The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda

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The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda
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Genre
Written by
  • Cliff Roberts
  • Sam Graham
  • Gary Greenfield
  • Chris Hubbell
Directed by
Voices of
Narrated byHéctor Elizondo (Intro)
Composer(s)Clark Gassman
Michael Tavera
Country of originUnited States
Italy
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Kay Wright
  • Sam Ewing (supervising producer)
Editor(s)Gil Iverson
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWorldvision Enterprises
Release
Original networkSyndicated
Original releaseSeptember 16, 1990 (1990-09-16) –
December 8, 1991 (1991-12-08)

The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda is an American/Italian animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera with the Italian public service broadcaster RAI and its first channel Rai 1, 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.

Plot[edit]

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.

Don's voice and mannerisms are sometimes compared to the mannerisms of Snagglepuss, another classic Hanna-Barbera character.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1: 1990[edit]

Ep Title Written by: US air date
11"Pity the Poor Pirate"Sam Graham,
Chris Hubbell
September 16, 1990 (1990-09-16)
Don runs into the pirate captain Jack Boutique and incessantly chases him mistaking him for a maiden in distress.
22"Not a Ghost of a Chance"Gary GreenfieldSeptember 23, 1990 (1990-09-23)
Don and Sancho enter a ghost town where the smuggler Dusty tries effortlessly to drive Don away so he can get his gold stash.
33"The Horse Who Would Be King"Cliff RobertsSeptember 30, 1990 (1990-09-30)
44"Veni Vidi Viking"Cliff RobertsOctober 7, 1990 (1990-10-07)
55"Don Coyote Meets Robin Hood"Cliff RobertsOctober 14, 1990 (1990-10-14)
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.
66"Rosinante by a Nose"Eric AlterOctober 21, 1990 (1990-10-21)
77"The Reluctant Brides"Gary GreenfieldOctober 28, 1990 (1990-10-28)
88"Surely You Joust"Chris Hubbell,
Sam Graham
November 4, 1990 (1990-11-04)
99"Double Don"Cliff RobertsNovember 11, 1990 (1990-11-11)
A thief intending to steal the royal treasury poses as Don in order to get the real Don framed.
1010"Don Coyote & the Flying Gargoyle"Cliff RobertsNovember 18, 1990 (1990-11-18)
1111"Don Coyote and the Masked Avenger"Sam Graham,
Chris Hubbell
November 25, 1990 (1990-11-25)
1212"Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk"Fred KronDecember 2, 1990 (1990-12-02)
An evil wizard plots to use Don and Sancho for his shrinking experiments. The duo later meet a princess and discover the wizard has threatened to shrink her whole kingdom's population if she doesn't marry him.
1313"Who's Got the Genie"Gary GreenfieldDecember 9, 1990 (1990-12-09)

Season 2: 1991[edit]

Ep Title Written by: US air date
141"Sancho's Island"Gary GreenfieldSeptember 15, 1991 (1991-09-15)
152"Vincente the Inventor"Cliff RobertsSeptember 22, 1991 (1991-09-22)
Vincente, an inventor hoping to become royal inventor, has problems preventing Don from using some of his gadgets.
163"Sir Sancho the Nearly Knight"Gary GreenfieldSeptember 29, 1991 (1991-09-29)
174"Don't Monkey with the Baby"Barry BlitzerOctober 6, 1991 (1991-10-06)
185"Don Coyote & the Contessa"Chris Hubbell,
Sam Graham
October 13, 1991 (1991-10-13)
The Contessa elopes with her boyfriend, San Diego, to escape her father, but gets kidnapped by a bandit named El Diablo. Don, however, keeps mistakenly believing Diego is El Diablo.
196"Don Coyote & the Deep Sea"Chris Hubbell,
Sam Graham
October 20, 1991 (1991-10-20)
207"A Knight in Arabia"Fred KronOctober 27, 1991 (1991-10-27)
218"Goodbye Rosinante"Cliff RobertsNovember 1991 (1991-11)
229"Don Coyote's Fire-Breathing Friend"Cliff RobertsNovember 10, 1991 (1991-11-10)
A dragon forced to perform as a giant money-making carnival game escapes from Grabbo and his henchman (those who captured him), and Don ends up befriending him and escorting him back to his home while having to deal with the two greedy robbers.
2310"The Haunted Inheritance"Chris Hubbell,
Sam Graham
November 17, 1991 (1991-11-17)
2411"Don Coyote & the Feudin' Families"Cliff RobertsNovember 24, 1991 (1991-11-24)
2512"Don Coyote & the Christmas Bell"Arthur Alsberg,
Don Nelson
December 1, 1991 (1991-12-01)
2613"Don Coyote & the Secret Weapon"Cliff Roberts,
Gary Greenfield
December 8, 1991 (1991-12-08)

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