Touche Turtle And Dum Dum In “The Reluctant Dragon”
Touche Turtle and Dum Dum get a call to come rid a town of a Fire-breathing Dragon living in a cave outside town. However, the dragon is against violence, and is reluctant to fight Touche Turtle. Touche Turtle is voice by Bill Thompson. Dum Dum and “Reluctant Dragon” are voiced by Daws Butler. This is based (loosely…lol) on the classic story “The Reluctant Dragon” by Kenneth Grahame.
Touché Turtle and Dum Dum (pronounced too-shay turtle) is one of the segments from The New Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Series, produced by Hanna-Barbera in 1962.
This show was originally on the The New Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Series along with Wally Gator and Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har.
Touché Turtle (voiced by Bill Thompson) and Dum Dum (voiced by Alan Reed) were a pair of heroic fencers who battle villains and heroically saves kings, queens, maidens and others in distress. Touché was the brave and dashing leader, whereas Dum Dum was more of a simple minded follower. Brandishing his trusty sword and exclaiming his catchphrase “Touché away!”
During the run of the show Touché Turtle used a standard fencing foil as a weapon. But in the opening title sequence, Touché Turtle used a firehose against a firebreathing dragon, a thing to tie up an octopus, and a fencing foil made of a nonconductive material against a sentient lightning bolt.