|The Legend of
| Kids' WB Network
Based on the true-life adventures of
the famed frontierswoman Martha Jane Canary-Burke
(a.k.a. Calamity Jane), this animated
adventure followed the exploits of fiery,
redheaded heroine as she
righted wrongs and searched for truth and justice in the
lawless Old West of the late
Traveling with her sidekick
Joe Presto, Calamity (Barbara Scaff) tracked down outlaws as a
bounty hunter for the US Military.
the way, if any bad guy got in her way, like
outlaw Bill Doolin (Mark Rolston), she'd
put them in their place with a crack of her whip or
a shot from her trusty pistol.
"She was a lone crusader for justice. Bringing fear to the hearts
of outlaws everywhere. And keeping the spirit of the wild west
alive and kicking. And now the legend of Calamity Jane." --
Friends of Calamity Jane included:
- Frank Welker as Joe Presto, Calamity's gruff, white-bearded
trail sidekick. He rides a mule and carries a sawed-off doubled- barrel shotgun laced with
rock salt for
that extra bite in the pants.
- Clancy Brown as
Wild Bill Hickok, famed frontier gunfighter living in Deadwood,
South Dakota. He is Calamity Jane's
love interest. Calamity was also friends with fellow gunfighters,
Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and Buffalo Bill Cody.
- Michael Horse as Quanna Parker, a spirit walker who
speaks with the animals. He is Jane's Comanche Indian friend.
Calamity constantly tried to help defuse the escalating violence between the settlers
and her Native Americans. Once, Calamity stopped a lynch mob from
killing an innocent Comanche Indian by shooting a hangman's rope
in two as it tightened around the Indian's neck.
- Tim Matheson as Capt. John O'Rourke, a US 5th Cavalry
officer stationed at Fort Lunquin who occasionally offered
Calamity assignments to help the military. John is interested in
Calamity but she's got Wild Bill to keep her happy, at least for
now. Sometimes, John duty as an army officer blinds his
recognition of the Indians as human beings. Once, Calamity
demanded that he stop calling them "injuns" and that they were
honorable people who had real names worth remembering..
- Miriam Flynn as Lonely Sue
Promo to The Legend of Calamity Jane
||The legend is true.
||What in tarnation?
||She the fastest whip the
Wild West has ever seen. See Kids
WB's newest action all-star. Calamity Jane ...and now she's laying
down the law and rounding up the dirtiest pack of varmints this side
of outlaw county.
||Who you callin' dirty?
||Yep, the spirit of the wild west is alive and kicking on
||There she goes! There she goes!
||The Legend of Calamity Jane premieres today on Kids WB.
TRIVIA NOTE: "The Legend of Calamity
France's Contre Allée, France 3, and Canal +, and distributed by the
British company Itel and the U.S. company Kids Network.
It was the first European series to be pre-bought
by American Network television,.
The series debuted on Kids'
on September 1997,
but only three of the 13 episodes were ever
aired, even though the program was initially
heavily promoted. The full series
aired in France and Canada from 1997 to 1998 and
in Portugal in 2002.
Born in Princeton, Missouri, Martha Jane
Canary-Burke ("Calamity Jane") died of pneumonia
on August 1, 1903. In accordance with her dying
wish, Calamity Jane was buried next to Wild Bill Hickok in Mt. Moriah cemetery,
overlooking the city of Deadwood.
Reportedly, Calamity Jane had earned her
nickname in 1872, when she rescued her superior
Captain Egan from an ambush near Sheridan,
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