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Heckle and Jeckle are a pair of look-alike tricksters created by Paul Terry. They're pals who routinely outwit and play pranks on folks, mischievous and often on the move these two birds are always getting into trouble and messing with anyone that they can.

Filmography[]

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Comics[]

One thing we haven't mentioned yet are the comics, in 1947 the same year that they began appearing in their own cartoons, the pair started to appear in Terrytoons Comics, which at that time was published by the company that would later become Marvel. they have been published sporadically in comics from a half-dozen different publishers, appearing several anthologies, there also several time that they were given their own series, over all there were 8 comics named after the duo, one were to put all their respective issues together you get a total of 60 comics not counting stories from other comics not giving them top billing. Their most recent appearance in that medium was in 1987.

Revivals[]

The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle[]

In the late 1970's, CBS was interested to producing a new TV series of cartoons with the classic TerryToon characters, so the animation studio Filmation, which had be gaining traction was given the job of bringing the series to life, the series starred Mighty Mouse as well as Heckle and Jeckle, and a newly created character called Quacula, in the series Frank Welker provided the voices for Heckle and jeckle. The dynamic between the two changed slightly, with Jeckle often being the one in charge instead of them always being on the same page, and also having Heckle be more of a goof up.

Heckle and Jeckle along side several other TerryToon characters appeared in Ralph Bakshi's Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures, in the episode "Mighty's Wedlock Whimsy" as some of Mighty's friends who attend both his bachelor party as well as his wedding, the two sadly didn't have any speaking lines.

Curbside[]

In 1999, Nickelodeon created the pilot Curbside, It was meant to re-introduce the Terrytoons characters to a newer younger audience, with the format being presented as if it was a late night talk show hosted by Heckle and Jeckle, and accompanied by Dinky Duck, featuring three newly created shorts starring other Terrytoons characters. The strangest thing about the pilot is that they got the character's names wrong, Heckle the more easy going one is called Jeckle, and Jeckle the more refined one is called Heckle. They were also changed from magpies to crows. The pilot aired on Nickelodeon. However, the series was never picked it. Making it the latest thing these characters have appeared in.

Legacy[]

Paul Terry considered the Heckle & Jeckle series of cartoons the best his studio ever made. There's little doubt that Heckle and Jeckle are two of the most beloved and well received characters to have come out of the studio, with their names being some of the biggest in classic animation.

While it was been years since the last big project starring Heckle and Jeckle they will always be highly important fingers in TerryToons' history, and it's highly doubtful that this is the last we'll be seeing of them. They're friends in fair or stormy feather.

Notes[]

  • Heckle and Jeckle were planned to have a cameo in the deleted scene "Acme's Funeral" from the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
  • Curbside is the only project in which Heckle and Jeckle were voiced by two different people instead of one, and were changed from magpies to crows.

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