Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sunday Funnies: The Adventures of Don Coyote & Sancho Panda (1989)

Hanna-Barbera joined forces with the Italian studio RAI to produce The Adventures of Don Coyote & Sancho Panda, which bowed first in Europe in 1989, then was brought back to the US as part of a revamped Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera a year later.

The series is a funny animal sendup of Miguel de Cervantes' classic tale of Don Quixote, but of course it wasn't the first time the tale of Quixote and his sidekick, Sancho Panza, had been animated in some form. In 1964, it was adapted, almost as loosely, on The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo, with Magoo (Jim Backus) as Quixote. Here, though, the story is definitely played for laughs, and 2 seasons worth of episodes were produced.

Here's the open:

No rating. Never saw the show.

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