Inspector Gadget is an animated series co-produced between the United States, Canada, France and Japan. Produced by the companies Nelvana and DiC Entertainment, and distributed by Saban Entertainment, the series broadcast between 1983 and 1986, with a total of 2 seasons and 86 episodes.
While the series itself was a pre-lay production; various bits of dialogue had been redubbed. The original pilot of the series, recorded with Los Angeles-based voice actors, initially featured Jesse White as Gadget. A second version of the pilot was made with Gary Owens re-dubbing Gadget, using a drastically different heroic baritone vocal performance. When production decided to go another route with Gadget's characterization, the pilot was redubbed a second time with comedian Don Adams as the titular character, who would become the official voice going forward. The pilot would later be reincorporated as an episode of the series, with one line from Gadget and one from Penny being redubbed by Frank Welker and Cree Summer to explain Gadget's mustache as a disguise for the holiday.
Due to the recording of the series being moved to Toronto, Don Francks initially replaced Frank Welker as the voice of Dr. Claw. Francks had recorded around 25-35 episodes as Claw before Welker was called back. Welker redubbed Francks' lines for all but 4 of those episodes, with Francks' original dialogue being audible in episodes 19, 20, 24 and 27, with some of Franck's dialogue also being audible in episode 8.
|Image||Character||Original Version||Redub||Episodic Version|
|Version 1||Version 2|
|Inspector Gadget||Jesse White||Gary Owens||Don Adams||Frank Welker|
|Penny||Mona Marshall||Cree Summer|
|Dr. Claw||Don Francks||Frank Welker|
- The Gary Owens version of the pilot can be found on the Magna Pacific DVD release in Australia.
- Despite his voice being dubbed over, Jesse White is still credited in both redubs of the pilot.
- Inspector Gadget at the Internet Movie Database