The Ruff and Reddy Show

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The Ruff and Reddy Show (also known as Ruff and Reddy) is an American NBC Saturday morning animated television series, is one of the earliest Saturday morning cartoons, and the first series made by Hanna-Barbera Productions.[1] The series follows the adventures of Ruff, a smart and steadfast cat; and Reddy, a good-natured and brave (but not overly bright) dog. It was presented by Screen Gems, the television arm of Columbia Pictures. It premiered in December 1957 and ran for 156 episodes until April 1960, comprising three seasons total. It was repeated on NBC Saturday mornings in 1962–63.[2]

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The Ruff and Reddy Show
Also known asRuff and Reddy
Written by
Directed by
Presented by
Voices of
Narrated byDon Messick
Theme music composerHoyt Curtin
Opening theme"Here Comes Ruff and Reddy"
ComposerHoyt Curtin
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes156 (list of episodes)
Running time4 minutes
Production companyH-B Enterprises
DistributorScreen Gems
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Original releaseDecember 14, 1957 (1957-12-14) 
April 2, 1960 (1960-04-02)

Hanna and Barbera created The Ruff and Reddy Show for their cartoon studio, then named H-B Enterprises. The "buddy" theme had previously been explored in their Tom and Jerry theatrical shorts, but unlike Tom and Jerry, Ruff and Reddy aren't foes, but housemates and best friends. The series is notable as one of the earliest original animated television programs, and a pioneering use of limited animation techniques.[3]