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Cattanooga Cats is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera
for ABC. It aired from September 6, 1969 to September 4, 1971.


1 Segments

1.1 Cattanooga Cats

1.1.1 Episodes

1.2 Around the World in 79 Days

1.2.1 Episodes

1.3 It's the Wolf!

1.3.1 Episodes

1.4 Motormouse and Autocat

1.4.1 Episodes

2 Voice cast 3 In other languages 4 Epilogue 5 Home Media releases 6 Possible CD release 7 References 8 External links

Segments[edit] The show was a package program similar to the Hanna-Barbera/ NBC
show The Banana Splits, except that it contained no live-action segments. During the 1969–1970 season, Cattanooga Cats ran one hour and contained four segments. During the 1970–1971 season, the segments It's the Wolf! and Motormouse and Autocat were spun off into a half-hour show. Around the World in 79 Days remained a part of Cattanooga Cats, which was reduced to a half-hour. Motormouse and Autocat ran concurrently with Cattanooga Cats until both met their demise at the end of the 1970–1971 season. Cattanooga Cats[edit] Cattanooga Cats depicted the adventures of a fictitious rock band similar to The Archies
The Archies
and The Banana Splits
The Banana Splits
populated by anthropomorphic hillbilly cats consisting of:

Lead singer/guitarist Country (voiced by Bill Callaway) Singer/dancer Kitty Jo (voiced by Julie Bennett) Bassist
Scoots (voiced by Jim Begg) Drummer
Groove (voiced by Casey Kasem)

A fifth member, a mouse keyboardist named "Cheesie", was storyboarded but cut out of the series. The group traveled around in a van, was chased by a female cat groupie named Chessie, the " Autograph
Hound" (also voiced by Julie Bennett) and Kitty Jo owned a big blue dog named "Teeny Tim". The singing vocals for The Cattanooga Cats were performed by Michael Lloyd and Peggy Clinger. Producer Mike Curb
Mike Curb
was the musical director for the series and co-wrote all the songs performed by the Cattanooga Cats. Ted Nichols composed the background music. An LP, The Cattanooga Cats (Forward ST-F-1018), featuring some of the songs used in the series, was released in 1969. The Cats also appeared in various "bumpers" between the other cartoons, but were best remembered for their animated musical segments. These cartoons showed a strong psychedelic and op-art influence and the Cattanooga Cats remain a cult favorite to this day. Episodes[edit] Only nine cartoon story segments featuring the characters were produced.

No. Title Air date

1 "Witch Whacky" September 6, 1969 (1969-09-06)

While traveling to a gig, the Cats meet a witch determined to use Kitty Jo as her replacement.

2 "Geronihoho" September 13, 1969 (1969-09-13)

A Native American chief chases tourists away to preserve his land, even in the modern day, until the Cats show him a better life in show business.

3 "The Big Boo-Boo" September 20, 1969 (1969-09-20)

A princess, her father, and her servant attend a concert of the Cats. The princess wishes she could do the dances, leading the servant to become obsessed with capturing Kitty Jo in order to fulfill the wish, in spite of the fact the people were to leave for home tomorrow. In the end, the Cats give her a book illustrating all the dances.

4 "The Wee Greenie Goofie" October 4, 1969 (1969-10-04)

A leprechaun has followed Kitty Jo's uncle home from the Republic of Ireland, and continues playing pranks on the Cats until they beat him at his own game. They turn down his pot of gold to let him free, and so he decides to hitch a ride with them.

5 "Mummy's Day" September 2, 1969 (1969-09-02)

The Cats manage to get inside a museum before closing time and get locked inside it.

6 "Zoo's Who" TBA

The Cats spend their day at a zoo.

7 " Autograph
Hounded" TBA

Chessie the Autograph
Hound stalks the Cats in order to get autographs and satisfy her fan club, inspiring a nightmare experienced by Groove later. When he awakens, he thinks his dream has been real, but what he thought was Chessie was only a police officer asking the Cats to play at their charity ball.

8 "The Caribbean Kook" TBA

A pirate invades a cruise ship where the Cats were booked to perform. After a series of plots the Cats foil, the passengers all think it was all part of the act. As a result, the pirate gets a full-time job in place of being a real pirate.

9 "Ghosting A-Go-Go" TBA

The Cats arrive at a haunted house, where its ghost is determined to trap them once and for all.

Around the World in 79 Days[edit] Loosely based upon the novel Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, this was an adventure segment involving balloonist "Phinny Fogg" (conceived as the great-great grandson from America of the main character Phileas Fogg
Phileas Fogg
in the novel and voiced by Bruce Watson) and reporter teenagers Jenny (voiced by Janet Waldo) and Hoppy (voiced by Don Messick), who set out on a globetrotting adventure to travel around the world in 79 days and beat the original record set by Phinny's father. The trio are in competition for both the record and a £1,000,000 prize against the sinister Crumden (voiced by Daws Butler), who supposedly was the butler of the original Phineas. Crumden is aided by his idiotic chauffeur Bumbler (voiced by Allan Melvin) and his pet monkey Smirky (voiced by Don Messick). Unlike the other segments, Around the World in 79 Days was a serial with a continuing story, however, as with many shows made during this period, it has no specific ending. Episodes[edit]

No. Title Air date

1 "The Race Is On" September 6, 1969 (1969-09-06)

2 "Swiss Mis-Adventure" September 13, 1969 (1969-09-13)

3 "Arabian Daze" September 20, 1969 (1969-09-20)

4 "Madrid or Busted" September 27, 1969 (1969-09-27)

5 "Mr. Bom Bom" October 4, 1969 (1969-10-04)

6 "India or Bust" October 11, 1969 (1969-10-11)

7 "Snow Slappy" October 18, 1969 (1969-10-18)

8 "Finney Finney Fun Fun" October 25, 1969 (1969-10-25)

9 "The Argentiney Meany" November 1, 1969 (1969-11-01)

10 "The Tree Man" November 8, 1969 (1969-11-08)

11 "Saucy Aussie" November 15, 1969 (1969-11-15)

12 "Crumden's Last Stand" November 22, 1969 (1969-11-22)

13 "Egyptian Jinx" November 29, 1969 (1969-11-29)

14 "Border Disorder" December 6, 1969 (1969-12-06)

15 "Troubles in Dutch" December 13, 1969 (1969-12-13)

16 "The Fiji Weegees" December 20, 1969 (1969-12-20)

17 "Hawaiian Hangup" December 27, 1969 (1969-12-27)

It's the Wolf![edit] It's the Wolf! followed the comic exploits of a wolf named Mildew (voiced by Paul Lynde), who aspires to catch and eat a sure-footed lamb named Lambsy (voiced by Daws Butler), but is always thwarted by the dog Bristle Hound (voiced by Allan Melvin).[1] Bristle would apprehend Mildew (usually after hearing Lambsy cry out, "It's the wool-uff!"), pound him, and toss him sailing into the air, with Mildew screaming a phrase such as "Spoilsport!" as he flies into the horizon and lands with a thud. Episodes[edit]

No. Title Air date

1 "It's the Wolf" September 6, 1969 (1969-09-06)

The pilot show. Mildew Wolf
Mildew Wolf
arrives to catch Lambsy so he can eat him for dinner, but didn't factor in the lamb's guardian, Bristle Hound.

2 "When My Sheep
Comes In" September 13, 1969 (1969-09-13)

Lambsy and Bristle are on a cruise ship headed for Australia so Lambsy can participate in a sheep show. Of course, Mildew shows up to make life miserable for the two.

3 "A Sheep
in the Deep" September 20, 1969 (1969-09-20)

A deserted island is where Mildew finds Bristle and Lambsy relaxing. Eventually it sinks.

4 "High Hopes" TBA

Lambsy is put in a hot-air balloon, and eventually joins Bristle in an airplane; all the while, Mildew is posing as the Crimson Baron (a parody of the Red Baron).

5 "Winter Blunder-Land!" September 27, 1969 (1969-09-27)

Winter has brought its snow, and Lambsy enjoys a variety of snow-themed activities whilst having to have Bristle protect him from Mildew.

6 "Merry Go Roundup!" October 4, 1969 (1969-10-04)

Mildew builds an amusement park just for Lambsy.

7 "Super Scientific Sheep
Sitting Service" October 11, 1969 (1969-10-11)

Bristle uses a closed circuit television camera system to help stop Mildew.

8 "Any Sport in a Storm" October 18, 1969 (1969-10-18)

Lambsy tries out a bunch of sports, all of which Mildew uses to try to catch him.

9 "Magic Wanderer" October 25, 1969 (1969-10-25)

Mildew and Lambsy, and later Bristle, use magic tricks in their ongoing battle.

10 "Runaway Home" November 1, 1969 (1969-11-01)

Lambsy decides to run away from home, but gives up after all of Mildew's follies, thus confirming Bristle was telling the truth when quoting the following quote: "Leave them alone and they'll come home, wagging their tails behind them."

11 "Smart Dummy" November 8, 1969 (1969-11-08)

Mildew makes mechanical dummies of himself to catch Lambsy, only to get beaten at his own game.

12 "Channel Chasers" November 7, 1970 (1970-11-07)

When Lambsy and Bristle get a new television set, Mildew tricks Lambsy into thinking he's a film director.

13 "Mask Me No Questions" November 22, 1969 (1969-11-22)

The Masked Avenger is Lambsy's favorite TV hero, and he writes a letter to the character to ask for protection from Mildew. When Lambsy finally meets him while running from Mildew, the actor's fear of wolves leads him to run away when he spots Mildew. Lambsy is disappointed and goes back to depending on Bristle.

14 "Freeway Frenzy" November 29, 1969 (1969-11-29)

15 "Slumber Jacks" December 6, 1969 (1969-12-06)

16 "Pow Wow Wolf" December 13, 1969 (1969-12-13)

17 "Ghost of a Chance" December 20, 1969 (1969-12-20)

18 "Lamb Scout Cook Out" September 12, 1970 (1970-09-12)

Lambsy has joined the Lamb Scouts, a fact to which Mildew uses to try to trap him.

19 "Wolf in a Sheep's Clothing" September 19, 1970 (1970-09-19)

Bristle and Lambsy search for Little Bo Peep's missing sheep, while Mildew tries disguises ranging from Little Bo Peep
Little Bo Peep
to Little Boy Blue, even playing a jazzy trumpet solo.

20 "To Beach His Own" September 26, 1970 (1970-09-26)

21 " Sheep
Scene Stealer" October 3, 1970 (1970-10-03)

Mildew uses Lambsy's stage acting lessons as an excuse to catch him.

22 "Kookie Cook Book Cook" October 10, 1970 (1970-10-10)

23 "Train Tripped" October 17, 1970 (1970-10-17)

Bristle and Lambsy take a train trip, and Mildew comes along for the ride.

24 "I Never Met a Lamb I Didn't Like" October 24, 1970 (1970-10-24)

Mildew takes advantage of Lambsy's boredom to catch him, going as far as being a pony customers can ride for 10¢. But then an actual cowboy shows up and has actually paid the dime for the ride, and rides Mildew!

25 " Cat
Caper" November 15, 1969 (1969-11-15)

Motormouse and Autocat[edit] Essentially a motor-racing version of Tom and Jerry, this segment involved the antics of a race car-driving cat and a motorcycle-driving mouse. Much of the segment's appeal lay in the bizarre cars that Autocat (voiced by Marty Ingels) devised in his attempts to catch Motormouse (voiced by Dick Curtis), and in the pleasing and unusual character voices and dialect. For example, Motormouse would often over enunciate words, saying things like "Chi-co-ry", and greeting Autocat with a friendly "Hey there, Au-to-cat". Motormouse resembled Pixie & Dixie in character design. Episodes[edit]

No. Title Air date

1 "Wheelin' and Dealin'" September 6, 1969 (1969-09-06)

Motormouse and Autocat compete with their racing machines when they receive new parts and upgrades.

2 "Party Crasher" September 13, 1969 (1969-09-13)

Autocat tries to crash Motormouse's party, not realising it is for his birthday.

3 "Water Sports" September 20, 1969 (1969-09-20)

4 "What's the Motor with You?" September 27, 1969 (1969-09-27)

5 "Mini Messenger" October 4, 1969 (1969-10-04)

Autocat attempts to put Motormouse's Delivery Service out of business.

6 "Wild Wheelin' Wheels" October 11, 1969 (1969-10-11)

Autocat's failed attempts to catch Motormouse without a car, prompt him to take drastic automobile action.

7 "Soggy to Me" October 18, 1969 (1969-10-18)

Motormouse becomes a firefighter. Autocat's efforts to bag Motormouse, end with him soaking wet.

8 "Crash Course" October 25, 1969 (1969-10-25)

Autocat tries to ensure Motormouse doesn't make it to the motorcycle race, but he gets himself in the race.

9 "Fueling Around" November 1, 1969 (1969-11-01)

When Motormouse mixes a new Super fuel, Autocat tries to mix his own, with explosive results.

10 "Buzzin' Cousin" November 8, 1969 (1969-11-08)

11 "Snow-Go" November 15, 1969 (1969-11-15)

12 "Hard Days Day" November 22, 1969 (1969-11-22)

Autocat creates a remote-controlled Motormouse Remover, complete with a missile.

13 "Tally Ha Ha" November 29, 1969 (1969-11-29)

14 "Hocus Focus" December 6, 1969 (1969-12-06)

15 "Kitty Kitty Bang Bang" December 13, 1969 (1969-12-13)

16 "King Size Kaddy" December 20, 1969 (1969-12-20)

17 "Catch as Cat
Can" September 12, 1970 (1970-09-12)

18 "Catnapping Mouse" September 19, 1970 (1970-09-19)

19 "Paint That Ain't" September 26, 1970 (1970-09-26)

20 "I've Been Framed" October 3, 1970 (1970-10-03)

21 "Match Making Mouse" October 10, 1970 (1970-10-10)

22 "Electronic Brainstorm" October 17, 1970 (1970-10-17)

23 "Brute Farce" October 24, 1970 (1970-10-24)

24 "Bouncing Buddies" October 31, 1970 (1970-10-31)

25 "Ramblin Wreck from Texas" November 7, 1970 (1970-11-07)

26 "Two Car Mirage" November 14, 1970 (1970-11-14)

27 "Alacazap'" November 21, 1970 (1970-11-21)

28 "Geni and the Meany" November 28, 1970 (1970-11-28)

29 "Choo Choo Cheetah" December 5, 1970 (1970-12-05)

30 "The Fastest Mouse
in the West" December 12, 1970 (1970-12-12)

31 " Cat
Skill School" December 19, 1970 (1970-12-19)

32 "The Cool Cat
Contest" December 26, 1970 (1970-12-26)

33 "Lights! Action! Catastrophe!" January 2, 1971 (1971-01-02)

34 "Follow That Cat" January 9, 1971 (1971-01-09)

Voice cast[edit]

Bill Callaway - Country Julie Bennett - Kitty Jo, Chessie Jim Begg - Scoots Casey Kasem
Casey Kasem
- Groove Bruce Watson - Phinny Fogg Janet Waldo - Jenny Don Messick
Don Messick
- Hoppy, Smirky Daws Butler
Daws Butler
- Crumden, Lambsy Allan Melvin
Allan Melvin
- Bumbler, Bristle Hound Paul Lynde
Paul Lynde
- Mildew Wolf Dick Curtis - Motormouse Marty Ingels - Autocat

In other languages[edit]

Brazilian Portuguese: Turma da Gatolândia French: Autochat et Mimimoto Italian: I gatti di Cattanooga Spanish: Los Gatedráticos del Ritmo

Epilogue[edit] Hanna-Barbera
had high hopes for Cattanooga Cats to be a hit program, like The Banana Splits, but the show failed to attract a large audience during its original run. Mildew Wolf, the most popular character on the program, resurfaced six years after the cancellation of Cattanooga Cats as co-host, with Snagglepuss, on Laff-a-Lympics, this time voiced by John Stephenson. Lambsy appeared in the television film Yogi's Ark Lark. Sky One
Sky One
occasionally broadcast "Cattanooga Cats" shorts in the UK in 1990, the segments were shown in complete isolation, broadcast neither as part of the original show or a new compilation. Reruns of the show were not seen until the program began airing as part of the Boomerang programming block on the Cartoon Network, which later became a spin-off network of its own. For several months the UK Boomerang channel ran the musical interludes from the show, all of which ran to exactly 1 minute 45 seconds, as short (and unidentified) fillers before closing down at midnight. When the channel expanded to 24 hours, these interludes were dropped. The complete show has not been seen in the UK in recent years. Home Media releases[edit] Warner Archive
Warner Archive
has yet to release the entire complete series to DVD. Possible CD release[edit] Curb Records, the eventual successor to Forward Records (owned by noted record producer Mike Curb), most likely owns the master tapes of the Cattanooga Cats album. Curb likewise has not expressed plans to re-release the Cattanooga Cats album. References[edit]

^ "It's the Wolf" at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on January 20, 2015.

External links[edit]

Cattanooga Cats on IMDb The Cattanooga Cats at the Big Cartoon DataBase It's the Wolf and Motormouse and Autocat at the Big Cartoon DataBase Cattanooga Cats according to Wingnut CattanoogaCats.info[dead link] Motormouse and Autocat at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on April 7, 2012.

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William Hanna Joseph Barbera

Original productions

The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show Birdman Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels CB Bears The Flintstones The Funky Phantom Grape Ape Hong Kong Phooey Huckleberry Hound Jabberjaw The Jetsons Jonny Quest Loopy De Loop Magilla Gorilla The Hanna-Barbera
New Cartoon Series Peter Potamus Quick Draw McGraw The Ruff and Reddy Show Scooby-Doo Smurfs Snorks Space Ghost Tom and Jerry Top Cat Yogi Bear Wacky Races

Amusement attractions

Hanna–Barbera Land The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera



Other media

Films Video games

See also


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Children's programming on the American Broadcasting Company
American Broadcasting Company
in the 1960s

First-run animated series

Rocky and His Friends (1959–73) The New Casper Cartoon Show (1963–70) Hoppity Hooper
Hoppity Hooper
(1964–67) The Beatles (1965–69) The Porky Pig Show Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales Milton the Monster
Milton the Monster
(1965–68) The King Kong Show
The King Kong Show
(1966–69) Fantastic Four (1967–70) Spider-Man (1967–70) Journey to the Center of the Earth (1967–69) George of the Jungle (1967–70) The Adventures of Gulliver
The Adventures of Gulliver
(1968–70) Fantastic Voyage (1968–70) The Smokey the Bear Show The Cattanooga Cats Show (1969–71) Hot Wheels (1969–71) The Hardy Boys (1969–71) Skyhawks

First-run live-action series

Lunch with Soupy Sales
Soupy Sales
(1959–61) The Magic Land of Allakazam
The Magic Land of Allakazam
(1962–64) Discovery (1962–71) American Bandstand
American Bandstand
(1957–87) Shenanigans (1964–65)


Top Cat
(1962–63) The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
(1962–68) My Friend Flicka The Jetsons
The Jetsons
(1962–64) Beany and Cecil
Beany and Cecil
(1962–88) Buffalo Bill, Jr. Annie Oakley The Magilla Gorilla
Magilla Gorilla


1960–61 1961–62 1962–63 1963–64 1964–65 1965–66 1966–67 1967–68 1968–69 1969–70


in the United States
United States