The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan

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The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan
Premiere September 9, 1972
Finale December 23, 1972
Creator Earl Biggers (Charlie Chan)
Iwao Takamoto (Chan Clan)
Network CBS
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Hanna-Barbera Productions
Seasons 1
Episodes 16
Origin USA

The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan was a cartoon series airing on CBS.

An animated Charlie Chan takes on crime cases assisted--and sometimes hindered--by his ten children and pet Pekingese, Chu Chu. The two eldest children, Stanley and Henry, command the Chan Van, which can change into any vehicle for the occasion or situation. Stanley's catch phrase in the show is "Wham bam, we're in a jam!"

The musical numbers by the Chan Clan were supervised by Don Kirschner (of the Archies fame). The first few weeks of episodes, produced by Hanna-Barbera, were animated at H-B's Hollywood studios; the rest were animated at Eric Porter studios in Australia.

The series is distributed by Warner Bros. Television.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Keye Luke Chan 1
Bob Ito Henry 1
Lennie Weinrib Stanley 1
Stephen Wong 1
Virginia Ann Lee Suzie 1
Cherylene Lee 1
Leslie Kumamota Anne 1
Jodie Foster 1
Brian Tochi Alan 1
Michael Takamoto Tom 1
John Gunn 1
Jay Jay Jue Flip 1
Gene Andrusco 1
Beverly Kushida Nancy 1
Leslie Juwai Mimi 1
Cherylene Lee 1
Robin Toma Scooter 1
Michael Morgan 1
Don Messick Chu Chu 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 9, 1972 December 23, 1972 16


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Episode Collections - Various Series
1970s Volume 1 May 26, 2009 2


Complete Series
The Complete Series July 19, 2012 (WA) 2


(WA)--Through Warner Archive.

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