Hoot Kloot

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Hoot Kloot
Sheriff Hoot Kloot atop his horse, Fester
Portrayed by Bob Holt
Species Human
Gender Male
Occupation Sheriff

Hoot Kloot was a series of 17 theatrical cartoon shorts produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises from 1973 to 1974.


Sheriff Hoot Kloot is a diminutive, short-tempered lawman who tries to maintain order in a remote western town. He is aided by his loyal horse Fester whom Kloot refers to simply as "Horse." Fester remains Kloot's honest and faithful friend, often giving the Sheriff the benefit of his homespun wisdom while battling various outlaws including Crazywolf, a looney sheep-stealing wolf.[1]

Hoot Kloot was later broadcast as part of the NBC Saturday morning cartoon series The Pink Panther and Friends.[1]


All cartoons written by John W. Dunn.[1]

Title Directed by: Released: Synopsis:
1 "Kloot's Kounty" Hawley Pratt 1973
2 "Apache on the County Seat" Hawley Pratt 1973
3 "The Shoe Must Go On" Gerry Chiniquy 1973
4 "A Self Winding Sidewinder" Roy Morita 1973
5 "Pay Your Buffalo Bill" Gerry Chiniquy 1973
6 "Stirrups and Hiccups" Gerry Chiniquy 1973
7 "Ten Miles to the Gallop" Arthur Leonardi 1973
8 "Phony Express" Gerry Chiniquy 1974
9 "Giddy Up Woe" Sid Marcus 1974
10 "Gold Struck" Roy Morita 1974
11 "As the Tumbleweeds Turn" Gerry Chiniquy 1974
12 "The Badge and the Beautiful" Bob Balsar 1974
13 "Big Beef at O.K. Corral" Bob Balsar 1974
14 "By Hoot or By Crook" Bob Balsar 1974
15 "Strange on the Range" Durward Bonaye 1974
16 "Mesa Trouble" Sid Marcus 1974
17 "Saddle Soap Opera" Gerry Chiniquy 1974


  • Produced by: David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng
  • Story: John W. Dunn
  • Animation: Bob Bemiller, John Freeman, Bob Richardson, Reuben Timmins, Don Williams
  • Title Designer: Arthur Leonardi
  • Layout: Martin Strudler
  • Background: Richard Thomas
  • Voices:
  • Camera: John Burton Jr.
  • Executive in Charge of Production: Lee Gunther
  • Film Editor: Joe Siracusa
  • Musical Director: Doug Goodwin
  • Musicians:
    • Larry Ketchum - piano
    • Harold Wass - violin
    • Scott Jordan - guitar
    • Polly Henry - flute
    • Angela Shea - saxophone
    • Tom Sebastian - bass[1]

Home Video Release[edit]

Kino Lorber (through their deal with MGM) will release all 17 shorts on DVD and Blu-ray May 16th, 2017.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Beck, Jerry (2006). Pink Panther: The Ultimate Guide to the Coolest Cat in Town. New York, New York: Dorling Kindersley, Ltd. pp. 52–53. ISBN 0-7566-1033-8. 
  2. ^ http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=13363868&postcount=13002

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