The Vulture Squadron
Zilly is one of the pilots in the Vulture Squadron trying to prevent Yankee Doodle Pigeon from crossing enemy lines.
Hanna & Barbera Cartoons
Cartoons: Dastardly and Muttley and Their Flying Machines Episode 1: Follow That Feather (September 20, 1969)
Comics: Fun-In #1 (1970)
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When Dastardly and Muttley were moved from being race drivers in the series Wacky Races
, to being pilots in the series Dastardly and Muttley and Their Flying Machines
, their job was to stop the American carrier pigeon Yankee Doodle Pigeon from crossing enemy lines. For this they needed a group of helpers of which Zilly was one of them. It was never mentioned who they were working for, but the design of the planes and names like Klunk and Zilly as the aides suggests a spoof of WWI Germany. The cartoon series lasted only one season from 1969 to 1970 (35 episodes) where Zilly's voice was done by Don Messick. Like Wacky Races
, the series was also transferred to the comic book medium. This time however they did not get their own series but was featured in the first 10 issues of the anthology series Fun-In
from 1970 to 1971.
Zilly has not been seen in any cartoons or comics since then, and there is no indication of having been transferred to other media.