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BEANY AND CECIL
Boy (1963-1967) / Captain Huffenpuff - Jim McGeorge
Beany Boy (1988) - Mark Hildreth
Cecil / Dishonest John (both 1963-1967) - Irv Shoemaker
Cecil (1988) - Billy West
Dishonest John (1988) - Maurice La Marche
Beany and Cecil first appeared on TV as a Emmy-winning syndicated puppet show from LA in the 1950s titled "Time For Beany," with Daws Butler and Stan Fresberg providing the voices. It maintained its basic format when it first appeared in cartoon form on January 6, 1962 as part of the nighttime "Matty's Funday Funnies (q.v.), where it became its own series a few months later before shifting to Saturday mornings in 1963.
The principals were the ever-smiling Beany, who wore a cap, as his name implied; his uncle Huffenpuff, who was captain of their boat the Leakin' Lena; Beany's pet Cecil, who was a seasick serpent; and Dishonest John, who was their conniving nemesis in a trench coat.
Ex-Warner Brothers cartoon director Bob Clampett created the characters and produced all 78 cartoons.
In 1988, the series had a short-lived revival without Bob Clampett, who died in 1984. The new version disappeared after five shows.
Known To Be In Existence
(listed in alphabetical order --all from 1962 run):
LITTLE ACE FROM OUTER SPACE
SPOTS OFF A LEOTARD
A TRIP TO THE SCHMOON
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