The Astronut Show

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The Astronut Show
Premiere August 23, 1965
Finale February 1966
Creator Larz Bourne
Network first-run syndication
Style 30-minute animated science fiction comedy
Company Terrytoons
Seasons 1
Episodes 26
Origin USA

The Astronut Show is an animated science fiction comedy that aired in first-run syndication. It was a spinoff of The Deputy Dawg Show as the character appeared in two episodes of that show.

Astronut returns to earth, this time capable of perfect verbal syntax, as he assists Oscar Mild, a nebbish. Elements of the show in the 1960s were Luno (about a flying horse and his young master), Silly Sidney (previously seen on The Hector Heathcote Show and Hashimoto (also seen on Heathcote).

Viacom acquired the Terrytoons library from CBS Films in 1970 and re-packaged the show with elements Sad Cat (a schlep feline assisted by a Fairy Godmouse), James Hound (a canine secret agent), and Possible Possum (a Deputy Dawg clone taking place in a southern swamp--the character Macon Mouse previously appeared on The Deputy Dawg Show as Russian-speaking Mischa Mouse). All three elements aired the season before on NBC on The Heckle and Jeckle Cartoon Show.

Of the feature elements, the following people created them: Art Barsch (Luno), Gene Deitch (Silly Sidney), Bob Kuwahara (Hashimoto), Ralph Bakshi (Sad Cat, James Hound), and Larz Bourne (Possible Possum).



Actor Character
Main Cast
Dayton Allen Astronut
James Hound
Silly Sidney
Bob McFadden Oscar Mild
Sad Cat
John Myhers Hashimoto
Lionel Wilson Silly Sidney
Possible Possum


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One August 23, 1965 February 1966 26


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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