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30 September 1955 (USA) See more »
The exploits of Champion, a wild stallion who befriends twelve year-old Ricky North in the American Southwest in the 1880's... See more »
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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)

Series Directed by
George Archainbaud (14 episodes, 1955-1956)
John English (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
Ford Beebe (6 episodes, 1955)
Series Writing credits
Eric Freiwald (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
Robert Schaefer (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
J. Benton Cheney (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Oliver Drake (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Ty Cobb (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Maurice Geraghty (2 episodes, 1955)
Orville H. Hampton (2 episodes, 1955)

Series Produced by
Louis Gray .... producer (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Cinematography by
William Bradford (22 episodes, 1955-1956)
Harry Neumann (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Film Editing by
Jack Wheeler (15 episodes, 1955-1956)
Bruce B. Pierce (8 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Production Management
Armand Schaefer .... executive in charge of production (22 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stanley Neufeld .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1955-1956)
John Pommer .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1955-1956)
Melville Shyer .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1955)
Series Sound Department
Harold E. Wooley .... sound editor / sound (19 episodes, 1955-1956)
Art Klein .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1955)
Series Stunts
Bob Woodward .... stunt double: Jim Bannon (2 episodes, 1956)
Series Editorial Department
Anthony Wollner .... supervising film editor (23 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Music Department
Erma E. Levin .... music editor (22 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Other crew
Paul Gangelin .... story editor (21 episodes, 1955-1956)

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30 min (26 episodes)
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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 »
Movie Connections:
Spin off from "The Gene Autry Show" (1950)See more »
Champion The Wonder HorseSee more »


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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Will champ save Ricky this week?, 3 April 2002
Author: sirarthurstreebgreebling II from Streeb Greebling Acres

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!

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