The New Shmoo

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The New Shmoo
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The NEW, but never before seen animated adventures of Shmoo.
Network: NBC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Distributor: Worldvision Enterprises
Original release: September 22, 1979January 5, 1980
Starring: Frank Welker
Dolores Cantu-Primo
Bill Idelson
Chuck McCann
Executive producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s): Art Scott
Alex Lovy
Iwao Takamoto
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s): Chuck Menville
Gene Ayres
Doug Booth
Art Browne, Jr.
Buzz Dixon
Donald F. Gut
Len Janson
Dale Kirby
Glenn Leopold
J. Michael Reeves
Jim Ryan
Director(s): Ray Patterson
Carl Urbano
Oscar Dufau
George Gordon
Art Scott (voices)

The New Shmoo, also known as The Shmoo, is an American animated comedy TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera for NBC, based on Al Capp's L'il Abner comic strip. It ran from 1979 to 1980, airing 16 episodes that spanned one season; the last five episodes were packaged with The New Fred and Barney Show and The Thing to be released under the banner of Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo.

Mickey, Nita, and Billy Joe, four teens who work for Mighty Mysteries Comics, also solve crime with a unexplainable white blob-like creature called the Shmoo. The series is a "clone" of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Shmoo was later incorporated into The Flintstone Comedy Show, despite the fact it was set a million years beforehand.

Production

Development

Casting

Music

The music was composed and conducted by Hoyt Curtin, who was credited as musical director. The musical supervisor was Paul DeKorte.

Episodes

Episode Number Air date
"The Amazing Captain Mentor" 1x01 September 22, 1979
"The Beast of Black Lake" 1x02 September 29, 1979
"The Ber-Shmoo-Da Triangle" 1x03 October 6, 1979
"The Crystal Ball of Crime" 1x04 October 13, 1979
"Dr. Morton's Monster" 1x05 October 20, 1979
"The Energy Robbers from Space" 1x06 October 27, 1979
"The Flying Disc of Doom" 1x07 November 3, 1979
"The Haunting of Atlantis" 1x08 November 10, 1979
"Monster Island" 1x09 November 17, 1979
"The Pyramid of Peril" 1x10 November 24, 1979
"The Return of Dracula" 1x11 December 1, 1979
"Swamp of Evil" 1x12 December 8, 1979
"The Terror of the Trolls" 1x13 December 15, 1979
"The Valley Where Time Stood Still" 1x14 December 22, 1979
"The Wail of the Banshee" 1x15 December 29, 1979
"The Warlock of Voodoo Island" 1x16 January 5, 1980

Cast

References