Huckleberry Hound

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  • TV-G
  • 1958
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.6  (3,864)

Huckleberry Hound is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. It stars the titular character, Huckleberry "Huck" Hound, a blue anthropomorphic dog who speaks with a Southern drawl. The show aired from 1958 to 1962 and was created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, who had previously created Tom and Jerry.

Huckleberry Hound was one of the first cartoons to feature a recurring character as the lead, and it proved to be a success. The show featured three segments, each lasting around six minutes, and showed on different days throughout the week. The three segments were Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, and Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks.

The Huckleberry Hound segment followed the life of the titular character, who was a kind and easy-going dog with a penchant for singing. The show usually featured Huck in a different occupation in each episode such as a police officer, a boxer, or a farmer. However, no matter what job he was doing, something always went wrong, and Huck would have to figure out a way to set things right.

Daws Butler voiced Huckleberry Hound, and he did an excellent job of bringing the character to life. Huck had a laid-back personality, and Butler's Southern drawl added to the character's charm. Butler went on to voice other characters in the show, including Quick Draw McGraw and the narrator.

Don Messick voiced Pixie and Mr. Jinks, and Doug Young voiced Yogi Bear. Pixie and Dixie were two mice who lived in a house and were constantly on the run from Mr. Jinks, their housemate who was a cat. Yogi Bear was a popular character who became one of Hanna-Barbera's most enduring properties. He was a bear who lived in Jellystone Park and constantly schemed to get his hands on human food.

The animation in the show was relatively simple, but it served its purpose. The backgrounds were usually sparse, and the character designs were straightforward. However, the show's art style was consistent throughout its run, and the simplicity of the animation allowed the focus to remain on the characters and their adventures.

What made Huckleberry Hound unique was its ability to appeal to both children and adults. The show's humor was accessible to children, but the Southern dialect and references to popular culture of the time made it enjoyable for adults as well. The show's catchy theme song, sung by Butler, became an iconic piece of Americana.

The show's success paved the way for future Hanna-Barbera properties such as The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo. It also inspired a wide range of merchandise, including comic books, toys, and clothing. Huckleberry Hound became an enduring symbol of the Golden Age of animation and a beloved character for generations of fans.

In conclusion, Huckleberry Hound was an essential part of American pop culture in the 1950s and 1960s. The show showcased the talents of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, as well as the voice acting of Daws Butler, Don Messick, and Doug Young. It became one of the first cartoons to feature a recurring character as its lead and appealed to both children and adults. The show's impact can still be felt today, and it remains a classic piece of animation history.

Huckleberry Hound is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (64 episodes). The series first aired on October 30, 1958.

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Grim Pilgrim
21. Grim Pilgrim
April 11, 2017
Pilgrim Huckleberry Hound stalks a turkey with his musket, which becomes complicated with the arrival of an Indian.
Hokum Smokum
20. Hokum Smokum
April 11, 2017
Huckleberry Hound's Grandpappy Huck tells Huck about his days as an Indian fighter, and to hear Grandpappy tell it he won the West single-handed, until the real truth is told.
Scrubby Brush Man
17. Scrubby Brush Man
April 11, 2017
Nobody has been able to sell brushes to the householders of the 13th district. The company's top sales genius, Huckleberry Hound, is sent out to the terrible 13th.
Bars and Stripes
16. Bars and Stripes
April 11, 2017
Huckleberry Hound is the ruler of Alkatrash Prison, which no man has ever escaped. Nowhere outside the walls will the inmates find the luxuries he provides. There's a waiting list to enjoy the food, the swimming pool and the theater inside.
Two for Tee Vee
15. Two for Tee Vee
April 11, 2017
Huckleberry Hound is called to repair a TV set for a lady, but the family bulldog has other ideas.
Bullfighter Huck
14. Bullfighter Huck
April 11, 2017
Assuming a variety of identities, Huckleberry Hound tames lions, apprehends bank robbers and lassos dinosaurs with the help of his friends.
Huck De Paree
13. Huck De Paree
April 11, 2017
While Gendarme Huck is on patrol in Paris, Powerful Pierre robs a bank.
Ben Huck
12. Ben Huck
April 11, 2017
Ben Huck took a beating from the Mad Barbarian. It was so bad Ben hid disguised as a statue in Rome. A travel narrator who discovers his secret, is sworn by Huckleberry to silence because the Mad Barbarian is still searching for him.
Jungle Bungle
11. Jungle Bungle
April 11, 2017
Jungle Huck lives in the jungle, swings from tree to tree, saves baby monkeys from hungry lions, and summons elephants with his piercing jungle call. Persuaded to demonstrate before the camera, things don't seem to go right.
Huck of the Irish
10. Huck of the Irish
April 11, 2017
News photographer Huckleberry Hound is assigned by Strife Magazine to go to Ireland to photograph the never-before photographed Leprechaun.
Caveman Huck
9. Caveman Huck
April 11, 2017
Huckleberry Hound leaves his prehistoric cave in search of dinosaur meat for his hungry prehistoric dog, so he sets his sights on a big dinosaur. Unfortunately for Caveman Huck, the dinosaur has other plans.
Cluck & Dagger
8. Cluck & Dagger
April 11, 2017
The secret agency's top operative is the man of the thousand faces, Huck Hound. Huck is to deliver a case of top secrets to our ambassador in Rutabaga. Huck buys a ticket on the spy train headed for Rutabaga.
Astro Nut Huck
7. Astro Nut Huck
April 11, 2017
Scientists gather to hear from that super scientist, Huck Hound. When Professor Huck tells the group he is ready to send a man into space and needs a volunteer, the room empties and Huck finds himself alone.
Huck & Ladder
6. Huck & Ladder
April 11, 2017
Firefighter Huck helps a circus owner to recapture a gorilla on the loose.
Lawman Huck
5. Lawman Huck
January 1, 1970
Huckleberry Hound is performing all the duties for the derelict sheriff, who considers most duties beneath him. When Dinky Dolton is put in Huck's charge, Dinky's five brothers, who all come to rescue Dinky.
Hillbilly Huck
4. Hillbilly Huck
April 11, 2017
The century old feud between the Huckleberries and the Doodleberries has not been forgotten by the hill folks. Huck is unable to placate Lafayette Doodleberry and Huck's banjo and hat are peppered with buckshot.
Fast Gun Huck
3. Fast Gun Huck
April 11, 2017
Huckleberry Kid travels back to the old West with his faithful horse Mushmouth. All the shady characters leave when Huckleberry Kid enters the town. The sheriff asks Huckleberry Kid to bring in Teeny Terwilliger, the second fastest gun.
Unmasked Avenger
2. Unmasked Avenger
April 11, 2017
Purple Pumpernickel was the greatest avenger of all time. People who know he is also Huckleberry Hound call him Purp. He works as a servant in the castle and learns of wrongs which need avenging. The king is going to execute the prisoners.
Huck Hound's Tale
1. Huck Hound's Tale
April 11, 2017
Buffalo Huck sees his popularity wane. What's worse, attendance at the Wild West Show is falling off. It' s because Crazy Coyote has jumped the reservation and defied Buffalo Huck to come get him.
Where to Watch Huckleberry Hound
Huckleberry Hound is available for streaming on the Hanna-Barbera website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Huckleberry Hound on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 30, 1958
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (3,864)