The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan: Episode 9

Double Trouble

Copyright 1972 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. 
Sound: RCA Sound Recording
Running Time: 22 minutes
“Charlie Chan property is by license from Leisure Concepts, Inc.”
First aired: November 4, 1972

Produced and Directed: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
Associate Producer: Lew Marshall
Story Direction: Jim Carmichael, Jan Green, Earl Klein, Knick Knatz, Bill Perez, and Paul Sommer
Story: Sid Morse, Eddie Carroll, Jamie Farr, Willie Gilbert, Max Hodge, Mark Hammerman, Dennis Marks, Ray Parker, Henry Sharp, and Harry Winkler
Animation Director: Charles A. Nichols
Production Design: Iwao Takamoto
Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin
Layouts: Monty Wedd, Terry Moesker, Richard Jones, John Gunter, Chris Fussell, Peter Hartland, and Stephen Pile
Animation: Cam Ford, Gerry Grabner, Stan Walker, Richard Jones, Cynthia Leech, Jim Davis, Peter Gardiner, Paul McAdam, Ray Nowland, Richard Dunn, Yvonne Pearsall, and Joe Shearer
Background Styling: Graham Liney
Director: Volus Jones
Production Supervisor: Eric Porter
Sound Director: John Garwood
Sound Mixing: Lyle Hughes
Effects Editor: Martin Clarke
Music Editor: Lindsay Frazer
Negative Consultant: Wendy Eggleton
Camera: Joe Dugonics, Don Clay, and John Cumming
Music Supervision: Don Kirshner


Keye Luke: Charlie Chan
Cynthia Adler: Voice
Gene Andrusco: Flip Chan
Jodie Foster: Anne Chan
Lisa Gerritsen: Various Characters
Johnny Gunn: Tom Chan
Bob Ito: Henry Chan
Beverly Kushida: Nancy Chan
Cherylene Lee: Suzi Chan/Mimi Chan
Don Messick: Chu-Chu
Michael Morgan: Scooter Chan
Hazel Shermet: Various Characters
Brian Tochi: Alan Chan
Janet Waldo: Various Characters
Len Weinrib: Stanley Chan
Ron Dante: Lead vocals for the Chan Clan band (not credited)


An Arab prince, Prince Harim, is due to sign extremely important documents for his country the next day, so he is under strict security precautions, even though he is taking part in an automobile race.  However, during the race he is switched for a look-alike, and, later, when the double himself disappears, the Chans join in on the hunt for the missing prince.


Osiris – The Egyptian god of the underworld.
Charlie Chan: “Osiris is the mythological god of the underworld.” 

With the Women’s Movement growing in the United States, as was the case in many traditionally male-dominated roles, there was a push to include women in the sport of car racing.  As a reflection of that time, we hear Anne exclaim, “Boy, that’s what I’m gonna be, a racing car driver!” to which her brother, Tom, replies, “Woman racer?  Forget it!”

Henry sternly corrects his brother Stanley who just converted the Chan in order to disguise it, “I said dune buggy, not Moon buggy!”  At the time of The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, NASA’s Apollo moon program was in high gear with moon landings becoming something of a commonplace event.  The Apollo Moon Buggy was used by astronauts to explore the Moon’s surface.


There are many roads to the same place.

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