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The Huckleberry Hound Show

When The Huckleberry Hound Show debuted in syndication on October 2, 1958, it launched the Hanna-Barbera empire--and radically changed the course of American animation.
After MGM closed its cartoon studio in 1957, Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera, the Oscar-winning directors of the "Tom and Jerry" shorts, started their own company. Their first cartoon series, Ruff and Reddy was used in a package show that included a live host, puppets, and old theatrical shorts. Hanna and Barbera realized that to succeed in television animation, they needed programs that were entirely their own, and The Huckleberry Hound Show was their first. Huck, who hosted the series, was an amiable, none-too-bright turquoise dog. No matter what ridiculous situation he stumbled into, his genial, good nature enabled him to come out on top, singing "Clementine" in his off-key Southern drawl.

The Huckleberry Hound Show


Cast and Characters
Voices
  • Daws Butler as Huckleberry Hound
  • Don Messick
  • Doug Young
    Recurring Characters
  • Huckleberry Hound
  • Yogi Bear
  • Pixie and Dixie
  • Hokey Wolf

Broadcast History The Huckleberry Hound Show
First Telecast:October 2, 1958
Last Telecast: April 24, 1962
Number of Episodes: 69
Number of Seasons: 4
Original Network: Syndication

Theme Song and Opening Credits

Theme by Hoyt Curtin

The biggest show in town is Huckleberry Hound
For all you guys and gals.
The biggest clown in town is Huckleberry Hound
With all his cartoon pals.
It's Huckleberry fun, it's for everyone,
So come on, gather 'round.
Get yourself all set,
Turn on your TV set
For Huckleberry Hound.
That oh, so merry, Chuckleberry,
Huckleberry Hound.

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