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Premiere September 7, 1991
Finale November 30, 1991
Creator Paul Fusco
Network/Provider NBC
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Marvel Productions,
Akom Productions
Seasons 1
Episodes 13
Origin USA

They're furry, they're funny, they're housebroken!

Spacecats was an irreverent Saturday morning cartoon airing on NBC. It was created by Paul Fusco, creator of ALF.

Each episode began live on the planet Triglyceride-7 where extra-terrestrial cats (all puppets) monitor earth for any sign of trouble. Their leader, Captain Catgut, receives an assignment from their figurehead, the Disembodied Omnipotent Ruler of Cats (D.O.R.C. for short). Captain Catgut parcels out the toughest assignment to his crack squadron of crimefighters, Tom, Scratch and Sniff.

This was one of NBC's last mainstream cartoon shows before jettisoning them all in favor of a Saturday edition of The Today Show and a block of live action teen shows the following August. This was predicated on a growing practice of network affiliates blacking out blocks of Saturday morning shows in favor of local news.


Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Paul Fusco Captain Catgut 1
Charles Nelson Reilly D.O.R.C. 1
Rob Paulsen Tom 1
Townsend Coleman Scratch 1
Pat Fraley Sniff 1
Hamilton Camp Narrator 1


DVD Releases

There has not been a DVD release for this show.