The Atom Ant Show was one of many 30 minute cartoon programs produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, that were comprised of three cartoon shorts. The Atom Ant show featured Atom Ant, Precious Pup and The Hillbilly Bears. It made it's official debut on NBC's Saturday morning line-up in October of 1965 teamed up with another production from Hanna-Barbera, The Secret Squirrel Show and ran through 1968. The program currently finds it's TV home amongst other Hanna-Barbera Productions on the 24-hour Classic Cartoon network, Boomerang where it airs on occasion.
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Secret Squirrel is a cartoon character created by Hanna-Barbera and also the name of his segment in The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show, which debuted in 1965. He was given his own show in 1966, but was reunited with Atom Ant for one more season in 1967. Secret first appeared in a prime-time animated special called The World of Atom Ant and Secret Squirrel, which aired on NBC on September 12, 1965. The show's half-hours included three individual cartoon segments: “Secret Squirrel”, “Squiddly Diddly” and “Winsome Witch”. Some people call him the James Bond of the Rodent World. Secret Squirrel was a parody of the spy genre, and most of the shorts parodied elements of the James Bond films. Secret Squirrel was also known as “Agent 000”. In 1993, thirteen new Secret Squirrel cartoons appeared in-between the 2 Stupid Dogs episodes, with the updated title Super Secret Secret Squirrel and a new cast.
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Secret Squirrel (voiced with a slight lisp by Mel Blanc) serves as a secret agent, taking orders from his superior, Double-Q (voiced by Paul Frees), of the International Sneaky Service. His designation is Agent 000. Secret Squirrel is assisted in his adventures by fez-wearing, bespectacled sidekick Morocco Mole (also voiced by Paul Frees impersonating Peter Lorre). Morocco Mole has a thick Middle Eastern accent. The pair fights crime and evil enemy agents using cunning and a variety of spy gadgets, including a machine gun cane, a collection of weapons kept inside Secret's trench coat which is also bulletproof, and a variety of devices concealed in his purple fedora (which has eye holes cut in it and which he almost never removes). Secret Squirrel's recurring arch-enemy is Yellow Pinkie (also voiced by Frees), a parody of both Auric Goldfinger from Goldfinger and of Sydney Greenstreet's portrayal of the Kasper Gutman character from Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon. The last three episodes introduced Hy-Spy (again voiced by Frees), the master of scientific criminology.
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