Charger - White stallion owned by Crusader Rabbit
on the cartoon series CRUSADER RABBIT/SYN/1949-57.
The series featured the adventures of Crusader Rabbit, a white rabbit in
knight's armor and his tiger squire Ragland T. Rags who lived in Galahad Glen.
They battled such villains as Babyface Barracuda, Belfry Q. Bat, Dudley
Nightshade, Wetstone Whiplash and a two-headed dragon named Arson and Sterno.
The cartoon's first syndicated episodes (149) were in black & white. A second
series of 4-minute color episodes (260) were produced by Shull Bonsall in 1956
for release in 15/30 minute programs.
The voices of Crusader and Rags were supplied by Lucille Bliss and Vern
Louden (Ge Ge Pearson and Vern Louden as the voices of Crusader and Rags in the
TRIVIA NOTE: Charger was also the horse
ridden by Heath Barkley (Lee Major) on the western adventure THE BIG
VALLEY/ABC/1965-69. Heath lived on the 30,000 acre Barkley Ranch located
four miles outside the city of Stockton, California. His brother Nick Barkley
(Peter Breck) rode a horse called Coco.
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