Precious Pupp

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Precious Pupp
Precious Pupp title card
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Starring Precious Pupp
Granny Sweet
Voices of Don Messick
Janet Waldo
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26
Producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Running time 6 minutes (per short)
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Screen Gems (original)
Warner Bros. Television Distribution (current)
Original network NBC
Original release October 2, 1965 (1965-10-02) – September 7, 1967 (1967-09-07)
Related shows The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show

Precious Pupp is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions which aired as a segment on The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show from October 2, 1965 to September 7, 1967.


The cartoon featured a large mangy dog named Precious Pupp and his owner Granny Sweet. Granny was a kindly woman with a passion for motorcycles, completely oblivious to the fact that her beloved, affectionate pet was something of a neighborhood terror. He had a habit of slipping behind a victim quietly---sometimes in defense of their home, sometimes just for the fun of it---and jolting him with a ferocious series of barks . . . but never where or when Granny could catch him in the act. Unlike many cartoon animals, Precious didn't speak. His usual vocalism was an asthmatic-sounding, "wheezing" laugh used even more famously by Muttley, a Hanna-Barbera character introduced three years later; he usually outsmarted his enemies, most notably Bruiser, the neighborhood bulldog, but he usually outsmarted his oblivious owner, too.

Twenty-six episodes were produced.


Season 1 (1965-1966)[edit]

Title First aired: Synopsis:
1 "Precious Jewels" 1965·Oct·02
2 "Doggone Dognapper" 1965·Oct·09
3 "Bites and Gripes" 1965·Oct·16
4 "Queen of the Road" 1965·Oct·23
5 "Crook Out Cook Out" 1965·Oct·30
6 "Next of Kin" 1965·Nov·06
7 "Bowling Pinned" 1965·Nov·13
8 "Poodle Pandemonium" 1965·Nov·20
9 "Dog Tracks" 1965·Nov·27
10 "Sub-Marooned" 1965·Dec·04
11 "Lady Bugged" 1965·Dec·11
12 "Test in the West" 1965·Dec·18
13 "Bones and Groans" 1965·Dec·25
14 "Butterfly Nut" 1966·Jan·01
15 "Precious Bone" 1966·Jan·08
16 "The Bird Watcher" 1966·Jan·15
17 "Dog Trained" 1966·Jan·22
18 "Oliver Twisted" 1966·Jan·29
19 "Pup, Skip and Jump" 1966·Feb·05
20 "A Grapple for the Teacher" 1966·Feb·12

Season 2 (1966)[edit]

Title First aired: Synopsis
21 "Pot Time Work" 1966·Sep·10
22 "A Fiend in Need" 1966·Sep·17
23 "Ski Sickness" 1966·Sep·24
24 "Mascot Massacre" 1966·Oct·01
25 "A.M. Mayhem" 1966·Oct·08
26 "Girl Whirl" 1966·Oct·15


DVD release[edit]

  • The episode "Precious Jewels" is available on the DVD Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960's Vol. 1.
  • The episode "Bowling Pinned" is available on the DVD Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960's Vol. 2.

Precious Pupp in other languages[edit]

Later appearances[edit]

  • Granny Sweet later made an appearance in the Yo Yogi! episode "Super Duper Snag" voiced by Kath Soucie.

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