Foofur

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Foofur
Foofur (2).jpg
Foofur and his group.
GenreAnimation
Comedy
Created byPhil Mendez
Directed byArt Davis (Season 1)
Don Lusk (Season 1)
Carl Urbano (Season 1)
Rudy Zamora (Season 1)
Oscar Dufau (Season 2)
Bob Goe (Season 2)
John Kimball (Season 2)
Paul Sommer (Season 2)
Ray Patterson (supervising director)
Voices ofMichael Bell
Susan Blu
William Callaway
Richard Gautier
Christina Lange
Don Messick
Susan Silo
Susan Tolsky
Frank Welker
Eugene Williams
Theme music composerHoyt Curtin
Opening theme"Foofur"
Ending theme"Foofur" (Instrumental)
Composer(s)Hoyt Curtin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes46
Production
Executive producer(s)William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Freddy Monnickendam
Producer(s)Kay Wright (Season 1)
Paul Sabella (Season 2)
Editor(s)Gil Iverson
Production company(s)Hanna-Barbera Productions
SEPP International S.A.
DistributorWorldvision Enterprises (originally)
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Original run13 September 1986 – 18 February 1988
 
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Foofur
Foofur (2).jpg
Foofur and his group.
GenreAnimation
Comedy
Created byPhil Mendez
Directed byArt Davis (Season 1)
Don Lusk (Season 1)
Carl Urbano (Season 1)
Rudy Zamora (Season 1)
Oscar Dufau (Season 2)
Bob Goe (Season 2)
John Kimball (Season 2)
Paul Sommer (Season 2)
Ray Patterson (supervising director)
Voices ofMichael Bell
Susan Blu
William Callaway
Richard Gautier
Christina Lange
Don Messick
Susan Silo
Susan Tolsky
Frank Welker
Eugene Williams
Theme music composerHoyt Curtin
Opening theme"Foofur"
Ending theme"Foofur" (Instrumental)
Composer(s)Hoyt Curtin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes46
Production
Executive producer(s)William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Freddy Monnickendam
Producer(s)Kay Wright (Season 1)
Paul Sabella (Season 2)
Editor(s)Gil Iverson
Production company(s)Hanna-Barbera Productions
SEPP International S.A.
DistributorWorldvision Enterprises (originally)
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Original run13 September 1986 – 18 February 1988

Foofur is a children's animated series made by Hanna-Barbera. It aired on NBC from 1986 to 1988. The protagonist and title character was a skinny blue dog.[1] The animated series was produced in part by William Hanna. There was also a comic book series from Star Comics (an imprint of Marvel Comics).

The name Foofur was involved in a 1997 court case.

Plot[edit]

A tall skinny blue dog named Foofur (voiced by Frank Welker) has inherited his late master's wealthy estate and has since lived alone. Foofur and his niece Rocky (voiced by Christina Lange) spring some animals from the Bowser Busters' van whom Foofur befriends. These animals include Fencer the Cat (voiced by Eugene Williams), Louis (voiced by Richard Gautier), Annabell (voiced by Susan Tolsky), Dolly (voiced by Susan Blu), Hazel (voiced by Pat Carroll), Hazel's hubby Fritz Carlos (voiced by Jonathan Schmock), and Burt (voiced by William Callaway).

Foofur and his friends have an enemy in a woman named Mrs. Escrow (voiced by Susan Silo) and her pet Chihuahua named Pepe (voiced by Don Messick) as Pepe tries to expose Foofur's illegal roommates – but always to no avail. As executor of the will that placed Foofur in charge of the estate, Mrs. Escrow has tried many times to sell the estate. But her plots have always been thwarted by Foofur and his friends as they also protect their home from rats, cats, and greedy humans which have always been thwarted by Foofur right runder her nose. While trying to stop Mrs. Escrow, Foofur tries to evade having his friends captured by the Bowser Busters' dog catchers Mel (voiced by David Doyle) and Harvey (voiced by Michael Bell).

Episode list[edit]

Season 1[edit]

  1. A Little Off the Top -
  2. A Clean Sweep -
  3. Moving Experience -
  4. Dogstyles of the Rich and Famous -
  5. Foofur Falls in Love -
  6. The Last Resort -
  7. Thicker Than Water -
  8. Hot Over the Collar -
  9. A-Job Hunting We Will Go -
  10. A Royal Pain -
  11. Nothing to Sneeze At -
  12. Country Club Chaos -
  13. You Dirty Rat -
  14. This Little Piggy's on TV -
  15. Fencer's Freaky Friday -
  16. Legal Beagles -
  17. Bon Voyage Rocki -
  18. Russian Through New York -
  19. Fritz Carlos Bombs Out -
  20. New Tricks -
  21. Mad Dogs and Englishmen -

Season 2[edit]

  1. Pepe's Pet Peeve -
  2. Clothes Make the Dog -
  3. Boot Camp Blues -
  4. My Pharaoh Lady -
  5. What Price Fleadom -
  6. Winging It -
  7. The Dog's Meow -
  8. Friend Foofur's Foul Up -
  9. Alone at Last, Dahling -
  10. Tooth or Consequences -
  11. Fencer Finds a Family -
  12. The Nose Knows -
  13. Just Buming Around -
  14. Annabell Goes Punk -
  15. Just Like Magic -
  16. Puppy Love -
  17. Weekend in the Condo -
  18. Bye Bye Birdie -
  19. Fencer Gets Soul -
  20. Rocki's Big Fib -
  21. You Bet Your Life -
  22. Louis Sees the Light -
  23. Annabell gets framed -
  24. Scary Harry -
  25. Look Homeward, Foofur -

Cast[edit]

Additional voices[edit]

Crew[edit]

Outsourced Production Work[edit]

International Broadcast[edit]

Legal activity[edit]

Foofur played a role in the case Nationwide Insurance v. Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, 116 F.3d 1154 (7th Cir., 1997). The case dealt with an insurer's duty to defend an insured party in light of the insured's intentional acts of property damage. The insured, a drunken college student, spelled out "FOO" – meaning "foo", a word derived from Foofur – on the artificial turf football field of Memorial Stadium with lighter fluid burning the letters into the turf. He caused $600,000 damage to the astroturf. The court held that such an act was not within the insurance policy's liability coverage.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saturday Morning: Good And Bad". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  2. ^ [caselaw.findlaw.com/us-7th-circuit/1058032.html Nationwide Insurance v. Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois] (Decided: 19 June 1997)

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