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7 September 1974 (USA) See more »
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Frank Welker ... Chopper / ... (unknown episodes, 1974)
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Series Directed by
Charles A. Nichols (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Len Janson (unknown episodes, 1974)
Bob Ogle (unknown episodes, 1974)
Larz Bourne (unknown episodes)
Chuck Menville (unknown episodes)
Dalton Sandifer (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
William Hanna .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Iwao Takamoto .... creative producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Bob Singer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Jayne Barbera .... assistant production manager (unknown episodes)
Joed Eaton .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Victor O. Schipek .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Art Scott .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
John Ahern .... storyboard editor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Carl Fallberg .... storyboard editor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Gary Hoffman .... storyboard editor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Earl Klein .... storyboard editor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Paul Sommer .... storyboard editor (unknown episodes, 1974)
 
Series Sound Department
Richard C. Allen .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Bill Getty .... sound director (unknown episodes, 1974)
Richard Olson .... sound director (unknown episodes, 1974)
Art Scott .... recording director (unknown episodes, 1974)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Curt Hall .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Ron Jackson .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Jerry Mills .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Norman Stainback .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1974)
 
Series Animation Department
George Dane .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Jerry Eisenberg .... character designer (unknown episodes, 1974)
Owen Fitzgerald .... layout unit manager (unknown episodes, 1974)
Robert Givens .... layout unit manager (unknown episodes, 1974)
Bob Hathcock .... animator (unknown episodes, 1974)
Jerry Hathcock .... unit director (unknown episodes, 1974)
David High .... character designer (unknown episodes, 1974)
Billie Kerns .... ink and paint supervisor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Fernando Montealegre .... background supervisor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Evelyn Sherwood .... checking and scene planning (unknown episodes, 1974)
Robert 'Tiger' West .... xerographer (unknown episodes, 1974)
Peter Alvarado .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Frank Andrina .... animator (unknown episodes)
Roman Arambula .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Fernando Arce .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Tom Barnes .... animator (unknown episodes)
Cullen Blaine .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Jim Fletcher .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Bob Foster .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Jack Foster .... animator (unknown episodes)
Hugh Fraser .... animator (unknown episodes)
John Garling .... animator (unknown episodes)
Gino Giudice .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Frank Gonzales .... animator (unknown episodes)
Milton Gray .... animator (unknown episodes)
Larry Huber .... animator (unknown episodes)
Homer Jonas .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Jack Manning .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Floyd Norman .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Margaret Parkes .... animator (unknown episodes)
Morey Reden .... animator (unknown episodes)
Mike Reyna .... animator (unknown episodes)
Vive Risto .... animator (unknown episodes)
Joanna Romersa .... animator (unknown episodes)
Ken Southworth .... animator (unknown episodes)
Bob Trochim .... animator (unknown episodes)
Richard Trueblood .... animator (unknown episodes)
Carlo Vinci .... animator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Larry C. Cowan .... supervising film editor (unknown episodes, 1974)
William E. DeBoer .... negative consultant (unknown episodes, 1974)
 
Series Music Department
Hoyt Curtin .... musical director (unknown episodes, 1974)
Paul DeKorte .... music supervisor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Chip Yaras .... music editor (unknown episodes, 1974)
 
Series Other crew
Frank Paiker .... technical supervisor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Iraj Paran .... titles (unknown episodes, 1974)
Ray Parker .... story editor (unknown episodes, 1974)
Myles Wilder .... executive story consultant (unknown episodes, 1974)
 

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Original Idea Suffers From Repetitive Plots, 16 August 2008
Author: hfan77 from St. Louis Park, MN

More than 30 years before the movie Cars came on the scene, there was Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch. This Saturday morning cartoon from Hanna-Barbera was different from anything produced. There were no animals or humans, just talking motor vehicles. The show centered around wheelie, a red, non speaking stunt car and his girlfriend Rota Ree who battled an evil motorcycle gang The Chopper Bunch. Chopper, the leader tried to pursue Rota with no avail and the gang's attempts to wreck Wheelie always misfired and usually landed the bad cycles in trouble.

I thought the show was one of the most original ideas at that time but like many other cartoons, it suffered from repetitive plots. To make matters worse, it was opposite Bugs Bunny and ran out of gas after one season. The voice work was outstanding, including Frank Welker as both Wheelie and Chopper, Paul Winchell as hyper Revs, Lennie Weinrib as dimwitted Hi-Riser, Judy Strangis, the only female regular as Rota and HB veteran Don Messick as Scrambles who kept telling Chopper "I told you! I told you!" Even though Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch is rarely seen on TV, it deserves to be released someday on DVD. I told you. I told you.

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