Little Clowns of Happytown (partially found animated series; 1987-1988)
Little Clowns of Happytown is an American animated television series produced by DiC and aired on ABC from September 26th, 1987, to July 16th, 1988, for a total of 18 episodes. The show is about the young clowns from Happytown, whose goal is to spread happiness and imbue positive mental attitudes around the world wherever they go. The only thing that stands in their way is Awful BeBad, the master of doom and gloom, and his two minions, Geek and Whiner.
The show was later released in VHS and DVD. The Mill Creek Entertainment NTSC DVD release TV Guide Spotlight: Totally '80s Toons, UK VHS and DVD releases has very few episodes. Only the Joking Around with the Little Clowns shorts, several episodes dubbed in Arabic, and an intro of the show have surfaced.
A VHS rip of three episodes of the Russian overdub was found by a user, "RetroGameFan9000", (aka Ethan M. Nelson) on a Russian file-sharing site, TrackerOK.
On June 7th, 2016, a YouTube user named "Meringue in Sugartown, USA!" uploaded 4 of the original English episodes of the show on YouTube, but have since been taken down due to the account termination.
On April 16th, 2017, a YouTuber by the name of "TheMysteriousMrEnter" uploaded a review of the episode "I'm Just Like You", but the full episode is still lost.
On August 18th, 2017, an LMW user by the name of "Awful BeBad" found a Korean bootleg DVD of the show, which includes most of the lost episodes. He uploaded them on Dailymotion as password protected videos, with the password being "lostmediawiki.com", minus the quotation marks. The same user later uploaded a few English episodes and Russian episodes and plans to try and recover more of the series in the future.
|1||"Baby Blues"||On DVD|
|2||"Big Heart, Sweetheart"||Korean & Arabian dubs found|
|3||"Carnival Crashers"||On DVD|
|4||"Clowny Exchange"||On DVD|
|5||"Won't You Please Come Home, Blooper...Geek?"||On DVD|
|6||"BeBad's Pet Peeve"||On DVD|
|7||"City Clowns, Country Clowns"||Lost|
|8||"Don't Tell Mom"||Korean dub & Russian overdub found|
|9||"Goodbye Grandma"||Korean dub, Arabian dub, & Russian overdub found|
|10||"I'm Just Like You"||Partially found English dub, Korean dub & Russian overdub found|
|11||"Lost And Not Found"||Korean dub found|
|12||"New Dad, No Dad"||Lost|
|13||"Nobody's Useless"||Korean dub found|
|14||"Only When I Laugh"||Korean dub found|
|15||"The Chosen Clown"||Lost|
|16||"To Be Or Not To Be... Me"||Korean dub found|
|17||"To Mr. Pickleherring With Love"||Korean & Arabian dubs found|
|18||"Too Scared Too Laugh"||On DVD|
- DVD release including the few episodes of the show. Archived 16 Aug '15
- Amazon UK auction for one of the PAL home releases including the few episodes of the show. Retrieved 09 Apr '16
- YouTube playlist of the Arabic dub episodes First retrieved 04 Aug '14
- VHS rip of three episodes of the Russian overdub on TrackerOK. Retrieved 17 Apr '16
- youtube video of the review. Retrieved 21 July '17
- "Awful BeBad's" series archive. Retrieved 21 July '17