Huckleberry Hound is a blue-haired Southern dog with a fondness for the song, "My Darling, Clementine", and is a jack-of-all-trades cartoon star, appearing as a scientist (trying to ... See full summary »
Josie & The Pussycats follows the adventures of a rock & roll band that comes across all sorts of adventures along the way. The group consists of Josie, their guitar-playing leader; Valerie, the brilliant tamborine-player; Melody, the naive and optimistic drummer; Alan, Josie's love-interest; Alexander, the group's cowardly manager; Alexandra, Alexander's pesky sister who constantly tries to upstage Josie and be Alan's main squeeze; and of course, Sebastian, Alexandra's fiesty cat. Written by
Adapted from an Archie spin-off comic, the animated version differs from the actual comic most significantly in the characters of Alexandra, Sebastian, and Alexander. In the cartoon, Alexandra and Sebastian are simply conniving and sneaky; in the comic book, Sebastian is the reincarnation of a witchcraft-practicing ancestor of the Cabots, and Alexandra can cast powerful magic spells while she is holding him. In the original Archie comic, Alex is a snide braggart who lords his wealth over everyone and sees Alan M. as his rival for Josie's attention. In the animated series, Alex is a meek coward who brags much more about the band's talent than his wealth. The animated series' Alex also seems to have no romantic feelings toward Josie. See more »
I enjoy this cartoon, but the comic series was different. They've changed it in several ways: Alan is now the love interest, not Josie; Alexander is now like Shaggy (maybe so they could get Casey Kasem to play him), and Alan is like Fred! I thought only movies could change the stories on which they were based! On top of everything else, Alexandra pursues Alan endlessly. This is weird!
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