King Midas from Fractured Fairy Tales on Rocky and His Friends.  This Jay Ward cartoon first aired March 20, 1960.

Directed by Gerard Baldwin, Frank Braxton, Pete Burness, Sal Faillace, Paul Harvey, Jim Hiltz, Bill Hurtz, Lew Keller, Ted Parmelee, Gerry Ray, Dun Roman, Bob Schleh, George Singer, Ernie Terrazas, John Walker, and Rudy Zamora. Produced by Jay Ward, Bill Scott, and Ponsonby Britt O.B.E. Written by George Atkins, Al Burns, Jim Critchfield, Chris Hayward, Chris Jenkyns, Jim MacGeorge, John Marshall, Paul Mazursky, Jack Mendelsohn, Bill Scott, Larry Tucker, and Lloyd Turner. Animation by Bob Bachman, Howard Baldwin, Herman Cohen, Phil Duncan, Bob Goe, Fred Madison, Bob Maxfield, Gary Mooney, Barrie Nelson, Jack Schnerk, Rod Scribner, and Alan Zaslove. Edited by Skip Craig, Roger Donley. Voices by Edward Everett Horton (Narrator), Daws Butler (Midas, Town Crier, Citizen), Bill Scott (Benson, Bead, Bangle, Bauble, Soldier), and June Foray (Cat Owner). Music by Sheldon Allman.

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