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14 January 1964 (USA) See more »
Magilla Gorilla is a gorilla who spends his time languishing in the front display window of Melvin Peebles' pet shop, eating bananas and being a drain on the businessman's finances.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 5)

Allan Melvin ... Magilla Gorilla (31 episodes, 1964-1965)

Howard Morris ... Mr. Peebles (27 episodes, 1964-1965)

Series Directed by
Joseph Barbera (31 episodes, 1964-1965)
William Hanna (31 episodes, 1964-1965)
Series Writing credits
Tony Benedict (15 episodes, 1964-1965)
Warren Foster (12 episodes, 1964-1965)
Dalton Sandifer (6 episodes, 1964-1965)

Series Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... producer (31 episodes, 1964-1965)
William Hanna .... producer (31 episodes, 1964-1965)
Alex Lovy .... associate producer (31 episodes, 1964-1965)
Series Original Music by
Hoyt Curtin (1 episode, 1964)
Ted Nichols (1 episode, 1964)
Series Film Editing by
Larry C. Cowan (31 episodes, 1964-1965)
Donald Douglas (31 episodes, 1964-1965)
Greg Watson (31 episodes, 1964-1965)
Series Production Management
Howard Hanson .... production supervisor (30 episodes, 1964-1965)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Flekal .... camera operator (30 episodes, 1964-1965)
Frank Paiker .... camera operator (30 episodes, 1964-1965)
Norman Stainback .... camera operator (30 episodes, 1964-1965)
Roy Wade .... camera operator (30 episodes, 1964-1965)
Series Animation Department
Charles A. Nichols .... animation director (31 episodes, 1964-1965)
Richard Bickenbach .... layout artist (30 episodes, 1964-1965)
Jack Huber .... layout artist (24 episodes, 1964-1965)
Robert Gentle .... background artist (23 episodes, 1964-1965)
Fernando Montealegre .... background artist (23 episodes, 1964-1965)
Iwao Takamoto .... layout artist (14 episodes, 1964-1965)
Dick Lundy .... animator (9 episodes, 1964-1965)
Kenneth Muse .... animator (7 episodes, 1964-1965)
Hugh Fraser .... animator (5 episodes, 1964-1965)
Ed Parks .... animator (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Irven Spence .... animator (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Harvey Toombs .... animator (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
George Goepper .... animator (3 episodes, 1964)
Bill Keil .... animator (2 episodes, 1964)
George Nicholas .... animator (2 episodes, 1964)
Don Patterson .... animator (2 episodes, 1965)
Series Music Department
Nelson Brock .... composer: theme music (31 episodes, 1964-1965)
Hoyt Curtin .... musical director / composer: stock music (31 episodes, 1964-1965)

Joseph Barbera .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
William Hanna .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Lewis Marshall .... story director (11 episodes, 1964-1965)
Alex Lovy .... story director (10 episodes, 1964-1965)
Paul Sommer .... story director (10 episodes, 1964-1965)

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30 min (58 episodes)
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The series was produced by Hanna-Barbera for Screen Gems between 1963 and 1967, and was originally sponsored in syndication by Ideal Toys from 1964 through 1966.See more »
Chorus:We got a gorilla for sale. Magilla Gorilla for sale. Won't you buy him? Take him home and try him? Gorilla for sale. He's real, he's ideal and he's awfully cute. An ever living doll in a monkey suit. Gorilla, Magilla Gorilla for sale.
Ogee:How much is that gorilla in the window?
Chorus:Take our advice, at any price, a gorilla like Magilla is mighty nice. Gorilla, Magilla Gorilla for sale!
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Referenced in The Mudge Boy (2003)See more »


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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Don't squeeze the gorilla, 6 April 2004
Author: Puck-20 from Bannana Republic

Standard 60's fare from H/B. Obnoxious but good hearted gorilla is always trying to find someone to buy him so he can escape the clutches of Mr. Peebles and his pet shop. I never could figure out why he wanted to leave, though...he was paired with Ricochet Rabbit, a sheriff in the old west who ran so fast he bounced off of stuff, mostly cacti. Ouch. Voices were done by the usual H/B gang, Mel Blanc, Don Messick, etc. Allan Melvin, the voice of Magilla, was also the voice of Drooper from the Bannana Splits. Howard Morris, the voice of Mr. Peebles, also did Atom Ant as well as the Gopher from the Winnie the Pooh series. Jean Vander Pyl (Wilma from the Flintstones) also did some voices...

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