Yogi's Treasure Hunt

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Yogi's Treasure Hunt
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On-screen title card.
Network Syndication
Production company Hanna-Barbera
Distributor Worldvision Enterprises
Original release September 6, 1985March 25, 1988
Run time 19 minutes
Starring Daws Butler
Don Messick
Paul Winchell
Arnold Stang
Jimmy Weldon
John Stephenson
Julie Bennett
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s) Bob Hathcock
Charles Grosvenor
Jeff Hall
Music composed by Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s) Tom Ruegger
John K. Ludin
Director(s) Ray Patterson
Oscar Dufau
Bill Hutten
Tony Love
Alan Zaslove
Rudy Zamora
Don Lusk
Carl Urbano
Art Davis
Charlie Downs
Paul Sommer
Bob Alvarez
Bob Goe
Bill Hutton
Rick Leon
Tony Love
Tim Walker
Irv Spence
Gordon Hunt (voice director)
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Yogi's Treasure Hunt is an American adventure/comedy animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, airing in syndication on stations that took part in The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera programming block. It ran from 1985 to 1988, airing 27 episodes that spanned three seasons. It was the fifth Yogi Bear series after The Yogi Bear Show, which ran from 1960 to 1961.

On behalf of the President of the United States, Top Cat sends Yogi and a crew on special missions to retrieve rare and invaluable items around the world, before Dick Dastardly and Muttley can claim them for themselves.

Throughout the series, various guest stars would recurrently make appearances, such as Hokey Wolf, Mr. Jinks, Yakky Doodle, Cindy Bear, Baba Looey, Undercover Elephant and Wally Gator.



It was originally called Funtastic Treasure Hunt. Mark Evanier was the first writer hired, and even voluntarily had a pay cut to work on it because of his love of the characters and voice actor Daws Butler, but left when he ended up butting heads with Joseph Barbera, who had decided to become more involved and disagreed with all that Evanier had been doing, which eventually made him quit the studio altogether, although he remained on good terms with Barbera. One episode Evanier wrote was called "The Neil Diamond." Evanier was replaced with Tom Ruegger.[1]

Circa 1987, Ruegger, John Ludin, Scott Jeralds, and Alfred Gimeno developed the series bible for a potential spin-off called The Trio of Triumph, starring the Trio of Triumph, made up of Huckle Hero, Ram-Boo-Boo, and El Kabong.[2]


The theme song was performed by Sha Na Na's Jon Bauman. The music was composed and conducted by Hoyt Curtin, with musical supervision from Paul DeKorte.

Theme Song Lyrics

Yogi: Hey, kids, it's Yogi's Treasure Hunt!

Fun fun fun fun-tastic!


Now you're gonna get a riddle.
Gonna get a clue.
Wanna know where the treasure is?
The answer's up to you!

Looking for adventure?
Looking for some fun?
The gang is ready, so get on board
We're gonna take a trip!

Looking for a treasure in the strangest places!
Riddles and mysteries funtastic!

Gonna get a riddle, gonna get a clue.
Put it all together, it's up to you

Fun-tastic treasure hunt!

It's fun fun fun fuuun-tastic!


Episode Number Original air date
"Riddle in the Middle of the Earth" 1x01 September 6, 1985
"Bungle in the Jungle" 1x02 September 13, 1985
"Countdown Drac" 1x03 September 20, 1985
"The Return of El Kabong" 1x04 September 27, 1985
"Ole, the Red-Nosed Viking" 1x05 October 4, 1985
"The Curse of the Tutti-Frutti" 1x06 October 11, 1985
"Yogi and the Unicorn" 1x07 October 18, 1985
"The Case of the Hopeless Diamond" 1x08 October 25, 1985
"Merlin's Lost Book of Magic" 1x09 November 1, 1985
"Beverly Hills Flop" 1x10 November 8, 1985
"Follow the Yellow Brick Gold" 2x01 November 7, 1986
"To Bee or Not to Bee" 2x02 November 14, 1986
"Heavens to Planetoid" 2x03 November 21, 1986
"Beswitched, Buddha'd and Bewildered" 2x04 December 5, 1986
"There's No Place Like Nome" 2x05 December 12, 1986
"The Great American Treasure" 2x06 January 2, 1987
"Huckle Hero" 2x07 January 9, 1987
"The Moaning Liza" 2x08 January 16, 1987
"Snow White & the 7 Treasure Hunters" 3x01 November 6, 1987
"Yogi's Heroes" 3x02 November 13, 1987
"The Attack of Dr. Mars" 3x03 November 20, 1987
"20,000 Leaks Under the Sea" 3x04 December 4, 1987
"Goodbye, Mr. Chump" 3x05 December 11, 1987
"Yogi Bear on the Air" 3x06 February 5, 1988
"Yogi & the Beanstalk" 3x07 February 12, 1988
"The Greed Monster" 3x08 February 19, 1988
"Secret Agent Bear" 3x09 March 25, 1988


Dates are in order of release: