1 9 6 2 – 1 9 6 3 (USA)
52 x 15 minute episodes
Wally Gator, Touché Turtle, and Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har Har originally came to TV in September 1962, as The New Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Series, a collection of cartoons from each of the aforementioned stars.
Wally Gator was an Ed Wynn-sounding alligator who wouldn’t stay in the zoo, much to the dismay of zookeeper Mr Twiddles.
Wally’s episodes typically showed him escaping his confines and causing mayhem on an unsuspecting public.
Touché Turtle was the swashbuckling, sword-wielding turtle, who – along with sheepdog sidekick Dum-Dum – rescued royalty, children and animals alike.
Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har Har starred a wisecracking lion and his pal, a laughing hyena who rarely smiled, let alone laughed.
Their misadventures typically circled around Lippy’s hair-brained schemes, which always got Hardy into hot water.
52 five-minute episodes of each character segment were produced, after which Touché and Lippy pretty much fell off the map. Wally Gator later appeared in Yogi’s Gang and on other Hanna-Barbera “team” cartoons like Scooby’s All-Star Laff-A-Lympics.
Lippy the Lion
Hardy Har Har