Touché Turtle and Dum Dum

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Opening credits to Touché Turtle and Dum Dum cartoon

Touché Turtle and Dum Dum (pronounced too-shay turtle) is one of the segments from The New Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Series, produced by Hanna-Barbera in 1962.

This show was originally on the The New Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Series along with Wally Gator and Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har. It has also aired twice on the BBC in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s.

History[edit]

Touché Turtle (voiced by Bill Thompson) and his sheepdog sidekick Dum Dum (voiced by Alan Reed) were a pair of heroic fencers who battle villains and heroically saves Kings, Queens, maidens and others in distress. Touché was the brave and dashing leader, whereas Dum Dum was more of a simple minded follower. Brandishing his trusty sword and exclaiming his catchphrase "Touché away!"

During the run of the show, Touché Turtle used a standard fencing foil as a weapon. But in the opening title sequence, Touché Turtle used a firehose against a firebreathing dragon, a thing to tie up an octopus, and a fencing foil made of a nonconductive material against a sentient lightning bolt.

Episode list[edit]

DVD release[edit]

The first episode "Whale of a Tale" is available on the DVD Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960's Vol. 2. “Rapid Rabbit” is available on DVD on disc 2 of The Best of Warner Bros.: Hanna-Barbera 25 Cartoon Collection.

Touché Turtle and Dum Dum in other languages[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

  • Touché Turtle and Dum Dum appeared in Yogi's Ark Lark and its spin-off series Yogi's Gang. In those appearances, Touché Turtle was voiced by Don Messick due to the death of Bill Thompson in 1971 while Dum Dum had no dialogue.

References[edit]

  • Browne, Dan. "Touche Turtle According to Wingnut." WingutToons. 30 March 2006 [1]
  • "Touche Turtle." Cartoon Legends. Pure Imagination. 30 March 2006 [2]

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