The Huckleberry Hound Show was a syndicated animated series which began airing in 1958 and the second from the Hanna-Barbera studios following The Ruff and Reddy Show, sponsored by Kellogg's. Three segments were included in the program: one featuring Huckleberry Hound, another starring Yogi Bear and his sidekick Boo Boo, and a third with Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks, two mice who in each short found a new way to outwit the cat Mr. Jinks.
The Yogi Bear segment of the show became extremely popular and, as a result, it spawned its own series in 1961. A segment featuring Hokey Wolf and Ding-A-Ling was added, replacing Yogi during the 1960–61 season. The show contributed to making Hanna-Barbera Productions a household name, and is often credited with legitimizing the concept of animation produced specifically for television. In 1960, it became the first animated program to be honored with an Emmy Award.
|The Huckleberry Hound Show|
|Created by||William Hanna|
|Written by||Joseph Barbera|
|Directed by||William Hanna|
|Voices of||Daws Butler|
|Narrated by||Daws Butler|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||69 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||30 minutes|
7 minutes per short
|Production company(s)||Hanna-Barbera Productions|
|Distributor||Screen Gems (former)|
Warner Bros. Television Distribution (current)
|Original network||First-run syndication|
(Originally syndicated in Black-and-white)
|Original release||September 30, 1958 – December 1, 1961|
|Preceded by||The Ruff & Reddy Show (1957)|
|Followed by||The Quick Draw McGraw Show (1959)|
|Related shows||Yogi Bear|
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks
Joseph Barbera went to Chicago to pitch the program to Kellogg's executives through their ad agency, Leo Burnett. "I had never sold a show before because I didn't have to. If we got an idea, we just made it, for over twenty years. All of a sudden, I'm a salesman, and I'm in a room with forty-five people staring at me, and I'm pushing Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear and 'the Meeces', and they bought it."
Barbera once recalled about Daws Butler's voice acting versatility:
The series featured three seven-minute cartoons, animated specifically for television. The first always starred Huckleberry, the next two featured other characters.
The show was originally intended to part a line-up of kid programmes sponsored by Kellogg and broadcast on ABC-TV, joining Woody Woodpecker, Superman and Wild Bill Hickok in an early evening, weekday line-up. However, Kellogg's agency, Leo Burnett, decided instead to syndicate the show and buy air time on individual stations. The show was originally distributed by Screen Gems, which held a part-ownership of Hanna-Barbera at the time, over 150 stations. In April 1967, Screen Gems announced the show had been released from advertiser control would be made available to stations on a syndicated basis with available bridges to create 92 half-hour shows.
The distribution was later passed to Worldvision Enterprises, after it became a sister company to Hanna-Barbera. It was later distributed by Turner Program Services, after Turner's purchase of Hanna-Barbera; current distributor Warner Bros. Television picked up ownership of the show following the 1996 acquisition of Turner by parent company, Time Warner.
The show was not broadcast on the same day of the week, or the same time, in every city; airing depended on the deal for time that the Leo Burnett Agency brokered with individual stations. However, the first time the Huck series appeared on television was on Monday, September 29, 1958; it was seen at 6 p.m. on WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which also served Battle Creek, home of Kellogg cereals. Another of the stations airing it that day was WLW-I in Indianapolis (at 6:30 p.m.) The show debuted on other days that same week in other cities; Huck originally aired in Los Angeles on Tuesdays, Chicago on Wednesdays and New York City on Thursdays. The show first aired in Canada on Thursday, October 2, 1958 at 7 p.m. on CKLW-TV in Windsor, Ontario.
Each of the three segments featured one or two main characters acting as a duo, and numerous one-off or supporting characters.
Huck's voice was one that Butler had already developed and used in earlier work, such as the dog character in The Ruff and Reddy Show, Smedley the Dog in Chilly Willy cartoons, and earlier characters in the MGM cartoon library. It was said to be based on the neighbor of his wife, Myrtis; Butler would speak with said neighbor when visiting North Carolina.
Yogi Bear (voiced by Daws Butler impersonating Ed Norton from the Honeymooners) and his friend Boo Boo Bear (voiced by Don Messick) live in Jellystone Park and occasionally try to steal picnic baskets while evading Ranger Smith (voiced by Don Messick). Yogi also has a relationship with his girlfriend Cindy Bear (voiced by Julie Bennett).
Hokey Wolf (voiced by Daws Butler impersonating Phil Silvers) is a con-artist wolf who is always trying to cheat his way to the simple life (much like other Hanna-Barbera characters, Top Cat and Yogi Bear). He is accompanied in this by his diminutive, bowler hat-wearing sidekick Ding-A-Ling Wolf (voiced by Doug Young impersonating Buddy Hackett).
In 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's, Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) briefly dons a mask of Huckleberry. The name for Rock et Belles Oreilles, a Québécois comedy group popular during the 1980s, was a pun on the name of Huckleberry Hound ("Roquet Belles Oreilles" in French). Australian prison slang vernacular includes "huckleberry hound", a term originated in the 1960s, meaning "a punishment cell, solitary confinement." In January 2009, IGN named The Huckleberry Hound Show as the 63rd best in its "Top 100 Animated TV Shows". 
On November 15, 2005, Warner Home Video (via Hanna-Barbera Cartoons and Warner Bros. Family Entertainment) released The Huckleberry Hound Show – Volume 1 for the Hanna-Barbera Classics Collection, featuring the complete first season of 26 episodes (66 segments) from the series on DVD, all presented un-edited, uncut, remastered and restored. It is not known if the rest of the series will be released.
|DVD Name||Ep #||Release Date||Additional Information|
|The Huckleberry Hound Show – Volume 1 (The First Season)||26 episodes
|November 15, 2005||
The characters from The Huckleberry Hound Show spawned various product, publishing, and other licensing deals. Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems' record arm, Colpix, released the first Huckleberry Hound album in October 1958, with stuffed animals and games also hawked in record stores.
No later than 1961, the characters began appearing "in person" at events across America. Hanna Barbera commissioned costumed characters of Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, and Quick Draw McGraw, which appeared at events like the Florida State Fair.
Hanna-Barbera owner Taft Broadcasting started opening theme parks in 1972, beginning with Kings Island. These parks included areas themed to the company's cartoons, and included walk-around characters of Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, and others. The characters were also featured on rides, including carousels. Licensed Huckleberry products included an Aladdin-brand Thermos.
Books based on the show include:
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Demolition Pumpkin Squeeze Musik is a mixtape by DJ Q-bert. It was released in 1994, one year before he invented the "crab scratch." The samples on this album come from bands (including Rush), cartoons (Racketeer Rabbit, Ren & Stimpy, The Huckleberry Hound Show), comic books (including Spider-Man), video games (including Street Fighter II), and movies (including The Warriors and Style Wars). The mix also contains many classic examples of hip hop break (music) with heavy scratching over top.Doug Young (actor)
Douglas Young (December 21, 1919 – January 7, 2018) was an American voice actor, who worked on radio programs and in animated cartoons.Hal Smith (actor)
Harold John Smith (August 24, 1916 – January 28, 1994) was an American actor and voice actor, who was best known for his role as Otis Campbell, the town drunk on CBS's The Andy Griffith Show.
Smith was also active in voice-over roles, having played many characters on various animated shorts including Owl in the first four original Winnie the Pooh shorts (the first three of which were combined into the feature film The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh) and later The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Uncle Tex on The Flintstones, Goliath in Davey and Goliath, and Flintheart Glomgold and Gyro Gearloose on DuckTales, as well as multiple other characters in The Huckleberry Hound Show, The Quick Draw McGraw Show, The Gumby Show, The Jetsons, Top Cat, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, Clutch Cargo, Hong Kong Phooey, and many more. He is also known to radio listeners as the original voice of John Avery Whittaker in Adventures in Odyssey.Hi-Q (production music)
Hi-Q was a brand and library of production music produced and distributed by Capitol Records in the late 1940s and early 1970s. It was used in several movies and other productions. Perhaps the most notable work to feature Hi-Q music was the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. The film's producer Karl Hardman used tracks from the library (some of which had been composed specially for the film), and then enhanced them by adding electronic effects, such as echo and reverb; this was unusual as in general production music libraries only permit synchronization rights. Later, a soundtrack for this film was released by Varèse Sarabande, marking one of the few instances in which production music tracks have been released to the public.
Dennis the Menace, My Three Sons, The Donna Reed Show, The Huckleberry Hound Show, The Quick Draw McGraw Show, The Yogi Bear Show, Boo Boo Runs Wild, A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith, Boo Boo and the Man, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, The Ren and Stimpy Show, Amazon Women on the Moon, Hoppity Hooper, Howdy Doody, The Gumby Show, Creepshow, Chespirito, Davey and Goliath, El Chavo del Ocho, Bucky and Pepito, six cartoons of Looney Tunes (Hook, Line and Stinker, Pre-Hysterical Hare, Gopher Broke and certain prints of Freudy Cat) and Merrie Melodies (Weasel While You Work, A Bird in a Bonnet and Hip Hip-Hurry!) released in 1958 and countless other productions have also used cues from the Hi-Q library.
Hi-Q was released by Capitol on both a series of 12" phonographic records and a set of open-reel audiotapes as well.Hokey Wolf
Hokey Wolf is a Hanna-Barbera cartoon about the adventures of a con-artist wolf who is always trying to cheat his way into the simple life. He is often accompanied alongside by his young, diminutive, sidekick Ding-A-Ling Wolf, both of whom are featured as part of The Huckleberry Hound Show in their own segment.Huckleberry Hound
Huckleberry "Huck" Hound is a fictional cartoon character, a blue anthropomorphic coonhound that speaks with a Southern drawl and has a relaxed, sweet, and well-intentioned personality. He first appeared in the series The Huckleberry Hound Show. The cartoon was one of six TV shows to win an Emmy Award in 1960 as an "Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Children's Programming"; the first animated series to receive such an award.Most of his short films consisted of Huck trying to perform jobs in different fields, ranging from policeman to dogcatcher, with results that backfired, yet usually coming out on top, either through slow persistence or sheer luck. Huck did not seem to exist in a specific time period as he has also been a Roman gladiator, a medieval knight, and a rocket scientist. He never appeared in futuristic cartoons, only those set in the present or the past.
One regular antagonist in the series was "Powerful Pierre", a tall and muscular unshaven character with a French accent. Another regular villain was "Dinky Dalton", a rough and tough western outlaw that Huck usually has to capture, and Crazy Coyote, an Indian who Huck often had to defeat who was his match. There were also two crows with Mafia accents who often annoyed Farmer Huck. Another trademark of Huck was his tone deaf and inaccurate rendition of "Oh My Darling, Clementine", often used as a running gag.Huckleberry Hound Meets Wee Willie
Huckleberry Hound Meets Wee Willie is the very first pilot episode of the Huckleberry Hound cartoon series, debuting in the premiere segment of The Huckleberry Hound Show on October 2, 1958. It was produced and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, while the story was crafted by Charles Shows and Dan Gordon.Jerry Eisenberg
Jerry Eisenberg (born c.1937) is an American television producer, animator, storyboard artist, and character designer, primarily known for his work at Hanna-Barbera Productions and Ruby-Spears Productions.Eisenberg was the son of Harvey Eisenberg, an animator and comic book artist associated with Tom and Jerry and the other characters from the MGM cartoon studio. They were of German descent. Jerry Eisenberg quit art school to take his first job, as an inbetweener for MGM, in 1956. The studio closed seven months after Eisenberg's hire, and he went on to work as an assistant to Ken Harris at Warner Bros. Cartoons.In 1961, Eisenberg was hired at Hanna-Barbera Productions, run by former MGM cartoon producers William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Here, Eisenberg co-created The Peter Potamus Show, designed the characters on Wacky Races and Super Friends, and worked in layout on programs such as The Jetsons, The Huckleberry Hound Show, Jonny Quest, and Wacky Races. In 1977, Hanna-Barbera alumnae Joe Ruby and Ken Spears started their own studio, Ruby-Spears Productions, and hired Eisenberg as producer and character designer for Fangface, The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show, and Thundarr the Barbarian.Eisenberg later worked as a writer, storyboard artist, and/or designer and layout artist for a number of productions at various studios, including Muppet Babies at Marvel Productions, Disney's House of Mouse at Walt Disney Television Animation and Dilbert (Idbox/Columbia TriStar Television). He has also worked on a number of productions for Hanna-Barbera and its successor, Warner Bros. Animation, including Johnny Bravo, Tom and Jerry Kids, and a number of Scooby-Doo direct-to-video films.Laff-A-Lympics
Laff-A-Lympics is an American animated comedy television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The series premiered as part of the Saturday morning cartoon program block, Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics, on ABC in 1977. The show is a spoof of the Olympics and the ABC primetime series Battle of the Network Stars, which debuted one year earlier. It featured 45 Hanna-Barbera characters organized into the teams (the Scooby Doobies, the Yogi Yahooeys, and the Really Rottens) which would compete each week for gold, silver, and bronze medals. One season of 16 episodes was produced in 1977–78, and eight new episodes combined with reruns for the 1978–79 season as Scooby's All-Stars. Unlike most cartoon series produced by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, Laff-A-Lympics did not contain a laugh track. Scooby’s Laff-a-Lympics was originally owned by Taft Broadcasting, Warner Bros. Television Distribution currently owns the series thru its two in-name-only units, Warner Bros. Family Entertainment and Turner Entertainment.List of The Huckleberry Hound Show episodes
The following is an episode list for the American animated television series The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958–61). Each episode of the first two seasons comprises a Huckleberry Hound cartoon, a Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks cartoon, and a Yogi Bear cartoon. In seasons three and four, Hokey Wolf cartoons replace the Yogi Bear segments.
The series was originally sponsored by Kellogg's through its advertising agency, Leo Burnett. The air dates varied in each city, depending on what day and time slot the Burnett agency was able to buy. The dates for the first season below are based on when an episode aired for the first time; that was on a Monday in some cities, though the same episode would have been seen, for example, in Los Angeles on Tuesday and New York on Thursday.List of works produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions
This is a list of animated television series, made-for-television films, direct-to-video films, theatrical short subjects, and feature films produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions (also known as H-B Enterprises, H-B Production Company, and Hanna-Barbera Cartoons). This list does not include the animated theatrical shorts William Hanna and Joseph Barbera produced while employed by MGM. Note that some shows or new spin-offs of shows may be listed twice. Hanna-Barbera won eight Emmy Awards. Warner Bros. Animation absorbed Hanna-Barbera in 2001.
For subsequent productions featuring Hanna-Barbera created characters, see Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation.
Key for below: = Won the Emmy AwardMr. Jinx
Mr. Jinx or Mr. Jinks can mean:
Mr. Jinks, the cat from the cartoon Pixie & Dixie and Mr. Jinks, part of The Huckleberry Hound Show.
Mr Jinks, a Thooughbred acehose
Mr. Jinx, the cat from the movie Meet the Parents and the subsequent sequels Meet the Fockers and Little Fockers.
"Mr. Jinx", a song by Quarashi.
Mr. Jinx, an alien crewman from the webcomic Starslip Crisis.
Mr. Jinks Buys a Dress, a 1913 film.
Mr. Jinx, the cycling monkey on the mountain bike video "Monkey see - Monkey do!" (1995) by mountain bike trial legend Hans "No Way" Rey Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks is a Hanna-Barbera cartoon that featured as a regular segment of the television series The Huckleberry Hound Show from 1958 to 1961.Randy Van Horne
Randy Van Horne (February 10, 1924 – September 26, 2007) was an American singer and musician. Van Horne's musical group, the Randy Van Horne Singers, performed the theme songs for many classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons including The Flintstones, Top Cat, The Jetsons, and The Huckleberry Hound Show.The Quick Draw McGraw Show
The Quick Draw McGraw Show is the third cartoon television production created by Hanna-Barbera, starring an anthropomorphic cartoon horse named Quick Draw McGraw following their success with The Ruff and Reddy Show and The Huckleberry Hound Show. The show debuted in syndication in the fall of 1959, sponsored by Kellogg's. Voice actor Daws Butler performed the lead character, Quick Draw. The series featured 3 cartoons per episode, one each by Quick Draw McGraw & Baba Looey, father and son dog duo Augie Doggie & Doggie Daddy and cat and mouse detectives Snooper & Blabber.
Michael Maltese wrote most of the episode stories. Screen Gems originally syndicated the series.Tricks and Treats (Hokey Wolf)
"Tricks and Treats" is the pilot episode of the Hokey Wolf cartoon series, debuting in the premiere third season of The Huckleberry Hound Show on September 11, 1960. It was produced and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, while the story was by Warren Foster.William Hanna
William Denby Hanna (July 14, 1910 – March 22, 2001) was an American animator, director, producer, voice actor, cartoon artist, and musician whose film and television cartoon characters entertained millions of people for much of the 20th century.
After working odd jobs in the first months of the Great Depression, Hanna joined the Harman and Ising animation studio in 1930. During the 1930s, Hanna steadily gained skill and prominence while working on cartoons such as Captain and the Kids. In 1937, while working at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Hanna met Joseph Barbera. The two men began a collaboration that was at first best known for producing Tom and Jerry. In 1957, they co-founded Hanna-Barbera, which became the most successful television animation studio in the business, creating and/or producing programs such as The Flintstones, The Huckleberry Hound Show, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, The Smurfs, and Yogi Bear. In 1967, Hanna-Barbera was sold to Taft Broadcasting for $12 million, but Hanna and Barbera remained heads of the company until 1991. At that time, the studio was sold to Turner Broadcasting System, which in turn was merged with Time Warner in 1996; Hanna and Barbera stayed on as advisors.
Hanna and Barbera won seven Academy Awards and eight Emmy Awards. Their cartoons have become cultural icons, and their cartoon characters have appeared in other media such as films, books, and toys. Hanna-Barbera's shows had a worldwide audience of over 300 million people in their 1960s heyday, and have been translated into more than 28 languages.Yogi Bear
Yogi Bear is a cartoon character who has appeared in numerous comic books, animated television shows and films. He made his debut in 1958 as a supporting character in The Huckleberry Hound Show.
Yogi Bear was the first breakout character created by Hanna-Barbera and was eventually more popular than Huckleberry Hound. In January 1961, he was given his own show, The Yogi Bear Show, sponsored by Kellogg's, which included the segments Snagglepuss and Yakky Doodle. Hokey Wolf replaced his segment on The Huckleberry Hound Show. A musical animated feature film, Hey There, It's Yogi Bear!, was produced in 1964.
Yogi was one of several Hanna-Barbera characters to have a collar. This allowed animators to keep his body static, redrawing only his head in each frame when he spoke—a method that reduced the number of drawings needed for a seven-minute cartoon from around 14,000 to around 2,000.