On a Hound

The Original Opening

Huckleberry is usually associated with a type of blueberry. Well, at least this weekend’s classic cartoon honoree is blue – but a blue dog – Huckleberry Hound

Mild-mannered blue dog speaking with a southern draw who worked different job and loves singing Oh My Darling, Clementine

69 original episodes between October 2, 1958 – April 24, 1962

Hanna-Barbera’s second animated series (Ruff and Ready was the first)

First animated series nominated for an Emmy Award (1961)

Antagonist include Crazy Coyote, Powerful Pierre, and Dinky Dalton

Other characters in the Huckleberry Hound Show include Pixie, Dixie, Mr. Jinks, Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Hokey Wolf, and Ding-a-Ling

Voiced by Daws Butler

Show title in other languages includes Dom Pixote, Pes Filipes, Hakki-koira, Foxi Maxi, Akilli Bidik, and Braccobaldo Bau

Also appeared in Yogi’s Gang, Laff-A-Lmpics, and other post-classic shows

Mentioned in songs by George Clinton (Atomic Dog) and Janis Joplin (Easy Rider)

Classic Gag

Later Opening

A Tribute


36 thoughts on “On a Hound

  1. Ah, Hoyt Curtin, composer for many of the Hanna Barbera cartoons. As soon as I heard the first cartoon, I recognized the theme and immediately remembered the cereal connection! Also, Curtin often used a small choir like this one in a song form, you can hear it on the Jetson’s and the Flintstone’s themes as well. Brings back powerful memories of Saturday cartoons, milk and cereal, and an invisible choir singing to me 🙂 Here’s a link to Curtin’s bio in IMBD http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006022/

    Thanks, Frank!


  2. I never liked Hanna Barbera stuff, as i thought that they didn’t have the same quality of animation as the earlier cartoons of the 40’s and 50’s. Just my bias i suppose, but a great cartoon flash-back none the less.


  3. Before I read your post, I was JUST reminiscing about childhood and its cartoons…ohhhh, thank you so much for sharing this!!! I might not have otherwise watched it and smiled 😉


  4. I agree with everyone with the opinion that HH was inferior animation, but I still watched HH when I was a kid just for a cartoon fix. When I was a youngster I could not have enough cartoons bouncing off my eyeballs. And last week as a middle age-ster, I saw “Brave” at the multiplex. I don’t think it’s often that HH appears in the same comment as the brilliant work produced by Pixar. Thanks for HH’s back story and the clips, especially the old b&w opening with the Kellogg’s rooster. I used to try to imitate his cock-a-doodle-do at the top of my lungs. I guess Ritalin wasn’t around in those days.


    • Weebs,
      I know that during my early years, I loved cartoons. Sure, I had favorites, but I don’t think I measured it by creators as Looney Tunes vs Hanna-Barbera. Well said … and thanks for visiting.


  5. I certainly remember Huckleberry Hound from when I was a kid, although I didn’t see the original broadcast. By I enjoyed the blue dog along with the other Hanna-Barbera’s animated animals. Thanks for the reminded.


  6. Very good. Am liking these cartoon Saturdays a lot. Now we’d had Huckleberry Hound, how about taking one of my favs, ol’ Deputy Dawg, out for a bit of walk? Would ya? Could ya? Dag nab it, go’an!


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