Capitol Critters

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Capitol Critters
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Created by: Nat Mauldin
Steven Bochco
Michael Wagner
Network: ABC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Steven Bocho Productins
20th Century Fox Television
Distributor: Turner Entertainment
Original release: January 28March 15, 1992
Run time: 22 minutes
Starring: Neil Patrick Harris
Charlie Adler
Jennifer Darling
Patti Deutsch
Dorian Harewood
Bobcat Goldthwait
Executive producer(s): David Kirschner
Benjamin Melniker
Michael E. Uslan
Producer(s): Dayna Flanagan
Music composed by: Bruce Broughton
Writer(s): Nat Mauldin
Director(s): Robert Alvarez
Gordon Hunt (voices)
Animation director(s): Robert Alvarez
Joan Drake
Joanna Romersa
Allen Wilzbach
Julian Harris
John Conning

Capitol Critters is an American animated satirical political drama-comedy television series produced by Hanna-Barbera, Steven Bocho Productions, and 20th Century Fox Television for ABC in prime-time. There was one season with 13 episodes that should have been all aired in 1992, but low ratings canceled the series after the seventh episode, with the remaining six being aired by Cartoon Network in late 1995 or early 1996.




The music was composed by Bruce Broughton. The director of music production was Bodie Chandler.


Episode Number Original air date
"Max Goes to Washington" 1x01 January 28, 1992
"Of Thee I Sting" 1x02 January 31, 1992
"The Rat to Bear Arms" 1x03 February 1, 1992
"Hat & Mouse" 1x04 February 8, 1992
"A Little Romance" 1x05 February 15, 1992
"Opie's Choice" 1x06 February 29, 1992
"An Embarrassment of Roaches" 1x07 March 15, 1992
"Into the Woods" 1x08 1995 or 1996
"Gimme Shelter" 1x09 1995 or 1996
"The KiloWatts Riots" 1x10 1995 or 1996
"The Bug House" 1x11 1995 or 1996
"The Doth Lady Protest to Munch" 1x12 1995 or 1996
"If Lovin' You Is Wrong, I Don't Wanna Be a Rat" 1x13 1995 or 1996


In popular culture

  • In The Simpsons episode "Treehouse of Horrors III," when Bart and Lisa go to the cemetery, the camera moves past tombstones reading Fish Police, Capitol Critters, and Family Dog, all of which were created as competition to The Simpsons, but all they succeeded in doing was failing spectacularly.