Wally Gator and Touché Turtle, Lippy the Lion was offered to
local U.S. stations in the early 60s as part of the
syndicated, The Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Show.
Lippy was, as the name implies, a lion, and his sidekick Hardy was a
dour-faced, non-laughing hyena. The two often found
themselves in a sticky predicament due to some hair-brained
scheme Lippy would come up with; but it was usually the
pessimistic Hardy who suffered most from whatever consequences
befell them. The pair frequently operated in an urban setting
despite the fact that the opening sequence of their segment,
which involved swinging on vines and escaping from crocodiles,
implied something radically different.
The Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Show ran for two seasons. It
remained in syndication for a time after production ended, but
eventually disappeared from the airwaves. Lippy and Hardy have
since dropped almost completely out of sight.