The Good, the Bad and Huckleberry Hound

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The Good, the Bad and Huckleberry Hound
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Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Release date: May 15, 1988
Run time: 95 minutes
Starring: Daws Butler
Charlie Adler
Michael Bell
Pat Buttram
Pat Fraley
Allan Melvin
Don Messick
Howard Morris
B.J. Ward
Frank Welker
Producer(s): Charles Grosvenor
Music composed by: Sven Libaek
Story by: John Ludin
Tom Ruegger

Director(s): Bob Goe
John Kimball
Charles A. Nichols
Jay Sarbry
Ray Patterson
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The Good, the Bad and Huckleberry Hound is an American animated Western television film based on the Huckleberry Hound shorts of The Huckleberry Hound Show. It is the sixth overall in the Hanna-Barbera Superstars 10 movie anthology series. It aired on May 15, 1988 in syndication. It was written by John Ludin and Tom Ruegger, and directed by Bob Goe, John Kimball, Charles A. Nichols, Jay Sarbry and Ray Patterson.

The lone stranger, Huckleberry Hound, travels to Two Bit, and is tasked with jailing the roughest, toughest outlaws of the west, the Dalton Gang.

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Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Desert Flower B.J. Ward
Dinky Dalton Allan Melvin
Stinky Dalton Michael Bell
Finky Dalton Pat Fraley
Pinky Dalton Charlie Adler
Huckleberry Hound Daws Butler
Bob Frank Welker
Baba Looey Daws Butler
Snagglepuss Daws Butler
Hokey Wolf Daws Butler
Quick Draw McGraw Daws Butler
Yogi Bear Daws Butler
Boo Boo Bear Don Messick
Narrator (voice only) Don Messick
Dentist Howard Morris
Prospector N/A
Race starter N/A
Station announcer (voice only) Michael Bell
Husband N/A
Wife B.J. Ward
Baby Pat Fraley
Judge Tumbleweed Flopner Frank Welker
Bailiff Michael Bell
Rusty Nails B.J. Ward
Red Eye Pat Buttram
Peter Potamus Daws Butler
Super Snooper N/A
Muttley N/A
Doggie Daddy N/A
Two Bit Newscaster Charlie Adler
Magilla Gorilla Allan Melvin
Mr. Peebles Howard Morris
Mission Control (voice only) Frank Welker
Old lady B.J. Ward
Devil Allan Melvin
Steer Michael Bell
Chief Frank Welker
Chieftess B.J. Ward
Game show announcer Allan Melvin
Laughing Donkey Michael Bell
Educated Elk N/A
Scientific Skunk N/A
Chuckling Chipmunk Howard Morris
Girl B.J. Ward
Boy Pat Fraley
Spooky movie narrator Allan Melvin
State Governor Howard Morris
Autograph boy Pat Fraley
Pig Charlie Adler







Tom Ruegger and John K. Ludin originally pitched a film starring Quick Draw McGraw, but Joseph Barbera wasn't interested and instead tasked them with an idea he had called The Good, the Bad, and the Huckleberry.[1] Ruegger and Ludin wanted to do the best Huckleberry story possible, but to their dismay, Barbera insisted that Yogi and Boo be randomly inserted into a scene, with a group of bus kids pointing them out and saying, "Look at the bears! Look at the bears! Look at the bears!"[1] Initially, they relented, thinking Barbera would forget the senseless of it, but every time they sent him a draft, he would remind them of the forgotten scene he wanted, which made no sense to them but eventually relented and obeyed their boss.[2] But they then discovered William Hanna outdid Joe by sneaking in the "lame" Daltons' "Gold, Gold, Gold" song.[2] However, they later learned that out of all the Hanna-Barbera Superstars 10 movies, The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound was the least interfered with.[1]

The final script was dated December 19, 1986.[1]


Daws Butler would record voice lines for characters like Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Quick Draw, Baba Looey, Hokey Wolf and Peter Potamus, but would soon pass away days after the release of the film, due to a heart attack.

Barbera wanted the Chuckling Chipmunk to have a very specific little giggle he enacted out himself that was to then be reenacted by Howard Morris, who did both his own laugh and then Barbera's laugh. Morris had seen Ludin inform the casting director Andrea Romano of this in the booth, and after he did the laugh he believed was Ludin's own idea, he insulted Ludin to his face, but in an unintelligible anger.[2]


The music was composed by Sven Libaek.


  1. "Stinky Dalton"
  2. "Rusty Nails Saloon"
  3. "Gold, Gold, Gold"
  4. "Boogie Woogie"


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: May 15, 1988 in syndication

Behind the scenes

  • This would be the last time Daws Butler would voice Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Snagglepuss, Quick Draw McGraw, Baba Looey, Hokey Wolf and Peter Potamus, as he died of a heart attack a few days after the release of this film.


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