• 1973
  • 1 Season
  • 6.5  (328)

Yogi's Gang is a classic animated television series that first aired in 1973 and ran until 1975. The show features a cast of beloved Hanna-Barbera characters, including Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, and many others, as they work together to promote positive values and fight against social injustice.

The central plotline of the show features Yogi and his motley crew traveling across the country in their flying ark, or "Air-Ship", on a mission to help people in need and stop villains who are causing harm to the environment and the community. They encounter a variety of challenges and obstacles along the way, including hazardous weather conditions, dangerous animals, and ruthless antagonists. But through teamwork, perseverance, and their collective talents, they manage to overcome these obstacles and make a difference in the lives of those they meet.

Each episode of Yogi's Gang deals with a different social issue or moral lesson, such as pollution, conservation, empathy, and the importance of education. The characters use humor and lightheartedness to communicate these values, making the show entertaining as well as educational. The messages are conveyed in a way that is easy for children to understand, helping them to develop a sense of social responsibility and empathy for others.

Daws Butler, Josh Albee, and Julie Bennett are some of the voice actors who bring the characters to life. Butler provides the iconic voice of Yogi Bear as well as a number of other beloved characters in the Hanna-Barbera universe. Albee voices the character of Scare Bear while Bennett voices Cindy Bear. Together, they create a lively and engaging world for viewers to enjoy.

The animation style of Yogi's Gang is typical of Hanna-Barbera productions of the time, with vivid colors, simple designs, and limited animation. Nonetheless, the artistry and detailing that went into the backgrounds and character designs are quite exceptional, especially given the time and budgetary constraints of the era. In many ways, the show was emblematic of the innocence and charm of 1970s animation, with its upbeat music, humor, and positive messages.

Despite its many merits and successes, Yogi's Gang was not without controversy. Some critics accused the show of being too preachy and overly simplistic in its treatment of social issues. Others felt that it lacked the depth and complexity of other animated shows of the time, such as the more adult-oriented works of Ralph Bakshi or the imaginative world building of Anime. Nonetheless, the majority of viewers responded positively to the show, and it remains a beloved classic of animation history to this day.

In summary, Yogi's Gang is a classic animated television series that offers a lighthearted yet meaningful exploration of social issues and moral lessons. With its engaging characters, charming animation, and catchy music, it continues to delight viewers of all ages and to inspire a sense of social responsibility and empathy for others. If you are a fan of classic animation or looking for something fun and educational to watch with your kids, Yogi's Gang is a must-see.

YOGI'S GANG is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (15 episodes). The series first aired on September 1, 1973.

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Mr. Hothead
15. Mr. Hothead
December 15, 1973
A villain named Hothead wants to use Cindy Bear's dude ranch to encourage quick-tempered people such as himself.
Captain Swipe
14. Captain Swipe
December 8, 1973
A pirate, Captain Swipe, tricks Wally Gator into stealing the ark.
Lotta Litter
13. Lotta Litter
November 24, 1973
The arrival of messy Lotta Litter threatens the cleanliness of Jellystone Park.
Mr. Smog
12. Mr. Smog
November 17, 1973
Mr. Smog convinces Magilla, Peter, and Snagglepuss to install a polluting engine in the ark.
The Envy Brothers
11. The Envy Brothers
December 1, 1973
The gang plans to help reopen a circus, but the Envy Brothers try to thwart their efforts by making them jealous of each other.
The Sheik of Selfishness
10. The Sheik of Selfishness
November 10, 1973
The Sheik of Selfishness tries to make Yogi as selfish as he is.
Mr. Vandal
9. Mr. Vandal
November 3, 1973
After the gang transforms a rundown western town into a tourist attraction, Mr. Vandal tries to destroy it.
Mr. Waste
8. Mr. Waste
October 27, 1973
Yogi and the gang meet Mr. Waste, who vows to make them wasteful.
Mr. Cheater
7. Mr. Cheater
October 20, 1973
Mr. Cheater attempts to capture Yogi's ship to aid him as he cheats people all over the world.
Mr. Sloppy
6. Mr. Sloppy
October 13, 1973
Mr. Sloppy tries to steal the ark and make the gang untidy.
Gossipy Witch
5. Gossipy Witch
October 6, 1973
Yogi and his gang encounter the wicked Gossipy Witch, who attempts to end their civic-minded careers.
Mr. Fibber
4. Mr. Fibber
September 29, 1973
Mr. Fibber attempts to steal the ark in order to spread his lies throughout the world.
Mr. Prankster
3. Mr. Prankster
September 22, 1973
Mr. Prankster tricks Yogi and his friends, but the gang creates a happy outcome.
The Greedy Genie
2. The Greedy Genie
September 15, 1973
The Greedy Genie damages the ark and tempts Yogi's friend Smiley with gifts.
Mister Bigot
1. Mister Bigot
September 8, 1973
Mister Bigot uses a bigotry beam to cause friction and fighting among Yogi and his gang.
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YOGI'S GANG is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch YOGI'S GANG on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 1, 1973
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (328)