Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Funnies: The Baby Huey Show (1994)

Harvey Comics' Baby Huey was granted his own series in 1994, more than 40 years after he'd made his debut in a series of shorts that Famous Studios (Paramount) produced after obtaining a license from Harvey.

2 seasons of 13 episodes were produced, but it was a mixed bag. In the first season, Sid Raymond, who'd voiced Huey in the 50's, was brought back. Classic shorts from the 50's featuring Huey, as well as Herman & Katnip, rounded out the half-hour. In season 2, Film Roman took over producing the series. Raymond was cut in favor of a younger actor, Joe Alaskey (Tiny Toon Adventures), and 1st season shorts replaced the classics. Plus, Richie Rich was added to the mix, leading to the "World's Richest Boy" getting a 2nd shot at his own series.

Here's the 1st season intro:

I remember reading a few Baby Huey comics as a kid. I tried watching the show, and, well, something got lost in the translation.

Rating: C.


magicdog said...

I never liked the Baby Huey cartoons, either old or new.

He was the fat dumb "kid" who was always picked on by his "friends" who were also making him the butt of their pranks. I just found it too cruel to watch, even when those pranks backfired.

hobbyfan said...

The pranks were meant to backfire because of Huey's size, offsetting his naivete.

Somehow, they didn't translate well on the air as opposed to the books.