Hägar the Horrible

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For the character himself, see Hägar.
Hägar the Horrible
Production company: Hanna-Barbera Productions
King Features Entertainment
Distributor: Taft Broadcasting
Release date: November 1, 1989
Run time: 23:40
Starring: Peter Cullen
Lainie Kazan
Josh Rodine
Lydia Cornell
Jeff Doucette
Donny Most
Frank Welker
Executive producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Bruce L. Paisner
Producer(s): Charles Grosvenor
Jeff Segal
Stephen Wells
Douglas Wyman
Music composed by: Sven Libaek
Paul Bisch
Screenplay by: Douglas Wyman
Storyboard artists: Charles Grosvenor
Director(s): Ray Patterson (supervising)
Hank Saroyan (voices)
Animation director(s): Ray Patterson
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Hägar the Horrible is an American animated Viking-period TV special based on the comic strip of the same name by Dik Browne. It aired on November 1, 1989 on CBS. The special was a joint production between Hanna-Barbera and King Features Entertainment. It was written by Douglas Wyman.

Hägar comes back after a two-year voyage to find his children going against Viking tradition.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Narrator (voice only) Frank Welker
Hägar Peter Cullen
Leif Erikson
Helga Lainie Kazan
Hamlet Josh Rodine
Honi Lydia Cornell
Snert Unavailable
Olaf Hank Saroyan
Lucky Eddie Jeff Doucette
Lute Donny Most
Principal Frank Welker
Sven Frank Welker
Lars Unavailable
Erik N/A




  • Hägar's boat




It was copyrighted in 1989.


The music was composed by Sven Libaek, with additional music supplied by Paul Bisch. The director of music supervision was Joanne Miller.


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: November 1, 1989 on CBS

Behind the scenes

  • Snert wasn't identified by name.
  • Peter Cullen and Laine Kazan are identified as playing their characters, unlike the other actors.


Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning

Home availability

  • In the United States: