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, Skip is often the brunt of office politics, and ... See full summary »
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 Skip Tarkenton 13 episodes, 1984
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 Aggie Aylesworth 13 episodes, 1984
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 Andrea Lewin 13 episodes, 1984
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 Marty Fenneman 13 episodes, 1984
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 Roland Culp 13 episodes, 1984
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 Wally Wooster 13 episodes, 1984
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 Mrs. Sheree Winkler 13 episodes, 1984
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 Brooks Carmichael 13 episodes, 1984
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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, Skip is often the brunt of office politics, and has to deal with his own lack of confidence. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Based on Jay Ward Productions
1 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

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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