animated series Winsome Witch © Hanna-Barbera
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Winsome Witch

'Winsome Witch' was produced in 1965, the year that more or less marked the end of Hanna Barbera's talking animal characters, which had been their staple up until then. After this they would turn increasingly to humans and super-heroes in the late 60's. In fact Winsome Witch would probably have been their first show with a human lead, if not for Johnny Quest.

Winsome was a kindly, unthreatening witch who lived deep in the forest, used magic to do housework, rode a broomstick, helped people out, and got along well with kids. Her catchphrase, uttered to invoke magic spell, was "Ippity Pippity Pow!"

see also: Precious Pupp (TV Series), The Hillbilly Bears (TV Series), Secret Squirrel (TV Series), Atom Ant (TV Series) and Squiddly Diddly (TV Series)
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Created by: Hanna-Barbera
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Alternate Titles: The Atom Ant / Secret Squirrel Show, The Atom Ant Show, Wake, Rattle and Roll
Featuring the voices of:
Jean Vander Pyl ... Winsome Witch
Directed by: Joseph Barbera and William Hanna
Executive Producers: Joseph Barbera and William Hanna

animated series Winsome Witch © Hanna-BarberaOriginally one of the 6 cartoons on 'The Secret Squirrel/Atom Ant Show', Winsome stayed with the Squirrel when Atom Ant split off and took Precious Pupp and The Hillbilly Bears with him. She was briefly resurrected in 1990 as part of 'Wake, Rattle & Roll'.

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