Cattanooga Cats (segments)

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Cattanooga Cats
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On-screen title card.
Network ABC
Production company Hanna-Barbera
Original release September 6November 1, 1969
Starring Jim Begg
Julie Bennett
Bill Callaway
Casey Kasem
Producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music composed by Hoyt Curtin
Director(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera

Cattanooga Cats is a series of animated segments as part of the Cattanooga Cats television series, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for ABC's Saturday morning children's programming debuting. It ran in 1969, airing 9 episodes that spanned one season.

The segments depicted the adventures of a fictitious rock band similar to The Archies, which are populated by Southern anthropomorphic cats consisting of lead singer/guitarist Country, singer/bassist Kitty Jo, bassists Scoots, and drummer Groove. Additionally, the band also traveled around in a van and Kitty Jo owns a big, blue dog named Teeny Tim.

The Cats also appeared in various bumpers between other cartoons of the series, some of which are musical segments containing strong psychedelic, pop art visuals.

Although the series never saw a home media release, the episode "Witch Whacky" was originally announced to be featured on the DVD, Best of Warner Bros. 25 Cartoon Collection: Hanna-Barbera, part of the Best of Warner Bros. series, but was removed for an unknown reason.[1]


An album collection of the songs was released to coincide with the series. It only contained eleven of the songs.



The score was composed by Hoyt Curtin.


Episode Original air date
1x01 September 6, 1969
1x02 September 13, 1969
1x03 September 20, 1969
1x04 September 27, 1969
1x05 October 4, 1969
1x06 October 11, 1969
1x07 October 18, 1969
1x08 October 25, 1969
1x09 November 1, 1969



Country, Kitty Jo, Scoots, Groove, and Teeny Tim appear in the Jellystone! reboot as animatronics, with their focus episode being "Catanooga Cheese Explosion."