Josie and the Pussycats is an American animated television series, based upon the Archie Comics comic book series of the same name created by Dan DeCarlo.
Centered on a girl band with a knack for ending up in the middle of a mystery, Josie and the Pussycats is a 1970 Saturday Hanna-Barbera television cartoon series featuring Josie, a character conceived and drawn by "Archie" Comic legend Dan DeCarlo, his complete 16-episode series features band members Josie, Melody, and Valerie and their entourage Alan, Alexander, Alexandra, and cat Sebastian as they travel the world from one gig to another. Like the Scooby-Doo gang, Josie and her friends invariably find themselves involved in some kind of mystery at every stop. Whether it's saving a fleet of ships from a captain set on avenging his great grandfather, investigating alien invaders with an insatiable hunger for diamonds, or stopping a crazed scientist from controlling the world's weather with a nuclear powered weather machine, lead singer Josie, clever Valerie, and ditzy Melody can be counted upon to combine forces with Josie's boyfriend Alan, the cowardly Alexander, the self-absorbed and scheming Alexandra, and the snickering cat Sebastian to investigate and solve the mystery just in time to don their leopard leotards and deliver a great show. Josie and the Pussycats features the groovy music of a brief-lived 1970 girl pop band of the same name throughout the chase scenes of each show and has the honor of being the first cartoon series to regularly feature a black character (though it beat The Harlem Globetrotters by only half an hour).
Cast and Characters Voices
Janet Waldo (singing voice by Cathy Dougher) as Josie James
Jackie Joseph (singing voice by Cheryl Ladd) as Melody Jones
Barbara Pariot (singing voice by Patrice Holloway) as Valerie Brown
Jerry Dexter as Alan M. Mayberry
Casey Kasem as Alexander Cabot III
Sherry Alberoni as Alexandra Cabot
Don Messick as Sebastian (cat) Recurring characters
Alan M. Mayberry
Alexander Cabot III
Broadcast History First Telecast:September 12, 1970 Last Telecast: January 2, 1971 Number of Episodes: 16 Number of Seasons: 1 Original Network: CBS
Theme Song and Opening Credits
Theme by Denby Williams, Joseph Roland and Hoyt Curtin
Josie and the Pussycats Long tails and and ears for hats Guitars and sharps and flats Neat, sweet, a groovy song You're invited, come along. Hurry, Hurry See ya all in Persia Or maybe France We could be India Or perchance Be with us in Bangkok Make no difference Everywhere the actions at We're involved with this or that Cone along now Josie and the Pussycats No time for purrs and pats Won't run when they here scat There where the plot begins Come on and watch the good guys win Josie and the Pussycats Josie and the Pussycats.