The Mumbly Cartoon Show

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The Mumbly Cartoon Show
The Mumbly Cartoon Show card.JPG
GenreAnimation
Directed byCharles A. Nichols
Voices ofDon Messick
John Stephenson
Theme music composerHoyt Curtin
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producersWilliam Hanna
Joseph Barbera
ProducersIwao Takamoto
Alex Lovy
Running time30 minutes (6 minutes per segment)
Production companyHanna-Barbera Productions
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 11, 1976 (1976-09-11) –
September 3, 1977 (1977-09-03)

The Mumbly Cartoon Show is a Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and featuring the titular Mumbly, a cartoon dog detective. It was broadcast on ABC from September 11, 1976 to September 3, 1977 as part of The Tom and Jerry/Grape Ape/Mumbly Show. This compilation packaged reruns of the 1975 The Tom and Jerry/Grape Ape Show with Mumbly as a new component.[1]

Mumbly is a private eye dog in a trenchcoat, who worked with a human detective, Chief Schnooker, to catch criminals who often sported alliterative names.[1] 16 episodes were produced.[2] Mumbly was voiced by Don Messick, and Schnooker by John Stephenson.[3]

The show was not a ratings success, and only lasted for one season.[2] However, in the next season, Mumbly was included in Hanna-Barbera's crossover show, Laff-A-Lympics, on the villainous "Really Rottens" team.[4] Mumbly was not a villain in his earlier show, but the character was a substitution for the actually-villainous Muttley from the 1969 series Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines, who couldn't appear on Laff-A-Lympics as those characters were co-owned by Heatter-Quigley Productions.[5]

The show was also broadcast in foreign countries like West Germany in 1982, Yugoslavia circa 1985/1986, France in 1978, Poland circa 1983/1984.

Episodes[edit]

Title Original air date PC
1"Fleetfeet Versus Flat Foot"September 11, 1976 (1976-09-11)85-1
2"The Great Hot Car Heist"September 18, 1976 (1976-09-18)85-2
3"The Magical Madcap Caper"September 25, 1976 (1976-09-25)85-3
4"The Big Breakout Bust"October 2, 1976 (1976-10-02)85-4
5"The Return of Bing Bong"October 9, 1976 (1976-10-09)85-5
6"The Super-Dooper Super Cop"October 16, 1976 (1976-10-16)85-6
7"The Big Ox Bust"October 23, 1976 (1976-10-23)85-7
8"The Great Graffiti Gambit"October 30, 1976 (1976-10-30)85-8
9"Taking Stock"November 6, 1976 (1976-11-06)85-9
10"The Littermugg"November 13, 1976 (1976-11-13)85-10
11"The Perils of the Purple Baron"November 20, 1976 (1976-11-20)85-11
12"The Fatbeard the Pirate Fracas"November 25, 1976 (1976-11-25)*85-12
13"The Big Snow Foot Snow Job"November 27, 1976 (1976-11-27)85-13
14"Sherlock's Badder Brudder"December 4, 1976 (1976-12-04)85-14
15"The UFO's a No-No"December 11, 1976 (1976-12-11)85-15
16"Hyde and Seek"December 18, 1976 (1976-12-18)85-16

* Telecast at Noon (EST), Thursday afternoon, November 25, 1976, a Thanksgiving, as part of ABC's Thanksgiving Funshine Festival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. p. 860. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  2. ^ a b Woolery, George W. (1983). Children's Television: The First Thirty-Five Years, 1946-1981, Part I: Animated Cartoon Series. Scarecrow Press. p. 295. ISBN 0-8108-1557-5. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  3. ^ Sennett, Ted (1989). The Art of Hanna-Barbera: Fifty Years of Creativity. Studio. p. 250. ISBN 978-0670829781. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  4. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 697. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  5. ^ "Toon Sports: Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics (1977)". Saturday Morning Archives. Retrieved 2011-04-15.

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