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Inch High, Private Eye is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and broadcast on NBC from September 8, to December 1, 1973.[1]

The character was modeled after Maxwell Smart, the main character of the 1965-1970 comedy Get Smart, and Lennie Weinrib’s performance as Inch High is an imitation of Don Adams’ character.[2]


  • 1 Plot
  • 2 Voice Cast
  • 3 Episodes
  • 4 Other appearances
  • 5 Home media
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links


The titular character of Inch High Private Eye is a miniature detective (literally one inch high), who attained his diminutive stature by way of a secret shrinking potion. Inch often enlists the help of his niece Lori (sometimes written “Laurie”), her muscle-bound friend Gator, and their dog Braveheart to help solve mysteries.[3] Their primary mode of transportation is the Hushmobile, a streamlined car that makes virtually no noise while being driven, making it perfect for following criminals unnoticed.[4] Inch works for The Finkerton Detective Agency (a wordplay lampoon of The Pinkerton Detective Agency), where the boss (Mr. Finkerton) constantly dreams of the day that he will fire him. Unlike most Hanna-Barbera mystery solving cartoons, the characters in this show are not teenagers.

Voice Cast[edit]

  • Lennie Weinrib – Inch High
  • Kathy Gori – Lori
  • Bob Luttrell – Gator
  • John Stephenson – Mr. Finkerton
  • Jean Vander Pyl – Mrs. Finkerton
  • Don Messick – Braveheart


Other appearances[edit]

  • Inch High appears in a Cartoon Network commercial, where he teams up with Batman to fight crime, only to be crushed when running to the Batmobile.
  • Inch High was also featured in an episode of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, in which he sues his employer (Mr. Finkerton) for wrongful dismissal (for being too short to be a PI). Inch was voiced by Maurice LaMarche.
  • Inch High will appear in the upcoming HBO Max series Jellystone!

Home media[edit]

On April 24, 2012, Warner Archive released Inch High Private Eye: The Complete Series on DVD in region 1 as part of their Hanna–Barbera Classics Collection. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner’s online store and[5]


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  • ^ “Inch High Private Eye – The Classic Hanna-Barbera Cartoon is Now Available on DVD!”. Archived from the original on 2012-07-30.
  • External links[edit]

    • Inch High, Private Eye at IMDb
    • Inch High Private Eye at
    • Inch High, Private Eye at Don Markstein’s Toonopedia. Archived from the original on September 1, 2016.
    • Inch High, Private Eye at Thrillingdetective

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