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The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole

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The series, which first appeared in syndication on September 6, 1958, appeared in the form of a serial, with one story running over 10 episodes. A total of 150 episodes were made, comprising 15 stories.

Usually, Spunky and Tadpole would be broadcast on locally-hosted children's shows.

The character of Tadpole was first voiced by Don Messick, then by Ed Janis in later episodes.

Simple animation meant that characters usually remained stationery, seldom moving when the spoke to each other.

Barnet Films was the owner of the program.

The show's first syndicator, Guild Films, distributed theatrical Looney Tunes to TV. The syndicator arranged for Spunky and Tadpole to appear in several major markets, telling stations that the show would draw interest from grownups and children alike.

However, such successful syndicated programs as Huckleberry Hound caused Spunky and Tadpole to vanish. A late-1950s merger spelled the end of Guild, and the cartoon languished among several minor distributors, including (in 1958) Ziv Films.

Spunky and Tadpole continued to be seen until the mid-1960s, offered cheaply to smaller stations in smaller markets.

The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole TV Episode Guide :


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Doin's In The Ruins Pictures Cartoons Doin's In The Ruins1958
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Villains.

There have not yet been any votes for "Doin's In The Ruins". Vote Now! 21


Abdul The Boo Boo Pictures Cartoons Abdul The Boo Boo1958
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Villains.

There have not yet been any votes for "Abdul The Boo Boo". Vote Now! 21


Another Race in Outer Space! Pictures Cartoons Another Race in Outer Space!1958
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Snowmen, Spacemen.

There have not yet been any votes for "Another Race in Outer Space!". Vote Now! 21


Prisoner of Zinda Pictures Cartoons Prisoner of Zinda1958
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Villains.

There have not yet been any votes for "Prisoner of Zinda". Vote Now! 21


The Bugle Will Blow Pictures Cartoons The Bugle Will Blow1958
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Villains.

There have not yet been any votes for "The Bugle Will Blow". Vote Now! 21


The Count Of San Francisco Pictures Cartoons The Count Of San Francisco1958 01-10
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Villains.

There have not yet been any votes for "The Count Of San Francisco". Vote Now! 21


Counterspies In Secret Guise Pictures Cartoons Counterspies In Secret Guise1958 101-110
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Villains.

There have not yet been any votes for "Counterspies In Secret Guise". Vote Now! 21


A Message To Marcia Pictures Cartoons A Message To Marcia1958 11-20
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Luigi, Marcia, Zenda the Witch.

There have not yet been any votes for "A Message To Marcia". Vote Now! 21


The Mixed-Up Monster Pictures Cartoons The Mixed-Up Monster1958 111-120
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Villains.

There have not yet been any votes for "The Mixed-Up Monster". Vote Now! 21


North Pole Caper Pictures Cartoons North Pole Caper1958 121-130
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Villains.

There have not yet been any votes for "North Pole Caper". Vote Now! 21


Buried Treasure Pictures Cartoons Buried Treasure1958 131-140
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Villains.

There have not yet been any votes for "Buried Treasure". Vote Now! 21


Circus Craze Pictures Cartoons Circus Craze1958 141-150
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Villains.

There have not yet been any votes for "Circus Craze". Vote Now! 21


The Smugglers Pictures Cartoons The Smugglers1958 21-30
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Villains.

There have not yet been any votes for "The Smugglers". Vote Now! 21


Secret Of Cactus Corners Pictures Cartoons Secret Of Cactus Corners1958 41-50
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Villains.

There have not yet been any votes for "Secret Of Cactus Corners". Vote Now! 21


The Frozen Planet Pictures Cartoons The Frozen Planet1958 51-60
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Villains.

There have not yet been any votes for "The Frozen Planet". Vote Now! 21


The Private Eyes Pictures Cartoons The Private Eyes1958 61-70
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Villains.

There have not yet been any votes for "The Private Eyes". Vote Now! 21


Moon Trip Pictures Cartoons Moon Trip1958 71-80
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Villains.

There have not yet been any votes for "Moon Trip". Vote Now! 21


London Mystery Pictures Cartoons London Mystery1958 81-90
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Villains.

There have not yet been any votes for "London Mystery". Vote Now! 21


Casaba Capers Pictures Cartoons Casaba Capers1958 91-100
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Villains.

There have not yet been any votes for "Casaba Capers". Vote Now! 21


Out Of Place In Outer Space Pictures Cartoons Out Of Place In Outer Space1958 31-40
Beverly Hills Productions, Telemet, TV Cinema Sales...
 featuring Spunky, Tadpole, Villains.

There have not yet been any votes for "Out Of Place In Outer Space". Vote Now! 21


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