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Lucky Luke
Genre Animated Series, Western, Adventure, Comedy, Action
Created by Morris
Directed by Morris
Joseph Barbera
William Hanna
Composer(s) Claude Bolling
Shuki Levy
Haim Saban
Country of origin France
Germany
United States
Original language(s) English
French
German
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 26
Production
Executive producer(s) Philippe Landrot
Art Scott
Kay Wright
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Gaumont Film Company
Lucky Comics
Extrafilm Produktion
Hanna-Barbera
Distributor Worldvision Enterprises
Release
Original network FR3 (France)
Syndication (United States)
Original release 15 October 1984 – 8 April 1985
Chronology
Followed by The New Adventures of Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke is an animated television series based on the comic book series of the same name created by Morris. The series lasted for 26 episodes, and co-produced by Hanna-Barbera, Gaumont, Extrafilm and FR3. In France, the series was broadcast from 15 October 1984 on FR3.

Synopsis

Lucky Luke is a solitary cowboy traveling through the Far West. Accompanied by his faithful horse Jolly Jumper and almost every episode by Rantanplan the prison guard dog (who gets lost in the West by wanting to follow Lucky Luke or find his prison), he finds himself confronted with various bandits and thugs like the Dalton Brothers, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, and Phil Defer.

Voice cast

Character Original English
Frank Malone Albert Augier Unknown
Orwell Stormwind
Fletcher Jones
Nebraska Kid
William Dalton Jacques Balutin Fred Travalena
Jolly Jumper Roger Carel Robert Ridgely
Rantanplan (2nd voice) Unknown
Frank James
Senator Pendelberry
Jasper
Sam Mountaineer
Professor Gustav Cranium
Joe Dalton (The Black Hills)
Will Coyote (Rué on Oklahoma)
Cass Casey Jean-Henri Chambois
Little John the Woodcutter Richard Darbois
Calamity Jane Micheline Dax
Cole Younger Jacques Deschamps
Professor Gurgle
Yellow Feather Leader
Phil Defer Henry Djanik
Colonel Drake Jacques Ferrière
Doctor Doxey
Captain Barrows
Jack Rabbit
Cosmo Smith
Professor Doublelap
Petit Roquet
Rantanplan (1st voice) Bernard Haller
Jack Dalton Gérard Hernandez Rick Dees
Jesse James Francis Lax Unknown
August Oyster
Barry Blunt
Waldo Badminton
Bull Bullets
Senator Wilkins
Billy the Kid Guy Pierauld
Ma Dalton Perrette Pradier Mitzi McCall
Annabelle Phelps Unknown
Lucky Luke Jacques Thébault William Callaway
Narrator Unknown
Averell Dalton Pierre Tornade Bob Holt
Joe Dalton Pierre Trabaud Frank Welker
Bushwack Unknown Paul Reubens

Additional Voices

Episodes

No. Title Original air date
1 "Ma Dalton" October 15, 1984 (1984-10-15)
2 "The Pied-tender" October 22, 1984 (1984-10-22)
3 "The Daltons In The Blizzard" October 29, 1984 (1984-10-29)
4 "Going up the Mississippi" November 5, 1984 (1984-11-05)
5 "Calamity Jane" November 12, 1984 (1984-11-12)
6 "The Daltons Are Redeemed" November 19, 1984 (1984-11-19)
7 "Rails on the Prairie" November 26, 1984 (1984-11-26)
8 "Phil Defer" December 3, 1984 (1984-12-03)
9 "The Elixir of Doctor Doxey" December 10, 1984 (1984-12-10)
10 "Outlaw" December 17, 1984 (1984-12-17)
11 "Billy the Kid" December 24, 1984 (1984-12-24)
12 "Diligence" December 31, 1984 (1984-12-31)
13 "The Grand Duke" January 7, 1985 (1985-01-07)
14 "In The Shadow of the Derricks" January 14, 1985 (1985-01-14)
15 "The Dalton's Magot" January 21, 1985 (1985-01-21)
16 "The White Cavalier" January 28, 1985 (1985-01-28)
17 "On the Dalton's Trail" February 4, 1985 (1985-02-04)
18 "The Escort" February 11, 1985 (1985-02-11)
19 "The Rivals of Painful Gulch" February 18, 1985 (1985-02-18)
20 "The Thread That Sings" February 25, 1985 (1985-02-25)
21 "Jessie James" March 4, 1985 (1985-03-04)
22 "Barbed Wire On The Prairie" March 11, 1985 (1985-03-11)
23 "The Black Hills" March 18, 1985 (1985-03-18)
24 "Dalton City" March 25, 1985 (1985-03-25)
25 "Caravan" April 1, 1985 (1985-04-01)
26 "Rush on Oklahoma" April 8, 1985 (1985-04-08)

Production

The opening credits were directed by Philippe Landrot. This series is broadcast in installments of 5 minutes every day in access prime time, followed by a full broadcast on Sunday afternoon (on FR3). Three episodes ("The Daltons in the Blizzard", "Ma Dalton" and "The Daltons Are Redeemed") were combined in a compilation feature movie: The Daltons on the Loose.

Home media

The complete series was released in October 2010 by Citel Vidéo in 5 volumes. The episodes are in disorder:

  • Ma Dalton (episodes 1, 6, 19, 22 and 13)
  • The Diligence (episodes 12, 10, 2, 7, 3, 4)
  • Calamity Jane (episodes 5, 9, 24, 26, 23)
  • Billy the Kid (episodes 11, 15, 18, 8, 14)
  • Jesse James (episodes 21, 25, 20, 17, 16)
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