The biskitts

The Biskitts is an animated cartoon TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions from 1983 to 1984 and aired on CBS. The series lasted for only one season; Shirt Tales replaced the show in its time slot on the following 1984/85 Saturday morning season. The Biskitts returned to that same time slot in March 1985, but only aired reruns in the remainder of that season.

After the series' retirement from CBS, like many other cartoons, it was acquired by the Armed Forces Network and shown throughout much of the 1980s, mainly as entertainment for children of deployed American servicemen in Asia and Europe.


The Biskitts are a group of tiny anthropomorphic dogs who live on Biskitt Island and are committed to guarding the crown jewels of Biskitt Castle. Modeled after Robin Hood, the Biskitts still serve their recently deceased king while performing good deeds for the underprivileged inhabitants of their tiny island. It is explained in the opening narration that due to their good reputation for responsibility and security, other kings have entrusted their treasures to be safeguarded by the Biskitts.

The villain of the series is King John's mean-spirited, wasteful younger brother, King Max, who rules the neighboring Lower Suburbia. In lieu of a proper coronation, Max constantly schemes to steal the royal treasure with the help of his two hench-hounds, Fang and Snarl, and his jester, Shecky. The Biskitts are also in danger of being captured and eaten by a large wildcat named Scratch.


  • Waggs (voiced by Darryl Hickman) - Waggs is the leader of the Biskitt. He is Sweets' boyfriend.
  • Sweets (voiced by Kathleen Helppie) – Sweets is a kind, brave Biskitt. She is Waggs' girlfriend.
  • Shiner (voiced by Jerry Houser) – Shiner is lazy and selfish. He tries to charm Sweets, Lady and Wiggle.
  • Lady (voiced by B. J. Ward) – Lady is a pretty Biskitt. She is friends with Sweets and Wiggle.
  • Bump (voiced by Bob Holt) – Bump is the strongest of the Biskitts. He protects his friends.
  • Downer (voiced by Henry Gibson) – Downer is the cowardly, pessimistic Biskitt who is friends with Shiner.
  • Wiggle (voiced by Jennifer Darling) – Wiggle is one of the girl Biskitts. She has a crush on Waggs. She is friends with Sweets and Lady.
  • Spinner (voiced by Bob Holt) – Spinner is the oldest and wisest Biskitt. He provides information.
  • Scat (voiced by Dick Beals) – Scat is a young Biskitt. He is playful and brave.
  • Mooch (voiced by Marshall Efron) – Mooch is a fat Biskitt who is always hungry.
  • King Max (voiced by Kenneth Mars) – The evil, mean-spirited, and wasteful King who rules the neighboring Lower Suburbia who serves as the primary villain of the series. He is the younger brother of the previous king. Why Max is not crowned the new ruler of the Biskitts is never explained (although it is presumed that the old king barred Max from succeeding him on account of Max's mean nature). He tries hard to go the Biskitts Castle to steal the royal treasure.
  • Shecky (voiced by Kip King) – Shecky is King Max’s sidekick and court jester. Although Shecky was rather dimwitted and not always loyal to Max, as he even made friends with a Biskitt who shared his love of practical jokes.
  • Fang and Snarl (vocal effects provided by Kenneth Mars and Peter Cullen) - Fang and Snarl are King Max's hounds.
  • Moat Monster (vocal effects provided by Frank Welker) - A serpentine monster that lives in the moat surrounding King Max's castle.
  • Scratch (voiced by Peter Cullen) – Scratch is a wildcat who is always trying to catch the Biskitts. In "Belling the Wildcat", he is shown to have a cousin named Itch.
  • Rover (voiced by Peter Cullen) a dashing, yet sly rogue Biskitt. Appeared in only one episode/
  • Flip - A laid-back Biskitt.
  • Fetch (voiced by Kenneth Mars) - A silly-looking Biskitt.
  • The Whiskers - A group of cats, appearing only in "Raiders of The Lost Bark".
    • Mouser – Leader of Whiskers, who befriends Sweets.
    • Pendora – A female cat.
    • Boots – A lazy cat who is always sleeping.
    • Scaredy Cat – A cowardly cat.
    • Mink – A pretty cat who has a crush on Scat, after he saves her from Scratch.
    • Jinks – A cat with a bad luck.
    • Tiger – A tough cat with an eye patch.

Episode list

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Episode NumberEpisode TitleSynopsis
1AAs The Worm TurnsSweets befriends a worm.
1BTrouble in the TunnelShiner gives Scat a reward for cleaning treasure. A mole comes to Biskitt Island and gets a ring stuck on its nose. Scat follows the mole. Can Scat save the day and stop King Max?
2AThe MoonpondShiner teaches Downer to be brave.
2BFly Me to the GoonBump lands on King Max's castle. Waggs, Sweets, Scat and Shiner must save him.
3ASpinner's SurpriseThe Biskitts celebrate Spinner's birthday,
3BTwo Leagues Under the PondKing Max and Shecky use a submarine resembling a crocodile to get King John’s treasure on Biskitt Island.
4ADogfootDowner is sick and the Biskitts meet Dogfoot.
4BUp to His Old TricksKing Max uses the Trick Book to get treasure. Sweets and Downer are on the treasure box. Waggs and other Biskitts must get the treasure back and save Sweets and Downer.
5ATurnaround HoundOne of King Max’s dogs, Snarl, gets hurt and Biskitts take care of him. Shiner helps Snarl to get better.
5BA Dark and Stormy KnightA Black Knight appears for the Biskitts' treasure, and he kidnaps Scat. The Biskitts and King Max have to work together.
6ABelling the WildcatThe Biskitts plot to bell Scratch to keep him from sneaking up on them. Meanwhile, Scratch is visited by his cousin Itch.
6BKing Max's WarKing Otto and his knights arrive in Biskitt Swamp in order to claim King Max's treasure even though he doesn't have any. To keep their swamp from being burned down, the Biskitts end up arranging a duel between King Max and King Otto.
7AMoving DayUsing the rainy weather to their advantage, King Max and Shecky search for the Biskitts and do a sneak attack on them.
7BA Biskitt HalloweenOn Halloween, a witch whom the Biskitts had outsmarted years ago returns to obtain two Biskitts in order to stay on Biskitt Island. Her spell ends up draining the life out of the swamp which also turns Scratch, King Max, and Shecky to stone. She kidnaps Waggs and Sweets; can the other Biskitts save them before it's too late?
8AAround the Swamp in a DazeKing Max and Shecky use a balloon to find the Biskitt Island.
8BRogue BiskittA Biskitt named Rover wants to join Scat on his journey.
9AThe Golden BiskittLady is turned into a golden statue by a wizard’s apprentice.
9BThe Bone in the StoneWhen Waggs's leg is hurt, Sweets becomes the leader for the other Biskitts as they try to get the treasure back from the dragon.
10AThe Trojan BiskittKing Max plots to give Biskitts a statue of a Biskitt, so he can get the treasures.
10BSnatched from ScratchShiner gets kidnapped by Scratch and King Max. Can the Biskitts save their selfish friend?
11AThe Biskitt Who Cried WolfWiggle tries to impress Waggs, on whom she has a crush. King Max uses an eagle to capture the Biskitts; can Wiggle save them?
11BShecky's Last LaughBump befriends Shecky.
12ARaiders of the Lost BarkSweets meets a group of cats known as the Whiskers.
12BThe Princess and the PleaPrincess Biskitt is kidnapped by King Max. The male Biskitts try to save her, while Sweets, Wiggle and Lady must show the boys that girls are better.
13AThe Swamp MonsterScat try to be brave.
13BMay the Best Biskitt WinShiner challenges Waggs to an election for leader of the Biskitts.

Voice cast

DVD releases

One episode of The Biskitts was included on Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1980s - Volume 1, released on May 4, 2010.

On January 22, 2018, Warner Archive announced a manufacture-on-demand Region 1 DVD release of The Biskitts: The Complete Series. The release is scheduled for February 20, 2018.

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