Inch High, Private Eye

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Inch High, Private Eye
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On-screen title card.
Network NBC
Production company Hanna-Barbera
Original release September 8December 1, 1973
Run time 30 minutes
Starring Lennie Weinrib
Kathy Gori
Bob Luttrell
John Stephenson
Daws Butler
Producer(s) Iwao Takamoto
Alex Lovy
Music composed by Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s) Fred S. Fox
David Harmon
Director(s) Charles A. Nichols

Inch High, Private Eye is an American animated spy TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for NBC's Saturday morning children's programming. It ran in 1973, airing 13 episodes that spanned one season.

As the name suggests, the series is about an inch tall private eye named Inch High, who works for the Finkerton Detective Agency. Inch is helped by his niece Lori, her friend Gator, and Inch's pet dog Braveheart.



Inch High was modeled after Maxwell Smart, the main character from the Get Smart television series, with Lennie Weinrib's impression of the character being an imitation of Don Adams' character.


The score was composed by Hoyt Curtin.


Episode Number Original air date
"Diamonds Are a Crook's Best Friend" 1x01 September 8, 1973
"You Oughta Be in Pictures" 1x02 September 15, 1973
"The Smugglers" 1x03 September 22, 1973
"Counterfeit Story" 1x04 September 29, 1973
"The Mummy's Curse" 1x05 October 6, 1973
"The Doll Maker" 1x06 October 13, 1973
"Music Maestro" 1x07 October 20, 1973
"Dude City" 1x08 October 27, 1973
"High Fashion" 1x09 November 3, 1973
"The Cat Burglars" 1x10 November 10, 1973
"The World's Greatest Animals" 1x11 November 17, 1973
"Super Flea" 1x12 November 24, 1973
"The Return of Spumoni" 1x13 December 1, 1973


Title Number Original air date
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: "Trio's Company" 1 April 18, 2004



Despite being short-lived, Inch High was brought back in a non-canon purely comedic capacity in the Adult Swim series Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, between 2004-07, and then the subsequent 2019 TV special, Harvey Birdman: Attorney General.

Inch High later appears for the Jellystone! reboot, in which, he is voiced by Fajer Al-Kaisi.

In other languages

Language Name
Brazilian Grande Polegar, Detetive Particular
Bulgarian Инч Хай - частен детектив
French Mini Mini détective
Italian Inch High l'occhio privato
Polish Detektyw Pchełka na tropie
Spanish Pulgarcito, Investigador Privado