The Hardy Boys (1969 TV series)

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For the 1970s live action series, see The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. For the 1990s series, see The Hardy Boys (1995 TV series).
The Hardy Boys
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Genre Cartoon series
Created by Based on the juvenile book series created by Edward Stretemeyer
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Voices of Byron Kane
Dallas McKennon
Jane Webb
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 17
Producer(s) Norm Prescott
Lou Scheimer
Running time 30 min.
Production company(s) Filmation
Distributor syndicated by 20th Century Fox Television
Original network ABC
Picture format 4:3 SDTV
Audio format mono
Original release September 6, 1969 (1969-09-06) – September 4, 1971 (1971-09-04)

The Hardy Boys is an animated series, produced by Filmation and aired Saturday mornings on ABC in 1969. It featured the Hardy Boys, Joe and Frank, along with their friends Chubby Morton, Wanda Kay Breckenridge, and Pete Jones (one of the first black characters to appear on Saturday morning television) touring as a rock band while solving mysteries. The series is also notable for its opening and closing credits, in which the Hardys appeared in live action. The series debuted at the same time as Hanna-Barbera's similarly themed Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, which was scheduled against the show on CBS. The series is noteworthy for including the producers rotating wheel for the first time, which would make Filmation a household name.


  • Byron Kane – Joe Hardy, Fenton Hardy
  • Dallas McKennon – Frank Hardy, Chubby Morton, Pete Jones
  • Jane Webb – Wanda Kay Breckenridge


Two 12 minute mysteries, based on the original book stories, made up one 22 minute television show. The 1969/1970 shows were repeated for a second year in 1970/1971. Two live action songs were inserted in the middle of the mysteries and also used for the main and end titles, performed by a group calling themselves "The Hardy Boys". These songs were sold at stores on records and audio tapes.

No. Title Original air date
1 "Footprints Under The Window / Hunting for Hidden Gold" September 6, 1969 (1969-09-06)
2 "Mystery of the Desert Giant / The Viking Symbol Mystery" September 13, 1969 (1969-09-13)
3 "The Secret of the Old Mill / The Missing Chums" September 20, 1969 (1969-09-20)
4 "The Secret Warning / The Mystery of the Aztec Warrior" September 27, 1969 (1969-09-27)
5 "The Mystery of Cabin Island / The Hidden Harbor Mystery" October 4, 1969 (1969-10-04)
6 "The Secret of the Caves / A Figure In Hiding" October 11, 1969 (1969-10-11)
7 "The Ghost at Skeleton Rock / The Mystery of the Chinese Junk" October 18, 1969 (1969-10-18)
8 "The Shore Road Mystery / The Sign of the Crooked Arrow" October 25, 1969 (1969-10-25)
9 "What Happened at Midnight / The Clue in the Embers" November 1, 1969 (1969-11-01)
10 "The Clue of the Screeching Owl / The Yellow Feather Mystery" November 8, 1969 (1969-11-08)
11 "The House on the Cliff / Mystery of the Spiral Bridge" November 15, 1969 (1969-11-15)
12 "The Mystery at Devil's Paw / The Haunted Fort" November 22, 1969 (1969-11-22)
13 "The Sinister Signpost / The Melted Coins" November 29, 1969 (1969-11-29)
14 "The Mark on the Door / The Flickering Torch Mystery" December 6, 1969 (1969-12-06)
15 "The Secret of Wildcat Swamp / The Clue of the Broken Blade" December 13, 1969 (1969-12-13)
16 "The Hooded Hawk Mystery / The Short Wave Mystery" December 20, 1969 (1969-12-20)
17 "The Phantom Freighter / The Secret of Pirates Hill" December 27, 1969 (1969-12-27)

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