The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda

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The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda
Genre Animation
Written by Don Nelson
Arthur W. Alsburg
Voices of Frank Welker
Don Messick
Brad Garrett
Narrated by Héctor Elizondo (Main Title Narrator)
Composer(s) Clark Gassman
Michael Tavera
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 26
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Paul Sabella
Producer(s) Kay Wright
Sam Ewing (supervising producer)
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana
Distributor Warner Bros. Television
Original network Syndicated
Original release September 16, 1990 (1990-09-16) – December 8, 1991 (1991-12-08)

The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera with the Italian public service broadcaster RAI, loosely based on the main characters in Miguel de Cervantes' 17th century novel, Don Quixote: Don Quixote himself and Sancho Panza. It was first broadcast in 1989 in Europe, and then in the United States in 1990 as part of the weekend/weekday morning programming block, The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera.


Don Coyote (voiced by Frank Welker) is a swordsman who goes around saving people. With the help of Don Coyote's noble horse Rosinante (voiced by Brad Garrett), Sancho Panda (voiced by Don Messick) and his voice-of-cynicism donkey Dapple (voiced by Frank Welker), these crusaders of chivalry ride the countryside fighting for truth, justice, and beauty. Their attempts to do so are complicated by Don Coyote's state of mental unbalance and constantly mistaking everyday objects for horrific monsters.


Season 1[edit]

No.  Title  Written by  Original air date 
1 "Pity the Poor Pirate" Sam Graham & Chris Hubbell
Don runs into the pirate captain Jack Boutique and incessantly chases him mistaking him for a maiden in distress.
2 "Not a Ghost of a Chance" Gary Greenfield
Don and Sancho enter a ghost town where the smuggler Dusty tries effortlessly to drive Don away so he can get his gold stash.
3 "The Horse Who Would Be King"
4 "Veni Vidi Viking"
5 "Don Coyote Meets Robin Hood"
Don Coyote meets Robin Hood and does his duty as a knight by arresting him as a robber. After he finds out the local authorities are corrupt, Don must rescue Robin.
6 "Rosinante by a Nose"
7 "The Reluctant Brides"
8 "Surely You Joust"
9 "Double Don"
10 "Don Coyote and the Flying Gargoyle"
11 "Don Coyote and the Masked Avenger"
12 "Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk"
13 "Who's Got the Genie?"

Season 2[edit]

No.  Title  Written by  Original air date 
14 "Sancho's Island"
15 "Vincente the Inventor"
16 "Sir Sancho the Nearly Knight"
17 "Don't Monkey with the Baby"
18 "Don Coyote & the Contessa"
19 "Don Coyote & the Deep Sea"
20 "A Knight in Arabia"
21 "Goodbye Rosinante"
22 "Don Coyote's Fire-Breathing Friend"
23 "The Haunted Inheritance"
24 "Don Coyote & the Feudin' Families"
25 "Don Coyote & the Christmas Bell"
26 "Don Coyote & the Secret Weapon"

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