The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour

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The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour
Format Animation
Comedy
Children's television series
Created by Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
Directed by Charles A. Nichols
Voices of Don Messick
Casey Kasem
Heather North
Pat Stevens
Frank Welker
Gary Owens
Larry McCormick
Ron Feinberg
Country of origin USA
No. of episodes 16
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s) Alex Lovy
Running time 60 minutes (two half-hour segments, Sept.-Nov. 1976);
90 minutes (three half-hour segments, Nov.-Dec. 1976)
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Taft Broadcasting
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 11, 1976 – December 18, 1976

The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour is a 60-minute package show produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1976 for ABC Saturday mornings. It marked the first new installments of the cowardly canine since 1973, and contained the following segments:

Production[edit]

The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour debuted on September 11, 1976. After two months, an additional 30 minutes were added to the hour-long series (to accommodate repeats of the first two CBS seasons of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!), becoming the 90-minute Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Show, which is how it remained from December 4, 1976 to September 3, 1977. Like many animated series created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, the show contained an inferior laugh track created by the studio.

DVD release[edit]

The entire series was released on DVD as The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour: The Complete Series on Tuesday, March 7, 2006. However, the episodes contained therein are not the original 1976 broadcast versions (which would have included only one opening and closing credits sequence per episode), but the separate syndicated versions of The Scooby-Doo Show and Dynomutt, Dog Wonder. Some of the original Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour bridging sequences from '76 (the opening to the Dynomutt segment featuring Scooby-Doo, and the original end credits) were used periodically when Dynomutt Dog Wonder aired as part of the USA Cartoon Express from spring 1984 to summer 1992 (the 1978 syndicated titles were shown as well).

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