Kukla, Fran and Ollie

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Kukla, Fran and Ollie
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Premiere locat debut
October 13, 1947
national debut
January 12, 1949
Finale August 30, 1957
Creator Burr Tillstrom
Network WBKB Chicago (Junior Jamboree)
NBC (1949-1954)
ABC (1954-1957)
Style 30-minute/15-minute children
Company Burr Tillstrom Copyright Trust
Seasons 10
Origin USA
Official Site Kuklapolitan

Kukla, Fran and Ollie is a children's program which aired on NBC and ABC. The program was largely improvised by creator/puppeteer Burr Tillstrom and hostess Fran Allison. The program, originally called Junior Jamboree in its pre-network period, originated from Chicago.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Burr Tillstrom Kukla * * * * * * * * * *
Oliver J. Dragon * * * * * * * * * *
Fletcher Rabbit * * * * * * * * * *
Mme. Ophelia Ooglepuss * * * * * * * * * *
Buelah Witch * * * * * * * * * *
Cecil Bill * * * * * * * * * *
Colonel Crackie * * * * * * * * * *
Mercedes * * * * * * * * * *
Dolores Dragon * * * * * * *
Olivia Dragon * * * * *
Fran Allison Fran Allison * * * * * * * * * *

Crew

Member   Duration
Musical Director 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Jack Fascinato * * * * * * *
Carolyn Gilbert * *
Caesar Giovannini *
Musician 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Earl Backus *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
WBKB-TV
Season One October 13, 1947
NBC
Season Two November 29, 1948 June 1949 (approx.)
Season Three August 8, 1949 June 30, 1950
Season Four August 28, 1950 June 29, 1951
Season Five August 27, 1951 June 27, 1952
Season Six August 24, 1952 June 21, 1953
Season Seven September 13, 1953 June 13, 1954
ABC
Season Eight September 6, 1954 July 5, 1955
Season Nine August 29, 1955 July 6, 1956
Season Ten September 3, 1956 August 30, 1957

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Episode Collections  (Region 1)
The First Episodes, Vol. 1 November 20, 2010 purchase 2
The First Episodes, Vol. 2 December 15, 2011 purchase 2
The First Episodes, Vol. 3 December 3, 2013 purchase 2

External Sites