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    The Adventures of Batman and Robin

    The Adventures of Batman and Robin

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    CBS (ended 1969)
    After the success of the live-action series of 1966, The Adventures of Batman and Robin was created. It was the first ever Batman animated series to hit the airwaves. Batman and Robin would face off such villains as the Joker, the Scarecrow and Catwoman. The show consisted of a thirteen minute "Adventures of Batman" segment followed by a six minute "Adventures of Batman and Robin" segment. The show originally aired as part of the Batman-Superman Hour before being re-aired the next year as The Adventures of Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder. The show lasted for 17 segments of each "The Adventures of Batman" and "The Adventures of Batman and Robin" for a total of 34 episodes before its cancellation.moreless
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    Speedy Gonzales

    Speedy Gonzales

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    The WB
    Speedy Gonzales is the famous Warner Bros. cartoon Mexican mouse part of WB's long running Loony Tunes. The toon mouse was created by Robert Mckimson and Friz Freleng (until redesigned by Hawly Pratt) and first aired in the 1953 cartoon Cat-Tails for Two. He was originally voiced by Mel Blanc, who created Speedy's famous call "¡Ándale! ¡Ándale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba (which is spanish for "Go on! Go on! Up!Up!). Speedy is always seen wearing a large yellow sombrero, a red bandana, and white shirt and pants. He gets is name from being the fastest mouse in all of mexico (though he runs faster than any human can too). There have been forty six Speedy Gonzales cartoons made so far, and many of the lovable Loony Tunes characters are featured in them - such as Sylvester the cat. The 1955 the Speedy animated short won the Academy Award for Best Short Subject (cartoons). In recent years, the Speedy Gonzales cartoons sparked controversy for their depiction of stereotypes against latin americans, and thus taken off the air. However due to their popularity within the Latin community, they were brought back with a disclaimer.moreless
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    The Adventures of Batman

    The Adventures of Batman

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    CBS
    The Adventures of Batman is the late 60's animated series that chronicled the dark knight's escapades in a lighthearted way (as apposed to the darker film-noir style of the 90's animated series). The show used the voices of Olan Soule as the masked crusader, and famous radio personality and voice actor Casey Kasem as his boy wonder sidekick Robin. This series was best known for its pioneering use of realistic animation, by drawing over live action. Often paired with Superman Cartoons on CBS, each episode ran around 12 minutes long and portrayed the superhero outsmart and fight off an endless slew of super villains that threaten the good people of Gotham. After being orphaned as a child by an armed mugger, billionaire's son Bruce Wayne uses his great smarts and bountiful resources to create a masked vigilante alter ego known only as Batman. He vows to protect the metropolis city of Gotham from the criminals that overrun it and seek its control at any price.moreless
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    Honey West

    Honey West

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    ABC (ended 1966)
    Honey West was the first female detective to be featured in a weekly American television series. The pilot for this show was an episode of Burke's Law (Who Killed The Jackpot? 4-21-65). Based on the Honey West novels by G.G. Fickling. Honey West inherited the family detective business from her late father. Her partner, Sam Bolt, was also included in the deal. The love of Honey's life was her pet ocelot, Bruce.moreless
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    Fury

    Fury

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    NBC (ended 1960)
    Fury chronicled the story of Joey, an orphan boy befriended by Jim Newton a recently widowed horse rancher, who's wife and son were killed in an auto accident by a drunk driver. Joey was brought to court for breaking a window. Jim had seen the whole incident and went to court with Joey, he told the Judge that Joey was innocent, and convinced the Judge to let Joey come stay at the Broken Wheel.moreless
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    Lancer

    Lancer

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    CBS (ended 1970)
    Set in California during the 1870's, Lancer told the story of a family and it's struggles to run a ranch in the San Joaquin Valley.
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    The Prisoner (UK)

    The Prisoner (UK)

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    ITV (ended 1968)
    'The Prisoner' is about a man who is kidnapped from his London home, and wakes up in a strange Village, where he is known only by the name Number Six. Various Village Officers-in-Charge, always referred to as Number Two, set about trying to find out why Number Six resigned his job as a secret agent. Number Six is interrogated, brainwashed, and manipulated by the strange powers behind the mysterious Village. This intriguing series first went to air in 1968. It was ahead of its time then, and continues to intrigue today. It was very much the brain-child of Patrick McGoohan, who not only starred as Number Six, but was also instrumental in bringing the series to fruition.moreless
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    Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

    Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

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    ITV (ended 1968)
    "The finger is on the trigger... about to unleash a force with terrible powers, beyond the comprehension of man. This force we shall know as, the Mysterons. This man will be our hero, for fate will make him indestructible. His name, Captain Scarlet." -- introduction by Captain Blue (Ed Bishop). Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons debuted on the U.K. terrestrial television network, ATV (the Midlands region only, at first), on Friday, 29 September 1967 at 5:25 p.m. After the "The Mysterons" was aired, the series immediately began to attract to-be addicted fans of all ages, and since then, it still has, with credit due to several re-runs on the likes of ITV (1985-1986), BBC 2 (1993-1994/2001-2002 - the channel which aired the digitally re-mastered prints for the first time, cleaned up and painstakingly restored by BBC Resources and Carlton), Sky One (2002-2003), and in the mid-90s, Bravo. The remaining 31 episodes were aired throughout the autumn and winter seasons of 1967, ending with ATV transmitting the series' final episode, "The Inquisition" on Tuesday 14th May 1968. Although only 32 episodes were produced, they all still consist of unique, though-provoking and original entertainment, in both adult-written and well-structured script-writing (with special thanks to script editor Tony Barwick, who wrote an amazing 18 scripts, and was shockingly not credited for this), expensive and truly-realistic miniature special effects and pyrotechnics (with a second thanks to the late Derek Meddings, who worked on various 1974-1995 James Bond 007 motion pictures, all 3 of the original Superman motion pictures and the original Batman movie) and the most advanced puppet techniques tested and tried to the limit and brought to our screens.moreless
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    Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett

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    ABC (ended 1955)
    The classic Walt Disney series featuring the life of Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier, starring Fess Parker (Daniel Boone) and Buddy Ebsen (Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones) as the legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett and his best friend, Georgie Russell.

    The series followed their adventures through the Indian Wars, Davy's tenure in Congress, travels down the Missisippi River, and the last stand at the Alamo.

    The five episodes of the series aired as segments of "Disneyland"; in 1954 and 1955. Later, they were re-edited and packaged into the theatrical releases Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier and Davy Crockett and the River Pirates. In 1989, Disney launched a revival series, with Tim Dunigan and Gary Grubbs. Though good in its own right, it never reached the popularity of the original Fess Parker episodes.

    The popularity of the shows made the "Ballad of Davy Crockett" a chart-topping single and inspired children across the country to sport coonskin caps.moreless
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    Astro Boy (1963)

    Astro Boy (1963)

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    NBC (ended 1981)
    The 1963 black-and-white version of Astro Boy was the first anime to cross the Pacific and penetrate American television. It was highly successful as it drew the highest ratings at that time. It was taken off the air in 1966 as it completed its 104-episode run (193 episodes in Japan), having lost its popularity due to it not being in color and having "depressing" and violent themes and story lines.
    However, in 1980, Astro Boy was reborn in Japan and was brought back to North America in 1982 with a 51-episode color series (52 episodes in Japan).
    All 104 episodes of the original 1963 series which aired in the United States are now available on DVD.moreless
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    Gigantor

    Gigantor

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    (ended 1965)
    Gigantor is Fred Ladd's 1960s black-and-white English adaptation of Mitsuteru Yokoyama's Japanese anime Tetsujin 28-Go. In the future year of 2000, a 12-year-old boy named Jimmy Sparks lives on a remote island with his guardian and mentor, Dr. Bob Brilliant. Jimmy fights crime across the globe with the help of a huge remote-controlled robot named Gigantor.moreless
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    Maya (1967)

    Maya (1967)

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    NBC (ended 1968)
    Maya was a short series about a boy named Terry Bowen, who joins forces with an Indian boy named Raji to find Terry's father, who is presumed dead. The show was named after Maya, Raji's pet elephant, which Indian police believed he stole.moreless
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    Aquaman

    Aquaman

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    CBS (ended 1968)
    Set in the lost city of Atlantis, Aquaman is the hero from the deep who protects the sea against any foes who threaten the peaceful undersea life.

    Aided by his ward Aqualad, Aquaman fights for justice on the ocean floor while keeping close contact with friends on dry land.

    On September 14, 1968 the Aquaman animated series was combined with Superman and Batman, along with brand new episodes starring the Justice League of America- Flash (Barry Allen), Hawkman (Carter Hall/Katar Hol), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), and Atom (Ray Palmer), along with the Teen Titans (Aqualad, Kid-Flash, Robin, Speedy, and Wonder Girl.) Although Wonder Girl was among the Teen Titans, Wonder Woman was not involved in the show.moreless
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    The Road West

    The Road West

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    NBC (ended 1967)
    Benjamin Pride was a widower who took his family from Springfield, Ohio, where they had lived for generations, and moved them to the Kansas Territory shortly after the end of the Civil War. The problems encountered by this pioneering family in the fertile but lawless West provided stories in this series.moreless
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    The Three Musketeers

    The Three Musketeers

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    NBC (ended 1969)
    The Three Musketeers originally aired as part of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour.
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    The Dick Tracy Show

    The Dick Tracy Show

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    (ended 1962)
    The adventures of the police force that is supervised by Dick Tracy. Joe Jitsu - an Asian detective who does the kung fu (excuse prease), Hemlock Holmes a canine copper who acts like Cary Grant, works with the Retouchables, a gang which resembles the Keystone Cops. Go Go Gomez - a master of disguse and a speedy Mexican. They go after the comics famed crooks: B.B. Eyes & Flattop, Sketch Paree & Mole, Stoogle Viller & Mumbles, Brain & Noodles, and Pruneface & Itchy! While the cartoon was pretty cool in the 1960's, the art isn't so great and the stories are not so hot, but it was the 1960's, a great time for TV in its heyday.moreless
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    Hong Kong

    Hong Kong

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    ABC (ended 1961)
    The British Crown Colony of Hong Kong was the locale for the adventures of Glenn Evans, an American Journalist living and working amid the intrigue of that exotic city. Evans' search for stories led him into encounters with smugglers, murderers, dope peddlers, and mysterious women who disappear behind beaded curtains.moreless
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    The Wackiest Ship in the Army

    The Wackiest Ship in the Army

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    NBC (ended 1966)
    The Wackiest Ship In The Army tells the tale of the country of New Zealand presenting the United States military with a historic 70 year old twin masted schooner in early 1942. The Navy then puts the old boat to good use in the undercover role of dropping off spies on Japanese held islands.

    On the seas, Lieutenant Rip Riddle is at the helm, with his commanding officer, the soon to be retired Major Simon Butcher of the U.S. Army holding the fort dock side.moreless
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    Destry

    Destry

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    ABC (ended 1964)
    Destry was a short-lived series during the hay-day of television westerns starring John Gavin as Harrison Destry, a man of peace who was the son of a hard, cold gunfighter. Destry is on a mission to clear his name after being falsely accused of robbery.moreless
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    Milton the Monster

    Milton the Monster

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    ABC (ended 1966)
    In the fall of 1964, primetime television was invaded by two clans of monsters who were definitely more funny than scary, The Munsters and The Addams Family. Ever quick to capitalize on the hot trend, Hal Seeger Productions sold The Milton The Monster Show to ABC for the 1965-1966 season. It would be Seeger's only network television series. Milton and his friends definitely fell into the more funny than scary category, thanks to some clever scripts by the team of Jack Mercer and Kin Platt, as well as Woody Kling. Milton himself was a giant Frankenstein-type, but since too much tenderness was added to the recipe by Milton's creators, Professor Weirdo and Count Kook, it resulted in Milton being a good-hearted monster. The late Bob McFadden did the voice for Milton as a good ol' Southern boy, not unlike Gomer Pyle. Milton's other friends included Heebie and Jeebie, as well as Abercrombie The Zombie. When Hiram The Fly puts on a pair of super glasses, he becomes the assertive superhero Fearless Fly in the most prolific supporting series from this show. Usually he hangs around the Sugar Bowl with his fly friends Flory and Horsey. Fearless adversaries include Dr. Goo Fee and (crossing over from his Milton role) Professor Weirdo. In the other supporting series, Stuffy Durma is a hobo who inherits ten million dollars, hires an advisor named Bradley Brinkley to handle his affairs, and opens his mansion to hobo friends like Ashcan Annie and Stu Mulligan. Most of the cartoons in this subseries were animated by New York cartooning legend Jim Tyer. Among the less-prevalent supporting series are Penny Penguin, Muggy-Doo, and Flukey Luke. The Milton The Monster Show aired on ABC from 1965 to 1968 and in syndication afterwards. It is still offered for syndication by Worldvision Enterprises.moreless
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