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The Beagles
Genre Animation]]
Voices of Mort Marshall]]
Allen Swift]]
Narrated by Kenny Delmar]]
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Joe Harris]]
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Total Television Productions
Broadcast
Original channel CBS]]
Picture format Color]] (initially telecast in Black-and-white]])
Original run September 10, 1966 – September 2, 1967

The Beagles is an animation|animated cartoon]] television]] series that aired on CBS]] from September 10, 1966 to September 2, 1967 and later in reruns on American Broadcasting Company|ABC]] from September 9, 1967 to September 2, 1968. It was produced by Total Television]] which created King Leonardo and His Short Subjects]], Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales]], and Underdog (TV series)|Underdog]].

Inspiration

The show drew some inspiration from the famous musical group The Beatles]], who had The Beatles (TV series)|an animated program of their own]] at that time. In fact the run on CBS was scheduled opposite The Beatles]]' own show.

The show was shown on early morning TV on Nine Network|Channel 9]] in Australia in 1970.[citation needed]

The original masters of this series are in the possession of TTV artist Joe Harris, according to an interview Harris did for the book "Created and Produced by Total Television Productions" by Mark Arnold.

The Beagles released one album, Here Come the Beagles, on Columbia Records]] in 1967.

Bio

The Beagles were different from The Beatles]] in that the The Beagles was a duo rather than a quartet]] and both members were Anthropomorphic dogs. Stringer (voiced by Mort Marshall]] impersonating Dean Martin]]), the tall one played Guitar, while Tubby (voiced by Allen Swift]] impersonating Jerry Lewis]]), short, fat and wearing spectacles]] played stand-up bass]]. They often got into trouble as the result of publicity stunt]]s planned by their manager, a Scottish terrier]] named Scotty (also voiced by Swift).

Cancellation

According to Joe Harris, the editor of The Beagles died on the job and his widow threw out all the editing materials including the master negatives. The series was presumed lost; but the original negatives and tracks were found decades later in a warehouse owned by Golden Books]]. The films had apparently been shipped by mistake to Producers Associates of Television]], General Mills]]' TV film subsidiary, which owned all of Total Television's other series; and were only discovered after Golden had bought P.A.T.'s interests.

References


Category:Television shows about dogs]] Category:Animated musical groups]] Category:1960s American animated television series]] Category:1966 American television series debuts]] Category:1967 American television series endings]] Category:CBS network shows]] Category:American Broadcasting Company network shows]] Category:Musical television series]] Category:Total Television]] Category:English-language television programming]]

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