Mr. Twiddle

Wally Gator
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Genre Animated
Comedy
Format Animated television series
Voices of Daws Butler
Don Messick
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52
Production
Running time 24 minutes
Production companies Hanna-Barbera Productions
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 3, 1962 – August 30, 1963

Wally Gator is one of the segments from The Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Series. The other segments that compose this trilogy are Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har and Touché Turtle and Dum Dum. The segment consisted of 52 episodes over two seasons.

Plot

Wally Gator (voiced by Daws Butler impersonating Ed Wynn) is an anthropomorphic Cajun alligator. He is more comfortable when he is at home, in the city zoo. Mr. Twiddle (voiced by Don Messick) is the zookeeper that keeps a close watch on Wally because sometimes he escapes to check out what things are like outside.

Cast

Episodes

DVD release

A DVD set release of the series was originally announced for 2006 from Warner Bros. for the H-B classics collection but was later canceled due to the poor condition of the masters. In 2006, a Warner spokesperson said of the DVDs: "They were pulled because significant remastering work needed to be researched. We are exploring adding them back to the schedule next year." There has been no news since, but fans all over the world hope they do. The First Episode is available on the DVD set Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960's Vol. 2..[1]

Wally Gator in other languages

Later appearances

Hanna-Barbera

Other appearances/references

  • In the Enfants Directeurs episode "A Crocodile Day" A cool 3D plastic doll-like version of Wally Gator is "liberated" from the confines of the city zoo by a group of concerned citizens.
  • In the A-Team episode "The Island" H. M. Murdock names a baby crocodile he found from a deserted World War II tank Wally Gator.
  • In the Animaniacs episode "Hercule Yakko", Yakko asks Slappy if she's seen anything strange and she said, "I saw Wally Gator slam dance with a Smurf. Is that strange enough for you?".
  • Wally Gator made a cameo appearance in the Team Umizoomi episode "The Aquarium Fix-it."
  • In the Aaahh!!! Real Monsters episode "Simon Strikes back" Wally Gator was among the poached monsters on Simon the Monster hunter's truck.
  • In the Pinky and the Brain episode "Sea Mice" Wally Gator was briefly seen fishing.
  • Wally made a cameo appearance in Sealab 2021 episode, "Fusebox".
  • Wally can be drawn in the two drawing video games Drawn to Life and Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
  • As with many classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons, Wally Gator was the subject of an episode of Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, voiced by Maurice LaMarche, where he is characterized as a backwoods hick railing against the establishment.
  • In The Brady Bunch episode "Garage sale" a Wally Gator plush doll is seen amongst the toys in the box.
  • In The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog episode "Zoobotik" there is an alligator bearing a resemblance to Wally Gator also in the episode "Magnificent Sonic" Wally's name is seen amongst the list of criminals Sonic has to turn in.
  • In an episode of America's Funniest Home Videos a clip shows a man pushing a Wally Gator plush doll in a baby swing.
  • Wally Gator also made a cameo appearance in a 2012 MetLife commercial entitled, "Everyone".
  • Francisco, a character in T.U.F.F. Puppy, wears a hat resembling Wally Gator's, and is an alligator as well.

International Broadcast

  • Chile Chile
    • TVN (1975–1977,1984–1987)
    • Canal 13 (1978–1983,1988–1990)
    • Megavision (1990-1998)
  • ArgentinaPeruMexicoChileVenezuelaEcuador Latin America

Production Credits

See also

References

External links

  • Big Cartoon DataBase: Wally Gator
  • Toonopedia
  • Internet Movie Database
  • TV.com
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