Moby Dick & Mighty Mightor

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Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor was among the various animated action series from Hanna-Barbera, which had already produced various comedy shows featuring wacky animal characters from Ruff & Reddy, Huckleberry Hound, and Yogi Bear, as well as funny family shows from The Flintstones of the Stone Age and The Jetsons, set in the Space Age of the future. H-B had barely broken into the action genre with the modern day Jonny Quest, when they introduced Space Ghost, which first aired in 1966. The final episodes of that series pitted their galaxy hero against several of his archenemies, who had formed the Council of Doom in efforts to vanquish him. Ultimately, they were unsuccessful not only with help from his wards Jan, Jayce, and their pet monkey Blip, but other heroes who would be introduced in a few of the Council of Doom segments from The Herculoids, Shazzan, as well asMoby Dick and Mighty Mightor, all of whom would have spinoff series of their own the following year. Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor would actually share this series as the format for this show was to have one Moby Dick segment aired between two Mighty Mightor episodes within a 30 minute period. So even though Moby Dick gets top billing in the show, his segments are actually secondary as this was more a Mightor-dominated series. Mighty Mightor is set in a prehistoric era of an unknown world in outer space in which our hero battles numerous threats from brutes and giant beasts in efforts to protect his home village. This is the show's opening narration: While on a hunting trip, Tor and his faithful companion Tog rescue an ancient hermit from a Tyrannosarus Rex. Grateful, the old man gives Tor a club which possesses great powers. Tor raises the club and he becomes Mightor, and Tog is transferred into a fire-breathing dragon. Together they become champions of good and the nemesis of evil! Mightor: MIGHTOR!!! Moby Dick segments chronicle the adventures of the great white whale and his friends, young boys Tom and Tubb, who are lost at sea, and their friendly seal Scooby. They face a number of underwater threats from strange animal species, aliens, and even evil oceanic villains looking to rule the seven seas. Luckily, they're no match against Moby. This is the opening narration for his segments: When a typhoon suddenly strikes Tom and Tubb are swept miles away from their uncle's vessel "The Sea Explorer" and find themselves in uncharted waters surrounded by menacing sharks. When all seems lost, they are rescued by the giant white whale, Moby Dick. Tom and Tubb happily realize they have found a new friend who will protect them as they face the perils of the deep together. Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor ran for 2 seasons from 1967-69. It aired in syndication in several countries for a number of years until it was added to the various collection of Hanna-Barbera series that air on Boomerang from Cartoon Network. Check your local TV listings for whenever the series will air.moreless
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