Matty's Cartoon Theatre is an American animated television series.


The original Matty's catoon Theatre aired from 1955 - 1962 on ABC's Weekday Night schedule (and a 1957 - 1960 prime-time edition on Friday evenings, later moved to early Saturday nights in the fall of 1961), and originally featured theatrical cartoons starring Heckle and Jeckle, Woody Woodpecker, Popeye, Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck and other cartoons. "Matty" referred to Matty Mattel, the boy mascot for Mattel Toy Company, the show's original sponsor. Matty Mattel and Sister Belle would introduce the cartoons and show commercials for Mattel products. showcased theatrical cartoons with live action segments hosted by Dick Van Dyke. In these host segments and bridges, Van Dyke, Matty and Sister Belle would interact with their cartoon friends.

Matty's Cartoon Friends

  1. Walt Disney's Donald Duck, Chip and Dale (1937/1959)
  2. Warner Bros.' Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Foghorn Leghorn (1942/1955)
  3. Famous Studios' Popeye the Sailor (1944/1957)
  4. MGM's Tom and Jerry, Barney Bear, Spike and Droopy (1941/1954)
  5. Terrytoons's Heckle and Jeckle, Gandy Goose, Sourpuss, Dinky Duck and Little Roquefort (1941/1961)
  6. Walter Lantz's Woody Woodpecker, Musical Miniatures and Cartune (1951/1957)
  7. Harvey Films' Little Audrey, Buzzy Crow, Screen Songs, Kartunes and Noveltoons (1950/1959)


  1. Jackson Beck - Bluto/Lotta's Father/Buzzy Crow
  2. Mel Blanc - Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck/Foghorn Leghorn/Pal/Yosemite Sam
  3. Gloria Blondell - Daisy Duck
  4. Arthur Q. Bryan - Elmer Fudd
  5. James MacDonald - Chip
  6. Dick Van Dyke - Host/Performer/Narrator
  7. Robert Ellis - Little Lotta
  8. Dessie Flynn - Dale
  9. June Foray - Matty Mattel/Little Jim/Knothead/Splinter
  10. Paul Frees - Barney Bear/Wally Walrus
  11. Roy Halee - Heckle and Jeckle
  12. Arthur Kay - Gandy Goose/Sourpuss
  13. Dallas McKennon - Buzz Buzzard
  14. Barbara Luddy - Audrey's Mother/Dot's Mother
  15. Tommy Luske - Little Dot
  16. Tom Morrison - Little Roquefort/Dinky Duck
  17. Jack Mercer - Popeye the Sailor/Bully Billy
  18. Clarence Nash -  Donald Duck/Huey/Dewey/Louie
  19. Mae Questel - Little Audrey/Little Sam/Olive Oyl
  20. Sid Raymond - Katnip
  21. Cecil Roy - Sister Belle/Little Tina/Dolly (Audrey's Doll)
  22. Grace Stafford - Woody Woodpecker/Winnie Woodpecker
  23. Bill Thompson - Droopy/Butch/J.J. Fate

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