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Adventures of Pow Wow
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The same guy who bought us this trash!
Genre: Western
Running Time: 5 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: January 30, 1949 -
November 20, 1949
Network(s): WNBT-TV (now WNBC-TV)
Created by: Sam Singer
Distributed by: Screen Gems
Episodes: 45
Next show: The Adventures of Paddy the Pelican

Adventures of Pow Wow is an animated cartoon that was broadcast locally in New York City and later on the Captain Kangaroo show during the 1950s. It first aired on NBC's WNBT-TV (now WNBC). The series is in the public domain due to failure to renew copyright.


Indian folklore is the basis for these fables, which include "How the Fox Got His White-Tipped Tale", "Pow Wow and the Stork", "How the Rabbit Got His Hop", and "Pow Wow and Playing Possum".

Bad Qualities

  1. The camera trembles when nothing happens: When nothing is happening, the camera moves.
  2. Pluto from Disney's animated film appears similar to the dog from Pow Wow.
  3. The way lipsync works are terrible.
  4. Despite the high quality of the music, it can be repetitive.
  5. In much the same way as Singer's later shows, the theme tries to evoke the Looney Tunes cartoons but fails.

Good Qualities

  1. Good designs for the characters.
  2. Some episodes of the show were good despite their negative qualities.
  3. It has a catchy theme song.
  4. The backgrounds are still good, even when there is no color in some episodes.


A DVD compilation of Jerry Beck's worst cartoons ever made included the show.


  • In addition to The Adventures of Paddy the Pelican, this was one of the first cartoons made for television.
  • As of March 2022, 21 episodes in color have survived, but most of their original audio tracks are lost except "The Magic Spigot" and "Playin' Possum".[1]