The king of the singing cowboys is getting his own cartoon series.
Paragon Entertainment has teamed with All American Television to produce 26 half-hour episodes of an animated series based on the screen legend of Roy Rogers.
Rogers, who turns 86 today, and Dale Evans, will serve as consultants to “The Roy Rogers Show,” which will incorporate the couple’s theme song, “Happy Trails to You.” Trigger, the horse, and Bullet, the German Shepherd, also will be represented in the show.
French animation house Pixibox is in talks with Paragon and All American to come in as a production partner on the show.
All American, which is in the process of being sold to British media conglom Pearson, will handle domestic distribution of the show.
Rogers and Evans were fixtures on TV in the 1950s. “The Roy Rogers Show” ran on NBC from 1951-57; in the early 1960s, the duo hosted a short-lived variety hour for ABC.
Plans for the series were unveiled Tuesday by Richard Borchiver, president and chief operating officer of Paragon, and John Storrier, chief operating officer of All American.