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Arthur and the Square Knights of the Round Table

1 9 6 6 (Australia)
39 x 25 minute episodes

The first Australian animation series to be successfully syndicated and sold overseas, Arthur had a distinctly British look and feel but was produced by Walter J. Hucker API (Air Programs International in Australia).

Led by King Arthur, the pint-sized hero, with his unlucky sidekick Sir Lancelot, and his nemesis the seductive witch Morgana Le Fay and her dastardly assistant, the Black Knight, these comic stories were a wacky take on the world of Camelot.

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The series was directed by Zoran Janjic who had arrived in Australia from Zagreb in 1960 and who later left API to work for the new Hanna-Barbera studios in Sydney.

Actors who voiced the characters included John Meillon as King Arthur, Lola Brooks as Guinevere and Morgana, and John Ewart voicing various characters.

Well-known British entertainer Rod Hull (he of Emu fame) was one of the writers for the show.

 

King Arthur
John Meillon
Guinevere
Lola Brooks
Morgana Le Fay
Lola Brooks
Various
John Ewart
Kevin Golsby
Matthew O’Sullivan