Little Clowns of Happytown (partially found animated series; 1987-1988)

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Cover of the PAL volume 1 VHS of the show.

Status: Partially Found

Little Clowns of Happytown is an American animated television series produced by DiC and aired on ABC from September 26, 1987, to July 16, 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.[1][2] Only the Joking Around with the Little Clowns shorts, several episodes dubbed in Arabic,[3] 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.[4]

On June 7, 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 16, 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.[5]

On August 18, 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.[6]

Episodes

Episode # Title Status
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

Images

Existing Videos

A poor quality Intro of the cartoon in English.
A partially found ending credits of the show (starts at 3:55).
Clip from the one of the episode of the animated series.
One of the Joking Around with the Little Clowns shorts.
A good quality intro of "Little Clowns of Happytown" in Arabic.
Little Clowns of Happytown episode "BeBad's Pet Peeve" in Arabic.
UK Volume 1 DVD menu footage.
Preview for the Little Clowns of Happytown Volume 2 VHS (starts at 7:00).

References