Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!== Television == The best remembered adaptation of the character is probably from the television show. ''The Lone Ranger'' debuted in 1949 and was the first western program to air on television. Actor [[Clayton Moore]] was the Lone Ranger for the first two seasons, from 1949-1952. After a contract dispute, Moore was replaced in season three (1953-1954) by [[John Hart]]. Moore returned to the role for the final seasons (1954-1957), and he remained associated with the character until his death in 1999. In 2003 the WB television network sought to create a new Lone Ranger TV series, and commissioned a two-hour pilot episode. [[Chad Michael Murray]] was cast as the Ranger. The producers changed multiple aspects of the story, including the Ranger's real name (to Luke Hartman), to try and attract the teenage ''Dawson's Creek'' audience. The pilot was not well received, and a new series never produced. === Animation === In 1939, Warner Brothers released the Bob Clampett-directed cartoon''The Lone Stranger and Porky'', which starred Porky Pig and featured a parody of the Lone Ranger. This animated version of the Lone Ranger wears a mask that covers his entire face except for his eyes, and even uses the names of Tonto and Silver. On television, there have been two animated series of ''The Lone Ranger'', both of which aired on CBS. The first was produced by Halas and Batchelor with 26 episodes (each consisting of three short stories) airing from 1966 to 1969; the Lone Ranger was voiced by Michael Rye, and Tonto was voiced by Sheperd Menken. A second version, produced by Filmation, aired 28 episodes from 1980 to 1982; in this version The Lone Ranger was voiced by actor William Conrad (credited as "J. Darnoc"), while Tonto was voiced by Ivan Naranjo, a Blackfoot Southern Ute actor who hailed from Colorado. [[File:JohnHart.jpg|thumb|John Hart]] [[File:Murray.jpg|thumb|left|Chad Michael Murray]] Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Lone Ranger Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://loneranger.fandom.com/wiki/Lone_Ranger"