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Laurel and Hardy (TV series)

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Laurel and Hardy
GenreComedy
Voices ofLarry Harmon
Jim MacGeorge
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes156
Production
Running time5 minutes
Production companiesLarry Harmon Production
David L. Wolper Productions
Hanna-Barbera Productions
DistributorWolper Television Sales
Release
Original networkFirst-run syndication
Original releaseSeptember 10, 1966 (1966-09-10)[1] –
March 25, 1967 (1967-03-25)[1]

Laurel and Hardy is a 1966-1967 American animated television series and an updated version of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's comedic acts by the animation studio Hanna-Barbera and Larry Harmon Productions.[2] Harmon had been developing the series since 1961, while Stan Laurel was still alive, although Laurel had very little involvement.[3][4]

A total of 156 shorts were made, each having its own opening and closing wrap-arounds, to make them easy to air in syndication. As Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel had died in 1957 and 1965 respectively, Jim MacGeorge provided the voice of Ollie, while Harmon voiced Stan.[5] They would later reprise their roles in an episode of The New Scooby-Doo Movies.

The one-season show was not well received. Critic Leonard Maltin said, "To criticize these cartoons is pointless. Any imitation, even a good one, simply cannot be Laurel and Hardy... No one can duplicate Laurel and Hardy's greatness because they were unique."[6]

Voices

Additional Voices: Hal Smith, Don Messick, Janet Waldo, Paul Frees, Doug Young, Allan Melvin

Episodes

[7]

Comic book

From 1969–1974, Thorpe & Porter in the United Kingdom published a color comic book series based on the Laurel & Hardy cartoon, which lasted 141 issues[8] plus eight extra large issues.[9]

In 1972, DC Comics published a single issue of a comic book series based on the Laurel and Hardy cartoon series.[10] The cover for the unpublished second issue appears in The DC Vault.[11]

Home media

Congress Video Group released two volumes containing episodes from this cartoon series. Volume 1 contained the following episodes: "Can't Keep a Secret Agent", "How Green Was My Lawn Mower", "Handle With Care", "Camera Bugged", "Plumber Pudding", and "Robust Robot".[12] Volume 2 contained the following episodes: "Copper Bopper", "Feud For Thought", "Love Me, Love My Puppy", "Squawking Squatter", "Goofy Gopher Goof-Up", and "Sassy Sea Serpent".[13]

On 6 November 2012, France released a four-disc DVD set of the complete series; it included 68 episodes in English with French subtitles.[14]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "A Laurel and Hardy Cartoon". TV.com. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  2. ^ Woolery, George W. (1983). Children's Television: The First Thirty-Five Years, 1946-1981. Scarecrow Press. pp. 168–169. ISBN 0-8108-1557-5. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Letters From Stan-May 1961". Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  4. ^ "Letters From Stan-January 1963". Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  5. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 351. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  6. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 488–489. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  7. ^ Laurel and Hardy at the Big Cartoon DataBase bcdb.com February 9, 2011
  8. ^  Larry Harmon's Laurel & Hardy (Thorpe & Porter)' at the Grand Comics Database
  9. ^  Laurel and Hardy Extra at the Grand Comics Database
  10. ^  Larry Harmon's Laurel and Hardy (DC Comics)' at the Grand Comics Database
  11. ^ Pasko, Martin (2008). The DC Vault: A Museum-in-a-Book with Rare Collectibles from the DC Universe. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Running Press. p. 139. ISBN 978-0762432578. Unpublished 1972 Laurel and Hardy cover by Henry Scarpelli with Superman figure redrawn by Joe Orlando.
  12. ^ Larry Harmon's Laurel & Hardy cartoons, volume 1 (VHS tape, 1986). [WorldCat.org]. 1999-02-22. OCLC 32404661.
  13. ^ Larry Harmon's Laurel & Hardy cartoons, volume 2 : a Laurel & Hardy cartoon. (VHS tape, 1986). WorldCat.org. 1999-02-22. OCLC 26473727.
  14. ^ Larry Harmon. "Coffret Laurel et Hardy dessins animes - Larry Harmon : DVD & Blu-ray". Amazon.fr. Retrieved 2015-02-17.

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