Pound Puppies (1986 TV series)
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The 1988 Pound Puppies relaunch series card.
|Also known as||All New Pound Puppies|
|Theme music composer||Hoyt Curtin|
|Opening theme||"We're Pound Puppies"|
|Ending theme||"We're Pound Puppies" (Instrumental)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||26 (36 segments)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Original release||September 13, 1986 –|
December 19, 1987
|Preceded by||Pound Puppies Special|
Pound Puppies (known as All New Pound Puppies in its second season) is a 1986 American animated series made by Hanna-Barbera Productions, based on the toy line by Tonka. It is the sequel to the 1985 television special. The show was broadcast on ABC between September 1986 and December 1987. In this series, no mention was made of Violet's whereabouts. The show found itself under a lot of competition from competitors, such as Disney's Fluppy Dogs, which was also adapted into a special, but unlike Pound Puppies, was not made into a regular series. It was the first cartoon adaptation of the property, the second being the 2010 series.
Season 1 (1986)
|Title||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||1||"Bright Eyes, Come Home"||Tom Ruegger||September 13, 1986||333–221|
|After Bright Eyes was unable to be adopted at Adoption Day, a mysterious man by the name of Sam Quintin arrives at Holly's puppy pound and views her as a star. but unknown to the gang, Quintin is a con artist!|
|2||2||"How to Found a Pound"||Earl Kress and Tom Ruegger||September 20, 1986||333–223|
|The Pound Puppies tell their story of how Holly became the owner of a puppy pound and how they came face-to-face with the villainous Katrina Stoneheart for the very first time.|
|3||3||"From Wags to Riches"||George Atkins and Charles M. Howell, IV||September 27, 1986||333–234|
|The Pound Puppies and Holly meet Buster, a puppy who is "a walking natural disaster". They are later invited to the Bellveshires' mansion in hopes of saving the pound from Katrina Stoneheart's latest dastardly plot.|
|4||4||"Snowbound Pound"||Denis Higgins, John Bradford, Tom Ruegger, and Charles M. Howell, IV||October 4, 1986||333–235|
|The Pound Puppies rescue a pregnant dog from a severe snowstorm. However, when the power gets knocked out, it's up to Cooler, Howler, and Whopper to find a nearby veterinarian while the girls tend to the soon-to-be mother.|
|5||5||"The Fairy Dogmother"||Jim Ryan||October 11, 1986||333–237|
|After wishing upon a star, The Pound Puppies meet an oddball fairy dog mother named Zazu, in hopes of helping Holly win the heart of a young boy named Mervin.|
|6||6||"Whopper Cries Uncle"||Gordon Bressack||October 18, 1986||333–236|
|When Whopper's uncle JR comes for a visit, the Pound Puppies and Holly, Desperate to get Money to acquire Dog Food, disguise themselves as a wealthy family in order to impress him. However, Uncle JR has a secret of his own.|
|7||7||"In Pups We Trust"||Story by : June Patterson and Wendy West |
Teleplay by : Tom Ruegger and Charles M. Howell, IV
|October 25, 1986||333–238|
|Accusations fly when the Pound Puppies' beloved items were stolen. Although none of the pups knew who the real culprit is, the Pound Puppies still grew suspicious of each other.|
|8||8||"The Captain and the Cats"||Mark Edens||November 1, 1986||333–240|
|While in pursuit of rescuing Whopper from the evil Captain Slaughter, the Pound Puppies and Holly meet a trio of strange cats who wanted Captain Slaughter to capture them. But why?|
|9||9||"Secret Agent Pup"||Earl Kress, Tom Ruegger, and Charles M. Howell, IV||November 8, 1986||333–239|
|After Bright Eyes is kidnapped by Clawfinger's two foreign spies, the other Pound Puppies, along with a friendly puppy from Mongrelia named Pupnick, go on an adventure to save Bright Eyes, James Bond style.|
|10||10||"Wagga-Wagga"||Tom Ruegger and Gordon Bressack||November 15, 1986||333–241|
|Cooler meets his long-lost girlfriend Penelope, but is still angry whenever her name is mentioned. It all had something to do with Captain Slaughter and the once-existed town of Wagga Wagga.|
|11||11||"The Star Pup"||Tom Ruegger and Earl Kress||November 22, 1986||333–242|
|Three Marx Brothers-esque dogs come to the pound and find the Star Pup, a special puppy with a heart-shaped marking. When it seems to be revealed as Nose Marie, she has to go and help other puppies. Meanwhile, Captain Slaughter looks for the Star Pup.|
|12||12||"Happy Howlidays"||Charles M. Howell, IV and Earl Kress||November 29, 1986||333–243|
|Holly and the puppies lose the pound after Katrina hid overdue bills. With no home for the puppies, it’s up to the help of Zazu to make Katrina reconsider re-opening the pound.|
|13||13||"Ghost Hounders"||Gordon Bressack||December 6, 1986||333–244|
|When the Terrible Terrier haunts Holly's Puppy Pound, the Pound Puppies turn to Biff Barker, a famous dog actor from a well-known TV series, "Ghost Hounders", for help.|
Season 2 (1987)
In this season, with the exception of the final 3 episodes, episodes are now split into 2 11-minute segments.
|Title||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|14||1||"Whopper Gets the Point / The Bird Dog"||Whopper Gets the Point: Earl Kress and Tom Ruegger|
The Bird Dog: Wayne Kaatz and Tom Ruegger
|September 26, 1987||334–221|
Whopper Gets the Point: Whopper learns that not all shots are painful.
The Bird Dog: Bright Eyes saves an injured baby bird from Catgut.
|15||2||"Tail of the Pup / King Whopper"||Tail of the Pup: Earl Kress|
King Whopper: George Atkins
|October 3, 1987||334–223|
Tail of the Pup: The Pound Puppies meet a puppy whose tail can't wag.
King Whopper: Whopper becomes in charge while Cooler and Nose Marie are gone.
|16||3||"Tuffy Gets Fluffy / Casey, Come Home"||Tuffy Gets Fluffy: Troy Schmidt and John K. Ludin|
Casey, Come Home: Earl Kress
|October 10, 1987||334–234|
Tuffy Gets Fluffy: The Pound Puppies are in for a surprise after a dirty dog becomes clean.
Casey, Come Home: The Pound Puppies embark on a dangerous adventure to return a lost puppy to his owners.
|17||4||"Where Do Puppies Come From? / Pups on|
|Where Do Puppies Come From?: George Atkins|
Pups on the Loose: Mary Jo Ludin
|October 17, 1987||334–235|
Where Do Puppies Come From?: The Pound Puppies meet Parents-to-Be Lucy and Rusty, so, Whopper and Bright Eyes want to know where Puppies come from.
Pups on the Loose: The Pound Puppies try to figure out a way to stop Lucy and Rusty's pups from fighting.
|18||5||"The Invisible Friend / Kid in the Doghouse"||The Invisible Friend: Wayne Kaatz|
Kid in the Doghouse: Haskell Barkin, Earl Krees, and Tom Ruegger
|October 24, 1987||334–237|
|Which is more trouble for the Pound Puppies: a puppy with an imaginary friend or a lazy kid staying with them at the Pound Puppy headquarters? Only the Pound Puppies and Holly will find out.|
|19||6||"Little Big Dog / The Bright Eyes Mob"||Little Big Dog: Earl Kress and Cliff Roberts|
The Bright Eyes Mob: George Atkins and Tom Ruegger
|October 31, 1987||334–236|
Little Big Dog: Nose Marie rescues a Small-as-a-Mouse puppy from Catgut and has grown attached to him, and Yes. He becomes a Giant.
The Bright Eyes Mob: Bright Eyes meets a group of tough dogs and does their dirty work, making the public mistake her as a wanted criminal.
|20||7||"Good Night, Sweet Pups / The Rescue|
|Good Night, Sweet Pups: Paul Dini and John K. Ludin|
The Rescue Pups: Mary Jo Ludin
|November 7, 1987||334–238|
Good Night, Sweet Pups: Whopper must conquer his fear of the dark after numerous nightmares.
The Rescue Pups: A girl runs away from home after mom refuses to let her adopt a puppy.Absent: Holly
|21||8||"Nose Marie Day / Snow Puppies"||Nose Marie Day: Haskell Barkin, John K. Ludin, and Tom Ruegger|
Snow Puppies: George Atkins and Earl Kress
|November 14, 1987||334–240|
Nose Marie Day: The Pound Puppies invent a holiday dedicated to Nose Marie.
Snow Puppies: The Pound Puppies journey to the arctic and a high-speed chase through the snow ensues thanks to Katrina Stoneheart.
|22||9||"Where's the Fire? / The Wonderful World|
|Where's the Fire?: Paul Dini|
The Wonderful World of Whopper: George Atkins and Earl Kress
|November 21, 1987||334–239|
Where's the Fire?: The Pound Puppies meets Sparky, a retriever who wants to be a fire-dog, but Whopper tries to change Sparky's Personality.
'The Wonderful World of Whopper: Whopper helps a puppy snap out of her persistent boredom.
|23||10||"Bright Lights, Bright Eyes / Dog and|
|Bright Lights, Bright Eyes: Haskell Barkin, John K. Ludin, and Tom Ruegger|
Dog and Caterpillar: Earl Kress, Tom Ruegger, and John K. Ludin
|November 28, 1987||334–241|
Bright Lights, Bright Eyes: The Pound Puppies enters Bright Eyes at a Pet Talent Show.
Dog and Caterpillar: Whopper befriends a young caterpillar.
|24||11||"Garbage Night: The Musical"||Wayne Kaatz, Tom Ruegger, and John K. Ludin||December 5, 1987||334–242|
|In the only musical episode ever produced, The Pound Puppies must reform a group of dogs who eat nothing but junk-food every day.|
|25||12||"Peter Pup"||Wayne Kaatz, John K. Ludin, Tom Ruegger, and Kristina Mazzotti||December 12, 1987||334–243|
|After Whopper and Bright Eyes accidentally break a TV, Holly reads them a story about a puppy who lies (Whopper), an evil queen (Katrina), a magical land, and Peter Pup (Cooler) himself, in which the pups participate in an adventure of their own.|
|26||13||"Cooler, Come Back"||Mary Jo Ludin, Tom Ruegger, and John K. Ludin||December 19, 1987||334–244|
|Cooler is kidnapped by Katrina, taken to a dog pound somewhere in the USA, and meets a stubborn dog who refuses to be adopted while his friends try desperately to find him.|
- Adrienne Alexander - Bright Eyes (TV special only)
- Ruth Buzzi - Nose Marie
- Pat Carroll
- Nancy Cartwright - Bright Eyes
- Peter Cullen -
- Ami Foster -
- Dan Gilvezan - Cooler
- Robert Morse - Howler, Barkerville (Wagga Wagga)
- B.J. Ward - Whopper
- Frank Welker - Howler's howling vocal effects, Scrounger
- Chad Allen -
- Rene Auberjonois -
- Bever-Leigh Banfield -
- Allyce Beasley -
- Brice Beckham -
- Greg Berg - Beamer (uncredited)
- Gregg Berger - Scrounger
- Denoca Brown -
- Steve Bulen -
- Arthur Burghardt -
- Kristina Chan -
- Danny Cooksey -
- Brian Cummings -
- Jim Cummings -
- Gabriel Damon
- Barry Dennen -
- Casey Ellison -
- Dick Erdman -
- Pat Fraley -
- Lauri Fraser -
- Joan Gardner -
- Linda Gary -
- Philip Glasser -
- Justin Gocke -
- Benji Gregory -
- Edan Gross -
- Kathleen Helppie -
- Lise Hilboldt -
- Dana Hill -
- Josh Horowitz -
- Ernie Hudson -
- Erv Immerman -
- Vaughn Jelks -
- Thy Lee
- Katie Leigh -
- Michael Lembeck -
- Marilyn Lightstone -
- Nancy Linari -
- June Lockhart -
- Chuck McCann -
- David Mendenhall -
- Don Messick - Louie, Scooby-Doo (uncredited)
- Haunani Minn -
- Brian Stokes Mitchell -
- Pat Parris -
- Phil Proctor -
- Clive Revill -
- Susan Rhee -
- Roger Rose -
- Ann Ryerson -
- Ronnie Schell -
- Kath Soucie -
- Leslie Speights -
- John Stephenson -
- Lauren Taylor -
- Russi Taylor -
- Janice Tori -
- Marcelo Tubert -
- R.J. Williams -
- Mitsuru Yamahata -
- Dion Zamora -
- Patric Zimmerman -
Home media release
Various episodes of the show had been released on VHS between 1988 and 1990 by Family Home Entertainment.
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- "Saturday Morning: Good And Bad". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
- "Abc's Pound Puppies Offers Entertaining, Nonviolent Fun". The Rock Hill Herald. Retrieved 2012-10-18.
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