Loopy De Loop (theatrical shorts)
- This article is about the theatrical shorts. For the main title character, see Loopy De Loop.
|Loopy De Loop|
One of the few theatrical posters.
|Created by:||William Hanna|
|Original release:||November 5, 1959―June 17, 1965|
|Music composed by:||Hoyt Curtin|
|Second title card|
On-screen title card.
The Loopy De Loop theatrical shorts were originally distributed by Columbia Pictures from 1959 to 1965, with William Hanna and Joseph Barbera producing and directing. They were the only theatrical shorts made by the Hanna-Barbera production company. They were made to compete with the likes of Disney and Warner Bros., but due to the declining interest of theatrical cartoon shorts, they never caught on and became one of Hanna-Barbera's lesser-known creations.
The premise follows a charismatic gentlemen wolf named Loopy De Loop, who tries to clear out the negative reputation of his species and prove humans that not all wolves can be bad. Loopy would essentially help people out in his attempts (usually out of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale), only to be beaten, chased, and thrown out due to his heritage. Another recurring character was Loopy's younger troublemaking nephew, Bon-Bon, who would usually drag Loopy into troubling situations he wasn't involved in.
The title character of Loopy De Loop was voiced by Daws Butler, while Bon-Bon was again voiced by Daws. Additional voices include Daws Butler, Don Messick, June Foray, Jean Vander Pyl, Paul Frees, Hal Smith, Red Coffey, Doug Young, Arnold Stang, Janet Waldo, Howard Morris, Mel Blanc and Nancy Wible.
The entire series has been released on DVD.
After the theatrical shorts' 48 episode run, Loopy had rare outside appearances. He did appear for his own comic story lineup in the early or late 60s and appeared as a cameo in Laff-A-Lympics #10. He also appeared as a chef in Yo, Yogi! and appears in the Jellystone! reboot as a woman who works at Magilla's.
In other languages
|Italian||Lupo De Lupis|