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Series cast summary:
Vern Louden ...
 Ragland T. Tiger / ... (23 episodes, 1950-1957)
Roy Whaley ...
 Narrator / ... (23 episodes, 1950-1957)
Russ Coughlan ...
 Dudley Nightshade / ... (17 episodes, 1950-1957)
GeGe Pearson ...
 Crusader Rabbit / ... (13 episodes, 1957)
 Crusader Rabbit (10 episodes, 1950-1952)


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Release Date:

1 September 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs


(455 episodes) | (13 episodes)

Sound Mix:


(1949)| (1957)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was producer Jay Ward's first animated series and the first made-for-television cartoon series, but since it was sold city by city and not directly to a network, it isn't always recognized as the first animated TV-series (despite being broadcast in 1949, earlier than any other animated TV-series). See more »

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An inspired pioneering animation treasure..
23 November 2001 | by (Fort Lauderdale) – See all my reviews

What a pity that "Crusader Rabbit," Jay Ward's first wild and wacky TV animation series is all but lost to the modern world. Only five-minutes long, each segment was a splendid combination of humor, satire and comedy that was a delight for 1950's children and adults. "Crusader Rabbit" is the seminal work that led Ward to go on and produce such memorable series as "Rocky and Bullwinkle," "Dudley Do-Right," and "George of the Jungle." Can't someone get this material back into circulation on video or dvd? It is a gem in its own right as well as an important first step in the evolution of TV animation and satire.

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