Around the World in 79 Days

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Around the World in 79 Days
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On-screen title card.
Network: ABC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Original release: September 6-December 27, 1969

Starring: Daws Butler
Allan Melvin
Don Messick
Janet Waldo
Bruce Watson
Producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Director(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera

Around the World in 79 Days is a series of animated segments as part of the Cattanooga Cats, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for ABC's Saturday morning children's programming debuting. It ran in 1969, airing 17 episodes that spanned one season.

Based on the novel Around the World in 80 Days, the shorts follow Phineas Fogg, Jr., followed by Jenny Trent and her assistant Hoppy, as they must travel around the world in a balloon in less than 80 days to retrieve Phineas's great great grandfather's fortune. But if they fail to do the quest, the fortune will go to Crumden, who chases them to sabotage their journey with his pet monkey Smirky, and the not-so-bright driver Bumbler.




The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin.


Episode Number Original air date
"The Race is On" 1x01 September 6, 1969
"Swiss Mis-Adventure" 1x02 September 13, 1969
"Arabian Daze" 1x03 September 20, 1969
"Madrid or Busted" 1x04 September 27, 1969
"Mr. Bom-Bom" 1x05 October 4, 1969
"India or Bust" 1x06 October 11, 1969
"Snow Slappy" 1x07 October 18, 1969
"Finney, Finney Fun, Fun" 1x08 October 25, 1969
"The Argentiney Meany" 1x09 November 1, 1969
"The Tree Man" 1x10 November 8, 1969
"Saucy Aussie" 1x11 November 15, 1969
"Crumden's Last Stand" 1x12 November 22, 1969
"Egyptian Jinx" 1x13 November 29, 1969
"Border Disorder" 1x14 December 6, 1969
"Troubles in Dutch" 1x15 December 13, 1969
"The Fiji Weegees" 1x16 December 20, 1969
"Hawaiian Hangup" 1x17 December 27, 1969