The Cartoons (CN11)

Episode 11: The Mummy’s Tomb

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 18, 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)


While visiting an archeological dig in Egypt, the Chans search for the missing golden mummy of an ancient pharaoh, facing a curse in order to solve the theft.


There are a few plot elements in The Mummy’s Tomb that refer to some seen in Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935), starring Warner Oland.  

Temple of Ramsses II – One of six temples built between 1264 and 1244 BC in Nubia in southern Egypt during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II.  An animated version based on this temple is seen in “The Mummy’s Tomb,” and is referred to as “the Temple of Ramossis.”
Lord Redgrave: “This is the Temple of Ramossis, one of the earliest pharaohs.”

Cultural references made in The Mummy’s Tomb:

Lawrence of Arabia – A 1962 British-American epic film and winner of seven Academy Awards based on the life of T. E. Lawrence.
Stanley Chan: “I’ve seen Lawrence of Arabia four times.”  (This is in reply to his brother Henry’s claim that Stanley doesn’t know the difference between a mirage and an oasis.)

Charlie Chan (to Pendrake): “About the curse of King Tut’s tomb…”  (Although this was the only time it was mentioned in this cartoon, Chan’s reference is in regard to the famous “curse” related to the discovery by British archeologist Howard Carter and the opening of the tomb of the boy pharaoh, Tutankhamun in 1922.)

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