Three teenage circus performers travel the country solving mysteries.






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(16 episodes, 1974)

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Ernie, Tod and Sandy Devlin were orphans who earned their living as circus performers. Ernie was a motorcycle daredevil, while Tod and Sandy helped out as mechanics. At almost every stop, there was some sort of crime or mystery that had to be solved by the Devlins. Hank was the owner of the circus. Written by Marty McKee <>

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Release Date:

7 September 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Devlin, o Motoqueiro  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The character of Ernie Devlin was inspired by Evel Knievel. See more »

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A perfect example of a bad cartoon.
6 November 1999 | by (Abbeville, South Carolina) – See all my reviews

Hmm, I dunno what they were thinking when they made this cartoon. It seems to be trying to get in on the whole 70's motorcycle fad, and maybe trying to cash in on Speed Racer's popularity. Devlin has some pretty lame plots, but the thing that makes it actually fun to watch is how horrible the animation and art is. I'm the first to admit that I can't draw, and thats why I do not attempt to make cartoons. I only wish the makers of this show had the same frame of mind. The actual characters look like typical Hanna-Barbara humans, though not cartoonish humans, just normal 70's humans. The backgrounds are the really funny part. Almost every background has HUGE, and very visible brush strokes. I dont mean little brush strokes like you might see on other cartoons of the time, I mean these backgrounds look like someone took a huge house painting brush, dipped it in a can of paint, and slapped it across a peice of paper once, then claimed it to be a background. This may sound like an exaggeration, but it isnt. Just see for yourself, this show still comes on Cartoon Network, in the wee hours of the morning on weekends. Also, the animation has a lot of copouts in it. Instead of animating a car or motorcycle, they just move the same drawing of it. And when he turns around on his motorcycle, they dont animate it, they have him drive off screen, then have the same animation cell, flipped over, come back on screen. I don't see how this show lasted as long as it did. The plots were just as bad as the art, I mean Speed Racer might have some bad animation, and bad dubbing, but the plots are wonderful and keep it entertaining. Though with this artwork, I don't think anything could have saved Devlin.

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