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Shirt Tales 

A group of cute talking animals wear colorful shirts which display messages reflecting each character's thoughts. The animals fight crime and tease the park ranger, Mr. Dinkle.




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Series cast summary:
Bob Ogle Bob Ogle ...  Digger 23 episodes, 1982-1983
Brian Cummings ...  Additional Voices 23 episodes, 1982-1983
Patricia Parris Patricia Parris ...  Pammy Panda 23 episodes, 1982-1983
Tony Pope ...  Additional Voices 23 episodes, 1982-1983
Steven Schatzberg Steven Schatzberg ...  Tyg Tiger 23 episodes, 1982-1983
Ronnie Schell ...  Rick Raccoon 23 episodes, 1982-1983
Marilyn Schreffler ...  Additional Voices 23 episodes, 1982-1983
Hal Smith ...  Additional Voices 23 episodes, 1982-1983
Fred Travalena ...  Bogey Orangutan 23 episodes, 1982-1983
Herb Vigran ...  Mr. Dinkle 23 episodes, 1982-1983
Joe Besser ...  Elmo the Elephant 13 episodes, 1982
Richard Balin Richard Balin ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
Walker Edmiston ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
Marshall Efron ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
Laurie Faso Laurie Faso ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
Buster Jones Buster Jones ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
Stan Jones ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
Sherry Lynn ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
Tress MacNeille ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
Kenneth Mars ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
Joseph G. Medalis Joseph G. Medalis ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
Henry Polic II ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
Robert Ridgely ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
Michael Rye Michael Rye ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
Rick Segall ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
Michael Sheehan ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
John Stephenson ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
Andre Stojka ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
Frank Welker ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
William Woodson William Woodson ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
Ted Zeigler Ted Zeigler ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1982
Sparky Marcus Sparky Marcus ...  T.J. Tiger 10 episodes, 1983
Joey Camen ...  Additional Voices 10 episodes, 1983
Victoria Carroll ...  Additional Voices 10 episodes, 1983
Nancy Cartwright ...  Kip Kangaroo 10 episodes, 1983
Bernard Erhard Bernard Erhard ...  Additional Voices 10 episodes, 1983
Ernest Harada ...  Additional Voices 10 episodes, 1983
Bob Holt ...  Additional Voices 10 episodes, 1983
Howard Morris ...  Shutter McBugg 10 episodes, 1983
Jimmy Weldon Jimmy Weldon ...  Additional Voices 10 episodes, 1983


A group of cute talking animals wear colorful shirts which display messages reflecting each character's thoughts. The animals fight crime and tease the park ranger, Mr. Dinkle.

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Created by greeting card designer Janet Elizabeth Manco, and featured on Hallmark Cards greeting cards. See more »


Spoofed in Robot Chicken: Poisoned by Relatives (2012) See more »


The Shirt Tales Theme No. 2
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Animals don't wear clothes!!!!
3 April 2002 | by gynyzyssSee all my reviews

Sweet Jesus! I cannot believe that no one has already commented on this spectacle of modern entertainment; a cartoon about the crazy adventures of a troupe of zany animals that wear "magical" shirts. The details of the show are still really sketchy, since I haven't seen this epic masterpiece since I was about twelve. I remember that the supposed "leader" of the gang is a stupid tiger, who always gets sidelined by the REAL stars of the show: Digger the Mole and the Bogey the Monkey, who was a simian representation of Humphrey Bogart (complete with cigar!!!! Not really; it was a banana...). For the sake of animal rights, I will also mention Rick the Raccoon. The stupid tiger had a female counterpart, Pammy Panda. Again, I can't remember certain things, like the rest of the animals, but I do remember that they were really into "S&M"........I can't back that up. The premise of the show was simple: they live in a tree in the middle of a park and a laugh riot would always ensue! When trouble, usually in the form of velociraptors appeared, the group would "activate" their shirts, a la "Care Bear stare". This act would call the legions of Jedi, namely Luke "I Gotta' Robot Hand" Skywalker. His entrance always involved the Millenium Falcon swooping down with Luke hanging on to the giant bird's tail-feathers. Then he got totally wicked on the army of Decepticons with his trusty Sword of Omens. I know what you're thinkin': "Why did they cancel this show!?", right? Well, we live in a very cruel world, my friend. Oh, I almost forgot about the totally boss intro where Ponch and John are riding their motorbikes side-by-side down the Los Angeles freeway!

A cruel world indeed.

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18 September 1982 (USA) See more »

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