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Shirt Tales

1 9 8 2 – 1 9 8 4 (USA)
39 x 30 minute episodes

This NBC cartoon series from Hanna-Barbera featured a group of cute talking creatures originally created by greeting card designer Janet Elizabeth Manco as a promotion to sell more Hallmark cards.

Pammy (a panda), Digger (a mole), Bogey (an orangutan, named after his Humphrey Bogart impressions), Rick (a raccoon) and Tyg Tiger (guess) wore shirts that echoed their thoughts, flashing various brightly lit messages. Kip (a kangaroo) joined the group in season two.

The furry pals lived in a secret hideout in Oak Tree Park and battled crime while agitating the park ranger, Mr Dinkle.

While sleuthing, the gang used the Shirt Tales’ Super-Sonic Transporter (STSST), which not only helped them get around quickly but also sported a laserlike beam that functioned as a lasso or a ladder.


Bob Ogle
Ronnie Schell
Patricia Parris
Steven Schatzberg
Fred Travalena
Nancy Cartwright
Mr Dinkle
Herb Vigran