Pixie & Dixie and Mr. Jinks is a Hanna-Barbera cartoon that featured as a regular segment of the television series The Huckleberry Hound Show from 1958 to 1962.
The show featured two mice, Pixie (voiced by Don Messick) and Dixie (voiced by Daws Butler in a southern accent), and a cat, Mr. Jinks (a.k.a. Jinksy to the mice and voiced by Daws Butler impersonating Marlon Brando).
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.
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks is also remembered for Mr. Jinks’ rhyming but ungrammatical lament, “I hate those meeces to pieces!”.
For the first nine episodes, the show featured a theme song with lyrics but from then on switched to theme tunes.
As with Huckleberry Hound, Mr. Jinks would frequently talk directly to the audience, and discuss his plans to trap the “meeces”.
Pixie And Dixie With Mr. Jinks– Cinderella
Label: Hanna-Barbera Records – HLP 2025
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre: Children’s, Non-Music