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'''''The Ruff and Ready Show''''' (also title as '''''Ruff and Ready''''') is the first television production from William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the creators behind the ''Tom and Jerry'' series of theatrical short films.<ref>[https://www.emmys.com/sites/default/files/d6tv/WILLIAM%20HANNA&JOSEPH%20BARBERA%20ALL.pdf Emmys: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera Biography.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> The show features the adventures Ruff the Cat and Reddy the Dog, each episode was part of a longer thirteen episode story arc, with each series having four story arcs in total.<ref>[https://archive.org/details/artofhannabarber00teds/page/48/mode/2up The art of Hanna-Barbera : fifty years of creativity.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref>
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'''''The Ruff and Reddy Show''''' (also titled as '''''Ruff and Reddy''''') is the first television production by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the creators behind the ''Tom and Jerry'' series of theatrical short films.<ref>[https://www.emmys.com/sites/default/files/d6tv/WILLIAM%20HANNA&JOSEPH%20BARBERA%20ALL.pdf Emmys: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera Biography.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> The show features the adventures Ruff the Cat and Reddy the Dog, each episode was part of a longer thirteen-episode story arc, with each series having four story arcs in total.<ref>[https://archive.org/details/artofhannabarber00teds/page/48/mode/2up The art of Hanna-Barbera: fifty years of creativity.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref>
  
 
It was produced by H-B Enterprises, formed after MGM closed its production studio in 1957.<ref>[https://animationresources.org/filmography-ruff-and-reddy/ Animation Resources page on ''Ruff and Reddy''.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> under significantly lower budgetary constraints than the previous MGM productions.<ref>[https://archive.org/details/artofhannabarber00teds/page/48/mode/2up ''Art of Hanna-Barbera; Fifty Years of Creativity''] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> It is one of the earliest original animated television programs and pioneered the use of limited animation techniques within television production<ref>[https://archive.org/details/mylifeintoonsfro00barb/page/114/mode/2up ''My life in Toons'' by Joseph Barbera.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> and although it was only a modest success <ref> [https://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/hanna-barberas-ruff-and-reddy-in-space-on-record/ Ruff and Reddy: On Record] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> the show would pave the way for the studios more famous creations, such as ''The Huckleberry Hound Show'' which was released a year after ''Ruff and Reddy'''s first season.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20130926192748/http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/H/htmlH/hannawillia/hannawillia.htm Museum of Broadcast Communications: Hanna Barbera.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref>
 
It was produced by H-B Enterprises, formed after MGM closed its production studio in 1957.<ref>[https://animationresources.org/filmography-ruff-and-reddy/ Animation Resources page on ''Ruff and Reddy''.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> under significantly lower budgetary constraints than the previous MGM productions.<ref>[https://archive.org/details/artofhannabarber00teds/page/48/mode/2up ''Art of Hanna-Barbera; Fifty Years of Creativity''] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> It is one of the earliest original animated television programs and pioneered the use of limited animation techniques within television production<ref>[https://archive.org/details/mylifeintoonsfro00barb/page/114/mode/2up ''My life in Toons'' by Joseph Barbera.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> and although it was only a modest success <ref> [https://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/hanna-barberas-ruff-and-reddy-in-space-on-record/ Ruff and Reddy: On Record] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> the show would pave the way for the studios more famous creations, such as ''The Huckleberry Hound Show'' which was released a year after ''Ruff and Reddy'''s first season.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20130926192748/http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/H/htmlH/hannawillia/hannawillia.htm Museum of Broadcast Communications: Hanna Barbera.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref>
  
 
==Broadcast History==
 
==Broadcast History==
The show debuted on December 14th, 1957 on NBC alongside live action puppetry segments hosted by Jimmy Blaine.<ref>[http://www.tvparty.com/lostruffready.html TV Party: ''Ruff and Reddy''.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> Afterwards it was re-run on NBS as part of the ''Captain Bob Cottle Show'' until 1964 and then syndicated to local children's television shows across the USA.<ref>[https://animationresources.org/filmography-ruff-and-reddy/ Animation Resources: ''Ruff And Reddy''.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> Later, in the 1980s, it was broadcast as part of the USA cable network's Cartoon Express although only briefly due to audiences at the time not embracing the characters.<ref>[http://www.tvparty.com/lostruffready.html ''TV Party: Ruff and Reddy'' by Kevin S. Butler.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref>
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The show debuted on December 14th, 1957 on NBC alongside live-action puppetry segments hosted by Jimmy Blaine.<ref>[http://www.tvparty.com/lostruffready.html TV Party: ''Ruff and Reddy''.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> Afterwards it was re-run on NBC as part of the ''Captain Bob Cottle Show'' until 1964 and then syndicated to local children's television shows across the USA.<ref>[https://animationresources.org/filmography-ruff-and-reddy/ Animation Resources: ''Ruff And Reddy''.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> Later, in the 1980s, it was broadcast as part of the USA cable network's Cartoon Express although only briefly due to audiences at the time not embracing the characters.<ref>[http://www.tvparty.com/lostruffready.html ''TV Party: Ruff and Reddy'' by Kevin S. Butler.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref>
  
 
The final two broadcasts were briefly on Cartoon Network in the early 1990s and on Boomerang sometime around 2002.
 
The final two broadcasts were briefly on Cartoon Network in the early 1990s and on Boomerang sometime around 2002.
  
==Home Video==
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==Home Video and Availability==
A small selection of episodes were released as ''Animal Follies'' on VHS and Laserdisc as part of the ''Hanna Barbera Personal Favorites Collection'',<ref> [https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hanna-Barbera-Personal-Favourites-Follies/dp/B000PIX3P6 Amazon UK listing of ''Animal Follies'' on VHS.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref><ref> [https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/01619/ID6613HA/Animal-Follies:-Hanna-Barbera-Personal-Favorites Laserdisc Database: ID6613HA.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> and on VHS in the UK as ''Ruff and Reddy: Crowds in the Clouds''.
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A small selection of episodes was released as ''Animal Follies'' on VHS and Laserdisc as part of the ''Hanna Barbera Personal Favorites Collection'',<ref> [https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hanna-Barbera-Personal-Favourites-Follies/dp/B000PIX3P6 Amazon UK listing of ''Animal Follies'' on VHS.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref><ref> [https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/01619/ID6613HA/Animal-Follies:-Hanna-Barbera-Personal-Favorites Laserdisc Database: ID6613HA.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> and on VHS in the UK as ''Ruff and Reddy: Crowds in the Clouds''. The first episode was announced to be part of the ''Best of Warner Brothers: Hanna Barbera 25 Cartoon Collection'',<ref> [https://archive.ph/20130628204833/http://www.cartoonbrew.com/dvd/warner-bros-anniversary-dvd-set-salutes-hanna-barbera-76903.html Cartoon Brew: Warner Bros. Anniversary DVD Set salutes Hanna Barbera.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> but was omitted, along with several other cartoons, from the final release.<ref>[http://tiahblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/dvd-review-best-of-warner-bros-hanna.html DVD Review: The Best of Warner Bros.: Hanna-Barbera 25 Cartoon Collection.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref>.
  
The first episode was announced to be part of the ''Best of Warner Brothers: Hanna Barbera 25 Cartoon Collection'',<ref> [https://archive.ph/20130628204833/http://www.cartoonbrew.com/dvd/warner-bros-anniversary-dvd-set-salutes-hanna-barbera-76903.html Cartoon Brew: Warner Bros. Anniversary DVD Set salutes Hanna Barbera.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> but was omitted, along with a number of other cartoons, from the final release.<ref>[http://tiahblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/dvd-review-best-of-warner-bros-hanna.html DVD Review: The Best of Warner Bros.: Hanna-Barbera 25 Cartoon Collection.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> The show has not officially been released on DVD. Unofficial full series collections have been found as listings on Animation collectors websites.<ref>[http://wingnuttoons.com/cartoons.html#R WingNuts Toons page on ''Ruff and Reddy''.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref><ref>[http://www.matsune.com/wbc/worldsbestweb/cartoonvidlist3.htm Worlds Best Comics: Classic Cartoons.] Retrieved 01 Jun '21</ref> and on eBay, but have not been able to verify any of these releases or sellers due to the prohibitively high cost of acquiring them outside of the US.
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For many years only clips and select episodes of the show were available through unofficial YouTube, DailyMotion, and Internet Archive uploads. The show has never been officially been released on DVD or via streaming platforms.
  
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On June 18th, 2021, Internet Archive user [https://archive.org/details/@ruffnreddy RuffNReady] (most likely made to preserve the show) uploaded all 156 episodes to the site via various TV broadcasts from the early 2000s.
  
==Availability and Missing Episodes==
 
104 of the 156 episodes created have been found through YouTube, DailyMotion and Archive.org uploads.
 
 
Here are the episodes that are currently unavailable to view to the public, as of June 2021.
 
 
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Season
 
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Title
 
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Status
 
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| Season 2||054||The Dummy Mummy||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 2||055||The Chickenhearted Chickosaurus Chase||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 2||058||The Chicken-Hearted Chickasaurus||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 2||064||A Chick in Need Is a Chick Indeed||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 2||065||Quick Trick Saves a Slick Chick||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
|-
 
| Season 2||066||Scary Tale on a Canyon Trail||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
|-
 
| Season 2||067||Borrowed Burro in a Burrow||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 2||068||Pint Size Surprise for the Guys||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 2||069||Reddy and Me and Pee-Wee Makes Three||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 2||070||Hoss Thief Grief||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
|-
 
| Season 2||071||Tricked and Trapped by a Tricky Trapper||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
|-
 
| Season 2||072||Harry Safari and the Phoney Pony||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 2||092||Missile Fizzle||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
|-
 
| Season 2||093||Missing Missile Mystery||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 2||094||Never Land in Never-Neverland||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 2||095||Polar Bear Scare||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 2||096||A Liking for a Striking Viking||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 2||097||Bear Hunting Is for the Birds||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 2||098||Beep-Beep from the Deep-Deep||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 2||099||Two Fiends in a Submarine||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 2||100||Muscle Man Meets Missile Man||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 2||101||Bull Fight Fright||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 2||102||Reddy Clobbers Robbers||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 2||103||Machine Gun Fun||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 2||104||Bad Guys Meet the Good Guys||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||105||Dizzy Deputies||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||106||Later Later, Alligator||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||107||Gator Caper||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||108||Chip Off the Old Chopper||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||109||La Fitt to Be Tied||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||110||Hide and Go Seek on Okeechonokee Creek||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||111||Boom Boom Doom||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||112||Spellbound Fool in a Round Whirlpool||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||113||Fast Chase Through a Spooky Place||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||114||Looks Like the End for a Cotton Picking Friend||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||115||No Laff on Half of a Raft||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||116||Gator Thrills and Whooshmobiles||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||117||Trapped and Snapped Sap||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||118||Spooky Meeting at Spooky Rock||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||119||Dig the Bigger Digger||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||120||The Secret Bizz of Professor Gizz||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||121||Test Hop Flip Flop||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||122||Sticks and Stones and Aching Bones||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||123||Gun, Gun, Who's Got the Gun?||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||124||Big Papoose on the Loose||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||125||Mine, Mine, All Mine Gold Mine||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||126||Gold Data in the Substrata||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||127||The Ghost with the Most||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||128||In the Soup with a Supernatural Snoop||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||129||Sneaky Knaves in the Caves||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| Season 3||130||Tailspin Twins||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
|}
 
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
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*[https://archive.org/details/ruffandreddy_2021/ The full series on Internet Archive.]
 
*[https://boomerang.fandom.com/wiki/Ruff_and_Reddy Boomerang Wiki page on ''Ruff and Ready''.]
 
*[https://boomerang.fandom.com/wiki/Ruff_and_Reddy Boomerang Wiki page on ''Ruff and Ready''.]
 
*[https://mega.nz/folder/F0B21DrL#VP4c6GrF7EYdxA0L5E0Q6g Mega backup of available episodes of the show.]
 
*[https://mega.nz/folder/F0B21DrL#VP4c6GrF7EYdxA0L5E0Q6g Mega backup of available episodes of the show.]
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==See Also==
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*[[Boss Cat (found British opening and ending titles of "Top Cat" animated series; 1962-1989)]]
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*[[CBS Storybreak "What Happened in Hamelin" (lost episode from animated series; 1987)]]
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*[[Dastardly & Muttley - Operation: Pigeon Pursuit (lost build of unreleased PlayStation 2 video game; 2007-2008)]]
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*[[Fender Bender 500 (partially found episodes of "Wacky Races" reboot animated series; 1990s)]]
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*[[Jetsons: The Movie "Gotcha" (partially found full version of song from Hanna-Barbera animated film; 1990)]]
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*[[Jetsons: The Movie - Janet Waldo performance (lost audio of animated film; 1988-1989)]]
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*[[Jokebook (partially found Hanna-Barbera animated series; 1982)]]
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*[[Return of the Bunjee (lost ABC Weekend special; 1985)]]
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*[[Rock Odyssey (partially lost Hanna-Barbera animated film; 1987)]]
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*[[Showbiz Pizza's Yogi Bear and Boo Boo Showtape (found animatronic audio showtape; 1987)]]
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*[[The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (partially found Hanna Barbera live action-animated TV series; 1968-1969)]]
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*[[The Flintstones (cancelled Seth MacFarlane reboot of animated series; 2013)]]
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*[[The Flintstones Movie (partially found Sega Channel exclusive build of 2D movie tie-in platformer; 1995)]]
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*[[The Funny World of Fred and Bunni (partially found live-action/animated variety show pilot; 1978)]]
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*[[The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour (partially found NBC comedy variety show; 1978)]]
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*[[The Moxy Show (partially found episodes of CGI anthology series; 1993-2000)]]
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*[[The New Teen Titans "Just Say No!" (partially lost Hanna-Barbera anti-drug animated PSA; 1983)]]
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*[[The Snorks (partially found unaired pilot of Hanna-Barbera animated TV series; 1982)]]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 09:59, 11 December 2021

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Title card.

Status: Found

Date found: 18 Jun 2021

Found by: RuffNReddy

The Ruff and Reddy Show (also titled as Ruff and Reddy) is the first television production by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the creators behind the Tom and Jerry series of theatrical short films.[1] The show features the adventures Ruff the Cat and Reddy the Dog, each episode was part of a longer thirteen-episode story arc, with each series having four story arcs in total.[2]

It was produced by H-B Enterprises, formed after MGM closed its production studio in 1957.[3] under significantly lower budgetary constraints than the previous MGM productions.[4] It is one of the earliest original animated television programs and pioneered the use of limited animation techniques within television production[5] and although it was only a modest success [6] the show would pave the way for the studios more famous creations, such as The Huckleberry Hound Show which was released a year after Ruff and Reddy's first season.[7]

Broadcast History[edit | edit source]

The show debuted on December 14th, 1957 on NBC alongside live-action puppetry segments hosted by Jimmy Blaine.[8] Afterwards it was re-run on NBC as part of the Captain Bob Cottle Show until 1964 and then syndicated to local children's television shows across the USA.[9] Later, in the 1980s, it was broadcast as part of the USA cable network's Cartoon Express although only briefly due to audiences at the time not embracing the characters.[10]

The final two broadcasts were briefly on Cartoon Network in the early 1990s and on Boomerang sometime around 2002.

Home Video and Availability[edit | edit source]

A small selection of episodes was released as Animal Follies on VHS and Laserdisc as part of the Hanna Barbera Personal Favorites Collection,[11][12] and on VHS in the UK as Ruff and Reddy: Crowds in the Clouds. The first episode was announced to be part of the Best of Warner Brothers: Hanna Barbera 25 Cartoon Collection,[13] but was omitted, along with several other cartoons, from the final release.[14].

For many years only clips and select episodes of the show were available through unofficial YouTube, DailyMotion, and Internet Archive uploads. The show has never been officially been released on DVD or via streaming platforms.

On June 18th, 2021, Internet Archive user RuffNReady (most likely made to preserve the show) uploaded all 156 episodes to the site via various TV broadcasts from the early 2000s.

External Links[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]