Pound Puppies (film)

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The Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies Film.jpg
VHS cover
Based on Pound Puppies
by Tonka
Written by Tom Ruegger
Directed by
Voices of
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s)
  • Mitch Schauer
  • For Tonka Corporation:
  • Lois Hanrahan
  • Ray McDonald (co-producer)
Editor(s) Gil Iverson
Running time 36 min.
Production company(s)
Original network Syndication
Original release
  • October 26, 1985 (1985-10-26)

The Pound Puppies is an animated television special, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, based on the popular toy line from Tonka, which aired in syndication on October 26, 1985, paired with Star Fairies. Characters in the special included the Fonzie-styled leader Cooler (voiced by Dan Gilvezan), the cheerleader Bright Eyes (voiced by Adrienne Alexander), and a dog with a very nasal like New York accent known only as "The Nose" (voiced by Joanne Worley), and the goofy inventor aptly named Howler (voiced by Frank Welker), who can only howl.


A female dog from a wealthy aristocratic family named Violet Vanderfeller is being pursued by dognappers when she is picked up and taken to the city pound. There, she meets the gang and discovers their mission to find homes for themselves. The film plot centers on Violet (whom Cooler insists on referring to as "Sam") attempting to reunite with her family, ultimately succeeding. Two other dogs appeared in the special. They were the upper-class snob Barkerville and the garbage-can-digging Scrounger.

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Home media releases[edit]

The special was released on VHS in 1986 by Family Home Entertainment and is available on a DVD which comes with certain Pound Puppies toys.

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