The Adventures of Champion (1955–1956)

TV Series  -   -  Adventure | Western
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 50 users  
Reviews: 6 user

The exploits of Champion, a wild stallion who befriends twelve year-old Ricky North in the American Southwest in the 1880's. Although Ricky, who lived on his Uncle Sandy's ranch, had a ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 50 titles
created 21 May 2011
 
list image
a list of 28 titles
created 18 Sep 2011
 
a list of 981 titles
created 24 Sep 2012
 
a list of 18 titles
created 08 Oct 2012
 
a list of 231 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Adventures of Champion (1955–1956)

The Adventures of Champion (1955–1956) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Adventures of Champion.

Season:

1

Year:

1956 | 1955 | unknown

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Champion ...
 Champion, the Wonder Horse (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
Barry Curtis ...
 Ricky North (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jim Bannon ...
 Sandy North (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
Blaze ...
 Rebel, the Dog (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
Edit

Storyline

The exploits of Champion, a wild stallion who befriends twelve year-old Ricky North in the American Southwest in the 1880's. Although Ricky, who lived on his Uncle Sandy's ranch, had a magnetic attraction for trouble, he was always rescued by the Wonder Horse, aided by the boy's other bosom companion, German shepherd dog, Rebel. Written by Andy Barsby

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

horse | 1880s | dog | uncle | ranch | See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 September 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Champion  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Champion was in fact played by four different horses. The original "Champion" that made Gene Autry famous in the movies is not the same horse that appeared in the 1955-1956 TV series. Champion easily earned his title of "Wonder Horse" by performing a variety of tricks which included kneeling, untying rope knots and dancing and prancing for the public. It died (buried at Autry's Melody Ranch) when Autry was serving in the military during World War II. The others: "Champion" (the horse of the TV series), a chestnut stallion foaled in 1940. The others - "Champion Jr." and "Little Champion" - were all used in Autry's postwar films. "Champion's" hoofprints can be seen in front of Graumann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Just a Minute: Episode #3.9 (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Champion The Wonder Horse
(uncredited)
Music by Norman Luboff
Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman
Sung by Mike Stewart
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Will champ save Ricky this week?
3 April 2002 | by (Streeb Greebling Acres) – See all my reviews

Damn Right he will.

I remember this series with a lot of affection, "Champion The Wonder Horse" as it was released in the U.K heralded the beginning of the weekend and a whole heap of action for my 6 yr old mind.

Living in London, and not even having a pet the wild adventures of Ricky, Champion, Ricky's Dog and Uncle Sandy (who never seemed to do anything, but always had a pearl of wisdom for the end credits) were a staple of Saturday morning's.

Basic adventures but ones that fired the imagination. Baddies would be trying to sell worthless land by shooting gold dust into the ground, but Ricky and Champ would foil their plans, hiding from baddies Ricky would put a branch on Champ's tail to wipe away Hoof print's and would generally save the day. Which is what most kids at that age would love to do.

Light and harmless entertainment that was truly innocent, a great series and where is the DVD!


10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Saturday morning pictures.. pigeye-jackson
Was great kevin-hepworth
Discuss The Adventures of Champion (1955) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page