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Huckleberry Hound

Premier :: 1958-10-02

on CBS

Genre :: Animation
8/10


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Summary

The series premiered in 1958 and starred a dim-witted, good-natured hound dog with a Southern drawl. The show took television audiences by storm. Sponsored nationally by Kellogg's Cereals, the show was the first fully animated series made strictly for television, in contrast to those hosted by live performers or ones with a cinematic history. With a limited budget of about $2,800 per television episode, Hanna and Barbera invented a technique called "limited animation." This process, used in their first series, greatly reduced the number of drawings needed to complete a single cartoon, and the technique would carry them to the top of the ratings chart for the next three decades. Huckleberry's relaxed Southern accent was provided by the late voice actor Daws Butler. A master of more than 100 vocal characterizations, Butler had previously worked with Hanna and Barbera at the MGM studios when the team was producing the extremely popular "Tom and Jerry" theatrical cartoons

Latest Episode

Series 0 - Episode 1 - The Good, The Bad, And Huckleberry Hound
Aired - 06 April 1988

Episode summary:

One of Hanna-Barbera's most beloved characters stands up for law and order in this fast, funny and furryous feature-length animated adventure. It may be the height of the gold rush but all Huckleberry Hound plans to do is settle down at a quaint country farm and raise pigs and goats. But while passing through the small Western town of Two-Bit, California, Huckleberry has his horse stolen by the outlaw Dalton Brothers and he sticks around to win it back in a poker game. After his victory, Huckleberry is on a roll. He is appointed the town's new sheriff, wrestles a chipmunk, proposes marriage to an Indian chief's daughter, disguises himself as a ghost, and if that isn't enough...you might as well just watch the movie. There's more fun in The Good, the Bad and Huckleberry Hound than there is gold in them thar hills!

Watch Episodes Online - Episode Guide

+ Series 4

+ Episode - 9 Two For Tee Vee Aired - 13 October 1961
+ Episode - 8 Scrubby Brush Man Aired - 06 October 1961
+ Episode - 7 Bars and Stripes Aired - 27 September 1961
+ Episode - 6 Huck de Paree Aired - 22 September 1961
+ Episode - 5 Ben Huck Aired - 15 September 1961
+ Episode - 4 Bullfighter Huck Aired - 08 September 1961
+ Episode - 3 Jungle Bungle Aired - 01 September 1961
+ Episode - 2 Huck of the Irish Aired - 25 August 1961
+ Episode - 1 Caveman Huck Aired - 18 August 1961

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