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Pound Puppies (1986)

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Pound Puppies (1986)
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"Please take us home!" Sorry, but we'd rather not and would rather get a guinea pig.
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 11 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: September 13, 1986 - December 19, 1987
Distributed by: Worldvision Enterprises
Starring: Adrienne Alexander
Ruth Buzzi
Pat Carroll
Nancy Cartwright
Ami Foster
Dan Givezan
Robert Morse
B.J. Ward
Frank Welker
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 26

Pound Puppies (known as All New Pound Puppies in its second season) is a 1986 American animated series made by Hanna-Barbera Productions, based on the toy line by Tonka. It is the sequel to the 1985 television special. The show was broadcast on ABC between September 1986 and December 1987.

Bad Qualities

  1. Like many 80's shows, the show's sole purpose of existing was to sell toys, making it more of a toy advertisement than a show.
    • By the way, the dogs that appear on the show bear no resemblance to the toys on which they were based, which can be considered a poor grasp of the source material.
  2. The dogs are very anthropomorphized with clothes, acting like humans and even talking with humans, which seem more like beggars than animals that need human care.
  3. The plot of the episodes are mostly repetitive and predictable.
  4. The show's villain, Katrina Stoneheart is nothing more than a shameless rip-off of Cruella de Vil.
  5. Brattina and Catgut are also unlikeable villains.
    • By the way, Catgut feels like a shameless rip-off of Si and Am of The Lady and the Tramp.
  6. Many of the running gags are just stupid, for example: Katrina's wig falling off and revealing that she is bald.
  7. Whopper feels like a Scrappy-Doo rip-off.
  8. Cheap hand-drawn animation from Hanna-Barbera.

Good Qualities

  1. Some episodes are heartwarming and give good morals.
  2. Depending on your view, the designs for the dogs are cute.
  3. Cooler, Nose Marie, Bright Eyes and Holly are likeable characters.
  4. The animation and character designs improve in the second season, especially Bright Eyes.
  5. The show had a reboot in 2010 that corrected many of the problems presented in this series.


  • The show has a small cult status in Brazil for having had several reruns on children's blocks of SBT for several years.