Heathcliff (1980–1984)

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Scruffy Alley cat rules his neighborhood. Rejected monsters drive about doing odd jobs. Clumsy, lovable great dane gets into mischief without meaning to.

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An animated series based on George Gately's daily comic strip. Heathcliff, a bad-tempered cat, gets into various battles and adventures with Spike, the neighborhood bulldog, and with a gang of alley cats led by Heathcliff's rival, Riff-Raff. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Heathcliff: How far do I gotta run?
Hector: Oh, nothing hard. Ten miles.
Heathcliff: Ten miles?
Hector: Don't worry, just run five miles and then come back. Ha ha ha.
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DIC's better? Not feeling it.
9 April 2014 | by (UT, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm live-and-let-live when it comes to personal taste. It's just here I feel the need to bring my perspective. I think on the Garfield strips and then the cartoons, and they complement each other well with story lines that gradually build to the big comedic payoff.Not so much with the DIC Heathliff episodes. They follow Garfield episode pacing, and yes, good comedic playoffs, but that doesn't jibe with what we get from Heathcliff comics. They were single picture strips (occasionally an extra panel) with single actions and usually a single line that made it an ingenious running gag. That's the spirit of the Ruby-Spears eps; fast- paced with the comedy running in the whole plot process. I often laughed during the start, sometime in the middle, and at the big payoff. I enjoyed DIC (A biig help that they kept Mel Blanc), but Ruby-Spears' fluidity in their presentation makes it my unquestionable preference.


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