The Barkleys – The 1972 animated series
The Barkleys is an American animated television series that aired in 1972 on NBC and produced by DePatie–Freleng Enterprises. The series is inspired by the CBS sitcom All in the Family and centers on a family of anthropomorphic dogs consisting of Arnie, a bus driver, and his wife Agnes. The family consists of two teenagers, Terry and Roger, and a younger child, Chester. The series consists of 13 episodes, each lasting approximately 30 minutes.
The series was created for television by David H. DePatie, Isadore “Friz” Freleng in collaboration with Joe Ruby and Ken Spears. The episodes were written by various authors, including Larry Rhine, Woody Kling, Dennis Marks and David Evans. The direction was entrusted to David Detiege, while the voice cast includes Henry Corden, Joan Gerber, Julie McWhirter, Steve Lewis, Gene Andrusco, Michael Bell, Bob Frank, Don Messick, Bob Holt and Frank Welker.
The Barkleys aired on NBC from September 9 to December 2, 1972. The series was released on DVD by Film Chest Media Group in October 2015, including all 13 episodes. Although the series fell into the public domain in 2000 due to the non-renewal of the copyright by the owner at the time, Marvel Productions, no further physical media was released until the DVD release.
In conclusion, The Barkleys is an animated television series loved by fans of the genre and young animation enthusiasts. Its lasting impact is demonstrated by its availability on DVD, allowing fans to enjoy the adventures of the anthropomorphic dog family today.
Title: The Barkleys
Director: David Detiege
Author: David H. DePatie, Friz Freleng, Joe Ruby, Ken Spears
Production studio: DePatie–Freleng Enterprises
Number of episodes: 13
Country: United States
Duration: 30 minutes (20-22 minutes excluding advertising)
TV network: NBC
Release date: September 9, 1972 – December 2, 1972
Other data: The series consists of only one season with 13 episodes. The main characters are a family of anthropomorphic dogs with Arnie as the head of the family, Agnes as the wife, Terry and Roger as teenagers, and Chester as the youngest child. The series was inspired by the sitcom All in the Family and had only one season with 13 episodes. It was produced by DePatie–Freleng Enterprises and broadcast on NBC. The series was released on DVD in 2015.