Funshine Friday: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids blasting the bubblegum  (Hanna-Barbera, 1973)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids blasting the bubblegum (Hanna-Barbera, 1973)



Hanna-Barbera’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids‘ 13 episodes originally ran on NBC, debuting in September of 1973. The usual HB formula was on tap here and the animated series featured a teenage pop group fighting crime along with their wacky dog.

Elvis and a Monkee?  (Frank Welker as Elvis the dog and Micky Dolenz as Wally)

Elvis and a Monkee? (Frank Welker as Elvis the dog and Micky Dolenz as Wally)



Voice were provided by Chip Hand, Kristina Holland, Judy Strangis, Mickey Dolenz and Frank Welker. Warner Archive has just put the complete episodes up for sale on DVD-to-Order and here’s how they describe the show:

“As the infectious and kickin’ title tune informs us, Butch Cassidy is a teen singing sensation with a swinging difference – he’s also one hepcat superspy! To paraphrase the pop top-secret lyrics (for your ears only!), Butch picks his axe and gets a call on his one-of-a-kind mod spy ring, and he and his back-up band are on the go-go to solve every mystery and help the bad guys take a fall. With a grueling tour schedule that sees Butch and the band (level-headed bassist Stephanie, lovely tambourinist Merilee, comical percussionist Wally and his dog Elvis) playing at the hottest hot-spots all over the globe Butch brings rocking righteousness to the nefarious, everywhere on Earth and even under the sea.”

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids Episode Preview Clip

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids Cartoon TV Intro, 1973

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids Wiki, IMDb

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