Laurel and Hardy (TV series)

Laurel and Hardy is an 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. Harmon had been developing the series since 1961, while Stan Laurel was still alive, although Laurel had very little involvement.[2][3] A total of 156 shorts were made, each having its own opening and closing wrap-arounds, to make them easy to air in syndication. In a majority of the cartoons, after Laurel and Hardy get into a mess of trouble, almost each one of them ends with Laurel whimpering in a high register. As Oliver Hardy had died, Jim MacGeorge provided the voice of Ollie, while Harmon voiced Stan. They would later reprise their roles in an episode of The New Scooby-Doo Movies.

Laurel and Hardy
GenreAnimated
Voices ofLarry Harmon
Jim MacGeorge
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes156
Production
Running time5 minutes
Production company(s)Larry Harmon Production
David L. Wolper Productions
Hanna-Barbera Productions
DistributorWolper Television Sales
Release
Original networksyndicated
Original releaseSeptember 10, 1966 (1966-09-10)[1] 
March 25, 1967 (1967-03-25)[1]

Voices

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

Episodes

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Comic book

From 19691974, Thorpe & Porter in the United Kingdom published a color comic book series based on the Laurel & Hardy cartoon, which lasted 136 issues[5] plus eight extra large issues.[6]

In 1972, DC Comics published a single issue of a comic book series based on the Laurel and Hardy cartoon series.[7] The cover for the unpublished second issue appears in The DC Vault.[8]

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".[9] 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".[10]

On 6 November 2012, France released a four-disc DVD set of the complete series; it included 68 episodes in English with French subtitles.[11]

See also

References

  1. "A Laurel and Hardy Cartoon". TV.com. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  2. "Letters From Stan-May 1961". Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  3. "Letters From Stan-January 1963". Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  4. Laurel and Hardy at the Big Cartoon DataBase bcdb.com February 9, 2011
  5. Larry Harmon's Laurel & Hardy (Thorpe & Porter)' at the Grand Comics Database
  6. Laurel and Hardy Extra at the Grand Comics Database
  7. Larry Harmon's Laurel and Hardy (DC Comics)' at the Grand Comics Database
  8. 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 0762432578. Unpublished 1972 Laurel and Hardy cover by Henry Scarpelli with Superman figure redrawn by Joe Orlando.
  9. "Larry Harmon's Laurel & Hardy cartoons, volume 1 (VHS tape, 1986)". [WorldCat.org]. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2015-02-17.
  10. "Larry Harmon's Laurel & Hardy cartoons, volume 2 : a Laurel & Hardy cartoon. (VHS tape, 1986)". WorldCat.org. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2015-02-17.
  11. Larry Harmon. "Coffret Laurel et Hardy dessins animes - Larry Harmon : DVD & Blu-ray". Amazon.fr. Retrieved 2015-02-17.
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