Synopsis of Saturday Morning Show

SpaceCats combined live-action puppetry with animation to tell the tale of a group of planet-saving felines and their human leader. This Saturday morning series was the creation of Paul Fusco, the co-creator of another puppet-to-animation alien, TV’s Alf (whom the multi-talented Fusco also voiced).

Every episode of SpaceCats began on the all-cat planet Triglyceride 7, where Captain Catgut, Scratch, Sniff and Tom worked under the direction of the human D.O.R.C. (Disembodied Omnipotent Ruler of Cats). The puppet cats were dispatched to Earth, where their adventures were told in traditional cel animation. Their mission: To protect the humans while mounting a quest to find a cat food “without that fishy aftertaste.”

The puppetry/animation hybrid ran only 13 episodes before the mission was aborted, and since NBC cancelled its entire cartoon schedule after the 1991-92 season, no new SpaceCats episodes were ordered.

Release History

9/14/91 - 7/25/92 NBC

TV Sub Categories


TV Studio

Paul Fusco Productions, Marvel

Television Cast

D.O.R.C.* Charles Nelson Reilly
Voices Jack Angel
Voices Gregg Berger
Voices Sheryl Bernstein
Voices Susan Blu
Voices Hamilton Camp
Voices Cam Clarke
Voices Townsend Coleman
Voices Jennifer Darling
Voices Walker Edmiston
Voices Jeannie Elias
Voices John Erwin
Voices Lea Floden
Voices Pat Fraley
Voices Paul Fusco
Voices Brad Garrett
Voices Barry Gordon
Voices Pat Musick
Voices Rob Paulsen
Voices Jan Rabson
Voices Hal Rayle
Voices Bob Ridgely
Voices Maggie Roswell
Voices Susan Silo
Voices Kath Soucie
Voices John Stephenson
Voices Lennie Weinrib

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