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Release Date:
13 September 1969 (USA) See more »
Dick Dastardly leads a fighter plane group to try ineffectualy to stop a carrier pigeon. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast [2])

Paul Winchell ... Dick Dastardly / ... (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Don Messick ... Muttley / ... (13 episodes, 1969-1970)

Series Directed by
Joseph Barbera (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
William Hanna (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Writing credits
Larz Bourne (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Michael Maltese (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Dalton Sandifer (17 episodes, 1969-1970)

Series Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... producer (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
William Hanna .... producer (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Alex Lovy .... associate producer (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Film Editing by
Richard C. Allen (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Pat Foley (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Production Design by
Iwao Takamoto (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Production Management
Victor O. Schipek .... production supervisor (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Art Department
Alex Lovy .... story director (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Bill Perez .... story director (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Sound Department
Richard Olson .... sound director (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dick Blundell .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Bill Kotler .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ralph Migliori .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Cliff Shirpser .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Rex Stevens .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Roy Wade .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Animation Department
Lou Appet .... layout artist (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ed Barge .... animator (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ed Benedict .... layout artist (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
William Butler .... background artist (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Emil Carle .... animator (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jerry Eisenberg .... character designer (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Izzy Ellis .... animator (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jim Fletcher .... layout artist (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
John Garling .... animator (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert Gentle .... background artist (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Roberta Greutert .... ink and paint supervisor (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jerry Hathcock .... animator (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Don Jurwich .... layout artist (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Lin Larsen .... layout artist (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jack Manning .... layout artist (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Bob Maxfield .... animator (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Marija Miletic Dail .... animator (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Kenneth Muse .... animator (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Charles A. Nichols .... animation director (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Iraj Paran .... background artist (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Walt Peregoy .... background stylist (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Curt Perkins .... background artist (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Morey Reden .... animator (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Vive Risto .... animator (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Carlo Vinci .... animator (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Dave Weidman .... background artist (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert 'Tiger' West .... xerographer (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Music Department
Ted Nichols .... musical director (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Other crew
Frank Paiker .... technical supervisor (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Bill Perez .... title designer (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert Schaefer .... titles (17 episodes, 1969-1970)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
30 min (17 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

Unusually for a Hanna-Barbera show, only two voice actors (Paul Winchell and Don Messick) provided all the characters' voices.See more »
Dick Dastardly:[Every time Klunk speaks to Dastardly] What'd he say? What'd he say?See more »


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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
These not-so-magnificent men (and dog) are strangely compelling viewing, 20 June 2001
Author: lee10538 from Chatham, England

OK, let me see if I've got this straight...

It's World War I, and retired Wacky Racers Dick Dastardly and Muttley the dog have got together with a couple of eccentric aviators, Klunk and Zilly, to form Vulture Squadron. Zilly is a devout coward whose catchphrase is "oh-h-h de-e-ear", and who frequently tries to hide by ducking his head inside his roll-neck sweater like a human tortoise. Klunk, the team's inventive genius, speaks in a mixture of English and bizarre noises which are accompanied by the most extraordinary facial contortions. Between them this not-so-intrepid crew spend all their time manufacturing incredibly elaborate machinery and aircraft designed to block American war reports by catching...wait for it..._a single homing pigeon_. And week after week Vulture squadron are easily outwitted by the bird's superior speed and manoeuvrability, as well as the fact that it has more brains than the lot of them put together. This always results in their planes colliding or blowing up in midair, which leads to some nasty falls for Dick Dastardly. Luckily his old sidekick Muttley has learned how to fly by spinning his tail like a helicopter, and is always willing to use this talent to rescue - in return for a medal or two.

I don't know about you, but it all seems a bit silly to me. But of course that's the point: the show's wild combination of loopy ideas and corny gags combined with cheap and cheerful animation, not to mention those patented Hannah-Barbera sound fx, make these not-so magnificent men (and dog) in their flying machines a strangely compelling viewing experience in a sixties cartoon kind of a way. (And the voice cast always sound as if they're having a lot of fun even if their characters aren't.)

I still think it would have been cheaper to buy a hawk, though....

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