Cattanooga Cats is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for ABC. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. It aired from September 6, 1969 until September 4, 1971. Events 3114 BC - According to the Proleptic Julian calendar the current era in the Maya Long Count Calendar started Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 476 - Romulus Augustus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar.
The show was a package program similar to the Hanna-Barbera/NBC show The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, except that it contained no live-action segments. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's
During the 1969–1970 season, Cattanooga Cats ran one hour and contained four segments. The year 1970 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 1970. During the 1970–1971 season, the segments It's the Wolf! and Motormouse and Autocat were spun off into their own half-hour shows. Around the World in 79 Days remained a part of Cattanoga Cats, which was reduced to a half-hour. Motormouse and Autocat ran concurrently with Cattanooga Cats until both met their demise at the end of the 1970–1971 season.
Cattanooga Cats depicted the adventures of a fictitious rock band similar to The Archies and The Banana Splits populated by anthropomorphic hillbilly cats: lead singer/guitarist Country (voiced by Bill Callaway), singer/dancer Kitty Jo (voiced by Julie Bennett), bassist Scoots (voiced by Jim Begg), and drummer Groove (voiced by Casey Kasem). Fictional groups that also existed - See also - External links 0-9 16Buttons Of Justice - Waterman For the self-titled syndicated version of the 1968-1978 animated television franchise of which The Archies were a part please see The Archie Show. Anthropomorphism is the attribution of uniquely Human characteristics to non-human creatures and beings natural and supernatural phenomena material states and objects Hillbilly is a term referring to people who dwell in remote Rural, Mountainous areas of the United States, primarily southern Appalachia and WikipediaManual of Style (spelling, articles should conform to one overall spelling style of English typically the one most linked to the article topic (if it is geographic A guitarist is a Musician who plays the Guitar. Guitarists may perform solo pieces or play with ensembles and bands of a wide variety of genres Dance (from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) is an Art form that generally refers to movement of the body usually rhythmic A bass player (bassist is a Musician who plays a Double bass, Bass guitar, keyboard bass or wind A drummer is a Musician who plays a Drum or drums particularly a Drum kit ("drum set" or "trap set" Marching percussion Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem, (born on April 27 1932, in Detroit Michigan) is an American Radio personality and Voice A fifth member, a mouse keyboardist named "Cheesie", was storyboarded but cut out of the series. A mouse (plural mice) is a small Animal that belongs to one A keyboardist is a Musician who plays Keyboard instruments Until the early 1960s musicians who played keyboards were generally classified as either pianists The group travelled around in a van, was chased by a female cat groupie named "Jessie, the Autograph Hound" (also voiced by Julie Bennett) and Kitty Jo owned a big blue dog named "Teeny Tim". The singing vocals for The Cattanooga Cats were performed by Michael Lloyd and Peggy Clinger, and an album collection of the songs was released in tandem with the series. A gramophone
Only nine cartoon story segments featuring the characters were produced:
The Cats also appeared in various "bumpers" between the other cartoons, but were best remembered for their animated musical segments. These cartoons showed a strong psychedelic and op-art influence and the Cattanooga Cats remain a cult favorite to this day. Modern psychedelia For "psychedelics" see Psychedelic drug. Op art, also known as optical art, is a genre of visual Art, especially Painting, that makes use of Optical illusions Op art is also known as
Loosely based upon the novel Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, this was an adventure segment involving balloonist "Phinny Fogg" (conceived as the son of the main character Phileas Fogg in the novel, voiced by Bruce Watson) and reporter teenagers Jenny (voiced by Janet Waldo) and Happy (voiced by Don Messick), who set out on a globetrotting adventure to sail around the world in 79 days and beat the original record set by Phinny's father. A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story Around the World in Eighty Days (Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours is a classic Adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first Jules Gabriel Verne ( February 8 1828 &ndash March 24 1905) was a French Author who pioneered the science-fiction An adventure is an activity that comprises Risky dangerous and uncertain experiences The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying Flight technology Phileas Fogg is the main Fictional character in the 1873 Jules Verne novel Around the World in Eighty Days. Janet Waldo (born February 4, Yakima Washington sources say born February 4 1918 [[Grandview Donald "Don" Messick ( September 7, 1926 &ndash October 24, 1997) was one of the most prolific voice actors of the second half The trio are in competition for both the record and a US$1,000,000 prize against the sinister Crumden (Daws Butler), who supposedly was the butler of the original Phineas, aided by Phineas' chauffeur, the idiotic Bumbler (Allan Melvin who did the voice of Magilla Gorilla), and Crumden's pet monkey, Smirky (Don Messick). Daws Butler ( Charles Dawson Butler; November 16, 1916 – May 18, 1988) was a Voice actor born in Toledo, Allan Melvin ( February 18, 1923 - January 17, 2008) was an American Character actor who appeared in several television Magilla Gorilla is the main character from The Magilla Gorilla Show, an animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera between January Donald "Don" Messick ( September 7, 1926 &ndash October 24, 1997) was one of the most prolific voice actors of the second half Unlike the other segments, Around the World in 79 Days was a serial with a continuing story, however, as with many shows made during this period, it has no specific ending.
It's the Wolf! followed the comic exploits of a wolf named Mildew (voiced by an uncredited Paul Lynde), who aspires to catch and eat a sure-footed little lamb named Lambsy (voiced by Daws Butler), but is always thwarted in this plan by the dog Bristle Hound (voiced by Allan Melvin). The grey wolf or gray wolf ( Canis lupus) also known as the timber wolf or simply wolf, is a Mammal of the order Carnivora Paul Edward Lynde ( June 13 1927 &ndash January 10 1982) was an American Comedian and Actor. Daws Butler ( Charles Dawson Butler; November 16, 1916 – May 18, 1988) was a Voice actor born in Toledo, The dog ( Canis lupus familiaris) is a domesticated Subspecies of the gray wolf, a Mammal of the Canidae family of the order Allan Melvin ( February 18, 1923 - January 17, 2008) was an American Character actor who appeared in several television Bristle would apprehend Mildew (usually after hearing Lambsy's cries of, "It's the wool-uff!"), pound him, and toss him sailing into the air, with Mildew screaming a phrase such as "Spoil Sport!" as he flies into the horizon and lands with a thud.
Essentially a motor-racing version of Tom and Jerry, this segment involved the antics of a race car-driving cat and a motorcycle-driving mouse. Types of racing Unassisted human racing Using only the Human body 's own Muscles Running: Cross country Tom and Jerry is a series of theatrical Short subjects (cartoons created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Auto racing (also known as automobile racing, motor racing or car racing) is a Motorsport involving Racing Cars It MotorCycle is the title of a 1993 album by Rock band Daniel Amos, released on BAI Records. Dick Curtis provided the voice of Motormouse, and Marty Ingels voiced Autocat. Marty Ingels (born Martin Ingerman on March 9, 1936[http //www Much of the segment's appeal lay in the bizarre cars that Autocat devised in his attempts to catch Motormouse, and in the pleasing, and unusual character voices and dialect. For example, Motormouse would often over enunciate words, saying things like "Chi-co-ry", and greeting Autocat with a friendly "Hey there, Au-to-cat" Motormouse resembled Pixie & Dixie in character design. 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
The show was produced and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The primary role of a television producer is to control all aspects of production ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking A television director directs the activities involved in making a Television Episode. William Denby "Bill" Hanna (July 14 1910 – March 22 2001 was an influential American Animator, director, producer, Joseph Roland "Joe" Barbera (; March 24 1911 – December 18 2006 was an influential American Animator, director, producer Mike Curb was hired as musical director and he co-wrote all the songs performed by the Cattanooga Cats, including the show's theme song. Michael Curb (born December 24, 1944, in Savannah Georgia) is an American Musician, Record company executive race car The phrase theme music usually refers to that of a radio program, Television program, or Movie. Ted Nichols composed the background music. Ted Nichols (born October 2 1928) is a former Composer and music producer.
Hanna-Barbera had high hopes for Cattanooga Cats to be a hit program, like The Banana Splits, but the show failed to attract a large audience during its original run. Brazilian Portuguese ( Language code pt-BR Portuguese: português brasileiro or português do Brasil) is a group of Portuguese Mildew Wolf, the most popular character on the program, resurfaced six years after the cancellation of Cattanooga Cats as the co-host, with Snagglepuss, of Laff-a-Lympics, this time voiced by John Stephenson. Snagglepuss is a Hanna-Barbera cartoon character created in 1959 a pink Anthropomorphic mountain lion voiced by Daws Butler. Laff-A-Lympics was the co-headlining segment with Scooby-Doo, of the package Saturday morning cartoon series Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics John Stephenson (born August 9, 1923) is an American Voice actor. Lambsy and Bristle Hound appeared in Yogi's Ark Lark. Yogi’s Ark Lark is an animated Hanna-Barbera TV-movie, intended to raise ecological awareness broadcast in 1972, it was part of
Reruns of Cattanooga Cats were not seen until the program began airing as part of the Boomerang programming block on the Cartoon Network, which later became a spin-off network of its own. Boomerang is a 24-hour American Cable television channel owned by Turner Broadcasting System (a division of Time Warner) For several months the UK Boomerang channel ran the musical interludes from the show, all of which ran to exactly 1 minute 45 seconds, as short (and unidentified) fillers before closing down at midnight. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located When the channel expanded to 24 hours, these interludes were dropped. The complete show has not been seen in the UK in recent years.