I really hope that somebody out there can help me with this one, I can remember a cartoon from the late 80's early 90's about a group of dogs. The main dog wore a red bandana round it's neck and there was a puppy and i have the name duke in my head, but it could just as likely be bandit. it was a series rather than a one off, I realise that it sounds a bit like all dogs go to heaven but it's not, it is from before that. i just don't know wherelse to look for the answer.
(This post was edited by eminovitz on Apr 5, 2004, 3:01 PM)
The whole Puppy series began with the ABC Weekend Special The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy (1978). The first series, The Puppy's Further Adventures debuted in 1982, sandwiched between Scooby-Doo shorts as part of The Scooby and Scrappy Doo/Puppy Hour. In these new installments, Petey the puppy was seperated from his boy, Henry, and he and female pup Dolly teamed up with a band of strays (leader Duke, big dog Lucky and cowardly greyhound Dash) to find him, having all sorts of adventures along the way. A follow-up series, The Puppy's Greatest Adventures, aired in 1983. For this series, Petey was finally reunited with his masters, but the adventures continued, occasionally involving team-ups with another dog named Glider, whose large ears enabled him to fly (shades of Dumbo, perhaps?) It was the least successful entry in the franchise, losing the ratings battle against NBC's Snorks and CBS's Shirt Tales (which itself was just recycled reruns from the original NBC show.)
Fun trivia: Petey was voiced by (then) child actor Billy Jacoby; Dolly was voiced by Facts of Life's Nancy McKeon, sister of Phillip McKeon, who was featured in the CBS sitcom Alice.