,
He would help them if he could;
If Pow Wow couldn't help them,
He would go to the Medicine Man,
And he would tell them stories
Just how it all began,
All began, all began. . . .

Stations[edit]

Alphabetized by city.

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