Yogi's Ark Lark
|Yogi's Ark Lark|
|Release date:||September 16, 1972|
|Run time:||45 minutes|
Jean Vander Pyl
|Producer(s):||William Hanna and Joesph Barbera|
|Music composed by:||Hoyt Curtin|
|Story by:||Bob Ogle|
|Director(s):||William Hanna and Joesph Barbera|
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Yogi's Ark Lark is a 1972 animated TV pilot movie, setting up the Yogi's Gang TV series. It aired on September 16, 1972 on ABC. It was written by Bob Ogle and Dick Robbins, and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the co-founders of Hanna-Barbera.
Yogi and his gang build a flying ark to sail off and find "the perfect place" after their own homes were filled up with trash. But at the same time, they have trouble finding one.
- Outer space
- Nola's Ark
- Various construction vehicles
The music was composed by Hoyt Curtn.
Dates are in order of release:
- United States: September 16, 1972 on NBC
Behind the scenes
- Top Cat was voiced by Daws Butler, as Arnold Stang wasn't available at the time. This was also the main reason Hokey Wolf didn't have any dialogue in the film.
- At the start of the flashback, when the gang is cheering, Hokey is mistakenly colored like Hardy Har Har.
- Throughout a majority of the film, although it can be speculated that they are there in-universe, the following characters become absent, only to reappear or disappear randomly:
- The Dinosaur disappears after helping with building the Ark.
- Sawtooth only appears when he is helping on building the Ark.
- Hokey and Ding-a-Ling randomly disappear and reappear in the background.
- Ruff and Reddy randomly disappear and reappear in the background.
- Lambsy disappears after his first role in the film, only for him to reappear out of nowhere at the end.
- Wally Gator isn't present during a chunk of the film.
- When the gang is convinced that they landed on a beach and go out running, Fancy Fancy is mistakenly colored blue.
- When the gang finds an island on the Sahara Desert, Daws Butler mistakenly used his Peter Potamus impression for Quick Draw when saying "It's prefect!"
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