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The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan 

Charlie Chan investigates mysteries with "help" from his large family.

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Series cast summary:
 Charlie Chan 14 episodes, 1972
John Gunn ...
Cynthia Adler
 Various Characters 14 episodes, 1972
 Henry Chan 14 episodes, 1972
Beverly Kushida ...
 Nancy Chan 14 episodes, 1972
Cherylene Lee ...
 Mimi Chan / ... 14 episodes, 1972
Don Messick ...
 Chu-Chu / ... 14 episodes, 1972
 Alan Chan 14 episodes, 1972
 Various Characters 14 episodes, 1972
Michael Morgan ...
Hazel Shermet ...
 Various Characters 13 episodes, 1972


A Saturday morning cartoon show for kids, this features Charlie Chan and his multitudinous progeny as they solve crimes with the help of a transforming van. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Release Date:

9 September 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amazing Chan Clan  »

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(16 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This series premiered five months after what would have been Charlie Chan creator Earl Derr Biggers's 88th birthday. See more »

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Very so-so cartoon
4 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

I only saw these episodes in syndication and it only adds to the theory of how generic some of the animation in Hanna-Barbera cartoons were back in the 1970s. In another "Scooby-Doo" rip-off (even though it was based on Charlie Chan movies), "The Amazing Chan..." always had a mystery to solve where Chan's kids would figure out the mystery and Chan himself would add the finishing touches. But the most generic element of this cartoon (other than the tendency for the characters to pass the same scenery whenever they're running or riding in a car) was to see the kids play in the band. They were always moving the same way while different songs were playing (notice the two kids in the back playing horns and trumpets but you hear none of those instruments, as well as the girl playing the tambourines; same goes for the guy just tapping the drums and the lead singer just moving his/her lips, not matching any of the lyrics). Maybe kids weren't supposed to notice these things, but hey, I did.

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