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The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda
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Genre
Written by
  • Cliff Roberts
  • Sam Graham
  • Gary Greenfield
  • Chris Hubbell
Directed by
  • Robert Alvarez
  • Don Lusk
  • Jay Sarbry
  • Paul Sommer
  • Carl Urbano
  • Ray Patterson (supervising director)
Voices of
Narrated by Héctor Elizondo (Intro)
Composer(s) Clark Gassman
Michael Tavera
Country of origin United States
Italy
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Kay Wright
  • Sam Ewing (supervising producer)
Editor(s) Gil Iverson
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Worldvision Enterprises
Release
Original network Syndicated
Original release September 16, 1990 (1990-09-16) – December 8, 1991 (1991-12-08)
For the 1947 feature film, see The Adventures of Don Coyote (film).

The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda is a 1990 American/Italian animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera with the Italian public service broadcaster RAI and its first channel, Rai 1. It is loosely based on the main characters in Miguel de Cervantes' 17th century novel, Don Quixote: Don Quixote himself and Sancho Panza.

Plot

Don Coyote (voiced by Frank Welker) is a swordsman who travels the land in search of adventure, with the help of his noble horse Rosinante (voiced by Brad Garrett), Sancho Panda (voiced by Don Messick) and his cynical donkey, Dapple (voiced by Frank Welker). These crusaders of chivalry ride the countryside fighting for truth, justice, and beauty. Their attempts to do so are complicated by Don Coyote's state of mental unbalance and constantly mistaking everyday objects for horrific monsters. Coyote is always successful, for accidental reasons.

Broadcast

It was first aired in 1989 in Europe, and then in the United States in 1990 as part of the weekend/weekday morning programming block The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera.

Episodes

Season 1: 1990

Ep Title Written by: US air date
1 1 "Pity the Poor Pirate" Sam Graham,
Chris Hubbell
September 16, 1990 (1990-09-16)
Don runs into the pirate captain Jack Boutique and incessantly chases him mistaking him for a maiden in distress.
2 2 "Not a Ghost of a Chance" Gary Greenfield September 23, 1990 (1990-09-23)
Don and Sancho enter a ghost town where the smuggler Dusty tries effortlessly to drive Don away so he can get his gold stash.
3 3 "The Horse Who Would Be King" Cliff Roberts September 30, 1990 (1990-09-30)
4 4 "Veni Vidi Viking" Cliff Roberts October 7, 1990 (1990-10-07)
5 5 "Don Coyote Meets Robin Hood" Cliff Roberts October 14, 1990 (1990-10-14)
Don Coyote meets Robin Hood and does his duty as a knight by arresting him as a robber. After he finds out the local authorities like Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham are corrupt from Maid Marian, Don must rescue Robin as well as different members of the Merry Men.
6 6 "Rosinante by a Nose" Eric Alter October 21, 1990 (1990-10-21)
7 7 "The Reluctant Brides" Gary Greenfield October 28, 1990 (1990-10-28)
8 8 "Surely You Joust" Chris Hubbell,
Sam Graham
November 4, 1990 (1990-11-04)
9 9 "Double Don" Cliff Roberts November 11, 1990 (1990-11-11)
A thief intending to steal the royal treasury poses as Don in order to get the real Don framed.
10 10 "Don Coyote & the Flying Gargoyle" Cliff Roberts November 18, 1990 (1990-11-18)
11 11 "Don Coyote and the Masked Avenger" Sam Graham,
Chris Hubbell
November 25, 1990 (1990-11-25)
12 12 "Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk" Fred Kron December 2, 1990 (1990-12-02)
An evil wizard plots to use Don and Sancho for his shrinking experiments. The duo later meet a princess and discover the wizard has threatened to shrink her whole kingdom's population if she doesn't marry him.
13 13 "Who's Got the Genie" Gary Greenfield December 9, 1990 (1990-12-09)

Season 2: 1991

Ep Title Written by: US air date
14 1 "Sancho's Island" Gary Greenfield September 15, 1991 (1991-09-15)
Sancho gets his own private island.
15 2 "Vincente the Inventor" Cliff Roberts September 22, 1991 (1991-09-22)
Vincente, an inventor hoping to become royal inventor, has problems preventing Don from using some of his gadgets.
16 3 "Sir Sancho the Nearly Knight" Gary Greenfield September 29, 1991 (1991-09-29)
17 4 "Don't Monkey with the Baby" Barry Blitzer October 6, 1991 (1991-10-06)
18 5 "Don Coyote & the Contessa" Chris Hubbell,
Sam Graham
October 13, 1991 (1991-10-13)
The Contessa elopes with her boyfriend San Diego to escape her father, but gets kidnapped by a bandit named El Diablo. Don, however, keeps mistakenly believing Diego is El Diablo.
19 6 "Don Coyote & the Deep Sea" Chris Hubbell,
Sam Graham
October 20, 1991 (1991-10-20)
20 7 "A Knight in Arabia" Fred Kron October 27, 1991 (1991-10-27)
21 8 "Goodbye Rosinante" Cliff Roberts November 1991 (1991-11)
22 9 "Don Coyote's Fire-Breathing Friend" Cliff Roberts November 10, 1991 (1991-11-10)
A dragon forced to perform as a giant money-making carnival game escapes from Grabbo and his henchman (those who captured him), and Don ends up befriending him and escorting him back to his home while having to deal with the two greedy robbers.
23 10 "The Haunted Inheritance" Chris Hubbell,
Sam Graham
November 17, 1991 (1991-11-17)
24 11 "Don Coyote & the Feudin' Families" Cliff Roberts November 24, 1991 (1991-11-24)
25 12 "Don Coyote & the Christmas Bell" Arthur Alsberg,
Don Nelson
December 1, 1991 (1991-12-01)
26 13 "Don Coyote & the Secret Weapon" Cliff Roberts,
Gary Greenfield
December 8, 1991 (1991-12-08)
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