Loopy De Loop (theatrical shorts)
- This article is about the theatrical shorts. For the main title character, see Loopy De Loop.
|Loopy De Loop|
|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.
The premise follows a gentlemen wolf named Loopy De Loop, who tries to prove to people that not all wolves can be bad. Loopy would usually help people out (usually out of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale), only to be beaten, chased, thrown, etc. due to the fact that he's a wolf.
Another recurring character was Loopy's younger troublemaking nephew, Bon-Bon, who would usually drag Loopy into troubling situations he wasn't involved in.
After the theatrical shorts' 48 episode run, Loopy had rare outside appearances. He did appear for his own comic story lineup in the late or early 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 Clothes Store.
The main center character, Loopy De Loop, was voiced by Daws Butler, Bon-Bon, a recurring character 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.