Snagglepuss (segments)

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This article is about the segments. For other uses, see Snagglepuss.
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Network: Syndication
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Original release: January 29, 1961September 30, 1962

Starring: Daws Butler
Don Messick
Producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s): Mike Maltese
Director(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera

Snagglepuss is a series of animated segments as part of The Yogi Bear Show, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. Airing in syndication, it ran from 1961 to 1962, airing 32 episodes that spanned two seasons.

Reruns of Snagglepuss shorts were featured as part of episodes of Yogi Bear and Friends.



After Yogi Bear was getting moved from the Huckleberry Hound Show to on his own show in 1961, a recurring antagonist from the Quick Draw McGraw Show called "Snagglepuss" was borrowed and used as one of the sister segments of the Yogi Bear Show.

According to Joseph Barbera, the character was based on that of Bert Lahr, with the voice, personality and likeness being based on Lahr.


The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin.


Episode Number Air date
"Major Operation" 1x01 Week of January 29, 1961
"Having a Bowl" 1x02 Week of February 6, 1961
"Feud for Thought" 1x03 Week of February 13, 1961
"Live and Lion" 1x04 Week of February 20, 1961
"Fraidy Cat Lion" 1x05 Week of February 27, 1961
"Paws for Applause" 1x06 Week of April 15, 1961
"The Gangsters All Here" 1x07 Week of May 1, 1961
"Cagey Lion" 1x08 Week of May 2, 1961
"Knights and Daze" 1x09 Week of May 15, 1961
"Arrow Error" 1x10 Week of May 22, 1961
"Twice Shy" 1x11 Week of May 29, 1961
"Diaper Desperado" 1x12 Week of June 5, 1961
"Charge That Lion" 1x13 Week of August 20, 1961
"Be My Ghost" 1x14 Week of September 3, 1961
"Cloak and Stagger" 1x15 Week of October 16, 1961
"Remember Your Lions" 2x01 Week of November 6, 1961
"Jangled Jungle" 2x02 Week of November 13, 1961
"Express Trained Lion" 2x03 Week of November 27, 1961
"Royal Ruckus" 2x04 Week of December 7, 1961
"The Roaring Lion" 2x05 Week of December 12, 1961
"Fight Fright" 2x06 Week of February 4, 1962
"Lions Share Sheriff" 2x07 Week of February 7, 1962
"Tail Wag Snag" 2x08 Week of March 6, 1962
"Rent and Rave" 2x09 Week of March 11, 1962
"Legal Eagle Lion" 2x10 Week of March 14, 1962
"Don't Know It Poet" 2x11 Week of April 15, 1962
"Spring Hits a Snag" 2x12 Week of April 22, 1962
"Lion Tracks" 2x13 Week of April 24, 1962
"One Two Many" 2x14 Week of May 20, 1962
"Footlight Fright" 2x15 Week of May 30, 1962
"Royal Rodent" 2x16 Week of July 26, 1962
"Remember the Daze" 2x17 Week of September 30, 1962



Snagglepuss would continue to appear in later media made by Hanna-Barbera, including Yogi's Gang, Yogi's Treasure Hunt, and Yo, Yogi!, as well as Williams Street's Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law on Adult Swim, and Warner Bros. Animation's Jellystone! on HBO Max. A comic was published by DC Comics in 2019 called Exit Stage Left!: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, which saw Snagglepuss as a gay playwright during the arms race of the 1970s.

On December 1, 2022, actor Jim Parsons teased that he would voice Snagglepuss in an upcoming project.[1]

In other languages

Language Name
Brazilian Leão da Montanha
French Alcibiade
Italian Svicolone
Japanese スナグル (Sunaguru)
Spanish El León Melquíades


  1. ^ O'Connell, Mikey (December 1, 2022). "Jim Parsons Embraces Being a 'Late Bloomer'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 1, 2022.