Wally Gator facts for kids
|Directed by||William Hanna
|Voices of||Daws Butler
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||52|
|Running time||24 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Hanna-Barbera Productions|
|Distributor||Screen Gems (original)
Warner Bros. Television Distribution (current)
|Original run||September 3, 1962 – August 30, 1963|
Wally Gator is one of the segments from The Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Series. The other segments that compose this trilogy are Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har and Touché Turtle and Dum Dum. The segment consisted of 52 episodes over two seasons.
Wally Gator (voiced by Daws Butler impersonating Ed Wynn) is an anthropomorphic, happy-go-lucky alligator who wears a collar and a pork pie hat. Although his catchy theme song describes him as a "swingin' alligator of the swamp", his home is in the city zoo. Mr. Twiddle (voiced by Don Messick) is the zookeeper who keeps a close watch on Wally because sometimes he escapes to check out what things are like in the outside world. Wally's voice was an obvious take off on comedian Ed Wynn.
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