Heckle and Jeckle

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Heckle and Jeckle
Terrytoons character
Heckle and jeckle promo picture.png
First appearance"The Talking Magpies"
(Terrytoons, 1946)
Last appearance"Birds of Paradise"
(Filmation, 1979)
Created byPaul Terry
Voiced byDayton Allen
Sid Raymond
Roy Halee
Ned Sparks
Frank Welker
Harry Shearer (The Simpsons cameo)
Shinsuke Minami
Isamu Nagato (CR TerryToons)
Toby Huss & Bobcat Goldthwait (Curbside)
SpeciesYellow-Billed Magpie

Heckle and Jeckle are postwar animated cartoon characters created by Paul Terry, originally produced at his own Terrytoons animation studio and released through 20th Century Fox. The characters are a pair of identical anthropomorphic yellow-billed magpies; and both were voiced at different times by Sid Raymond (1946–47), Ned Sparks (1947–51), Roy Halee (1951–61), Dayton Allen (1956–66) and Frank Welker (1979).[1][2] While in the pilot for Curbside, Heckle was voiced by Toby Huss and Jeckle was voiced by comedian Bobcat Goldthwait.

Production history[edit]

A still from "The Talking Magpies". This short featured prototypes of the duo.
Gold Key Comics Heckle and Jeckle Issue 2, from February 1962

Comic books and licensing[edit]

Heckle and Jeckle have been licensed for toys, T-shirts, puzzles, games, salt and pepper shakers, Halloween costumes, plush dolls, puppets, coloring books, cookie jars and other consumer products for decades, variously through Terrytoons, CBS Television and Viacom. Selected cartoons from the original series of 52 theatrical titles were briefly made available on VHS home video in the 1990s, but a major DVD release has yet to materialize. The characters also regularly appeared in comic books over the years, including "Mighty Mouse", "Terrytoons" and "Paul Terry's Comics", and even headlined a number of their own comic book titles:

Heckle and Jeckle were planned to be made as a cameo in the deleted scene "Acme's Funeral" from the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. [1]


  1. ^ "The Heckle and Jeckle Show". Retrieved 2006-12-15.
  2. ^ "Cartoon voice, actor Sid Raymond dead". CNN / AP. 2006-12-11. Archived from the original on 2006-12-12. Retrieved 2006-12-15.