Hector Heathcote





Prod. Notes:


1958 - 1963,  theatrical

October 1963 - September 1965,  NBC





Hector Heathcoate .............................................................. John Myhers







Originally a series of fifteen theatrical shorts made between 1958 and 1963, Hector Heathcote made its way to NBC in October of 1963. After the cycle of original shorts had been shown, Terrytoons quickly began to produce new episodes, and the Saturday morning The Hector Heathcote Show was born.

Hector, a pint-sized patriot, was witness to several crucial moments in American history. He had somehow discovered how to travel back in time, visiting famous events in an effort to better understand them. Hector would sometimes even try to give history a little nudge, though his plans usually went awry.

Most of Hector's adventures took place during the Revolutionary War, but Hector always sported that late 1700's triangle hat regardless of the era he was visiting. Accompanied by his wise and trusted dog, Winston, who was voiced to sound just like Churchill, Hector readied Paul Revere’s horse for the famous ride, built the rowboat George Washington used to cross the Delaware, and even tried to build the first plane.

Two other theatrical shorts were used to round out the program. "Hashimoto-san” focused on a Japanese mouse who often got into trouble with his American friend G.I. Joe. Thanks to his jujitsu skills, he was always able to get himself, his wife Hanako and their children Yuriko and Saburo out of whatever mess they were in that week.

“Sidney's Family Tree” featured a childish adult elephant who had to be watched over constantly by his less-neurotic companions, Stanley the Lion and Cleo the Giraffe.





The Minute and a Half Man

The Famous Ride

Daniel Boone, Jr.

The Unsung Hero

The First Fast Mail

Crossing the Delaware

Drum Roll

Railroaded to Fame

Klondike Strikes Out

First Flight Up

Riverboat Mission

He-Man Seaman

Tea Party

A Bell for Philadelphia

The Big Cleanup

Flight to the Finish

Peace Pipe

The Hectormobile

Belabor Thy Neighbor

Har Har Harpoon

Land Grab

Train Terrain

Hold the Fort

Valley Forge Hector

Lost and Foundations

Wind Bag

Hats Off to Hector

Ice Cream for Help

Expert Explorer

Foxed by a Fox

Search for a Symbol

Pig in a Poke

Barrel of Fun

The First Telephone

Messy Messenger

High Flyer



Opening Theme:



The Hector Heathcote Show (1963)





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