Lassie is an animated television show of American origin that originally aired from 1973 to 1975. The show airs in India on the Tamil channel Chutti TV. The timings are from Monday to Friday from 8 pm to 8.30 pm and Saturday to Sunday from 6 pm to 7 pm. The first series, Lassie’s Rescue Rangers is about Lassie, a collie dog who lives with the Turner family, near the Thunder Mountain. The family includes Ben Turner and his wife, Laura and their children Susan, Ben Jr. and Jackie. They are a team who protect the Thunder Mountain, and Lassie is the leader of the animals of the park who keep it a safe place for the visitors. They also try to protect the environment.
The Rescue Rangers group includes an owl named Groucho, the skunk, Musty, the mountain lion, and the raccoon, Robbie. Ranger Ben Turner was voiced by Ted Knight in the show. There is also another part of the Lassie series of animated shows which is the New Adventures of Lassie. This series is like a new and updated version of the old classic episodes which was made by Eric Knight. In this series, there is Graham Parker who is a Ranger, along with Dr Sarah Parker, his wife, takes care of the animals that stay at the Grand Mountain National Park.
Along with them, there is the daughter of the couple, Zoe, and Harvey, her best friend. Also, there is their faithful and heroic dog, Lassie. Together, all of them have many adventures. The show is mostly about the experiences that Zoe and Lassie deal with together. They go out to fight bush fires and also save other creatures stuck in the canyons. Each day is a new adventure for them and each of them though exciting, some also turn out to be very challenging. Just like the previous series, the show is about a bond of friendship and loyalty.
It portrays the strength and love of the young girl Zoe who loves her dog, Lassie. It is also interesting to see how beautifully the dog also returns the love to the girl. Though the new series is more like an updated version of the previous one, it is very similar enough, and basically, both the series show the binding of the family . It is a series that involves both adventure as well as comedy. The average run time of the show is around 22 minutes.