Adventures of Pow Wow is an animated cartoon that was broadcast locally in New York City in 1949 and later on the Captain Kangaroo show during the 1950s.
The cartoon featured the pre-adolescent Native-American boy Pow Wow, as well as the tribe's medicine man, and a Native-American girl who was a friend of Pow Wow's. The cartoons often centered on Pow Wow's discovery of an animal, hurt or otherwise, and his attempts to protect the forest and wildlife from various threats. When Pow Wow needed help in these missions, he would seek counsel from the wise medicine man.
Often the show was based on Indian folklore. The fables included "How the Fox Got His White-Tipped Tale", "Pow Wow and the Stork", "How the Rabbit Got His Hop", "Pow Wow and Playing Possum", and "How the Turtle Got His Shell".
Sam Singer was an American animator and animation producer. He is best known as executive producer of The Adventures of Pow Wow, a cartoon which also later appeared as a segment of early episodes Captain Kangaroo. He also directed The Adventures of Paddy the Pelican and produced Bucky and Pepito. Animation historian Jerry Beck has referred to Singer as "the Ed Wood of animation" for his low-budget and generally ill-reviewed cartoons.