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Release Date:
9 September 1972 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Charlie Chan investigates mysteries with "help" from his large family. Full summary »
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(2 articles)
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Not-So-Amazing Chan? See more (8 total) »

Cast

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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Keye Luke, who plays Charlie Chan in this TV show, played Charlie Chan's Number One Son, Lee Chan, in the movie series.See more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Not-So-Amazing Chan?, 29 June 2005
Author: rpaca from Montreal

This is one of the more interesting interpretations of the legendary detective created by Earl Derr Biggers in 1925. For one, it is the only time an Asian actor had taken on the role (voice of Keye Luke, who actually played the Number One Son on the big screen). For another, it follows one of the more popular Hanna-Barbera formulae of the time: a family or group with a pet (in this case, Chu-Chu, probably a Shih Tzu). And for yet another, the voices of the 10 children that form the clan were provided by actors of Asian lineage. (However, Jodie Foster did provide Anne's voice toward the end of its shamefully short run.) While not a particularly amazing rendition of the Chan franchise, the Scooby-Doo-tinged misadventures of the well-meaning and highly dedicated clan as they try to be worthy of Pop's enduring legacy, coupled with the nifty transforming vehicle, make for a hilariously interesting supporting cast. Now, why the animators had to turn around and make Charlie into an incompetent figurehead when he was portrayed on the big screen as so much more is very hard to understand.

The theme track is only truly memorable, if at all, for the whispering male voice ("that's the Chan Clan").

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