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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
12 April 1984 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Skip Tarkenton is a young animator who's just started with a low-budget animation company that produces "The Dippy Duck Show." As new guy... See more »
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Based on Jay Ward Productions See more (14 total) »

Cast

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Jim Carrey ... Skip Tarkenton (13 episodes, 1984)
Julie Payne ... Aggie Aylesworth (13 episodes, 1984)
Nancy Lane ... Andrea Lewin (13 episodes, 1984)

Jay Tarses ... Marty Fenneman (13 episodes, 1984)

Clarence Gilyard Jr. ... Roland Culp (13 episodes, 1984)
Don Messick ... Wally Wooster (13 episodes, 1984)

Teresa Ganzel ... Mrs. Sheree Winkler (13 episodes, 1984)

Jack Gilford ... Brooks Carmichael (13 episodes, 1984)
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Series Directed by
Rod Daniel (3 episodes, 1984)
Victor Lobl (3 episodes, 1984)
Gene Reynolds (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Writing credits
Allan Burns (13 episodes, 1984)
Herbert Klynn (13 episodes, 1984)
John Steven Owen (3 episodes, 1984)
Jordan Moffet (2 episodes, 1984)
Thad Mumford (2 episodes, 1984)
Dan Wilcox (2 episodes, 1984)

Series Produced by
Rod Daniel .... producer (7 episodes, 1984)
Thad Mumford .... producer (7 episodes, 1984)
Dan Wilcox .... producer (7 episodes, 1984)
Allan Burns .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1984)
Colleen D. Murphy .... associate producer (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Original Music by
Tom Wells (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Cinematography by
Robert F. Liu (13 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Film Editing by
Daniel T. Cahn (3 episodes, 1984)
A. David Marshall (3 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Casting by
Molly Lopata (13 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jacqueline Webber (4 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Bruce Kay (4 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Makeup Department
Frankie Bergman .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1984)
Hallie Smith-Simmons .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Production Management
Cheryl Downey .... unit production manager (5 episodes, 1984)
Bernard Oseransky .... executive in charge of production (5 episodes, 1984)
Ted Rich .... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Chavez .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1984)
Leonard R. Garner Jr. .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1984)
William A. Morrison .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Art Department
Matt Springman .... property master (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Sound Department
Bill Teague .... production sound mixer (4 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Lowell Peterson .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Animation Department
Herbert Klynn .... creative animation consultant (5 episodes, 1984)
Gerry Woolery .... animation producer / animator (5 episodes, 1984)
Ted Woolery .... animation producer / animator (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Casting Department
Chemin Sylvia Bernard .... casting assistant (11 episodes, 1984)
Geri Windsor .... executive in charge of talent (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pat Welch .... costumer: women (5 episodes, 1984)
George Marc Gagnon .... costumer: men (4 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Editorial Department
Axel Hubert .... Assistant Editor (3 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Music Department
Mark Vieha .... composer: theme music (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Other crew
Susan Becton .... production coordinator (11 episodes, 1984)
Jordan Moffet .... executive script consultant (5 episodes, 1984)
John Steven Owen .... executive story editor (5 episodes, 1984)
Abby Singer .... production consultant (4 episodes, 1984)
 

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Based on Jay Ward Productions, 1 September 2011
Author: Allen B. Ury from Costa Mesa, CA

I'm surprised no one mentioned that the fictitious "Duck Factory" studio was purportedly inspired by the true-life animation studios of Jay Ward, which brought us Rocky & Bullwinkle, Mr.Peabody & Sherman, Dudley Do-Right, etc. Ward was an infamous penny-pincher who worked his staff under almost sweat-shop conditions. Although he always pleaded poverty, Ward managed to squirrel away a sizable fortune for himself. (Which is the set up for this show's pilot.) To his defense, Ward surrounded himself with some of the best writers and voice artists in the business, most of whom were thrilled to work with him. Their enduring product speaks for itself.

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