Josie and the Pussycats

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  • TV-G
  • 1970
  • 1 Season
  • 6.2  (2,256)

Josie and the Pussycats is an animated television show produced by Hanna-Barbera and released by Warner Bros. from 1970 to 1972. It is based on an Archie Comics series of the same name, created by Dan DeCarlo. The show follows the adventures of three teenage girls – the titular Josie, Valerie, and Melody – who form a rock band with their friends Alan and Alexander. Together, they travel the world, competing in music competitions and solving mysteries along the way.

The show starred several notable voice actors, including Janet Waldo as Josie, Sherry Alberoni as Melody, Casey Kasem as Alexander, Jackie Joseph as Valerie, Jerry Dexter as Alan, and Don Messick as Sebastian, the group's cat mascot. The characters were all distinct and memorable, with Josie as the fearless leader, Valerie as the level-headed guitarist, and Melody as the bubbly drummer. Alan and Alexander provided comic relief, while Sebastian frequently saved the day with his feline instincts.

The music was a major part of the show's appeal, with Josie and the Pussycats performing catchy pop songs in every episode. The songs were written by Hoyt Curtin and performed by Cathy Dougher, Patrice Holloway, and Sally Stevens, with backing vocals by The Ron Hicklin Singers. The show's theme song, "Josie and the Pussycats", became a hit in its own right and was covered by several artists over the years.

Despite its light-hearted premise, the show tackled a number of topical issues, such as environmentalism, women's rights, and corporate greed. In one episode, the Pussycats discover a factory polluting a river and work to expose the owners. In another, they compete against a group of male musicians who don't believe women can rock. These episodes added depth to the characters and showed that even a cartoon about a rock band could have something important to say.

The show was also known for its rotating cast of guest stars, ranging from real-life musicians like Davy Jones of The Monkees to fictional characters like Batman and Robin. These appearances added to the show's fun, campy vibe and gave viewers something to look forward to each week.

Josie and the Pussycats was well-received during its original run and still has a dedicated fanbase today. Its legacy can be seen in modern shows like Jem and the Holograms and the recent Josie and the Pussycats comic book series. The show's enduring popularity is a testament to its timeless appeal and the enduring charm of its characters.

Overall, Josie and the Pussycats was a fun, upbeat show that entertained viewers with its catchy music, engaging characters, and wacky adventures. It remains a beloved part of Hanna-Barbera's legacy and a classic example of 70s animation.

Josie and the Pussycats is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on September 12, 1970.

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Don't Count On A Countess
16. Don't Count On A Countess
January 2, 1971
Josie and the Pussycats nearly get early retirement when they board an empty yacht controlled by a designing countess who seeks to prematurely age the girls.
The Jumpin' Jupiter Affair
15. The Jumpin' Jupiter Affair
December 19, 1970
During a trek through the Peruvian mountains, the Pussycats are attracted to an eerie green glow vibrating behind a mysteriously deserted village.
Spy School Spoof
14. Spy School Spoof
December 12, 1970
The Pussycats accidentally get their paws on a top secret blueprint intended for the World Scientific Foundation and are returning the material to the Foundation when intercepted by The Lazer. He is a maniacal wizard who schemes to build a device from the blueprint capable of stopping all the machinery in the world.
The Great Pussycat Chase
13. The Great Pussycat Chase
December 5, 1970
The Pussycats and their companions become jet-setters when they travel the globe in one day during a frantic chase. The Shadow, leader of a secret international crime organization, is after a black box handed to the teenagers by an Interpol agent.
Melody Memory Mix-Up
12. Melody Memory Mix-Up
November 28, 1970
Melody becomes a brain-child when Prof. Leighton, a renowned scientist, transfers a secret formula recorded on computer tapes to her brain.
All Wong In Hong Kong
11. All Wong In Hong Kong
November 21, 1970
The Pussycats become the target of an inscrutable Chinese man known as the Serpent when Melody acquires an ancient Chinese coin that holds the secret to great power.
Strangemoon Over Miami
10. Strangemoon Over Miami
November 14, 1970
The Pussycats are doomed for stardom when the dirigible in which they are performing at the World Expo in Florida takes off and lands on the island of Dr. Strangemoon, a diabolical scientist who plans to launch satellites that will attract comets and cause world-wide disasters.
Plateau Of The Apes Plot
9. Plateau Of The Apes Plot
November 7, 1970
The Pussycats are chased by a tyrannosaurus after a plane taking them to Puerto Rico makes an emergency landing in a forest.
Never Mind A Master Mind
8. Never Mind A Master Mind
October 31, 1970
The group stumbles on an impossible mission in Amsterdam when Melody, mistaken for a secret agent, is given a pair of wooden shoes concealing a miniature tape recorder and picture.
Chili Today And Hot Tomale
7. Chili Today And Hot Tomale
October 24, 1970
The Pussycats are involved in an atomic chase in Mexico when they are pursued by The Scorpion, a power-hungry ringleader who is after a vial of glowing nuclear capsules hidden in the hollow of Melody's drum.
X Marks The Spot
6. X Marks The Spot
October 17, 1970
The Pussycats befriend Professor Isaac Belfour, a scientist who invented an invented an invisibility formula. They take him along for their gig in Puddletown, England, to protect him from Mr. X, a former laboratory assistant who stole the formula.
The Midas Mix-Up
5. The Midas Mix-Up
October 10, 1970
A skiing vacation in the Alps accidentally leads the gang to the mountain fortress of Midas, a gold hoarder who has invented a gold-destroying blue microbe mist with which he is seeking to dissolve the world's supply of gold.
Swap Plot Flop
4. Swap Plot Flop
October 3, 1970
The Pussycats search for the Evil Eye, a mysterious figure with hypnotic powers, who has kidnapped Valerie and an Arabian princess.
The Secret Six Secret
3. The Secret Six Secret
September 26, 1970
After checking in at the Bombay Tilton Hotel, Alan, Josie and Alexandra are kidnapped by Kaseem, a political usurper who leads a band of hooded scalawags called the Secret Six, and taken to his sanctuary.
A Greenthumb Is Not A Goldfinger
2. A Greenthumb Is Not A Goldfinger
September 19, 1970
Over the Amazon, the companions become part of a cargo drop on Dr. Greenthumb's supply zone. Greenthumb, a diabolical scientist who schemes to destroy all living flora with his lethal creature plants, brings the group to his plantation where he sends them for a walk along his deadly garden path.
The Nemo's A No-No Affair
1. The Nemo's A No-No Affair
September 12, 1970
On their way to Pago Pago for a musical stint, Josie and her companions find themselves in troubled waters when the ship on which they are sailing is torpedoed by Captain Nemo, a swarthy scoundrel intent on avenging his great grandfather's name by sinking every ship in the world.
Where to Watch Josie and the Pussycats
Josie and the Pussycats is available for streaming on the Warner Bros. website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Josie and the Pussycats on demand at Max, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 12, 1970
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (2,256)