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Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks is an animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions that originally aired as a regular segment of the television series The Huckleberry Hound Show from October 2, 1958 to October 13, 1961. The series stars two mice brothers, Pixie and Dixie, and Mr. Jinks the Cat. Pixie & Dixie stayed with The Huckleberry Hound Show for its entire run of four seasons, for a total of 57 episodes.

In 1992 the series began airing in reruns on Cartoon Network and in 2000 the series moved to Cartoon Network's sister channel Boomerang.

Overview

The show featured two mice, Pixie and Dixie, and a cat, Mr. Jinks. In many ways the shorts resemble Hanna-Barbera's earlier better-known creation, Tom and Jerry, which also featured a warring cat and mouse (sometimes two) in a domestic setting. However without Tom and Jerry's more lavish budget for full animation, the Jinks team had to rely on funny dialogue and voices to carry the cartoon's humor. The cartoon was also less violent, and unlike the slightly sinister Tom, the headstrong Jinks was, in reality, too dense to pose much of a real threat to the mice. Unlike Tom and Jerry, there were many more times when Jinks would either share a good ending with the mice or actually outwit them himself, whereas the times Tom got the best of Jerry were much more rare.

Characters

Pixie & Dixie - Pixie who wore a blue bowtie, and Dixie who wore a red vest, were a pair of house mice who had to contend with the resident cat, Mr. Jinx.

Mr. Jinks - Mr. Jinks is an orange cat who constantly chases Pixie and Dixie, of whom he routinely said, "I hate meeces to pieces!" Even though Jinks often chases Pixie and Dixie he is also shown to have a soft spot for them, evident in episodes such as "Strong Mouse", "The Pushy Cat" and "Mouse Nappers". In the episode "Jinks Jr." Jinks is shown to not fully understand why he chases them, only that "cats are supposed to hate meeces". Even so, Jinks doesn't usually mean them any real harm, for example in the episode "The Ghost With The Most" Dixie pretended he was dead after Jinks clobbers him, and Jinks is shown to be very remorseful, even partially traumatized.

Cast

  • Daws Butler - Dixie, Mr. Jinks
  • Don Messick - Pixie

Episodes

Season 1

  1. "Cousin Tex"
  2. "Judo Jack"
  3. "Kit Kat Kit"
  4. "Jinks' Mice Device"
  5. "Jinks the Butler"
  6. "Pistol Packin' Pirate"
  7. "Scaredycat Dog"
  8. "Little Bird-Mouse"
  9. "Jiggers…It's Jinks!"
  10. "The Ghost with the Most"
  11. "The Ace of Space"
  12. "Jinks Junior"
  13. "Jinks' Flying Carpet"

Season 2

  1. "Puppet Pals"
  2. "Mark of the Mouse"
  3. "Dinky Jinks"
  4. "Hypnotize Surprise"
  5. "Nice Mice"
  6. "King-Size Surprise"
  7. "Cat-Nap Cat"
  8. "Mouse-Nappers"
  9. "Boxing Buddy"
  10. "Sour Puss"
  11. "Rapid Robot"
  12. "King-Size Poodle"
  13. "Hi-Fido"
  14. "Batty Bat"
  15. "Mighty Mite"
  16. "Bird Brained Cat"
  17. "Land-Lease Meece"
  18. "A Good Good Fairy"
  19. "Heavens to Jinksy"
  20. "Goldfish Fever"
  21. "Pushy Cat"
  22. "Puss in Boats"

Season 3

  1. "High Jinks"
  2. "Price For Mice"
  3. "Plutocrat Cat"
  4. "Pied Piper Pipe"
  5. "Woo for Two"
  6. "Party Peeper Jinks"
  7. "A Wise Quack"
  8. "Missile Bound Cat"
  9. "Kind to Meeces Week"
  10. "Crew Cat"
  11. "Jinxed Jinks"
  12. "Light Headed Cat"
  13. "Mouse for Rent"

Season 4

  1. "Jinks' Jinx"
  2. "Fresh Heir"
  3. "Strong Mouse"
  4. "Bombay Mouse"
  5. "Mouse Trapped"
  6. "Magician Jinks"
  7. "Meece Missiles"
  8. "Homeless Jinks"
  9. "Home Flea"

In Other Media

  • The trio starred in comic books — four, dated 1960-62, from Dell Comics and one, dated 1963, from Gold Key, as well as appearing in the back pages of Huckleberry Hound's and Yogi Bear's comics. They also starred in a 1961 Little Golden Book.
  • The trio also appeared in Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics.

Home Release

On November 15, 2005, Warner Home Video released part of the series on The Huckleberry Hound Show - Vol 1. The "Heavens To Jinksy" episode is also available on the DVD Cartoon Network Cartoon Crack Ups.

Hanna-Barbera Series

1980 Drak PackThe Flintstone Comedy ShowThe Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show
1981 Laverne & Shirley in the ArmySpace StarsTeen ForceThe Kwicky Koala ShowTrollkinsThe Smurfs
1982 The Flintstone FunniesMork and Mindy: The Animated SeriesThe Little RascalsPac-ManJokebookShirt TalesThe Gary Coleman Show
1983 The DukesMonchhichisThe New Scooby and Scrappy Doo ShowThe Biskitts
Lucky Luke
1984 SnorksChallenge of the GoBots
1985 Paw PawsYogi's Treasure HuntGaltar and the Golden LanceThe Berenstain Bears
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-DooThe Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible
1986 The New Adventures of Jonny QuestPound PuppiesThe Flintstone KidsFoofurWildfire
1987 Sky CommandersPopeye and Son
1988 A Pup Named Scooby-DooThe Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley
The New Yogi Bear ShowFantastic Max
1989 The Further Adventures of SuperTedPaddington Bear

1990 The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho PandaTom & Jerry KidsWake, Rattle, and RollRick Moranis in Gravedale HighMidnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone
1991 The Pirates of Dark WaterYo Yogi!
1992 Fish PoliceCapitol CrittersThe Addams Family
1993 Droopy, Master DetectiveThe New Adventures of Captain Planet2 Stupid Dogs
SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron
1995 Dumb and DumberWhat a Cartoon!
1996 Cave Kids: Pebbles & Bamm BammThe Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
Dexter's Laboratory
1997 Johnny BravoCow & ChickenI Am Weasel
1998 The Powerpuff Girls

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