Linus! the Lion
Hearted - Living in a
tropical island jungle, Linus, a gentle-hearted lion attended to the
needs of his animal subjects Rory Raccoon, Billie Bird, Sascha
Grouse, Dinny Kangaroo and mailman Loveable Truly on the
Saturday/Sunday morning cartoon LINUS! THE
LIONHEARTED/CBS/ABC/1964-69. Linus' voice was supplied by Sheldon
Unfortunately, the FCC pulled the show off the air
because the program was perceived at the time as nothing more that a
half-hour of commercials, and the powers-that-be felt that children
could not differentiate between the storylines and the marketing.
Apparently, all of the characters on the show represented Cereal Box
Mascots from the Post Cereal company. The Linus character originally appeared on the Post Cereal
boxes of "Crispy Critters."
THEME SONG LYRICS
Roar, roar, roar for Linus the Lionhearted.
Roar, roar, roar for that's how our show gets started.
Linus is the one who lines up the fun.
He's the host of which we boast.
He's a work of art with a lion heart.
He's the biggest, the greatest, the sweetest, the most.
So roar, roar, roar for
Linus the king, Linus the star, Linus the Lionhearted.
LP Album Cover with Linus and His TV Friends
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