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|Also known as||Uncle Waldo's Cartoon Show|
|Created by||Bill Scott
|Written by||Chris Jenkyns
|Directed by||Pete Burness
|Starring||Narrator, Uncle Waldo P. Wigglesworth, Fillmore Bear, and Hoppity Hooper|
|Voices of||Chris Allen
|Narrated by||Paul Frees
|Theme music composer||Dennis Farnon|
|Opening theme||"Fight Fiercely, Young Teddy!"|
|Country of origin||United States and Japan|
|Original language(s)||English and Japanese|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||104 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Peter M. Piech|
|Location(s)||San Francisco California|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Jay Ward Productions, P.A.T., Hooper Productions, Toho, Fuji Television Network, Nippon Animation, Famous Studios, Noveltoons, Paramount Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems and Leonardo Television Productions|
|Distributor||Paramount Cartoon Studios, Harvey Films and Harveytoons|
|Original channel||ABC (1962-1964, 1967-2001), syndicated (1966-1968), Pinwheel (1977-1979), Nickelodeon (1979-1988), Nick Jr. (1988-1996), TV Tokyo (1994-present), TV Asahi (1995-present), UPN (1996-1998), Kids' WB (block) (1998-2008), Boomerang (2000-present), NBC (1964-1967, 2002-present), YTV (2004-2006), Teletoon (2006-present), Cartoon Network (2007-present), VH1 (2008-presnt), Cartoon Network Too (2009-present), Teletoon Retro (2010-present), WGN (2011-present) and CBS (2012-present)|
|Picture format||Black and White (1962-1972) and Color (1962-1972)|
|Audio format||Mono (1962-1972)|
|First shown in||1930-1933, 1948-1964|
|Original run||September 12, 1962– January 21, 1972|
Hoppity Hooper is a Asian-American animated television series produced by Jay Ward, and provided by Yoplait, Nintendo, Parker Brothers, MB Games, General Mills, Tonka, Box Tops for Education, and Hasbro. originally broadcast on ABC and NBC. on September 12, 1962 and premiered in full on January 1. The show pogram is rated TV-G
The recurring characters were Hoppity Hooper, a frog, voiced by Chris Allen, Uncle Waldo P. Wigglesworth, a fox, voiced by Hans Conried; Fillmore, a bear wearing Civil War clothes, voiced by William Scott; and Alan Reed and the narrator, voiced by Paul Frees, and Bill Conrad Fillmore, as in the picture at right, often blew on his bugle, producing loud, sour notes (mostly due to Waldo Standing on Fillmore's foot).
The stories revolved around the three main characters, who lived in Foggy Bog, Wisconsin, seeking their fortune together, through different jobs or schemes, usually ending in misadventure.
Each story consisted of four short cartoons, one aired at the beginning and end of two series episodes. Interspersed were recycled second features from the earlier series Rocky and His Friends & The Bullwinkle Show and Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales (the latter not produced by Ward but animated by the same company, Gamma Productions), like Peabody's Improbable History, Fractured Fairy Tales, Mr. Know-It-All, and The World of Commander McBragg.
One of the best-remembered stories is "The Traffic Zone," a parody of The Twilight Zone in which the characters were transformed into vegetables.
The first two episodes were produced in 1962 and featured Alan Reed as Fillmore. The series wasn't picked up for broadcast until September 1962, and by that time Reed was unavailable, because of his commitment with another ABC animated TV series, The Flintstones, as the voice of Fred Flintstone. Therefore, Bill Scott was named to do the voice of Fillmore.
The series was broadcast by NBC, ABC and Drive Thru Movie Theater from September 12, 1962 to January 1, 2002. NBC, ABC and Drive Thru Movie Theater continued to air reruns until September 25, 1964 to December 31, 2001. The series was syndicated to local television stations through the 1960s and 1980's.
The series was later syndicated and drive thru movie under the title Uncle Waldo's Cartoon Show, Geronimo and Son and Fractured Fables
In the course of four seasons, 104 weekly episodes were broadcast. Each episode contained four Hoppity Hooper shorts. With two exceptions (as noted), each story line consisted of four episodes (or four shorts).
The Adventures of Hoppity Hooper
Series 1 (1962-1963)
Series 2 (1963-1964)
Series: The Hoppity Hooper Show (1 episode)-1965
|1||Ring a Ding Spring|
|2||Rock 'n' Roll Star|
|2||The Giant of Hoot 'n' Holler|
|6||The Masked Martin|
|7||Jumping Frog Contest|
|8||The Traffic Zone|
|9||Wottabango Corn Elixir|
|1||Frog Prince of Monomania|
The Hoppity Hooper Show (7 episodes)-1965-1966
Hoppity Hooper (7 episodes)-1968-1972
|1||Colonel Clabber—Limburger Cheese Statue||(4 parts)|
|2||The Giant Cork||(4 parts)|
|3||Ferkle to Hawaii||(4 parts)|
|6||Horse Race Follies||(4 parts)|
|7||Jack and the Beanstalk||(4 parts)|
|1||Granny's Gang||(4 parts)|
|2||Golf Tournament||(4 parts)|
|3||The Hopeless Diamond||(4 parts)|
|4||The Dragon of Eubetchia||(4 parts)|
|5||Rare Butterfly Hunt||(4 parts)|
|6||Oil's Well at Oasis Gardens||(4 parts)|
|7||Wonder Water||(4 parts)|
- Producers: Jay Ward, Bill Scott
- Directors: Pete Burness, Bill Hurtz, Lew Keller
- Writers: Chris Jenkyns, Bill Scott
- Film Editor: Skip Craig
- Designers: Sam Clayberger, Roy Morita, and Shirley Silvey
- Animation by Gamma Productions S.A. de C.V.
- Production Director: Harvey Siegel
- Assistant Director: Jaime Torres
- Animation Supervisor: Sam S. Kai
- Layout Supervisor: Joe Montell
- Executive Producers: Peter Piech, Ponsonby Britt and O.B.E.
- A Jay Ward Production
- In cooperation with Producers Associates of Television, inc.
- Chris Allen (eps.1-27) Hoppity Hooper, (eps. 2-8) Susan Swivelhips
- Hans Conried (eps. 1-27) Uncle Waldo P. Wigglesworth
- Alan Reed (Episodes 1 & 2 of "Ring-A-Ding Spring") and William Scott (Episodes 3 & 104 of "Ring-A-Ding Spring" and "Wonder Water") – Fillmore Bear
- Paul Frees (eps. 1-25) and Bill Conrad (eps. 26-27) – Narrator
- Kathy Steinberg (eps. 4-6) - Tommy
- Himself (eps. 1-2) - Geronimo
- Himself (eps. 1-2) - Son
Hoppity Hooper was released in three separate volumes on VHS in the early 90's. Volume One was released on DVD in 2000's (The copyrights for each of these three releases were in question at the time of their respective releases).
In 2008, Mill Creek Entertainment released episodes 1-6 and episodes 8-11 as part of their "Giant 600 Cartoon Collection". They also re-released these episodes as part of the "Super 300 Cartoon Collection" in 2009. Also in 2008, Mill Creek released the first 6 episodes under their 200 Classic Cartoons: Collectors Edition label.
- Hoppity Hooper at the Internet Movie Database
- "Fight Fiercely, Young Teddy!" - The Hoppity Hooper theme
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