1960 to 1969

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Movie:
BLACK SUNDAY
Year: 1960
Danes:
(hard to understand)

Extras/VIDEO
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Mario Bava's cult classic about a witch
burned at the stake returning to life
centuries later to seek vengeance
on the family that killed her.

A pair of mismarked black Great Danes belongs
to one of the witch's victims.
They appear in the film three times.
It sounds as if someone speaks the Danes' names,
but it is too low to fully understand.

NOTE: This was first released in Italy as
La Maschera del demonio.

Other release titles include
The Demon's Mask,
The Hour When Dracula Comes,
House of Fright,
The Mask of Satan,
Mask of the Demon
and Revenge of the Vampire.


Movie:
SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON
Year: 1960
Characters:
Duke & Turk

Characters/VIDEO
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The Disney classic about a shipwrecked family's survival on a uninhabited island.
Duke and Turk, the two fawn Danes,
are also survivors of the shipwreck and become the family's protectors -
at one time warding off a tiger!

Based on a book by Johann David Wyss, this version's cast includes John Mills and James MacArthur.

Thanks to Ranae Hanson for bringing these Danes to our attention!

Note:
'Duke' later played Brutus' stunt dog in
The Ugly Dachshund.(1965)


Movie:
101 DALMATIANS
Year: 1961
Character: Danny

Cameo/VIDEO
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This movie follows the adventures
of two Dalmatians, Pongo & Perdita.

When the couple have puppies they are
kidnapped by Cruella De Vil
who has hopes of making a Dalmatian fur coat!

When the puppies are found missing,
Pongo and Perdita begin the "Twilight Bark"
a communication system for canines.

In the sequence, Danny assists in spreading
the news about the 15 stolen Dalmatian puppies.

Danny lives in Hampstead,
and is the closest link to Pongo and Perdita
in the "Twilight Bark" chain.


The movie, based on a
book by Dodie Smith (1956),
was later re-made by Disney
as a live action film.


TV Series: AVENGERS
Episode:
Death of a
Great Dane
Year: 1962
Danes:
Dancer & Bellhound

Cameo/OOP

One of the most popular cult TV series of the 1960s.

In this black and white episode,
Steed (Patrick MacNee) and Cathy
(Honor Blackman) investigate money being smuggled out of the country.

The suspects own two Great Danes,
one brindle and one fawn.

The Danes receive their own title card in the end credits.
Dancer was played by Junia, and Bellhound was played by Heidi.

NOTE: The Danes used in this episode are rumored to be Patrick Macnee's own dogs.


TV/Feature:
SAMMY
THE WAY OUT SEAL
Year: 1962
Dane:
unnamed

Cameo/VIDEO
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A young boy (Billy Mummy) befriends a seal.

When the seal escapes, it is chased around town
(and extensively through a grocery store)
by a pack of dogs including a Fawn Great Dane.

Originally broadcast as a
two part story on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color in 1962,
it was released in Europe, and later on video, as a feature.


TV Series & Movies:
THE JETSONS
Year: 1962
Character: Astro

Character/VIDEO

Astro is the Blue with white markings Great Dane
pet of the Jetsons first voiced by Don Messick.

The Hanna-Barbera TV series, The Jetsons,
is about a family in the future,
originally debuted in prime time 1962,
but lasted only one season.

The series gained more success in repeats on Saturday morning and eventually more episodes were made in the 1980s.

According to the original TV series,
Astro was found by the young son,
Elroy Jetson and stayed with the family.
However, Astro's original owner showed up in one episode, with Astro's real name - "Tralfaz",
Astro chose to remain with the the Jetsons over his former rich owner.

This futuristic pooch has rocketted into features,
TV commercials and even his own
TV series, 1981's Astro & The Space Mutts.

Astro appears in the following animations
Jetsons Meet The Flintstones [VHS]
Jetsons The Movie [VHS]
The Jetsons ~ Complete 1st season [DVD]
Jetsons Millions [VHS]
The Jetsons Christmas Carol [VHS]
Jetsons Microchip Chump [DVD]


Movie:
IT'S A MAD, MAD,
MAD, MAD WORLD
Year: 1963
Dane: Unknown

Extra/VIDEO
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This star-studded Cinerama comedy has a sequence near the end where Spencer Tracey falls into a pet store window.

While in the pet store, he is licked by a Fawn Great Dane.


Movie:
SWORD IN THE STONE
Year: 1963
Characters:
Tiger & Talbot

Cameo/VIDEO
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Disney's animated re-telling of how
young Arthur became King of England
with the help of Merlin, the Magician.

Tiger and Talbot, natural earred Great Danes who live with young Arthur (nicknamed Wart), are seen briefly greeting him with sloppy Dane kisses.

The movie is based on the book
"The Once and Future King" by T.H. White.


Movie:
DEAD RINGER
Year: 1964
Character: Duke

Character/VIDEO
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Bette Davis stars in this black and white suspense film
about twin sisters and a change of identity.
One of the sisters owns a fawn Great Dane.

Click for HDF section on this movie Thanks to Eddie Brandt's Saturday Matinee for bringing this Dane to our attention!


Movie:
GOODBYE CHARLIE
Year: 1964
Character: Charlie

Character/VIDEO
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A chauvinistic womanizer is murdered and comes back to earth as a woman (Debbie Reynolds).

Near the end of the film, the woman is killed and comes back as a Harlequin Great Dane.

Thanks to Vickie Soper for bringing this Dane to our attention!


Movie:
THE GREAT RACE
Year: 1965
Danes: not given

Cameo/VIDEO
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This epic comedy starred Tony Curtis
as the Great Leslie,
a turn of the century daredevil,
and Jack Lemmon as Professor Fate, his nemesis.

Professor Fate's house and laboratory
are protected by 3 Great Danes
seen in a short sequence when a
female reporter (Natalie Wood) sneaks onto the property.

Thanks to Linda for bringing these Danes to our attention!


TV Series:
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
Episode:
The Bow Wow Affair
Originally Aired:
February 15, 1965
Character: ?

Extra/NONE

This TV series followed the adventures
of secret agents Napoleon Solo
(Robert Vaughn)
and Illya Kuryakin
(David McCallum)
who work for U.N.C.L.E.

In this episode, when dogs begin
killing their owners,
U.N.C.L.E. decides to investigate.

At one point, Illya comes face to face
with a Fawn Great Dane.

Thanks to Claire Brandt for bringing this Dane to our attention!


TV Series:
I DREAM OF JEANNIE
Episode:
What's New,
Poodle Dog?
Year: 1966
Character:
Roger Rover

Cameo/OOP

Jeannie (Barbara Eden), the genie,
becomes upset with Roger Heiley
for setting up her master,
Anthony Nelson, on a date.
As revenge, she turns Roger into a dog.

Anthony goes to the pound to rescue Roger and gets a Fawn Great Dane, not realizing Roger is a poodle.




Movie:
THE UGLY DACHSHUND
Year: 1966
Characters:
Brutus & Piccolina

Character/VIDEO
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This Disney feature revolves
around Mark Garrison(Dean Jones) and
his wife, Fran (Suzanne Pleshette),
who raise Dachshunds.

After the wife's dog, Danka,
gives birth their vet asks if Danka could
mother a Dane puppy.
Mark agrees to take a neglected Fawn Great Dane puppy in much to his wife's dismay.

As Brutus grows, his size and confusion about what he is creates numerous problems.
With the help of the Harlequin Great Dane bitch, Piccolina,
Brutus is able to become a winner.

The film is loosely based on the book by G.B. Stern.

Click for HDF section on this movie Note:
Disney material states Brutus
was played by
Pirate of Martincrest & Diego of Martincrest.

The Dane 'Duke'
from Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
was also used in the filming of this movie
as a stunt dog.

The Harlequin Great Dane ,
Piccolina Vom Philosophenwald
(seen towards the end of the film)
was owned by Eva Robinson of Riverwood Ranch
& bred by Heinrich Baumann.



TV:
A Country Coyote
Goes Hollywood
Year: 1967
Character: Brometheus

Cameo/NONE

A Disney film about a displaced coyote.

When Chico, a coyote, is chased into the back of a moving van he ends up in Hollywood and learns the ins and outs of being an urban coyote.

In one fairly long scene the coyote leads a Fawn Great Dane (doghouse and all!) away so he can steal his breakfast.

Click for HDF section on this movie
Thanks to Wendy Donati for bringing this Dane to our attention.


Movie:
DOCTOR DOLITTLE
Year: 1967
Character: Rufus

Cameo/VIDEO
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The original movie about a man
(played by Rex Harrison)
who can talk to animals.

Rufus, A Fawn Great Dane, appears
in a court room scene where Dr. Dolittle
attempts to prove he can talk to animals
by finding out what the Judge had for dinner
by asking the Judge's dog - Rufus.

Click for HDF section on this movie
NOTE:
This Great Dane, named Baron,
is the same dog who plays
Albert in LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE (1968).


Movie:
LIVE A LITTLE,
LOVE A LITTLE
Year: 1968
Character: Albert

Character/VIDEO
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Greg (Elvis Presley),
a professional photographer,
meets an odd lady who likes
her men as trained as
Albert, her Great Dane.

Albert is also portrayed in a dream as a talking costume character.

Click for HDF section on this movie
NOTE:
This Great Dane, named Baron, is the same dog who plays Rufus in DR. DOLITTLE (1967).


TV Series:
GREEN ACRES
Episode:
Lisa's Mudder Comes For A Visit
Year: 1969
Character: ?

Cameo/OOP

Under construction

Cropped Fawn Great Dane


TV Series:
SCOOBY-DOO,
WHERE ARE YOU?
Year: 1969
Character:
Scooby-Doo

Character/VIDEO

This cartoon superstar debuted
September 13, 1969 in the Saturday Morning
series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?

Created at the Hanna-Barbera Studio,
Scoobert (his real name) is one of the most
successful TV cartoon creations,
having appeared on and off in various series,
prime time specials, made for TV movies
and direct-to-video features.

His best known co-stars are Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne.

TV Series titles included
The New Scooby-Doo Movies,
Scooby's All Star Laff-A-Lympics,
The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries,
The Thirteen Ghosts of Scooby-Doo,
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo &
What's New Scooby-Doo.

Scooby is in the following animations:
Scooby Doo's Wedding Bell Boos [VHS]
Scooby Doo & The Witch's Ghost [VHS] or [DVD]
Scooby Doo On Zombie Island [VHS] or [DVD]
Scooby Doo & The Cyber Chase [DVD] or [VHS]
Scooby Doo & The Monster Of Mexico
[DVD] or [VHS]
Scooby Doo & The Alien Invaders
[DVD] or [VHS]
Scooby Doo Goes Hollywood [DVD] or [VHS]
Scooby Doo & The Reluctant Werewolf
[DVD] or [VHS]
Scooby Doo & The Loch Ness Monster
[DVD] or [VHS]
A Nutcracker Scoob [VHS]
Scooby Doo Meets The Boo Brothers
[VHS] or [DVD]
Scooby Doo & The Ghoul School
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Scooby Doo In Arabian Nights [-]
Scooby Doo & The Legend Of The Vampire
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Last updated July 6th, 2004