Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Genre Animation
Written by Larz Bourne
Dalton Sandifer
Michael Maltese
Creative director(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Starring Paul Winchell
Don Messick
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 17 (34 Dastardly and Muttley episodes, 17 Magnificent Muttley episodes, 34 brief Wing Dings episodes) (List of Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines episodes)
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Alex Lovey
Running time 22 minutes
Composer(s) Ted Nichols
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Original channel CBS
First shown September 13, 1969
Original run September 13, 1969 – January 3, 1970
Status Ended
Reruns not currently shown.
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines, also known simply as Dastardly & Muttley and sometimes as Stop the Pigeon, is a cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for CBS. The series originally was a Saturday morning cartoon. The series focuses on the efforts of Dick Dastardly and his sidekick, Muttley, to catch Yankee Doodle Pigeon, a carrier pigeon who carries secret messages.

17 episodes of the show were produced in between September 13, 1969 and January 3, 1970. The series included three segments, the main one being Dastardly and Muttley, of which 34 episodes were produced. The other two segments were Magnificent Muttley, of which 17 were produced, and 34 brief Wing Dings[1]

The series is currently shown on Boomerang UK & Ireland and airs at 11:25pm in between Wacky Races and Top Cat.


  1. Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines. Wikipedia. Retrieved April 5, 2015.

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