October 2, 1958: The Huckleberry Hound Show first airs on US TV

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The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958-1961)

The Huckleberry Hound Show is a syndicated animated series and the second from Hanna-Barbera Productions following The Ruff and Reddy Show, sponsored by Kellogg’s. Three seven minute segments were included in the programme: one featuring Huckleberry Hound, another starring Yogi Bear and his sidekick Boo Boo, and a third with Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks, two mice who in each short found a new way to outwit the cat Mr. Jinks.

The Yogi Bear segment of the show proved more popular than Huckleberry’s; it spawned its own series in 1961. A segment featuring Hokey Wolf and Ding-A-Ling was added, replacing Yogi during the 1960–61 season. The show contributed to making Hanna-Barbera Productions a household name, and is often credited with legitimizing the concept of animation produced specifically for television. In 1960, it became the first animated program to be honored with an Emmy Award.

Daws Butler voiced Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear, Dixie and Mr Jinks, and Hokey Wolf. Don Messick provided the voice for Pixie.

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