Hoot Kloot

Hoot Kloot was a series of 17 theatrical cartoon shorts produced by DePatie–Freleng Enterprises from 1973 to 1974.

Hoot Kloot
Sheriff Hoot Kloot atop his horse, Fester
Portrayed byBob Holt


Sheriff Hoot Kloot is a diminutive, short-tempered lawman who tries to maintain order in a remote western town. He is aided by his loyal horse Fester whom Kloot refers to simply as "Horse." Fester remains Kloot's honest and faithful friend, often giving the Sheriff the benefit of his homespun wisdom while battling various outlaws including Crazywolf, a looney sheep-stealing wolf.[1]

Hoot Kloot was later broadcast as part of the NBC Saturday morning cartoon series The Pink Panther and Friends.[1]


All cartoons written by John W. Dunn.[1]

No. Title Directed by: Released: Synopsis:
1"Kloot's Kounty"Hawley PrattJanuary 19, 1973
2"Apache on the County Seat"Hawley PrattJune 16, 1973
3"The Shoe Must Go On"Gerry ChiniquyJune 16, 1973
4"A Self Winding Sidewinder"Roy MoritaOctober 9, 1973
5"Pay Your Buffalo Bill"Gerry ChiniquyOctober 9, 1973
6"Stirrups and Hiccups"Gerry ChiniquyOctober 15, 1973
7"Ten Miles to the Gallop"Arthur LeonardiOctober 15, 1973
8"Phony Express"Gerry ChiniquyJanuary 4, 1974
9"Giddy Up Woe"Sid MarcusJanuary 9, 1974
10"Gold Struck"Roy MoritaJanuary 9, 1974
11"As the Tumbleweeds Turn"Gerry ChiniquyApril 8, 1974
12"The Badge and the Beautiful"Bob BalsarApril 17, 1974
13"Big Beef at O.K. Corral"Bob BalsarApril 17, 1974
14"By Hoot or By Crook"Bob BalsarApril 17, 1974
15"Strange on the Range"Durward BonayeApril 17, 1974
16"Mesa Trouble"Sid MarcusMay 16, 1974
17"Saddle Soap Opera"Gerry ChiniquyMay 16, 1974


  • Produced by: David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng
  • Story: John W. Dunn
  • Animation: Bob Bemiller, John Freeman, Bob Richardson, Reuben Timmins, Don Williams
  • Title Designer: Arthur Leonardi
  • Layout: Martin Strudler
  • Background: Richard Thomas
  • Voices:
  • Camera: John Burton Jr.
  • Executive in Charge of Production: Lee Gunther
  • Film Editor: Joe Siracusa
  • Musical Director: Doug Goodwin
  • Musicians:
    • Larry Ketchum - piano
    • Harold Wass - violin
    • Scott Jordan - guitar
    • Polly Henry - flute
    • Angela Shea - saxophone
    • Tom Sebastian - bass[1]

Home video release

Kino Lorber (through their deal with MGM Home Entertainment) released all 17 shorts on DVD and Blu-ray on May 30, 2017.[2]


  1. Beck, Jerry (2006). Pink Panther: The Ultimate Guide to the Coolest Cat in Town. New York, New York: Dorling Kindersley, Ltd. pp. 52–53. ISBN 0-7566-1033-8.
  2. http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=13363868&postcount=13002
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