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 »
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 Champion, the Wonder Horse / ... (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Ricky North (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Sandy North (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Rebel, the Dog (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
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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

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23 September 1955 (USA)  »

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Champion - ihmehevonen  »

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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 »

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Spun-off from The Gene Autry Show (1950) See more »

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Champion The Wonder Horse
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Music by Norman Luboff
Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman
Sung by Mike Stewart
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TV how it used to be.
7 March 2002 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

One of those classic gems of 50's made American TV. Innocent and wholesome, the bad guys wore black hats, the good guys wore white hats and the kid, the horse and the dog saved the day ! Brilliant. Period.


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