Koala - Speedy, cute little koala bear featured on the Hanna-Barbera
cartoon production THE KWICKY KOALA SHOW/CBS/1981-82. This half-hour
animated series follows the misadventures of an Australian marsupial named
Kwicky Koala, a.k.a. "Quicky" (voice of Robert Allen Ogle) who encounters
a cunning but bumbling adversary called Wilfred Wolf (voice of John
Stephenson). But just as the starving Wilfred corners his prey, the zippy
Kwicky always teleports out of sight.
The program also included the cartoon segments: CRAZY
CLAWS, about a Groucho Marx like wildcat (voice of Jim MacGregor) chased
by a schemer called Rawhide Clyde (voice of Robert Allen Ogle) and his
mangy mutt companion Bristletooth (voice of Peter Cullen); DIRTY DAWG, a
stray dog (voice of Frank Welker) and his his sidekick Ratso the Rodent
(voice of Marshall Efron) who hangout at the city garbage dump; and THE
BUNGLE BROTHERS about George and Joey (voices of Michael Bell and Allen
Melvin), two beagle dogs who want to break into show business.
The Kwicky Koala character was developed by veteran MGM
cartoonist Tex Avery right before he died in 1980.
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