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The U.S

The U.S. of Archie is a Saturday morning cartoon show on CBS from September 7, 1974 to September 1976. A spin-off of the popular Archie comic books and television show, it featured Archie, Jughead, and the other Riverdale High student regulars re-enacting famous scenes throughout American history, taking full advantage of the Bicentennial in the months leading up to it. These re-enactments were termed by Archie during the show to be historical accounts featuring the 'ancestors' of the current Archie gang, even though this meant they had identical ancestors who were always close friends in nearly every era of American history. It was produced by Filmation founders and producers Lou Scheimer and Norm Prescott.

List of episodes[]

  1. The Underground Railroad
  2. Gold
  3. The Day of the Ladies
  4. The Star Spangled Banner
  5. The Wright Brothers
  6. The Roughrider
  7. The Golden Spike
  8. Flame of Freedom
  9. There She Blows
  10. Stay Not These Men
  11. The Giver
  12. Mr. Watson, Come Here
  13. The Crime of Ignorance
  14. The Great Divide
  15. Fulton's Folly
  16. Wizard of Menlo Park

Voices[]

  • Dallas McKennon - Archie Andrews, Hot Dog, Mr. Weatherbee, Chuck Clayton
  • John Erwin - Reggie Mantle
  • Jane Webb - Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Miss Grundy
  • Howard Morris - Jughead Jones, Big Moose Mason

Credits[]

  • Creative Director: Don Christensen
  • Creative Producer: Friz Freleng
  • Directed by: Don Towsley, Rudy Larriva, Lou Zukor, Bill Reed, Friz Freleng
  • Co-Director: David Detiege
  • Written by: Friz Freleng, John Dunn, David Detiege, Chuck Menville, Len Janson
  • Storyboard Supervision: Kay Wright
  • Storyboard: Sherman Labby, Mike O'Connor, Paul Fennell, Phil Babet
  • Based on Characters Originally Designed by: Bob Montana
  • Layout Supervision: Herb Hazelton, Alberto de Mello, Robert Kline
  • Key Assistants: Mike Hazy, Ed Haney, David West
  • Layout: Tom Burton, George Goode, Wes Herschenson, Les Kaluza, Mel Keefer, Ken Leonard, Carol Lundberg, John Perry, Mario Piluso, Lorna Smith, Cliff Voorhees, Wendell Washer, Jim Willoughby, Bob Givens
  • Director of Color: Ervin L. Kaplan
  • Background Artists: Paul Xander, Don Peters, Pat Keppler, Doug Stevenson, Barbara Benedetto, Tom O'Loughlin, Curtiss Perkins, Janet Brown, Rolly Oliva, Richard Thomas
  • Animators: Jim Brummett, Zion Davush, Charlie Downs, Bill Exter, Otto Feuer, Ed Friedman, Fred Grable, Dick Hall, Lou Kachivas, Marsh Lamore, Terry Lennon, Bob Matz, Fred Myers, Jane Nordin, Casey Onaitis, Jack Ozark, Bill Pratt, Virgil Raddatz, Len Rogers, Virgil Ross, Louise Sandoval, Larry Silverman, Hank Smith, Ed Solomon, Sue Sugita, Reuben Timmins, Allen Wade, Ron Westlund
  • Checking Supervision: Marion Turk, Jane Philippi
  • Xerography and Paint Supervision: John Remmel, Betty Brooks
  • Camera Supervision: R.W. Pope
  • Camera: Thane Berti, F.T. Ziegler, John D. Aardal, Don Dinehart, Joe Ponticelle, William Kotler, Dean G. Teves, Nick Vasu
  • Editorial Supervision: Joseph Simon
  • Film Editing: Doreen Dixon, Jim Blodgett, Jim Champin
  • Film Coordinator: June Gilham
  • Music and Sound Effects: Horta-Mahana Corp.
  • Color by Technicolor®
  • The "U.S. of Archie" Theme and Songs by: Jackie Mills, Jeff Michael
  • Background Music by: Yvette Blais, Jeff Michael
  • Additional Music and Orchestra Conducted by: Rob Walsh
  • Music Arranged and Orchestrations by: Don McGinnis
  • Music Produced by: Screenmusic West
  • Musicians: Ethmer Roten · Flute
  • The "U.S. of Archie" Songs Produced by: Jackie Mills
  • Music Publisher: Shermley Music Company, A.S.C.A.P.
  • Starring the Voices of: Dal McKennon, Howard Morris, John Erwin, Jane Webb
  • Educational Advisors: Dr. Gordon L. Berry · Associate Producer, Assistant Dest, Graduate School of Education, VCLA, Dr. Norma Feschbach · Publisher, Graduate School of Education, VCLA, Dr. Thomas LaBelle · Assistant Dest, Graduate School of Education, VCLA
  • The characters are based on the "Archie" comic book series Created by: John Goldwater
  • Executive Producer: Hal Geer
  • Associate Producer: Jean MacCurdy
  • Produced by: Lou Scheimer · Norm Prescott
  • A Filmation Production
  • © Copyright 1974 · The Archie Company
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