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Uncle Gus: For the Love of Monkeys was a short created by Lincoln Pierce and produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for the Cartoon Network. The short premiered on Cartoon Cartoon Fridays on August 11, 2000 as one of ten contenders for Cartoon Network's Big Pick, the winner of which would become the next Cartoon Cartoon. The short did not win The Big Pick, and was not picked up by Cartoon Network to become a full-length series. However, another Uncle Gus short "Uncle Gus: Not So Fast" was produced in 2001.

Plot

This cartoon follows the journey of a wily unemployed geezer and his rag-tailed bunch of friends as they travel to the zoo to reunite Uncle Gus with his AWOL fiancée.

Characters

  • Uncle Gus
  • Ali Ali
  • Beeyolus
  • Dwayne
  • Flapjack
  • Gwennie
  • Monkey 1
  • Monkey 2
  • Horse Race Announcer
  • TV Announcer
  • TV Reporter
  • Welfare Officer
  • Zoo Ticket Salesman
  • Zena

Cast

  • Jo Bailey - Zena
  • Dee Bradley Baker - Beeyolus
  • Quinton Flynn - Zoo Ticket Salesman
  • Stuart Pankin - Uncle Gus
  • Rob Paulsen - Ali Ali, Horse Race Annoncer, Monkey 2, Welfare Officer
  • Lara Jill Miller Pilot - Gwennie
  • Dave Thomas - Flapjack, TV Announcer
  • Frank Welker - Dwayne, Monkey 1, TV Reporter

Trivia

Uncle Gus - CCSummerResort
  • The character Uncle Gus appears as a playable character in Cartoon Cartoon Summer Resort - Episode 1: "Pool Problems."

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