Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch

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Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch
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On-screen title card.
Network: NBC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Original release: September 7December 21, 1974
Run time: 30 minutes
Starring: Franklin Welker
Judy Strangis
Paul Winchell
Lennie Weinrib
Don Messick
Executive producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s): Iwao Takamoto
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s): Larz Bourne
Len Janson
Chuck Menville
Robert Ogle
Dalton Sandifer
Director(s): Charles A. Nichols
Art Scott (voices)

Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch is an American animated TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for NBC's Saturday morning children's programming. It ran in 1974, airing 16 episodes.

In a world where only talking cars live, the innocent, but heroic little Volkswagon Beetle named Wheelie and his girlfriend Rota Ree deal with the bad motorcycle gang Chopper Bunch.

Hi-Riser, a member of the Chopper Bunch, had a cameo in "SPF," a 2004 episode of the Adult Swim parody series Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.

The entire series has been released on DVD.




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


Episode Number Air date
"Get a Doctor" / "A Day at the Beach" / "Ghost Riders" 1x01 September 7, 1974
"Double Cross Country" / "The Infiltrator" / "The Stunt Show" 1x02 September 14, 1974
"Razzle Dazzle Paint Job" / "The Autolympics" / "The Delivery Service" 1x03 September 21, 1974
"The Big Bumper" / "Surprise Party" / "On the Town" 1x04 September 28, 1974
"Black Belt Fuji" / "Our Hero" / "Wheelie Goes Hawaiian" 1x05 October 5, 1974
"The Inspection" / "The Old Timer" / "The Copter Caper" 1x06 October 12, 1974
"Dr. Crankenstein" / "Bulldozer Buddy" / "Happy Birthday, Wheelie" 1x07 October 19, 1974
"Wheelie, the Super Star" / "Down on the Farm" / "Roadeo" 1x08 October 26, 1974
"Carfucious Says" / "Mighty Wheelie" / "Camping with a Go Go" 1x09 November 2, 1974
"Lenny Van Limousine" / "Snow Foolin" / "Wheelie in Paris" 1x10 November 9, 1974
"Dragster Net" / "Dragula" / "Boot Camp" 1x11 November 16, 1974
"Dr. Cykll and Mr. Ryde" / "Johnny Crash" / "Wheelie and the Smoke Eater" 1x12 November 23, 1974
"Friday the Thirteenth" / "Wings of Wheelie" / "Wheelie's Clean Sweep" 1x13 November 30, 1974