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Jabberjaw is an animated series created by Hanna-Barbera for ABC in 1976, in response to the popularity of the feature film Jaws. The title character is a talking amphibious shark who plays the drums in a rock band called The Neptunes. He was voiced by Frank Welker, imitating Curly Howard of the Three Stooges.

Jabberjaw later appeared as a referee on Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics and as a competitor on Yogi's Space Race.

Episodes

  1. Dr. Lo Has Got to Go
  2. There's No Place Like Outer Space
  3. Atlantis, Get Lost
  4. Run, Jabber, Run
  5. The Sourpuss Octopus
  6. Hang onto Your Hat, Jabber
  7. The Great Shark Switch
  8. Claim Jumped Jabber
  9. Ali Jabber and the Secret Thieves
  10. Help, Help, It's the Phantom of the Kelp
  11. No Helpin' the Sculpin
  12. The Bermuda Triangle Tangle
  13. Malice in Aqualand
  14. The Fast Paced Chase Race
  15. The Piranha Plot
  16. There's No Heel Like El Eel

Availability

Jabberjaw was released on VHS 28 July 1988 (first four episodes only), and on DVD on 15 February 2011 (complete series).

Other Appearances

  • Jabberjaw appeared as a referee on Laff-a-Lympics and was a competitor on Yogi's Space Race.
  • Jabberjaw made cameo appearances in the Yogi's Treasure Hunt episode "Goodbye, Mr. Chump" and the Johnny Bravo episode "Johnny Goes Hollywood".
  • Jabberjaw appeared in the Sealab 2021 episode "Return of Marco". Here, he was one of many sharks impaled with spears by a tribe of aquatic cave dwellers called the Snarkells.
  • Jabberjaw and his friends appear in the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated episode "The Mystery Solvers State Finals", alongside other Hanna-Barbera detective teams in one of Scooby-Doo's fever dreams. Here, Jabberjaw was unable to breathe on land unless he was moisturized.
  • Jabberjaw was among the Hanna-Barbera characters featured in MetLife's 2012 Super Bowl commercial.

Comic Books

Jabberjaw has appeared in the following comic books:

  • Laff-a-Lympics (Marvel Comics, 1978/79)
  • Hanna-Barbera Presents (DC Comics, 1995)
  • Cartoon Network Presents (DC Comics, 1999)

In 1977, Charlton Comics planned a Jabberjaw comic book series, but it was canceled. In France, Jabberjaw has been featured in comic books under his French name, Montalo.

Merchandise

In the late 1970s, licenced Jabberjaw merchandise included:

  • A lunch box and thermos
  • Two coloring books, Jabberjaw and the Neptunes and Jabberjaw Does It Again
  • Iron-on T-shirt transfers
  • A storybook, Jabberjaw Out West
  • A read-and-color book, Jabberjaw and the Rustlers
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • A Presto Magix dry transfer sheet
  • A bubble maker set by Imperial Toy
  • A school tablet
  • An Avon pendant

Trivia

A bar in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, goes by the name of "Ike's Jabber Jaws."

Jabberjaw in Other Languages

  • Brazilian Portuguese: Tutubarão
  • Finnish: Hai Harvahammas
  • French: Montalo
  • German: Sharky
  • Italian: Lo squalo Jabber
  • Spanish: Mandibulín

Voice Cast

End Credits Stills

Production Credits

  • Executive Producers: Joseph Barbera and William Hanna
  • Created by: Joe Ruby and Ken Spears
  • Creative Producer: Iwao Takamoto
  • Associate Producers: Alex Lovy
  • Storyboard Direction: Don Jurwich, Michael O'Connor, Paul Sommer, Kay Wright
  • Recording Director: Alex Lovy
  • Story Editor: Ray Parker
  • Story: George Atkins, Haskell Barkin, John Bates, Larz Bourne, Tom Dagenais, Robert Fisher
  • Voices: Tommy Cook, Regis Cordic, Ron Feinberg, Barry Gordon, Gay Hartwig, Kathleen Helppie-Shipley, Hettie Lynn Hurtes, Casey Kasem, Keye Luke, Julie McWhirter, Don Messick, Pat Parris, Vic Perrin, Barney Phillips, Hal Smith, John Stephenson, Janet Waldo, Lennie Weinrib, Frank Welker
  • Production Supervisor: Victor O. Schipek
  • Graphics: Iraj Paran
  • Character Design Supervisor: Bob Singer
  • Character Design: Donna Zeller
  • Unit Director: Volus Jones
  • Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin
  • Musical Supervisor: Paul DeKorte
  • Layout: Mike Arens, Dale Barnhart, Hak Ficq, C.L. Hartman, Alex Ignatiev, Ray Jacobs, Homer Jonas, Bill Lignante, Jim Mueller, Tony Rivera, Linda Rowley, Tony Sgroi, Al Wilson
  • Animation: Frank Andrina, Tom Barnes, Bill Carney, Rudy Cataldi, Lillian Evans, Otto Feuer, Hugh Fraser, Fernando Gonzalez, Jack Hadley, Bob Hathcock, Dan Mills, Ken Muse, Constantin Mustatea, Floyd Norman, Eduardo Olivares, Don Patterson, Tom Ray, Morey Reden, Lenn Redman, Ken Southworth, Leo Sullivan, Dick Thompson, Carlo Vinci, Russ von Neida
  • Backgrounds: Fernando Arce, Fernando Montealegre, Andrew Phillipson, Phil Phillipson, Robert Schaefer, Marilyn Shimokochi, Dennis Venizelos
  • Technical Supervisor: Frank Paiker
  • Scene Planning and Checking: Evelyn Sherwood
  • Ink and Paint Supervisor: Billie Kerns
  • Xerography: Star Wirth
  • Sound Direction: Bill Getty, Richard Olson
  • Supervising Film Editor: Larry C. Cowan
  • Music Editors: Pat Foley, Chip Yaras
  • Sound Effects Editors: Richard Allen, Terry Moore
  • Negative Consultant: William E. DeBoer
  • Post Production Supervisor: Joed Eaton
  • Production Manager: Steven Hahn
  • Camera: George Epperson, Charles Flekal, Curt Hall, Ron Jackson, Jerry Smith, Norman Stainback, Roy Wade
  • A Hanna-Barbera Production
  • This Picture Made Under the Jurisdiction of IATSE-IA Affiliated with A.F.L.-C.I.O.
  • RCA Sound Recording
  • © 1976 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
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