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Release Date:
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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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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Did You Know?

Warner Home Video released the entire Magilla Gorilla series consisting of 31 episodes of Magilla Gorilla, together with the 23 Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long and 23 Punkin' Puss & Mushmouse shorts in a boxed DVD collection on August 15, 2006.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 "ER: Dream House (#12.6)" (2005)See more »


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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
He in the window MAGILLA GORILLA full of charm and appeal: handsome elegant intelligent sweet: he's really ideal!, 29 April 2004
Author: mamamiasweetpeaches from New York, NY

Wouldnt you want a gorilla like MAGILLA you could call your own? Of course not! He was a dopey over-bearing oaf as the other poster stated. I was just working on my 70s & 80s website ( when I realized I had almost "forgotten" about MAGILLA: then it all came flooding back to me and I couldnt believe I ever forgot! MAGILLA GORILLA was a 70s cartoon (in the 70s when we kids had no cable and thus had to watch whatever slim pickins TV offered) it was about a gorilla that lived in the window of Mr Peebles pet shop. Mr Peebles wanted like the devil to rid himself of Magilla but even when Magilla got bought the unsatisfied customer would bring him back by episodes end. The one person who actually loved Magilla was the cutest little girl in the world O.G. ("Because I always say "oh gee!") But even that must not have worked out cuz sure enough tomorrow morning Magilla was back in the shop. This show also featured Mush-Mouse and Pumpkin-Puss(who I vaguely remember but not as well as I remember...)and Ricochet Rabbit and Droop-Along("Bing bing bing!!!Ricochet Rabbit!!!") This is a show that as much as I loved it as a kid Im sure that I would feel rather CLOCKWORK ORANGE trying to sit through it as an adult.

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