Inspector Gadget

(ended 1986)




Inspector Gadget
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Inspector Gadget was a cartoon parody of the 1960's television spy parody, Get Smart. Don Adams played the leads in both shows. There are similarities between the two shows. Both agents only had lots of gadgets or devices that they never could use correctly. Both worked for a chief that they invariably infuriated. And of course, both Gadget and Smart were lovable idiots who always won in the end, usually by accident or by someone else's help. Created by DIC Entertainment, this show was voiced in Canada and Los Angeles, drawn in Korea, edited in Los Angeles and distributed by DIC International. First produced as a 1/2 hour pilot in 1983, it was picked up and produced until 1986 for TV. Years later, Inspector Gadget is seen in 55 countries in 24 languages. Spinoffs: Gadget Boy and Heather, Gadget Boy's Adventures in History, Inspector Gadget's Field Trip and Gadget andthe Gadgetinis. A liveaction theatrical movie based on the cartoon was released in 1999, as well as a liveaction direct-to-video sequel in 2003.


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  • Frank Welker

    Frank Welker

    voice of Brain / Dr. Claw / Mad Cat (most episodes)

    Maurice LaMarche

    Maurice LaMarche

    voice of Chief Quimby (1985-1986)

    Cree Summer

    Cree Summer

    voice of Penny (1983-1985)

    Don Francks

    Don Francks

    Additional Voices

    Don Adams

    Don Adams

    voice of Inspector Gadget

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    Pre-Teens, saving the world, goodie two shoes, Cop Shows, good vs. evil