Calvin and the Colonel

infobox Television
show_name = Calvin and the Colonel

caption =From left to right: Calvin Burnside, Oliver Wendell Clutch, Montgomery J. Klaxon.
rating =
format = Animated situation comedy
runtime = approx. 30 minutes (per episode)
creator = Freeman F. Gosden
Charles J. Correll
starring = Freeman Gosden (Colonel)
Charles Correll (Calvin)
Beatrice Kay (Sister Sue)
Virginia Gregg (Maggie Belle)
Paul Frees (Judge Clutch)
country = USA
network = ABC
first_aired = October 3 1961
last_aired = June 9 1962
num_episodes = 26
list_episodes =
imdb_id = 0054527
tv_com_id = 29822

Calvin and the Colonel was an animated cartoon television series in 1961 about Montgomery J.Klaxon, a shrewd fox and Calvin Burnside, a dumb bear. Their lawyer was Oliver Wendell Clutch, who was a weasel. the colonel lived with his wife Maggie Belle and her sister Sue-who did not trust the colonel at all. Colonel Klaxon was in the real estate business,but always tried get-rich-quick-schemes with Calvin's unwitting help.

The series was an animated remake of "Amos 'n' Andy" and featured the voices of Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll from the radio series. Using animals avoided the touchy racial sensitivenss which had led to "Amos 'n' Andy"'s downfall.

Due to low ratings, the show was cancelled after two months, but returned two months later to complete the first season contract. For a year afterwards reruns were seen on Saturday mornings. It was also adapted as a comic book by Dell Comics, and as such the first of two issues was the final installment in the company's extremely prolific (more than 1,300 issues published) "Four Color" anthology series.


*Created by Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll
*Music: George Bruns
*Animation Producers: Bob Ganon, Sam Nicholson, Gerald Ray
*Art Director: Norm Gottfredson
*Animation Directors: Chuck McKimson, John Walker
*Supervising Animators: Tom McDonald, John Sparey, Bob Bemiller
*Production Coordinator: Dave Hoffman
*Editing: Norm Vizents
*Sound: Phil Kaye
*Production Executive: Al Amatuzio
*Teleplay: Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher, T. Hee, Bob Ross
*Produced by Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher


*The Television Job (October 3, 1961)
*The Polka Dot Bandit (October 10, 1961)
*Thanksgiving Dinner (October 17, 1961) []
*The Costume Ball (October 24, 1961)
*Sycamore Lodge (October 31, 1961) []
*Money in the Closet (November 7, 1961)
*Calvin Gets Psychoanalyzed (January 27, 1962)
*Wheeling and Dealing (February 3, 1962) []
*The Wreaking Crew (February 10, 1962)
*The Colonel's Old Flame (February 17, 1962)
*Sister Sue and the Police Captain (February 24, 1962)
*Jim Dandy Cleaners (March 3, 1962)
*Jealousy (March 10, 1962)
*Cloakroom (March 17, 1962)
*Sister Sue's Sweetheart (March 24, 1962) []
*The Winning Number (March 31, 1962)
*Calvin's Glamour Girl (April 7, 1962)
*Colonel Out-Foxes Himself (April 14, 1962)
*Nephew Newton's Fortune (April 21, 1962)
*Calvin's Tax Problem (April 28, 1962)
*Women's Club Picnic (May 5, 1962)
*Magazine Romance (May 12, 1962)
*Ring Reward (May 19, 1962)
*The Carnappers (May 26, 1962)
*Colonel Traps a Thief (June 2, 1962)
*Back to Nashville (June 9, 1962)

External links

* [ TOON TRACKER "Calvin and the Colonel"]
* [ Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Calvin and the Colonel]

* [ BCDb: Calvin And The Colonel]

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