It has been well over a year since we first got the hint that this dog would hunt, DVD-style. Now Warner Home Video is set to announce The Huckleberry Hound Show - Volume 1 for release on November 15th. This 4-disc collector's set includes 26 episodes comprising more than 50 cartoons of the blue dog with the Southern drawl. You see, the program - Hanna and Barbera's second television show - started with a Huck cartoon, then would go to a cartoon featuring other characters, and then finish with a second Huck installment. The middle toon consisted at first of either Yogi Bear or else Pixie & Dixie vs. Mr. Jinks the cat ("I hates meeces to pieces!"). After two of Huckleberry's four-year run, Yogi was spun off into his own series (see separate news for a Yogi Bear DVD set!), and was replaced on Huck's show with Hokey Wolf.
Huckleberry, Yogi, Hokey, Pixie, Dixie, and Mr. Jinks are all on board this great set containing every one of the half-hour episodes from the original series, which was the first show of it's kind to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Children's Programming. All 10 hours are lovingly restored and remastered, plus you get the following bonus material:
- Collectible animation cel.
- Featurette on reconstructing the premiere episode
- Never-before-seen bumpers and bridge
- Tribute to legendary voice talent Daws Butler ("Huckleberry Hound," "Yogi Bear," "Hokey Wolf," "Mr. Jinks," "Dixie," and many more animated characters from "Elroy Jetson" to "Scooby Dum").
All this goes for just $44.98 SRP. Stay tuned and we'll bring you full-size cover art, along with any updates that come to light. For now, though, let's join Huckleberry in a chorus of his favorite song, "My Darling Clementine"...