Cattanooga Cats (TV series)

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Cattanooga Cats
Cattanooga title card.png
On-screen title card.
Network ABC
Production company Hanna-Barbera
Original release September 6, 1969September 5, 1971
Starring Jim Begg
Julie Bennett
Howard Morris
Daws Butler
Bill Callaway
Dick Curtis
Marty Ingels
Casey Kasem
Paul Lynde
Allan Melvin
Don Messick
Janet Waldo
Bruce Watson
Producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music composed by Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s) Neal Barbera
Larz Bourne
Director(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera

Cattanooga Cats is an American animated anthology television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for ABC's Saturday morning children's programming. It ran from 1969 to 1971, airing 17 episodes that spanned two seasons.

The show debuted with segments, Around the World in 79 Days, It's the Wolf and Motormouse and Autocat.

For the second season, it was repackaged as Motormouse, and only aired with Motormouse and Autocat and It's the Wolf segments, although bumpers featuring the Cattanooga Cats were present, the cats themselves don't have any episodes featured.





The score was composed by Hoyt Curtin.

Opening theme song lyrics

Ja-ba-da, ja-ba-da, say ja-ba-da
Ja-ba-da, ja-ba-da, say ja-ba-da
Cattanooga Cats don't ever purr
They know how, but not what fer
Cattanooga Cats don't go meow
Wouldn't try, but they know how
They're doing their thing, ja-ba-da, ja-ba-da
They're doing their thing, ja-ba-da, ja-ba-da
The doing their thing, ja-ba-da, ja-ba-da
The Cattanooga Cats are doing their thing!

The Cattanooga Cats Show!
Staring Around the World in 79 Days...
It's the Wolf...
Motormouse and Autocat...
and the Cattanooga Cats!

We're doing that thing, ja-ba-da, ja-ba-da
A doing that thing, ja-ba-da, ja-ba-da
Yes, they're doing that thing, ja-ba-da, ja-ba-da
The Cattanooga Cats are doing their thing!
Ja-ba-da, ja-ba-da, say ja-ba-da
Ja-ba-da, ja-ba-da, say ja-ba-da


Second season aired as part of Motormouse instead of Cattanooga Cats.

Episode Number Original air date
"Witch Whacky / It's the Wolf / The Race is On / Wheelin' and Dealin'" 1x01 September 6, 1969
"Geronihoho / When My Sheep Comes In / Swiss Mis-Adventure / Party Crasher" 1x02 September 13, 1969
"The Big Boo-Boo / A Sheep in the Deep / Arabian Daze / Water Sports" 1x03 September 20, 1969
"The Wee Greenie Goofie / High Hopes / Winter Blunder-Land! / Madrid or Busted / What's the Motor with You?" 1x04 September 27, 1969
"Mummy's Day / Merry Go Roundup! / Mr. Bom-Bom / Mini Messenger" 1x05 October 4, 1969
"Zoo's Who / Super Sheep Sitting Service / India or Bust / Wild Wheelin' Wheels" 1x06 October 11, 1969
"Autograph Hounded / Any Sport in a Storm / Snow Slappy / Soggy to Me" 1x07 October 18, 1969
"The Caribbean Kook / Magic Wanderer / Finney, Finney Fun, Fun / Crash Course" 1x08 October 25, 1969
"Ghosting A-Go-Go / Runaway Home / The Argentiney Meany / Fueling Around" 1x09 November 1, 1969
"Smart Dummy / The Tree Man / Buzzin' Cousin" 1x10 November 8, 1969
"Cat Caper / Saucy Aussie / Snow-Go" 1x11 November 15, 1969
"Mask Me No Questions / Crumden's Last Stand / Hard Days Day" 1x12 November 22, 1969
"Freeway Frenzy / Egyptian Jinx / Tally Ha Ha" 1x13 November 29, 1969
"Slumber Jacks / Border Disorder / Hocus Focus" 1x14 December 6, 1969
"Pow-Wow Wolf / Troubles in Dutch / Kitty Kitty Bang Bang" 1x15 December 13, 1969
"Ghost of a Chance / The Fiji Weegees / King Size Kaddy" 1x16 December 20, 1969
"Hawaiian Hangup" 1x17 December 27, 1969
"Lamb Scout Cook Out / Catch as Cat Can" 2x01 September 12, 1970
"Wolf in Sheep's Clothing / Catnapping Mouse" 2x02 September 19, 1970
"To Beach His Own / Paint That Ain't" 2x03 September 26, 1970
"Sheep Scene Stealer / I've Been Framed" 2x04 October 3, 1970
"Kookie Cook Book Cook / Match Making Mouse" 2x05 October 10, 1970
"Train Tripped / Electronic Brainstorm" 2x06 October 17, 1970
"I Never Met a Lamb I Didn't Like! / Brute Farce" 2x07 October 24, 1970
"Bouncing Buddies" 2x08 October 31, 1970
"Channel Chasers / Ramblin' Wreck from Texas" 2x09 November 7, 1970
"Two Car Mirage" 2x10 November 14, 1970
"Alacazap'" 2x11 November 21, 1970
"Geni and the Meanie" 2x12 November 28, 1970
"Choo Choo Cheetah" 2x13 December 5, 1970
"The Fastest Mouse in the West" 2x14 December 12, 1970
"Cat Skill School" 2x15 December 19, 1970
"The Cool Cat Contest" 2x16 December 26, 1970
"Lights! Action! Catastrophe!" 2x17 January 2, 1971
"Follow That Cat" 2x18 January 9, 1971


Songs in the Cattanooga Cats. These were featured in between each cartoon.

Songs Episode
How Did I Ever Get So Lucky / My Group Has Too Many Cavities 1
My Girl Friend is a Witch / Alle Alle Oxen Free 2
Wait a Minute for Country / She's the Right One 3
Country Carnival / Come and Play with the Cattanooga Cats 4
My Birthday Suit / Super Love 5
Cold Wisconsin Night / Mother May I 6
Johnny Johnny Jump-Up / Day When Love Won't Stay Away 7
Merry Go 'Round / Story of My Life 8
Hoot Owl / I Wish I Was a Fire 9
Do You Dig the Music / It's Summertime 10
We're Incompatible / Love Could Be 11
Pretty As a Picture / Stop Right There 12
Magic Machine / Come Back, Baby, Come Back 13
Children Understand / Up, Down and On the Ground 14
She Sure Got Soul / Cash Register Romance 15
I Want to Sleep Tonight / Sing a Song of Sixpence 16
Daydream / Honey 17