The Houndcats (1972– )

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A crack team of five specialists use daring to battle crime in this "Mission: Impossible" takeoff using animated animals.

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Series cast summary:
 Stutz (1 episode, 1972)
 Putty Puss (1 episode, 1972)
(1 episode, 1972)
Joan Gerber
(1 episode, 1972)
(1 episode, 1972)
(1 episode, 1972)
 Mussel Mutt (1 episode, 1972)
John Stephenson
(1 episode, 1972)


The Houndcats were five crack agents--leader Stutz, strongman Muscle Mutt, master of disguise Puddy Puss, electronics whiz Rhubarb and daredevil Dingdong--who received instructions of their latest mission via exploding tape-recordings and used their specialties to foil evil. If this sounds a bit like "Mission: Impossible", it's no coincidence. Sparkplug was the name of their car which took them to their assignments. Written by Marty McKee <>

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Release Date:

9 September 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La valle dei gatti  »

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(13 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Undeservedly Forgotten Cartoon
21 February 2007 | by (scotland) – See all my reviews

This De Patie Freleng offering was better than many of its contemporaries from Hannah Barbera. It was entertaining and didn't have any of Scooby Doo's predictability and sameness. It also had the of the best cartoon themes, although listening to the theme now I think the singers will start singing George Formby's window cleaning song at any moment. I never realised at the time it was a Mission Impossible parody. I mean, it's not obvious. Like Dastardly and Muttley and Penelope Pitstop it's set in a fantasy early 20th century. But the show had this wonderful recurring gag, based on Mission Impossible's trademark self-destructing record. Each week it would self-destruct in a different and totally unpredictable way. This show deserved to run for more than one season. In fact, I think it should be remade for today's kids.

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