The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs

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The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs
The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs.jpg
The title card of the series.
Genre Adventure
Mystery
Comedy
Speculative fiction
Spy-fi
Created by Jim Benton
Starring Micky Dolenz
Adam West
Voices of Mary Kay Bergman
Jim Cummings
Michael Donovan
Jess Harnell
Charity James
Maurice LaMarche
Tress MacNeille
Tom Kenny
Dee Bradley Baker
Grey DeLisle
Jim Ward
Billy West
Narrated by Don LaFontaine (Opening Narration)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Production
Running time 20 minutes
Production company(s) Saban Entertainment
Distributor Saban Brands
Release
Original network Fox Kids
Original release 1998 – 1999

The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs is a children's animated series, produced by Saban Entertainment, that aired on Fox Kids from 1998 until it was cancelled in 1999.

Plot[edit]

The Spy Dogs are a secret organization of dogs that are dedicated to protecting their world.[1]

Characters[edit]

All animals are intelligent enough to walk on two legs and talk. The first season of The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs used traditional cel animation, but the second season used the digital ink and paint process.

Main operatives[edit]

  • Dog Zero (voiced by Adam West) - A dog of an unknown breed who is the Leader of the Spy Dogs. Although never seen, Dog Zero appears to be a bloodhound.
  • Ralph (voiced by Micky Dolenz) - A mutt from America who is a high-ranking Spy Dog. Ralph is the leader of the group. He is very sensible and cares about other people's feelings. His personality is somewhat similar to Ryder from Paw Patrol. Ralph appears to be a Labrador Retriever/Dalmatian mix. He has a brother named Mange, who is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever.
  • Mitzy (voiced by Mary Kay Bergman) - A pink terrier from America who is a high-ranking Spy Dog. She is very skilled at martial arts. Mitzy appears to be a Yorkshire Terrier.
  • Scribble (voiced by Micky Dolenz) - A mutt from America who is a Spy Dog-in-Training. He is the comic relief of the group and is known to eat anything. Scribble appears to be a Beagle mix. His clumsy personality is similar to Marshall from Paw Patrol.
  • Angus (voiced by Jim Ward) - A Scottish Terrier from Scotland who is the technological genius of the Spy Dogs. He is the show's plucky comic relief, next to Scribble. He has a mother who is also from Scotland. He is somewhat similar to Rocky from Paw Patrol.
  • Von Rabie (voiced by Jim Cummings) - A dog of unknown breed (somewhere around Pit Bull, Boxer, Rottweiler and Doberman Pinscher) from America (originally from Australia) who is an operative of the Spy Dogs. He is the genius bruiser of the group. He is somewhat similar to Rubble from Paw Patrol.
  • Frank (voiced by Jess Harnell in a Brooklyn accent) - A Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Dachshund mix who is fearless. He is ready to take on anything or anybody.
  • Stahl (voiced by Michael Donovan) - A German Shepherd probably from Germany who is an operative and paranormal specialist. He is very brave and fearless.
  • Noodle (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) A Poodle/Bichon Frise mix from France who likes to cook. He has a tendency to worry sometimes.
  • B.A.R.K. Squad - S.W.A.T. or Marine dogs. They always wear blue goggles, helmets and waistcoats.

Other operatives[edit]

Humans[edit]

  • Gordon - Ralph's owner.
  • Arty (voiced by Mary Kay Bergman) - Scribble's owner.
  • Arty's Mom (voiced by Kath Soucie) - The unnamed mother of Arty.
  • Kerry - Mitzy's owner.
  • Captain Earwig / Virgil (voiced by Tom Kenny) - A fake superhero.
  • Frank's Owner (voiced by Estelle Harris) - The unnamed owner of Frank.

Villains[edit]

  • Catastrophe (voiced by Jim Cummings) - The nemesis of the Spy Dogs organization who serves as the primary antagonist of the series. He is a cat with prosthetic mechanical tail which he wore because his natural one was bitten off by a dog or lost in an accident in a rocking chair testing facility. He tried to take over the world with an army of mummy cats and Bastet. His metal tail suggests he is a parody of Dr. No, while he is sometimes seen stroking a mouse similar to Ernst Stavro Blofeld's white cat.
    • Maws - Catastrophe's assistant with big teeth. He is a spoof of Jaws.
  • Baron Bone (voiced by Clancy Brown) - A human who attempted to corner the market in beef by luring all the cows in the world with a giant ball of cud.
    • Miss Tenderloin (voiced by Tress MacNeille) - Baron Bone's female servant.
  • Colosatron - A computer that wanted to take over the world. Its name and goal are taken from the film Colossus: The Forbin Project.
  • D'Cell (voiced by Eddie Deezen) - A human who tried to steal every new gadget in the world so he would be on the cutting edge of technology.
  • Ernest Anyway - A hunter who successfully captured Bigfoot, Mokele-mbembe, Yeti, and his mother (Ernest's comment about it was "Don't ask"). He tried to capture the Loch Ness Monster (which turned out to be an elongated dachshund named Nessie) only to be thwarted by Ralph and Erin. His name is a parody of writer Ernest Hemingway.
  • Ernst Stavro Blowfish (voiced by Ben Stein) - He took control of all the fast food restaurants in the world just because he thinks he is evil. Named after Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
  • Mistress Pavlov (voiced by Wendie Malick) - She tried to use her hypnotic powers to have the owners of dogs do her bidding. A joke on the Pavlov's Dog psychology experiment.
  • Oatz Couture (voiced by Ami Dolenz) - She created clothes for dogs that were provoking diseases.
  • Porkzilla (vocal effects provided by Dee Bradley Baker) - He is not really evil. After he drank a special potion made by two girls on a turnip farm to grow bigger, he became huge and went to the city to eat. Porkzilla is a spoof of Godzilla.
  • Witch Doctors - A quartet of witch doctors in suits that work as Spin Doctors at the Ferret Network. After Ralph and Stahl expose their plans to hypnotize the TV viewers, they are fired by the Ferret Network's CEO.
    • Witch Doctor Brad (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) -
    • Witch Doctor Chad (voiced by Pat Fraley) -
    • Witch Doctor Seymour -
    • Witch Doctor Thad -
  • Space Slugs (voiced by Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr and Billy West) - They tried to bury the world in slime to recreate their home world which was destroyed. Also tried to mutate the children of the world into Space Slugs by tainting lunchroom food in schools.
  • The Flea Nation (voiced by Jim Cummings and Billy West) - A race of fleas.
  • Granny Larceny (voiced by Tress MacNeille) - An old lady criminal who uses her babies to commit crimes.
    • Pookie, Wookums, and Coochy - Granny Larceny's grand-babies who are programmed to commit crimes. Pookie is a master of the rattle-chuks. Wookums is a master of diaper-fu. Coochy has the ability of sticky drool.
  • Al Catraz (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - The strict owner of the dog kennel where Ralph was dropped off while his owners were going on vacation. Al was displeased that his father had his dog inherit his fortune instead of Al.

Technology[edit]

  • Dog tags - communicators
  • Hydrant - hydrant samurai
  • Humanesks - androids large enough to be piloted by one or two spydogs, depending on model. The slimmer models are for one spydog, and the more obese models carry a co-pilot.
  • Pet Store Plane - planes. Usually used to transport cargo.
  • Toilets - invented as water bowls and communication devices
  • Mitzi's hair bow - binoculars, boomerang, throwing knife, circular saw

B.A.R.K. uses rocket propelled grenades, rifles and plastic explosives

Bones[edit]

  • Bone bomb - bone that explodes
  • Flash bone - big flash that can temporary blind someone
  • Bone phone - telephone

Episode list[edit]

Season 1 (1998–1999)[edit]

  1. K-9 / Postal (September 12, 1998)
  2. Hair / Homework (September 19, 1998)
  3. Bone / Time (September 26, 1998)
  4. Earnest / Spin (October 3, 1998)
  5. Twilight / Fetch (October 10, 1998)
  6. Small / Water (November 7, 1998)
  7. I.H.R.F. / Oatz (November 14, 1998)
  8. D'Cell / Halfday (November 28, 1998)
  9. Zero / Pups (January 30, 1999)
  10. Obedience / DoggyLand (February 6, 1999)
  11. Lunch / Iditarod (February 13, 1999)
  12. Porkzilla / Money (February 20, 1999)
  13. Mange / Scribble (February 27, 1999)

Season 2 (1999)[edit]

  1. Tusk / Install
  2. Charlie / Automutt
  3. Granny / Founders
  4. Tail / Tomorrow
  5. Howl / Thirteen
  6. Escape / Exposed
  7. Virgil / Bunny
  8. DNA / Santa
  9. B.A.R.K. / Being

Production credits[edit]

Season one[edit]

  • Executive Producers: Daniel Kletzky, Eic S. Rollman, Jim Benton, Michael Hack
  • Based upon characters created by: Jim Benton
  • Producer: Will Meugniot
  • Story Editor: Michael Ryan
  • Character Designer: Jim Benton, John Fang
  • Prop Designers: Marc J. Ratner, Ron Harris, Shannon Eric Denton
  • Layout Designers: Ricardo Abrines, Pat R. Agnasin
  • Storyboard Supervisor & Director: Dave Simons
  • Storyboards: Tate Roman Arambula, Dave Simons, John Conning, Bob Curtis, Bill Dubay, Bob Fuentes, Mike Hedrick, Rick Hoberg, Brian Hogan, Don Jurwich, Marty Murphy, Tom Nesbitt, Norm Quebedeau, Scott Shaw, Keith Tucker, Jim Benton
  • Storyboard Revisionist: Lothell Jones
  • Color Stylist: Jo Meugniot
  • Painted Backgrounds: Kelly Akins
  • Animation Timing Director: Karen Peterson
  • Supervising Director: Philip A. Reynolds
  • Timing Directors: Dora Case, Mark Glamack, Louie Kachivas, Gwen Wetzler
  • Track Reader: Laure A. Wetzler
  • Lip Sync: Erik Jan Peterson
  • Direction Assistant: Robert Nadsady
  • Animation Checker: Joe Dempsey
  • Casting & Voice Director: Jamie Simone
  • Talent Coordinator: Gustavo A. Pablik
  • Dialogue Recordists: David W. Barr, Kevin Newson
  • Featured Voices: Micky Dolenz, Adam West, Mary Kay Bergman, Jim Cummings, Michael Donovan, Jess Harnell, Charity James, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, Jim Ward, Billy West
  • Guest Voices: Charlie Adler, Carlos Alazraqui, Dee Baker, Jocelyn Blue, Clancy Brown, Tifanie Christun, Robert Culp, Eddie Deezen, Ami Dolenz, Pat Fraley, Michael Gough, Jen Hale, Sherman Howard, Dawnn Lewis, Wendie Malick, Valery Pappas, Lou Rawls, Roger Rose, Laura San Giacomo, Kath Soucie, Ben Stein, Patrick Warburton, Frank Welker
  • Executive in Charge of Post Production: Clive H. Mizumoto
  • Sound Operations Director: Xavier Garcia
  • Re-Recording Mixers: Mike Draghi, Mark Ettel, T.A. Moore Jr.
  • ADR Recordists: David W. Barr, Kevin Newson
  • Dialogue Editors: John Garcia, Michael Garcia
  • Sound Effects Editors: Martin Flores, Zoli Osaze, Alan Porzio, Johnnie Valentino
  • Foley Artists: Susan B. Lewis, Kalea L. Morton
  • Audio Assistants: B.C. Celello, Don Sexton
  • Music by: Shuki Levy, Kussa Mahchi
  • Executive in Charge of Music: Ron Kenan
  • Music Supervisor: Andrew R. Muson
  • Music Producers: Dori Amarillo, Glenn Lacey, Jeremy Sweet
  • Music Editors: Barron Abramovitch, Paul Kristan
  • Music Engineer: Dori Amarillo
  • 2nd Music Engineers: Jim Di Julio, Tim Gosselin, Al Lay
  • Music Assistants: Juliana Bolden, Dusty Rabbin, John Sperger
  • Production Manager: Barbara Cordova Manzo
  • Production Coordinator: Kimberly S. Moreau
  • Production Assistant: Darlene A. D'Arezzo
  • Director of Post Production: Dan Laborico
  • Post Production Supervisor: Fifun Amini
  • Post Production Coordinator: Rodney Hoewt
  • Offline Editor: Katina Zinner
  • Assistant Offline Editor: Shawn Logue
  • Online Editors: Howard Stein, Scott Cooper
  • Telecine Colorist: Brian Borne
  • Overseas Supervisor: Cam Drysdale
  • Animation Studio: Fantasia Animation, Satelight
  • Executive in Charge of Animation: Dana C. Booton
  • © Saban Entertainment and Saban International N.V. All Rights Reserved

Season two[edit]

  • Created by: Jim Benton and Vincent Nguyen
  • Character Designer: Jim Benton, John Fang
  • Prop Design: John Fang, Marc J. Ratner, Dave Rodriguez
  • Layout Designers: Ricardo Abrines, Pat R. Agnasin
  • Storyboard Supervisor/Director: Dave Simons
  • Storyboards: Patrick Archibald, Jim Benton, Cullen Blaine, Mike Hedrick, Rick Hoberg, Brian Hogan, Lothell Jones, Dan Kubat, J.C. Ponce, Sarge, TV Schafrati, Marc, Schirmeister, Scott Shawi, Dave Simons, Marcus Williams
  • Storyboard Revisionist: James Cross, Ken Johnson, Lothell Jones
  • Color Stylist: Pam Gibson
  • Painted Backgrounds: Kelly Akins, Stephanie Pyren-Fortel
  • Animation Timing Director: Karen Peterson
  • Supervising Timing Director: Philip A. Reynolds
  • Timing Directors: Brad Case, John Cataldi, Rudy Cataldi, Louie Kachivas, Gwen Wetzler
  • Track Reader: Laure A. Wetzler
  • Lip Sync: Erik Jan Peterson
  • Direction Assistant: Robert Nadsady
  • Casting/Dialogue Director: Jamie Simone
  • Talent Coordinator: Gustavo A. Pablik
  • Featured Voices: Micky Dolenz, Adam West, Mary Kay Bergman, Jim Cummings, Michael Donovan, Jess Harnell, Charity James, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, Jim Ward, Billy West
  • Guest Voices: Dee Baker, Jeff Bennett, Rodger Bumpass, Tifanie Christun, Cameron Clarke, Jen Darling, Grey DeLisle, Soleil Moon Frye, Brian George, Barbara Goodson, Estelle Harris, Nick Jameson, John Kassir, Tom Kenny, David McDermott, Tony Pope, Dwight Schultz, Susan Silo, Kath Soucie
  • Executive in Charge of Post Production: Clive H. Mizumoto
  • Director of Sound Operations: Xavier Garcia
  • Re-Recording Mixers: Mark Ettel, T.A. Moore Jr.
  • Dialogue Recordist: Kevin Newson
  • Supervising Dialogue Director: Michael Garcia
  • Dialogue Editors: David Barr, John Garcia, Brian Lang
  • Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Effects Editor: Keith Dickens
  • Sound Effects Editors: Brian Densmore, Keith Dickens
  • Foley Artists: Susan B. Lewis, Kalea L. Morton
  • Audio Assistants: B.C. Celello, Don Sexton, Bryan Stewart
  • Music by: Shuki Levy, Kussa Mahchi
  • Music Produced by: Glenn Scott Lacey, Jeremy Sweet, Dori Amarilio
  • Executive in Charge of Music: Ron Kenan
  • Music Supervisor: Andrew R. Muson
  • Music Editors: Liz Magro, Ryan Yerdon
  • Sound Engineers: John Sperger, Jimmy Di Julio, Tim Gosselin, Al Lay
  • Music Assistants: Juliana Bolden, Stephan Grove
  • Director of Production: Beth Gun
  • Production Manager: Kimberly S. Moreau
  • Production Coordinator: Tina D. Wantig
  • Director of Post Production: Dan Laborico
  • Post Production Supervisor: Jerry Buettner
  • Post Production Coordinator: Rodney Hoewt
  • Offline Editor: Terry Marlin
  • Online Services Provided by: Modern Videofilm
  • Overseas Supervisor: Cam Drysdale
  • Animation Studio: Fantasia Animation, Studio Xbox
  • Executive in Charge of Production: Dana C. Booton
  • © Saban Entertainment and Saban International N.V. All rights reserved
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