Shirt Tales (TV series)

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For the group themselves, see Shirt Tales.
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First season title card.
Network: NBC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Distributor: Worldvision Enterprises
Original release: September 25, 1982November 5, 1983

Starring: Ronnie Schell
Steve Schatzberg
Patricia Parris
Bob Ogle
Fred Travalena
Nancy Cartwright
Herbert Vigran
William Herbson
Executive producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s): Kay Wright
Iwao Takamoto
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s): Bob Ogle
Director(s): George Gordon
Bob Hathcock
Carl Urbano
Rudy Zamora
Oscar Dufau
John Walker
Gordon Hunt (voices)
Second title card
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Second season title card.

Shirt Tales is an American animated fantasy-comedy television series produced Hanna-Barbera for NBC's Saturday morning children's programming. It ran from 1982 to 1983, airing 23 episodes spanning two seasons. It was based on the Hallmark greeting cards created by Janet Elizabeth Manco in 1980.

Small anthropomorphic talking animals fight crime in Mid City. They are distinguished by their color-coded t-shirts, their only clothing, hence their group name of Shirt Tales. Although while at home in Oak Tree Park, they spend their personal time teasing the park custodian, Mr. Dinkel.

The entire series has been released on DVD.




The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin, who was credited as the musical director, with musical supervision from Paul DeKorte.


Title Number Original air date
"The Case of the Golden Armor" / "Crumbling's Circus Caper" 1x01 September 18, 1982
"The Game Masters" / "Shirt Napped" 1x02 September 25, 1982
"The Big Foot Incident" / "Elephant on the Loose" 1x03 October 2, 1982
"Horsin' Around" / "Mission Mutt" 1x04 October 9, 1982
"Vacation for Dinkel" / "Wingman" 1x05 October 16, 1982
"The Humboldt Ghost" / "Figby, the Spoiled Brat Cat" 1x06 October 23, 1982
"Digger Runs Away" / "The Commissioner is Missing" 1x07 October 30, 1982
"Raiders of the Lost Shark" / "The Terrible Termites" 1x08 November 6, 1982
"Moving Time" / "Back to Nature" 1x09 November 13, 1982
"Save the Park" / "Pam-dora's Box" 1x10 November 20, 1982
"Hapless Hound" / "The Very Buried Treasure" 1x11 November 27, 1982
"Nearsighted Bear" / "The Magical Musical Caper" 1x12 December 4, 1982
"Dinkel's Ark" / "The Duke of Dinkel" 1x13 December 11, 1982
"Bogey Goes Ape" / "The Rain, the Park and the Robot" 2x01 September 17, 1983
"Digger's Three Wishes" / "Digger's Double" 2x02 September 24, 1983
"Kip's Dragon" / "Double Exposure" 2x03 October 1, 1983
"Taj Mahal Tyg" / "Brass Bogey" 2x04 October 8, 1983
"The Outer Space Connection" / "The Forbidden Island" 2x05 October 15, 1983
"Saturday Night Shirt Tales" / "Dinkel's Buddy" 2x06 October 22, 1983
"Pleasure Valley" / "The Ghost Out West" 2x07 October 29, 1983
"T.J.'s Visit" / "The Big Set-up" 2x08 November 5, 1983
"Kip's Big Toy Caper" / "Dinkel's Gift" 2x09 November 12, 1983
"Mayhem on the Orient Express" / "The Cuckoo Count Caper" 2x10 November 19, 1983