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Larz Bourne (story) (1973)
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Animated 'Saturday-morning' television cartoon about a race car.
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Alan Oppenheimer ... Additional Voices (unknown episodes, 1973-1974)

Series Directed by
Charles A. Nichols (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Larz Bourne (unknown episodes, 1973)
Len Janson (unknown episodes, 1973)
Joel Kane (unknown episodes, 1973)
Jack Kaplan (unknown episodes, 1973)
Heywood Kling (unknown episodes, 1973)
Norman Maurer (unknown episodes, 1973)
Jack Mendelsohn (unknown episodes, 1973)
Chuck Menville (unknown episodes, 1973)
Ray Parker (unknown episodes, 1973)
Larry Rhine (unknown episodes, 1973)

Series Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 1973)
William Hanna .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 1973)
Art Scott .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 1973)
Iwao Takamoto .... creative producer (unknown episodes, 1973)
Series Film Editing by
Earl Bennett (unknown episodes, 1973-1975)
Series Production Design by
Bob Singer (unknown episodes, 1973)
Series Production Management
Joed Eaton .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes, 1973)
Victor O. Schipek .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
John Ahern .... story director (unknown episodes, 1973)
Phil Babet .... story director (unknown episodes, 1973)
Larz Bourne .... story director (unknown episodes, 1973)
Steve Clark .... story director (unknown episodes, 1973)
Jean Franklin .... story director (unknown episodes, 1973)
George Gordon .... story director (unknown episodes, 1973)
Jan Green .... story director (unknown episodes, 1973)
Clark Haas .... story director (unknown episodes, 1973)
Herb Johnson .... story director (unknown episodes, 1973)
Dan Mills .... story director (unknown episodes, 1973)
Series Sound Department
Earl Bennett .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes, 1973)
Bill Getty .... sound director (unknown episodes, 1973)
Cliff Kohlweck .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes, 1973)
Richard Olson .... sound director (unknown episodes, 1973)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Barnes .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1973)
Ron Jackson .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1973)
Ralph Migliori .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1973)
Roy Wade .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1973)
Series Animation Department
John Ahern .... layout artist (unknown episodes, 1973)
Oliver Callahan .... animator (unknown episodes, 1973)
Robert Caples .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1973)
Dennis Durrell .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1973)
Venetia Epler .... background artist (unknown episodes, 1973)
Moe Gollub .... layout artist (unknown episodes, 1973)
Billie Kerns .... ink and paint supervisor (unknown episodes, 1973)
Fernando Montealegre .... background stylist (unknown episodes, 1973)
Eric Semones .... background stylist (unknown episodes, 1973)
Adam Szwejkowski .... layout artist (unknown episodes, 1973)
Robert 'Tiger' West .... xerographer (unknown episodes, 1973)
Ed Barge .... animator (unknown episodes)
Lars Calonius .... animator (unknown episodes)
Jerry Eisenberg .... character designer (unknown episodes)
Hak Ficq .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Frank Gonzales .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Harry Holt .... animator (unknown episodes)
Bill Keil .... animator (unknown episodes)
George Kreisl .... animator (unknown episodes)
Rae McSpadden .... animator (unknown episodes)
Margaret Nichols .... animator (unknown episodes)
Ed Parks .... animator (unknown episodes)
Don Patterson .... animator (unknown episodes)
Richard Thompson .... animator (unknown episodes)
Xenia .... animator (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Larry C. Cowan .... supervising film editor (unknown episodes, 1973)
William E. DeBoer .... negative consultant (unknown episodes, 1973)
Series Music Department
Hoyt Curtin .... musical director (unknown episodes, 1973)
Paul DeKorte .... music supervisor (unknown episodes, 1973)
Joe Sandusky .... music editor (unknown episodes, 1973)
Series Other crew
Frank Paiker .... technical supervisor (unknown episodes, 1973)
Iraj Paran .... titles (unknown episodes, 1973)

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30 min | USA:30 min (16 episodes)
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable Saturday Morning Fare, 8 February 2005
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

This was a very good enjoyable Saturday Morning cartoon show,with the expection of one flaw. For one,this was a clone from two of the most successful Hanna-Barbera cartoons of their day. First off,they took the mystery format from "Scooby Doo,Where Are You?",and secondly,bring on egotistical villains bent on destroying or conquering the world,and that came from "Josie And The Pussycats",and what do you put into the mix? Add three kids who love solving mysteries and a lovable talking car who can do anything! And what do you get? SPEED BUGGY!

Anyway,the storyline of SPEED BUGGY consists of a race-team of a group of teenage kids and their amazing talking car,who in almost every episode get into some kind of predicament or another and from there ends up being on the wrong end of the stick with some mad scientist or diabolical villain bent on taking over the world. From there the kids solve the mystery behind the problem and from there they fall into the villain's own trap with nothing but there faithful and reliable car SPEED BUGGY to get them outta a tight situation,rescue the kids and saved the day,just in time to get back into whatever race that they were in and win the championship. Neat huh? But what makes this show standout and what made this interesting to watch is none other than the voice-over of actress Arlene Golonka as Debbie,the female counterpart to the show and the one woman who was in fact ran the show keeping her male counterparts,Mark,the leader of the group,and Tinker,the mechanic in check! Debbie in fact was a woman who was in a position of authority and the only character that kept things really under control. In other words,she was the boss! Another reason that made this show interesting too is none other than the master of thousand voices,Mel Blanc as the voice of Speedy. Also to point out was that the character of Mark was the only Asian-American character that was not be type-casted as a stereotypical role.

For those who may not recognize this actress,Arlene Golonka,she was fondly-remembered for her role as Millie,the girlfriend to the Sheriff of Mayberry,Sam Jones in the series,"Mayberry RFD",which was a spin off to the successful "Andy Griffith Show",which ran for three seasons on television(1968-1971).

But getting back to the animated series,SPEED BUGGY,this was in fact a long list of "Scooby" clones that Hanna-Barbera did a lot of during the 1970's,and these were the worst that came from the studio that was in fact "Scooby and Josie" clones that ran throughout the entire decade. There were a lot of them too. From "The Funky Phantom","Jabberjaw", "Clue Club","Goober and the Ghost Chasers","Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels","Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kids","The Amazing Chan-Clan",and to an lesser extent,"The Flintstones Mysteries". This was a series that produced 17 episodes,that's right 17 episodes!!! And to make it frank,it was shown on all three major television networks(Was first shown on CBS,then NBC,and later during the end of the 70's over at ABC)throughout the entire decade in repeats from its debut in 1973 until its run in 1979,and was in fact picked up for syndication(in repeats)until 1983. It this was mostly seen on Saturday Mornings as well as Sunday Mornings until the end of the decade.

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