The Ruff and Reddy Show (also known as Ruff and Reddy) is an American animated television series created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for NBC. 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 the first television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, it was presented by Screen Gems, the television arm of Columbia Pictures (now Sony Pictures Television). Ruff and Reddy premiered in December 1957 and ran for fifty episodes until April 1960, comprising three seasons.
Hanna and Barbera created the series as the first of their fledgling television operation, first 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 are not adversaries, 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.
Label: Colpix Records ?– CP 201
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Dialogue By – Charles Shows
Lyrics By – Charles Shows, Joe Barbera*
Mastered By – Rudy Van Gelder
Music By – Hoyt Curtin, Bill Hanna*
Organ – Nick Nicholson
Producer – Hecky Krasnow