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The official show pitch and description for SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron. It was recently revealed that Lance Falk wrote the content for this package. The text of the packet has been transcribed below for easier reading. A full gallery is available on the second page.

Program Introduction

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Your stomach tightens with excitement as you feel the building vibration of an experimental triple-turbine engine beneath you.

A quick pre-flight check of the Turbokat: the most advanced fighter jet the world has ever known-then, suddenly, your body is slammed deep into the pilot’s seat as you take off, building toward a six-G climb toward the beautiful and dangerous skies of Megakat City. Your mission: capture the most bizarre and deadly criminals known to Kat kind! It’s the SWAT Kats: the Radical Squadron! Hanna-Barbera’s new action-packed series!

Set in the imaginative location of Megakat City, a vast and varied metropolis, rivaling Planet Earth in size. The SWAT Kats are two ready-for-anything daredevil jet pilots, eager to do whatever it takes to keep their city safe, no matter how risky or insane! “SWAT Kats: the Radical Squadron” sports a bold, eye-catching and colorful graphic style to complement its exciting, energetic rock & roll sound. The series is produced by Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc., the company that invented animated adventure in television with Jonny Quest, Space Ghost, Super Friends, and a pantheon of others.

Synopsis

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Welcome to Megakat City, a sprawling metropolis inhabited solely by kats.

To enter Megakat City is to enter a world of high-tech laser gadgetry, heart-stopping danger, bizarre villains, and daring rescues by two ex-fighter pilot kats: the SWAT Kats. The SWAT Kats’ mission: to capture the vile villains who plague Megakat City and to restore law and order.

Known as T-Bone and Razor, these masked daredevil pilots take to the skies in their Turbokat jet, risking everything, against enormous odds, to defeat the villains; whether it’s Dark Kat, the overlord of crime; the Pastmaster, an evil time-traveling clock maker from the Dark Ages; or the Metallikats, the Bonnie and Clyde of bionic felines.

By day, T-Bone and Razor are Chance and Jake, mechanics adept as using scraps from their nearby junkyard to make the most powerful gadgets known to “Kat kind” such as the Cyclotron, the Octopus Missile and the Dead-Head Missile. But when Callie Briggs, the deputy mayor, summons them through a special “hot-line” transmitter, they transform into the SWAT Kats. They flirt with danger and disaster, yet always manage to snatch a victory.

On Target Marketing

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Now Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. is taxying for take-off with a wide-appeal program capturing this radical fun in merchandise, packaging, and a hangtag[sic] program that will wow the broad spectrum of its target audience. Kids and adults will love the non-stop video game-like action, the energetic rock & roll music, the bright, cutting edge comic book-like graphics, and the appealing yet tough animal characters.

  • Action oriented situational line art
  • Appealing fighter pilot/comic book themed patterns & designs
  • An eye-catching and flexible color palette that gives products for kids and adults a unique look, yet keeps them in attack formation for on-target impact in return

So secure your flight helmet and oxygen mask-and get ready to reap the wild jetstream with “SWAT Kats” the Radical Squadron”!

Chance Furlong

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Easy going and confident, Chance is a magician when it comes to vehicle repair.

There’s no kat you’d rather have work on your car. Secure and cocky, Chance fancies himself a ladies’ man, but generally has more success as a mechanic in the pilot seat or the Turbokat as T-Bone!

  • PMS 704: Inside Mouth
  • PMS 709: Tongue
  • WHITE: Teeth, Shirt, Uniform Patch, Forearms
  • PMS 4635: Inner Ears, Nose
  • PMS 277: Belt Buckle
  • PMS 141: Hands, Muzzle, Neck, Forehead, Tail, Outer Ear, Opening of Cap
  • PMS 326: Pockets, Suit, Collar, Upper Sleeves
  • PMS: 1795: Cap, Handkerchief
  • PMS 425: Belt, Shoes

All line art prints blacks as indicated

Jake Clawson

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Even more energetic than his partner, Jake is less comfortable around a pretty girl than technical wizardry. Jake has a ball inventing wild and dangerous additions to the SWAT Kats arsenal, but he has even more fun trying his gadgets out in actual combat as Razor, SWAT Kat armament expert!

  • PMS 704: Inside mouth
  • PMS 709: Tongue
  • WHITE: Teeth, T-Shirt, Uniform Patch
  • PMS 1615: Inner Ears
  • PMS 157: Outer Ears, Tail, Hands, Muzzle, Forehead, Neck, Opening of Cap
  • PMS 277: Belt Buckle
  • PMS 425: Belt, Shoes
  • PMS 326: Pockets, Suit, Collar
  • PMS 432: Nose
  • PMS 1795: Cap, Handkerchief

All line art prints blacks as indicated

T-Bone

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This backbone of the team is the strong and burly type. T-Bone’s piloting skills take a back seat to no one. He can fly higher, faster and more agilely than any buzzboy[sic] around! Some call him a hot stick maniac, but one kat knows better…

  • PMS 704: Inside Mouth
  • PMS 709: Tongue
  • WHITE: Teeth, Eyes
  • PMS 496: Gums
  • PMS 1795: Vest, Leg Straps, Triangle on Cap, Logo Patches on Arms
  • PMS 4635: Nose, Claws, Inner Ears, Body Stripes
  • PMS 141: Outer Ears, Muzzle, Fingers, Feet, Tail, Forearms
  • PMS 660: Sleeves, Cap, Staff[sic]
  • PMS 277: T-Shirt

All line art prints blacks as indicated

Razor

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And that’s Razor! T-Bone’s best pall, biggest rival, and the best gadget expert in the business! A master inventor and mechanic, Razor’s second home is his beloved Turbokat weapons station! Did you say accuracy? Razor can shoot an apple off a cactus from 2,000 feet up while flying upside down! His awesome invention and targeting skills are matched only by his big buddy T-Bone’s flying prowess!

  • PMS 704: Inside Mouth
  • PMS 709: Tongue
  • WHITE: Teeth, Eyes
  • PMS 1795: Best, Leg Straps, Triangle on Cap
  • PMS 432: Claws, Nose
  • PMS 1615: Inner Ears
  • PMS 277: T-Shirt
  • PMS 496: Gums
  • PMS 157: Outer Ears, Feet, Fingers, Muzzle, Neck
  • PMS 660: Suit, Cap

All line art prints blacks as indicated

Callie Briggs

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The fearless, strong-willed right hand woman to Megakat City’s Mayor Manx, Callie pounces on a any situation that may put her beloved Megakat City in danger. Callie often becomes the troubleshooter who gets sent into dangerous situations so the Mayor need not endanger his own life.

  • WHITE: Whites of Eyes, Portion of shirt, Sleeve Curls
  • PMS 2725: Briefcase, Tie
  • PMS 721: Face, Neck, Outer Ears, Hand, Tail, Legs
  • PMS 106: Hair
  • CLEAR: Lenses
  • PMS 488: Inner Ear
  • PMS 234: Dress, Buttons, Lapel
  • PMS 485: Nose
  • PMS 360: Iris

All line art prints blacks as indicated

Commander Feral

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A lean, tough, by-the-book police veteran, Commander Feral displays his militant, power-hungry ways to prevent anyone from going around him. However, the SWAT Kats go around, up and over him. Furious that the SWAT Kats always end up doing his job, Feral boils over seeing his Enforcers look bad against Megakat City’s many villains.

  • WHITE: Shirt, Collar
  • PMS 4505: Hand, Tail, Portion of Head
  • PMS 116: Tip of Swagger Stick, Stripes on Epaulettes, Eyes
  • PMS 423: Coat
  • PMS 647: Shoulders, Cuffs, Coat Stripes, Coat Collar, Epaulettes

All line art prints blacks as indicated

Turbokat Jet Fighter

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The most howling radical vehicle ever to take the killer skies! Who’d ever suspect that Jake and Chance were able to re-build discarded government wreckage from their scrap yard and build this hyper-advanced gem of a jet! Tougher, faster, and more agile than any vehicle in history, the Turbokat is considered the “third SWAT Kat!”

  • PMS 659: Cockpit, Nose Cone
  • PMS 1795: Trim
  • PMS 130: Vents
  • PMS 116: Vent Highlights
  • PMS 277: Cone Highlights, Wing Highlights

All line art prints blacks as indicated

Doctor Viper

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This self-mutated cat-lizard would like nothing better than to transform all of Megakat City into a slimy swamp under his utter control! Using his twisted mastery of biochemistry, Viper can challenge our SWAT Kats with a hideous horde of unnatural beasts, from giant Bacteria Monsters and savage “Plantimals” to grotesque Fungus Creatures.

  • COOL GRAY 4: Inside Sleeves
  • WHITE: Jacket
  • PMS 360: Muzzle, Ears, Sections at – Tail, Body, Hands, Legs
  • PMS 157: Gums
  • PMS 3278: Sections at -Tail, Body
  • PMS 115: Eyes, Teeth
  • PMS 299: Highlights – Claws, Nose, Head

All line art prints blacks as indicated

The Metallikats - Mac & Molly

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Mac & Molly Mange were two of the toughest crooks in the history of Megakat City. During a daring escape from Alkatraz Island, an accident shattered their bodies beyond repair. Revived by a misguided scientist, Mac & Molly’s minds were programmed into a pair of indestructible mechanical bodies! Now this invulnerable Bonnie & Clyde team fear no one, and using a lethal assortment of devices to rob Megakat City blind, they make a lot of dangerous trouble for the SWAT Kats.

  • PMS 297: Tie
  • WARM RED C: Eyes
  • PMS 277: Face, Tail, Hands
  • PMS 634: Jacket, Pants, Hat, Inner Ear
  • PMS 4515: Shoes

All line art prints blacks as indicated

  • PMS 730: Hair
  • WHITE: Collar, Shirt
  • WARM RED C: Eyes
  • PMS 277: Tail, Hands, Neck, Face, Outer Ears
  • PMS 634: Dress, Hat, Inner Ear

All line art prints blacks as indicated

Dominate Your Kat-egory.

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Remco, SWAT Kats’ master toy licensee, has created a new action figure toy line and accessories.

SWAT Kats mean business in your product category too. Millions of fans love SWAT Kats and eagerly support the products that carry their likenesses. So crank up your sales volume. Push your product, brand or promotion to new heights. Join up with the Radical Squadron today.

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