The Deputy Dawg Show

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The Deputy Dawg Show
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Premiere October 1960
Finale 1961
Creator Larz Bourne
Network Syndicated
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Terrytoons (A div. of CBS Films Inc.)
Seasons 1
Episodes 100
Origin USA

The Deputy Dawg Show was an animated comedy that aired in syndication. It was the first all-cartoon made-for-TV production of the Terrytoons studio and was distributed by its parent company, CBS Films.

Deputy Dawg was the loyal but none-too-bright canine lawman of a backwoods Tennessee precinct, Creekmud Junction. The animals that live in the nearby swamp tend to give Deputy Dawg a hard time. Most of the trouble stems from Muskie Muskrat and his predilection of stealing eggs from the Sheriff's henhouse. Three incidental characters would be spun off from this show into their own. A little blue space alien would become Astronut, Mischa Mouse would become Macon Mouse for the theatrical Possible Possum series, and the Long Island Duckling would become Duckwood.

In its original run, two Deputy Dawg cartoons were shown with features from theatrical Terrytoons films in the middle. In 1962, some Deputy Dawg cartoons were released to theaters. Some markets screened Deputy Dawg cartoons individually as part of locally hosted children's shows. The Deputy Dawg Show would be replayed on NBC in 1971 on Saturday mornings.


Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Dayton Allen All characters 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season 1 100