Dinky Dog

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Dinky Dog
Dinkydog.jpg
Directed by Ray Patterson
Carl Urbano
Chris Cuddington
Voices of Frank Welker
Frank Nelson
Julie Bennett
Jackie Joseph
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 16 (32 segments)
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s) Alex Lovy
Running time 11 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network CBS (1978–1981)
Original release September 9, 1978 – September 5, 1981

Dinky Dog is a Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions which aired on CBS from September 9, 1978 to September 5, 1981. It was Hanna-Barbera's first show created and produced in Australia.

Dinky Dog was originally broadcast as an 11-minute segment on The All New Popeye Hour. Following the original network run of The All New Popeye Hour, Dinky Dog was given its own half-hour timeslot in syndication. Thirty-two 11-minute installments of Dinky Dog were produced; two were aired per 30-minute episode.

Summary[edit]

The show is about two girls, ditzy blonde Sandy (voiced by Jackie Joseph) and smart, sensible, bespectacled brunette Monica (voiced by Julie Bennett), living with their uncle, Dudley (voiced by Frank Nelson). Sandy bought a cute pup named Dinky (voiced by Frank Welker) who suddenly grew the size of a horse. She is now stuck dragging Monica into always finding work and different ways to repair the damages Dinky causes at their poor uncle's expense. Sure enough, however, Dinky always seems to fix things in an unexpected way and is forgiven, much to uncle Dudley's dislike.

In the second portion of the series, Dudley takes the nieces for a world tour on a rented leisure boat, giving Dinky a chance to cause mishap on the different continents for more adventures.

Episodes[edit]

Titles Air date
1 "To Boo or Not to Boo / Dinky, Ahoy"
2 "Dinky at the Circus / Dinky's Nose For News"
3 "Camp Kookiehaha / Foggy Doggy"
4 "Dinky the Movie Star / Attic Antics"
5 "Heap Cheap Motel / Bark in the Park"
6 "Flabby Arms Farm / The Bow-Wow Blues Band"
7 "Easel Does It / Dinky at the Bat"
8 "Phi Beta Dink / Abominable Dinky"
9 "Dinky and the Caveman / Rinky Dinky"
10 "Bad Luck Bow-Wow / A Hair of the Dog"
11 "Sir Dinky Dog / First Prize Pooch"
12 "Department Store Dinky / A Hop and a Dink"
13 "Castaway Canine / Gondola, But Not Forgotten"
14 "Like It or Lamp It / Lochness Mess"
15 "There's No Place Like Home / Buckingham Bow Wow"
16 "Rockhead Hound / Tree's a Crowd"

Voice cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Additional voices[edit]

DVD release[edit]

Visual Entertainment released Dinky Dog: The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1 (Canada only) on February 19, 2008.[1] On October 14, 2011, VEI (distributed by Millennium Entertainment) released the complete series on DVD in the US.[2]

DVD Name Ep # Region 1 (CAN) Region 1 (US)
Dinky Dog: The Complete Series 16 February 19, 2008 October 4, 2011

Dinky Dog in other languages[edit]

  • Brazilian Portuguese: Cachorro Quente (literally, 'Hot Dog')
  • French: Tout Doux Dinky
  • Spanish: El perro Dinky

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