The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show

The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show

Photo of Bill Hanna (right) and Joseph Barbera (left) from a television special for the premiere of their new Secret Squirrel and Atom Ant television program.
Genre Animation
Written by Tony Benedict
Dalton Sandifer
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Voices of Don Messick
Howard Morris
Janet Waldo
Henry Corden
Jean Vander Pyl
Paul Frees
Mel Blanc
John Stephenson
Composer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Ted Nichols
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Screen Gems (1965–1967)
Taft Broadcasting (1967–1987)
Worldvision Enterprises (1979–1991)
Turner Program Services (1991–1996)
Telepictures Distribution (1996–2003)
Warner Bros. Television Distribution (2003–present)
Original network NBC
Original release September 9, 1965 – September 7, 1967

The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show was an hour-long Saturday morning cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions from 1965 to 1967 for NBC.


Atom Ant and Secret Squirrel aired independently of each other for the first part of the 19661967 season: Precious Pupp and The Hillbilly Bears aired as segments on The Atom Ant Show, while Squiddly Diddly and Winsome Witch aired as segments on The Secret Squirrel Show before recombining into the hour-long format in the winter. For the series' final NBC run under the Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel title, the show was one half-hour long.

The Hillbilly Bears cartoon segments were later repeated during the second season of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (1969–1970), and all 52 Atom Ant and Secret Squirrel half-hours were syndicated as part of The Banana Splits and Friends Show, an umbrella title for a package combining episodes of several different Hanna-Barbera series (the other series included The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Adventures of Gulliver).


The program contained several segments:

See also

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