Tarzan and the Super 7

Tarzan and the Super 7 is a Saturday morning cartoon series, produced by Filmation and originally airing from 1978–1980 on CBS.[1]

Tarzan and the Super 7
Written byLen Janson
Chuck Menville
Voices ofRobert Ridgely
Adam West
Burt Ward
Melendy Britt
Lou Scheimer
Lennie Weinrib
Linda Gary
Ty Henderson
Kim Hamilton
Diane Pershing
Michael Bell
Bob Dennison
Howard Morris
Alan Oppenheimer
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes33
Production
Executive producersLou Scheimer
Norm Prescott
ProducerDon Christensen
Running time90 minutes (1978-1979); 60 minutes (1979-1980)
Production companyFilmation Associates
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 9, 1978 (1978-09-09) –
September 6, 1980 (1980-09-06)
Chronology
Preceded byBatman/Tarzan Adventure Hour
Followed byBatman and the Super 7
The Tarzan/Lone Ranger Adventure Hour

The show consisted of separate installments featuring seven groups of adventurers;

The show was an updating of The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour which aired on CBS Saturday mornings during the 1977–1978 television season.[2] That series featured separate half-hour episodes for each hero, with each show having its own opening and closing credits. The two series had previously run separately as Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (1976) and The New Adventures of Batman (1977).[3]

Batman and the Super 7Edit

During the 1980–1981 television season, NBC ran repeat episodes under the title Batman and the Super 7. The Dynamic Duo's lone crusade on NBC Saturday Morning, this hourlong series featured all of the original ‘Super 7’ segments except Jason of Star Command and Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (The Tarzan show continued airing repeats on CBS as part of The Tarzan/Lone Ranger Adventure Hour (1980–1981), later renamed The Tarzan/Lone Ranger/Zorro Adventure Hour (1981–1982)).[4] However, entire half-hour episodes of The New Adventures of Batman were heavily condensed into weekly 10-minute two-parters.

Home mediaEdit

To date, the only segment released in North America is the five episodes produced of The Freedom Force as well as the live-action series, Jason of Star Command. Warner Home Video released the Batman series in June 2007.

  • Space Sentinels & Freedom Force — The Complete Series - August 22, 2006
  • Jason of Star Command — The Complete Series DVD Set - May 8, 2007
  • The New Adventures of Batman — The Complete Series DVD Set - June 26, 2007

DC Comics sued Filmation in 1978 over Superstretch and MicroWoman and Manta and Moray being trademark infringements of Plastic Man and Aquaman respectively, winning both a 1980 decision[5][6] and a 1986 appeal.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Woolery, George W. (1983). Children's Television: The First Thirty-Five Years, 1946-1981, Part 1: Animated Cartoon Series. Scarecrow Press. pp. 282–285. ISBN 0-8108-1557-5. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  2. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 114–122. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  3. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 624–627. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  4. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1997). The Encyclopedia of Daytime Television. Watson-Guptill Publications. pp. 422–423. ISBN 978-0823083152. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  5. ^ http://brittonpayne.com/Marvel/AquamanManta.htm
  6. ^ http://www.leagle.com/decision/19801759486FSupp1273_11581.xml/DC%20COMICS,%20INC.%20v.%20FILMATION%20ASSOCIATES
  7. ^ http://www.frosszelnick.com/dc-comics-inc-v-filmation-associates-inc

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