The Space Kidettes
GenreScience fiction
Created byWilliam Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Directed byJoseph Barbera
William Hanna
Voices ofChris Allen
Lucille Bliss
Daws Butler
Don Messick
Janet Waldo
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes20
ProducersJoseph Barbera
William Hanna
Running time30 minutes
Production companyHanna-Barbera Productions
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 10, 1966 (1966-09-10) –
February 4, 1967 (1967-02-04)

The Space Kidettes is an American Saturday morning animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, originally airing on NBC during the 1966–67 season. In the show, junior rangers Snoopy, Jenny, Countdown and Scooter patrol the cosmos from their space-capsule clubhouse, with help from their dog Pupstar.[1] Twenty episodes were produced.[2]


Set in outer space, the series followed the adventures of a group of child astronauts,[3] who have acquired a treasure map and have to keep it away from their space pirate nemesis Captain Skyhook and his sidekick Static.[4]


Voice cast


Originally airing for one season on NBC as a half-hour program and sponsored by General Mills, The Space Kidettes episodes were later edited down to ten-minute episodes and paired with other General Mills-sponsored shows such as Tennessee Tuxedo and Go Go Gophers to form a full half-hour for syndication.[7]

Edited further, it was later paired with edited reruns of cartoons from another NBC Hanna-Barbera program, (Young) Samson & Goliath to form the syndication package The Space Kidettes and Young Samson.[4] The original master elements for both programs were lost, leaving the syndicated edits as the only extant broadcast quality versions.[4]

All 20 episodes of The Space Kidettes and Young Samson were released on DVD via the Warner Archive Collection manufacture-on-demand program in 2011.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Woolery, George W. (1983). Children's Television: The First Thirty-Five Years, 1946-1981, Part 1: Animated Cartoon Series. Scarecrow Press. p. 265. ISBN 0-8108-1557-5. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  2. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 770–771. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  3. ^ McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television (4th ed.), pg. 777. New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-024916-8
  4. ^ a b c d Sinnott, John (March 27, 2011) Review of Space Kidettes and Young Samson Archived 2014-02-24 at the Wayback Machine. DVDTalk. Retrieved 2013-05-07
  5. ^ See for an archive of all twenty episodes.
  6. ^ "Behind The Voice Actors - Space Kidettes". Archived from the original on 2013-05-21. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
  7. ^ "Digital Digest: The Space Kidettes/Young Samson DVD Review - News Blog". Archived from the original on 2013-05-12. Retrieved 2013-05-07.