The Hector Heathcote Show

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The Hector Heathcote Show
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Premiere October 5, 1963
Finale September 25, 1965
Creator Gene Deitch (Silly Sidney),
Bob Kuwahara (Hashimoto),
Eli Bauer and
Ralph Bakshi (Hector Heathcote)
Network NBC
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Terrytoons
Seasons 2
Episodes 16
Origin USA

The Hector Heathcote Show is a spoof of the history of America, Africa, and Japan, airing Saturday mornings on NBC. Many of the cartoons from 1959 to 1963 were made for theatrical release. Others were made specifically for the TV show.

Hector is an impressionable, teenage, and young Revolutionary War element that bumbles his way into helping key figures of the era make history. His main adversary was a turncoat named Benedict and one of his friends was a talking red-and-yellow dog named Winston.

Filling out the show was Silly Sidney (a neurotic light blue jungle elephant) and Hashimoto San (a Japanese childlike mouse).

Each show had one Hector cartoon, followed by a Sidney cartoon, and a Hashimoto cartoon is third.

The opening and closing of the show had fireworks. The series was telecast in color or black-and-white. On June 16, 1964, Camden Records released a music album of the same name, with 6 stories.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character
Main Cast
John Myhers Hector
Narrator
Benedict
Winston
Hashimoto
Hanako
Yuriko
Saburo
Dal McKennon Joey
Lionel Wilson Silly Sidney
Dayton Allen Cleo the Giraffe
Stanley the Lion
Desi Arnez Town Crier
Announcer

Seasons

In-Depth

DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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