Late Late Night FDL: Royal Rodent

SnagglepussRoyal Rodent.  This Hanna-Barbera cartoon first aired on December 30, 1961 on The Yogi Bear Show.

Produced and Directed by Joseph Barbera and William Hanna. Episode Crew: Story by Warren Foster (segment “Bear Foot Soldiers”) and Michael Maltese (segments “Royal Rodent” and “Judo Ex-Expert”). Film Editing by Donald Douglas (as Donald A. Douglas), Hank Gotzenberg, Warner E. Leighton (as Warner Leighton), Joe Ruby (as Joseph Ruby), and Greg Watson. Production Management by Howard Hanson, production supervisor. Camera and Electrical Department work by Bob Collis, camera operator (as Robert Collis); Charles Flekal, camera operator; Frank Paiker, camera operator; Norman Stainback, camera operator; and Roy Wade, camera operator. Animation Department: Robert Bentley, animator (segment “Bear Foot Soldiers”); Walt Clinton, layout artist (segment “Judo Ex-Expert”) (as Walter Clinton); Harry Holt, animator (segment “Judo Ex-Expert”); Art Lozzi, background artist (segment “Judo Ex-Expert”); Dick Lundy, animator (segment “Royal Rodent”); Neenah Maxwell, background artist (segment “Bear Foot Soldiers”); Tony Rivera, layout artist (segment “Royal Rodent”); Iwao Takamoto , layout artist (segment “Bear Foot Soldiers”); and Richard H. Thomas, background artist (segment “Royal Rodent”). Titles by Lawrence Goble. Episode Cast (in credits order) Daws Butler (Yogi Bear / Snagglepuss), Don Messick (Boo Boo), Vance Colvig (Chopper), and Jimmy Weldon (Yakky Doodle). Music Directed by Hoyt Curtin. Other crew: Arthur Davis, story director (segment “Judo Ex-Expert”) (as Art Davis); John Freeman, story director (segment “Royal Rodent”); and Alex Lovy, story director (segment “Bear Foot Soldiers”).

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