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The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan: Season 1: Episode 16 -- The Chans search for an artifact stolen from Westminster Abbey.


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9 September 1972 (USA) See more »
Charlie Chan investigates mysteries with "help" from his large family. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 16 of 25)

Keye Luke ... Charlie Chan (14 episodes, 1972)

Gene Andrusco ... Flip (14 episodes, 1972-1974)
John Gunn ... Tom (14 episodes, 1972-1974)
Lennie Weinrib ... Stanley (14 episodes, 1972-1974)
Cynthia Adler (14 episodes, 1972)

Jodie Foster ... Anne Chan (14 episodes, 1972)
Lisa Gerritsen ... Various Characters (14 episodes, 1972)

Robert Ito ... 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)

Brian Tochi ... Alan Chan (14 episodes, 1972)

Janet Waldo ... Various Characters (14 episodes, 1972)
Michael Morgan ... Scooter (13 episodes, 1972)
Hazel Shermet ... Various Characters (13 episodes, 1972)

Ron Dante ... Vocalist (6 episodes, 1972)

Series Directed by
Joseph Barbera (14 episodes, 1972)
William Hanna (14 episodes, 1972)
Series Writing credits
Max Hodge (9 episodes, 1972)
Eddie Carroll (8 episodes, 1972)
Jamie Farr (8 episodes, 1972)
Willie Gilbert (8 episodes, 1972)
Mark Kammerman (8 episodes, 1972)
Dennis Marks (8 episodes, 1972)
Sidney Morse (8 episodes, 1972)
Ray Parker (8 episodes, 1972)
Henry Sharp (8 episodes, 1972)
Harry Winkler (8 episodes, 1972)

Series Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... producer (9 episodes, 1972)
William Hanna .... producer (9 episodes, 1972)
Lewis Marshall .... associate producer (9 episodes, 1972)

Alex Lovy .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Hoyt Curtin (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Iwao Takamoto (9 episodes, 1972)
Series Production Management
Eric Porter .... production supervisor (5 episodes, 1972)
Victor O. Schipek .... production supervisor (4 episodes, 1972)
Series Art Department
Jim Carmichael .... story director (9 episodes, 1972)
Jan Green .... story director (9 episodes, 1972)
Earl Klein .... story director (9 episodes, 1972)
Nikita Knatz .... story director (9 episodes, 1972)
Bill Perez .... story director (9 episodes, 1972)
Paul Sommer .... story director (9 episodes, 1972)
Series Sound Department
Martin Clarke .... sound effects editor (5 episodes, 1972)
John Garwood .... sound director (5 episodes, 1972)
Lyle Hughes .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 1972)
Bill Getty .... sound director (4 episodes, 1972)
Richard Olson .... sound director (4 episodes, 1972)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Don Clay .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1972)
John Cumming .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1972)
Joe Dugonics .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1972)
Dick Blundell .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1972)
Curt Hall .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1972)
Norman Stainback .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1972)
Roy Wade .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1972)
Series Animation Department
Charles A. Nichols .... animation director (9 episodes, 1972)
Jim Davis .... animator (5 episodes, 1972)
Dick Dunn .... animator (5 episodes, 1972)
Cam Ford .... animator (5 episodes, 1972)
Chris Fussell .... layout artist (5 episodes, 1972)
Peter Gardiner .... animator (5 episodes, 1972)
Gerry Grabner .... animator (5 episodes, 1972)
John Gunter .... layout artist (5 episodes, 1972)
Peter Hartland .... layout artist (5 episodes, 1972)
Richard Jones .... animator / layout artist (5 episodes, 1972)
Volus Jones .... unit director (5 episodes, 1972)
Cynthia Leech .... animator (5 episodes, 1972)
Graham Liney .... background stylist (5 episodes, 1972)
Paul McAdam .... animator (5 episodes, 1972)
Terry Moesker .... layout artist (5 episodes, 1972)
Ray Nowland .... animator (5 episodes, 1972)
Yvonne Pearsall .... animator (5 episodes, 1972)
Stephen Pile .... layout artist (5 episodes, 1972)
Joe Shearer .... animator (5 episodes, 1972)
Stan Walker .... animator (5 episodes, 1972)
Monty Wedd .... layout artist (5 episodes, 1972)
Jayne Barbera .... ink and paint supervisor (4 episodes, 1972)
Daniela Bielecka .... background artist (4 episodes, 1972)
William Butler .... background artist (4 episodes, 1972)
Ron Campbell .... animator (4 episodes, 1972)
Bob Carr .... animator (4 episodes, 1972)
Jerry Eisenberg .... layout artist (4 episodes, 1972)
Gary Hoffman .... layout artist (4 episodes, 1972)
Bill Hutten .... animator (4 episodes, 1972)
Lin Larsen .... layout artist (4 episodes, 1972)
Ed Love .... animator (4 episodes, 1972)
Tony Love .... animator (4 episodes, 1972)
Jack Manning .... layout artist (4 episodes, 1972)
Bill McArdle .... background artist (4 episodes, 1972)
Cathy Patrick .... background artist (4 episodes, 1972)
Walt Peregoy .... background artist (4 episodes, 1972)
Don Schweikert .... background artist (4 episodes, 1972)
Joel Seibel .... layout artist (4 episodes, 1972)
Tony Sgroi .... layout artist (4 episodes, 1972)
Takashi .... layout artist (4 episodes, 1972)
Marion Wallin .... background artist (4 episodes, 1972)
Don Watson .... background artist (4 episodes, 1972)
Robert 'Tiger' West .... xerographer (4 episodes, 1972)
Series Editorial Department
Larry C. Cowan .... supervising film editor (4 episodes, 1972)
William E. DeBoer .... negative consultant (4 episodes, 1972)
Joed Eaton .... post-production (4 episodes, 1972)
Wendy Eggleton .... negative consultant (3 episodes, 1972)
Karin Whittington .... negative consultant (2 episodes, 1972)
Series Music Department
Don Kirshner .... music supervisor (9 episodes, 1972)
Lindsay Frazer .... music editor (5 episodes, 1972)
Hoyt Curtin .... musical director (3 episodes, 1972)
Series Other crew
Frank Paiker .... technical supervisor (4 episodes, 1972)
Iraj Paran .... titles (4 episodes, 1972)

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Additional Details

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30 min (16 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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This series was produced during a period in which any Hanna-Barbera series that contained kids, the kids would always have a rock band and do a new song every episode.See more »


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Yet Another Hanna-Barbera Cartoon That Jumps On The Scooby-Doo Bandwagon., 31 August 2015
Author: Dawalk-1 from Hialeah, Florida

I was in my late preteens when I came across repeats (which were new to me) on Cartoon Network back in the late '90s. I haven't seen every Hanna-Barbera cartoon ever made, so at the time, I didn't know about the amount of shows that imitated or ripped off any other. But after learning more about the less-than-interesting animation studio/company's track record and history, I know that I must not be missing much. Therefore, I'm not in any rush to check for the H-B shows I missed growing up. It's well-known (especially to me now) that Hanna- Barbera was one of the cheapest cartoon studios that ever existed (although Cambria Studios is even cheaper from what I read about them, yet it doesn't seem to get ragged on as much, probably because it had much less shows but still), as well as the most overrated. As such, I now decided that it's one of my least favorite animation companies. It wasn't always like this though. It took some time, but eventually they'd come around gradually with a few of their productions in the '80s, especially those that weren't/aren't T.V. series. As a result, there was more bad stuff than great and I now realize that there are only a few of its productions I truly like or have as favorites. If anyone like me has ever wondered why the majority of the founding duo's shows were so short-lived like I have, the aforementioned about them should answer your question. They deserved to get dropped as soon as they did. It also answers my question of why some adults are so against all cartoons, because of the stereotype that cheap 'toons like this are the only kind that are capable of being made and that all of them are a joke.

Sorry for the rant but I tend to do that when it comes to my passion and love for great cartoons, and I had to get what was on my mind out in the open. Now about the show. What else can I add that hasn't already been mentioned? I used not to mind this at all, but after noticing the difference in the quality of the animation in this and other, better, higher-quality shows, I've been having second thoughts for some time now. It's just among the same-old, same-old, formulaic routine as all the other crime/mystery-themed, Hanna-Barbera series following the original Scooby Doo series, "Scooby Doo, Where Are You?". As much as it pains me to say and admit it, I must concur with the fact that it isn't on the same level as the Charlie Chan movies, one or a couple of which I have seen and I found them more enjoyable. Although the animated Charlie Chan's kids were always the ones who did most of the sleuthing, at least for once, the writers could've and should've had him contributing to do more of the crime/mystery solving to make thing more intriguing. I want to truly like it and I wish it were much better. But for the facts that I and others pointed out, I find it too indefensible. Sometimes I wonder if it would've been better off if Hanna and Barbera had never founded their own animation studio or created most of their material (unless it was for feature-length films), as most everything by them and their studio is a waste of time, and almost only all kids would genuinely be into all of them, more so than any adults. But then, it probably would've taken longer for made-for-T.V. cartoons to hit the small screens and we probably would've had to wait until some people who were able to make better animation productions arrived on the scene. For better, crime/mystery-theme cartoons, I'd recommend Fillmore!, Sally Bollywood, Famous 5: On The Case, and Sandra, The Fairy Tale Detective, rather than any Hanna-Barbera. You seen one Scooby Doo-like show, you seen them all.

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