1 9 8 5 – 1 9 8 6 (USA/Japan)
13 x 30 minute episodes
1 9 8 8 (USA/Japan)
5 x 30 minute episodes
1 9 9 0 (USA/Japan)
8 x 30 minute episodes
This animated NBC series – based on a book by animator Phil Mendez – starred a young circus bear cub named Christopher whose friends couldn’t pronounce his name, so called him “Kissyfur”.
Unhappy with life in the circus after losing his mother, Kissyfur (voiced by RJ Williams), and his father, Gus (voiced by Ed Gilbert), left the big top to begin life elsewhere.
Stories revolved around their adventures as they attempted to settle down to their new lives in the southern swampland community of Paddlecab County, where they set up a water taxi business transporting other animals and their products across the swampland.
Their friends included Stuckey (Stu Rosen), a pessimistic porcupine; Duanne (Neilson Ross), a pig who hated to get dirty; Tiny Toot (Russi Taylor), a baby beaver who idolised Kissyfur; and speedy little Beehonie (Russi Taylor), a bunny who could outrun everyone.
The arrival of Kissyfur and his dad was not to the liking of all the swampland creatures, especially two devious, sharp-toothed alligators named Floyd (Stu Rosen) and Jolene (Doug Parker), whose chances of “easy dinners” was taken away when Gus and Kissyfur started their water taxi service.
Beehonie/Bessie/Cackle Sister/Miss Emmy Lou/Toot
Bear Roots | The Birds and the Bears | The Lady Is a Chump | We Are the Swamp | Home Sweat Home/Pooped Pop | Bear Who Cried Wolf!/Egg McGuffin | Gatoraid/Basket Case | Here’s the Beef/Jam Wars | The Incredible Hunk/Double Dare Bear | Drop Me a Lion/Wishing Box | Whale of a Tail/Kissyfur P.I. | The Humans Must Be Crazy/To Tell the Tooth! | Bearly a Bodyguard/The Duck Who Came to Dinner || The Great Swamp Swami/The Shell Game | Just in Time/Three’s a Crowd | My Fair Lenny/G’Day Gator and G’Bye | Fork-Tongued Frog/Like Father, Like Son | The Great Swamp Taxi Race/Weight Not Want Not || Berried Alive/Toot’s Treasure | Cub’s Club/You Ain’t Nothin’ But a Hound Dog | Stuck on Stuckey/Flipzilla | The New Cub/Comrade Kissyfur | See Ya Later, Annie Gator/Evilfur | Swarm Outside/Halo & Goodbye | The Ballad of Rebel Racoon/Somethin’ Cajun’s Cookin’ | Got Those Baby Blues/Home Sweet Swamp