The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan

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The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan
Premiere September 9, 1972
Finale December 23, 1972
Based on the character created by
Earl Biggers
Network/Provider CBS
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Hanna-Barbera Productions
Seasons 1
Episodes 16
Origin USA

The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan is an animated comedy that aired on CBS.

An animated Charlie Chan takes on crime cases assisted--and sometimes hindered--by his ten children and pet Pekingese, Chu Chu. The two eldest children, Stanley and Henry, command the Chan Van, which can change into any vehicle for the occasion or situation. Stanley's catch phrase in the show is "Wham bam, we're in a jam!"

The musical numbers by the Chan Clan were supervised by Don Kirschner (of the Archies fame). The first few weeks of episodes, produced by Hanna-Barbera, were animated at H-B's Hollywood studios; the rest were animated at Eric Porter studios in Australia.

The series is distributed by Warner Bros. Television.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Keye Luke Chan
Bob Ito Henry
Lennie Weinrib Stanley
Stephen Wong
Virginia Ann Lee Suzie
Cherylene Lee
Leslie Kumamota Anne
Jodie Foster
Brian Tochi Alan
Michael Takamoto Tom
John Gunn
Jay Jay Jue Flip
Gene Andrusco
Beverly Kushida Nancy
Leslie Juwai Mimi
Cherylene Lee
Robin Toma Scooter
Michael Morgan
Don Messick Chu Chu


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 9, 1972 December 23, 1972 16


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Episode Collections - Various Series
1970s Volume 1 May 26, 2009 2


Complete Series
The Complete Series July 19, 2012 (WA) 2


(WA)--Through Warner Archive.

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