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The Hardy Boys
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Genre Cartoon series
Created by Based on the juvenile book series created by Edward Stretemeyer
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Voices of Byron Kane
Dallas McKennon
Jane Webb
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 17
Producer(s) Norm Prescott
Lou Scheimer
Running time 30 min.
Production company(s) Filmation Associates
Distributor 20th Century-Fox Television
Original network ABC
Picture format 4:3 NTSC
Audio format Mono
Original release September 6 (1969-09-06) – December 27, 1969 (1969-12-27)

The Hardy Boys is an American animated series, produced by Filmation and aired Saturday mornings on ABC in 1969. It features the Hardy Boys, Joe and Frank, along with their friends Chubby Morton, Wanda Kay Breckenridge, and Pete Jones (one of the first black characters to appear on Saturday morning television) touring as a rock band while solving mysteries. The series is also notable for its opening and closing credits, in which the Hardys appeared in live action. The series debuted at the same time as Hanna-Barbera's similarly themed Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, which aired on CBS. The series is noteworthy for including the producers' rotating wheel for the first time, which would make Filmation a household name.


  • Byron Kane – Joe Hardy, Fenton Hardy
  • Dallas McKennon – Frank Hardy, Chubby Morton, Pete Jones
  • Jane Webb – Wanda Kay Breckenridge, Gertrude Hardy


No. Title Original air date
1 "Footprints Under The Window" / "Hunting for Hidden Gold" September 6, 1969 (1969-09-06)
2 "Mystery of the Desert Giant" / "The Viking Symbol Mystery" September 13, 1969 (1969-09-13)
3 "The Secret of the Old Mill" / "The Missing Chums" September 20, 1969 (1969-09-20)
4 "The Secret Warning" / "The Mystery of the Aztec Warrior" September 27, 1969 (1969-09-27)
5 "The Mystery of Cabin Island" / "The Hidden Harbor Mystery" October 4, 1969 (1969-10-04)
6 "The Secret of the Caves" / "A Figure In Hiding" October 11, 1969 (1969-10-11)
7 "The Ghost at Skeleton Rock" / "The Mystery of the Chinese Junk" October 18, 1969 (1969-10-18)
8 "The Shore Road Mystery" / "The Sign of the Crooked Arrow" October 25, 1969 (1969-10-25)
9 "What Happened at Midnight" / "The Clue in the Embers" November 1, 1969 (1969-11-01)
10 "The Clue of the Screeching Owl" / "The Yellow Feather Mystery" November 8, 1969 (1969-11-08)
11 "The House on the Cliff" / "Mystery of the Spiral Bridge" November 15, 1969 (1969-11-15)
12 "The Mystery at Devil's Paw" / "The Haunted Fort" November 22, 1969 (1969-11-22)
13 "The Sinister Signpost" / "The Melted Coins" November 29, 1969 (1969-11-29)
14 "The Mark on the Door" / "The Flickering Torch Mystery" December 6, 1969 (1969-12-06)
15 "The Secret of Wildcat Swamp" / "The Clue of the Broken Blade" December 13, 1969 (1969-12-13)
16 "The Hooded Hawk Mystery" / "The Short Wave Mystery" December 20, 1969 (1969-12-20)
17 "The Phantom Freighter" / "The Secret of Pirates Hill" December 27, 1969 (1969-12-27)
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