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Inch High, Private Eye
Genre Animation
Written by Fred S. Fox
David Harmon
Directed by Charles A. Nichols
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Original channel NBC
Original run 8 September 1973 – 31 August, Info1974
Status Ended

Inch High, Private Eye was a 1973 Saturday morning cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions.

The show originally ran from September 8, 1973 to August 31, 1974 on NBC Saturday morning for 13 episodes. Since the 1980s it has enjoyed resurgence on cable television, in repeats on The USA Cartoon Express, Cartoon Network and Boomerang.



The titular character of Inch High, Private Eye was a miniature detective (literally one inch high). Inch often enlisted the help of his niece Lori (sometimes written "Laurie"), her muscle-bound friend Gator, and their dog Braveheart to help solve mysteries. Their primary mode of transportation was the Hushmobile, a streamlined car that made virtually no noise while being driven, making it perfect for following criminals unnoticed. The small Inch worked for The Finkerton Detective Agency (a wordplay lampoon of The Pinkerton Detective Agency), where the boss (Mr. Finkerton) constantly dreamed of the day that he would fire him.


IH-1. Diamonds Are A Crook's Best Friend (Originally Aired 9/8/1973)
IH-2. You Oughta Be In Pictures (Originally Aired 9/15/1973)
IH-3. The Smugglers (Originally Aired 9/22/1973)
IH-4. Counterfeit Story (Originally Aired 9/29/1973)
IH-5. The Mummy's Curse (Originally Aired 10/6/1973)
IH-6. The Doll Maker (Originally Aired 10/13/1973)
IH-7. Music Maestro (Originally Aired 10/20/1973)
IH-8. Dude City (Originally Aired 10/27/1973)
IH-9. High Fashion (Originally Aired 11/3/1973)
IH-10. The Cat Burglars (Originally Aired 11/10/1973)
IH-11. The World's Greatest Animals (Originally Aired 11/17/1973)
IH-12. Super Flea (Originally Aired 11/24/1973)
IH-13. The Return Of Spumoni (Originally Aired 12/1/1973)

Series credits

  • Executive Producers: Joseph Barbera and William Hanna
  • Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
  • Creative Producer: Iwao Takamoto
  • Associate Producer: Alex Lovy
  • Story: Bill Raynor, Myles Wilder, Fred Fox, David Harmon, Seaman Jacobs, Gene Thompson
  • Story Direction: Bill Carney, George Jorgensen, Earl Klein, Alex Lovy, Dan Mills, Dan Noonan, Vev Risto, Jay Sarbry, Don Sheppard, Paul Sommer
  • Voices: Jamie Farr, Kathy Gori, Ted Knight, Bob Luttrell, Don Messick, Alan Oppenheimer, Vic Perrin, John Stephenson, Janet Waldo, Leonard Weinrib
  • Production Design: Bob Singer
  • Production Supervisor: Victor O. Schipek
  • Titles: Iraj Paran
  • Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin
  • Musical Supervisor: Paul DeKorte
  • Character Design: Jerry Eisenberg
  • Layout: Willie Ito, Alvaro Arce, David Hanan, Lin Larsen, Jack Manning, Earl Martin, Greg Nocon
  • Animation: Jerry Hathcock, Frank Andrina, Ron Campbell, George Cannata, Ed DeMattia, Izzy Ellis, Jack Foster, Hugh Fraser, Alan Green, Bob Hathcock, Hicks Lokey, Carlo Vinci
  • Background Styling: F. Montealegre, Lorraine Andrina
  • Backgrounds: Ronald Erickson, Robert Gentle, Gino Giudice
  • Technical Supervisor: Frank Paiker
  • Ink and Paint Supervisor: Billie Kerns
  • Xerography: Robert "Tiger" West
  • Sound Direction: Richard Olson, Bill Getty
  • Supervising Film Editor: Larry Cowan
  • Music Editor: Joe Sandusky
  • Film Editors: Milt Krear, Clifford Kohlweck
  • Negative Consultant: William E. DeBoer
  • Post Production Supervisor: Joed Eaton
  • Camera: Tom Barnes, Norman Stainback, George Epperson, Dennis Weaver


Other appearances

Inch High was featured prominently in the Adult Swim series Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law episode "Trio's Company" voiced by Maurice LaMarche while Mr. Finkerton was voiced by Chris Edgerly. He can also be seen briefly in several other episodes.

DVD release

Coming soon to DVD from Warner Home Video as part of Hanna-Barbera Classics Collection: To Be Announced.

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