The Funky Phantom

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The Funky Phantom
Premiere September 11, 1971
Finale January 1, 1972
Network/Provider ABC
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Hanna-Barbera Productions
Air Programs International
Seasons 1
Episodes 16
Origin USA, Australia

The Funky Phantom is an animated comedy that aired on ABC.

Three teenagers--Skip, Augie and April, with their pet bulldog Elmo--seek shelter from a storm in an abandoned house. When they set the hands of a grandfather clock to 12, a Revolutionary War ghost emerges. Jonathan Muddlemore and his cat Boo had sought a hiding place from British troops way back then, and through their own fear of being caught had remained there till their supposed demise. Nicknamed "Mudsy" by the kids, he helps them crack mysteries they stumble onto. Mudsy is a craven coward for a ghost, but he'll pop in and deliver when the chips are down.

Most of the comedy stems from Boo yanking Elmo's chain as well as Skip and Augie trading barbs, much to April's irritation.

The Funky Phantom was Hanna-Barbera's first production with animation farmed out overseas, at Air Programs International in Sydney, Australia.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Daws Butler Jonathan "Mudsy" Muddlemore 1
Julie Bennett Boo 1
Micky Dolenz Skip 1
Tommy Cook Augie 1
Kristina Holland April 1
Jerry Dexter Elmo 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 11, 1971 January 1, 1972 16


DVD Releases

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


Complete Series
The Complete Series December 17, 2010 4


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