The Magilla Gorilla Show

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The Magilla Gorilla Show
Magilla.jpg
Premiere January 14, 1964
Finale January 22, 1966
Network Syndication (seasons 1-3)
ABC (season 4)
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Hanna-Barbera Productions,
Screen Gems
Distributor Screen Gems (until 1974)
Columbia Pictures Television (1974-1980)
Worldvision Enterprises (1980-1988)
Great American Broadcasting (1988-1991)
Turner Program Services (1991-1996)
Telepictures Distribution (1996–2003)
Warner Bros. Television (2003- )
Seasons 4
Episodes 31
Origin USA

The Magilla Gorilla Show is an animated comedy that aired in syndication and later moved to ABC.

Magilla was a tame, sociable gorilla who was always up for sale at Mr. Peebles' pet shop. Mr. Peebles would unload Magilla a number of times only for him to wind up back in the pet store window. A sweet little girl named Ogee (so named because in moments of despair she says "Oh, gee") is Magilla's best friend and wishful purchaser. Also featured on the show were Ricochet Rabbit (a bunny law officer of the west--he was first designed as an antagonist in 1962 in an episode of Touché Turtle) and Mushmouse and Punkinpuss (think Tom and Jerry in the Arkansas backwoods).

When the show began a run on ABC in 1966, Ricochet Rabbit traded places with Breezly and Sneezly from companion Hanna-Barbera series Peter Potamus and his Magic Flying Balloon.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4
Allan Melvin Magilla Gorilla * * * *
Punkinpuss * * * *
Howard Morris Mr. Peebles * * *
Mushmouse * * * *
Breezly Bruin *
Don Messick Ricochet Rabbit * * *
Mr. Peebles *
Jean VanderPyl Ogee * * * *
Mel Blanc Deputy Droop-Along * * *
Sneezly Seal *
John Stephenson Col. Fusby *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
Syndication
Season One January 14, 1964 1964 15
Season Two 1964 1965 9
Season Three 1965 1965 3
ABC
Season Four 1966 January 22, 1966 4

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Complete Series  (Region A)
The Complete Series September 14, 2007 purchase 4
Episode Collections - Various Series  (Region A)
1960s Volume 1 May 26, 2009 purchase 2
1960s Volume 2 October 27, 2009 purchase 2