Produced by Hanna-Barbera, The Mumbly Cartoon Show focused on a dog detective named Mumbly (who is also featured in the "Laff-a-Lympics" cartoon). Mumbly dresses in a trench coat, drives a beat-up old car and solves crimes using his dog senses. His character was modeled after the TV detective Columbo in terms of appearance and mannerisms.
Runtime: 30 minutes
The Mumbly Cartoon Show - Don Messick - Netflix
Donald Earle Messick (September 7, 1926 – October 24, 1997) was an American voice actor, best known for his performances in Hanna-Barbera cartoons. His best-remembered vocal creations include Scooby-Doo, Bamm-Bamm Rubble and Hoppy in The Flintstones, Astro in The Jetsons, Muttley in Wacky Races and Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines, Boo-Boo Bear and Ranger Smith in The Yogi Bear Show, Sebastian the cat in Josie and the Pussycats; Gears, Ratchet, and Scavenger in The Transformers, Papa Smurf and Azrael in The Smurfs, Hamton J. Pig in Tiny Toon Adventures and Dr. Benton Quest in Jonny Quest.
The Mumbly Cartoon Show - Retirement and death - Netflix
In late September 1996, Messick suffered a stroke while recording voices at Hanna-Barbera. On October 12, 1996, he had a “retirement party” at his favorite Chinese restaurant (Joe Barbera personally sent a limo to Messick and his wife, Helen M. McHugh, to chauffeur the couple to the party). Many of his companions and peers during his career who had come to pay tribute to him included Janet Waldo, Henry Corden, Casey Kasem, Lucille Bliss, Maurice LaMarche, Gregg Berger, Neil Ross, June Foray, Sharon Mack, Greg Burson, Walker Edmiston, Marvin Kaplan, Gary Owens, Howard Morris, Teresa Ganzel, Jean Vander Pyl and Myrtis Martin Butler (Daws' widow). Messick suffered a second stroke and died on October 24, 1997. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean at the Point Lobos State Reserve.
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