Wally Gator

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Wally Gator
Genre Animated
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Voices of Daws Butler
Don Messick
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52
Producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Running time 24 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Screen Gems
Original network ABC
Original release September 3, 1962 – August 30, 1963

Wally Gator is one of the segments from The Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Series. The other segments that compose this trilogy are Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har and Touché Turtle and Dum Dum. The segment consisted of 52 episodes over two seasons.


Wally Gator (voiced by Daws Butler impersonating Ed Wynn) is an anthropomorphic Cajun alligator. He is more comfortable when he is at home in the city zoo. Mr. Twiddle (voiced by Don Messick) is the zookeeper who keeps a close watch on Wally because sometimes he escapes to check out what things are like outside of the zoo.



DVD release[edit]

A DVD set release of the series was originally announced for 2006 from Warner Bros. for the H-B classics collection but was later canceled due to the poor condition of the masters. In 2006, a Warner spokesperson said of the DVDs: "They were pulled because significant remastering work needed to be researched. We are exploring adding them back to the schedule next year." There has been no news since, but fans all over the world hope they do. The first episode is available on the DVD set Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960's Vol. 2.[1]

Wally Gator in other languages[edit]

Later appearances[edit]


  • Wally Gator was a member of the Yogi Yahooeys on Laff-A-Lympics (1977–1978).
  • In Yogi's Great Escape, Yogi Bear encounters Wally Gator in the bayou where he was seen hiding out in an abandoned boat from zookeepers.
  • Wally Gator appeared in The Powerpuff Girls episode, "Knock It Off", where he was giant-sized and nearly fell on top of New York City, but was saved by the first of Professor Dick Hardly's Powerpuff Girls X-Treme from nearly injuring his toe.

Other appearances/references[edit]

  • In the Enfants Directeurs episode "A Crocodile Day", a cool 3D plastic doll-like version of Wally Gator is "liberated" from the confines of the city zoo by a group of concerned citizens.
  • In the Animaniacs episode "Hercule Yakko," Yakko asks Slappy Squirrel if she's seen anything strange and she said, "I saw Wally Gator slam dance with a Smurf. Is that strange enough for you?".
  • Wally Gator made a cameo appearance in the Team Umizoomi episode "The Aquarium Fix-it."
  • In the Aaahh!!! Real Monsters episode "Simon Strikes Back", Wally Gator was among the poached monsters on Simon the Monster hunter's truck.
  • Wally made a cameo appearance in Sealab 2021 episode, "Fusebox".
  • In The Brady Bunch episode "Garage Sale", a Wally Gator plush doll is seen amongst the toys in the box.
  • In The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog episode "Zoobotik", there is an alligator bearing a resemblance to Wally Gator. Also in the episode "Magnificent Sonic", Wally's name is seen amongst the list of criminals Sonic has to turn in.
  • Wally Gator also made a cameo appearance in a 2012 MetLife commercial entitled, "Everyone".
  • In T.U.F.F. Puppy, D.O.O.M. member Francisco wears a hat resembling Wally Gator's and is an alligator as well.

International Broadcast[edit]

Production Credits[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "tvshowsondvd.com". tvshowsondvd.com. 

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