• 1
    The Ant and The Aardvark

    The Ant and The Aardvark

    Follow
    NBC (ended 1971)
    A comical cartoon about an Aardvark who is desperately trying to catch a clever ant for food. Throughout the series, he tries many ways to catch the clever thing, but just cant seem to. In two of the episodes, a Green Aardvark battles with the aardvark to catch the ant also. The series was released theatrically from 1969 to 1971 by United Artists and in 1972, it became part of The Pink Panther Show, to replace "Inspector's" gap after airing all 34 shorts. This lasted 17 6-minute episodes. John Byner (Soap) provided both voices, he tried to inpersonate Jackie Mason for The Aardvarks voice, and Dean Martin for The Ant. The series can be seen twice a week with "Pink Panther" on Cartoon Network Japan.moreless
  • 2
    Star Trek: The Animated Series

    Star Trek: The Animated Series

    Follow
    NBC (ended 1974)
    This is the further adventures of the Star Trek series in a half-hour animated form. This show basically continues the adventures of the original series (presumably in the fourth year of the five-year mission), but takes advantage of the unlimited special effects provided by animation to introduce more alien crewmen (the felinoid M'Ress and the tripedal Arex) as well as introduce more elaborate adventures like an underwater adventure, the miniaturization of the crew to 1 cm., and the appearance of a giant fire-breathing two-headed dragon. The show is currently not considered "canon" by Paramount and the folks associated with the various subsequent TV shows. However, elements of the animated series have been used in subsequent shows (Sarek refers to the events of "Yesteryear" in TNG's "Reunification Pt. 1") and the Enterprise-D's holodeck seems to have been in part inspired by the holodeck we see in "Practical Joker". Also, writers such as Peter David have used some elements from the animated series in the books and comics. Although produced on the cheap (note the incredibly static backgrounds, recycled animations, and the fact that James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, and Majel Barrett do about 95% of the guest voices), the script writing and concepts (mostly by writers from the original series) are generally of high quality (the show won an Emmy for best Children's Programming in '73) and the show is in many worthy of inclusion in the Trek annals.moreless
  • 3
    Return to the Planet of the Apes

    Return to the Planet of the Apes

    Follow
    NBC (ended 1975)
    Astronauts Bill Hudson, Jeff Carter and Judy Franklin, orbiting in the NASA spacecraft Venture, are caught in a time warp in 1976. They crash land roughly two millennia later on a planet where intelligent apes are the dominant species and humans are helpless primitives which the apes refer to as "humanoids." Only later do they realize that it's Earth of the far future. In Ape City, the head of the Simian Senate is orangutan Dr. Zaius, who knows the truth about humans and apes. General Urko, in charge of the gorilla army, wants to wipe out the humanoid menace. He is also power-hungry and plots to seize control of the government by proving the military is superior. Chimpanzee scientists Zira and Cornelius are sympathetic to the endangered species since they subscribe to the theory that apes evolved from humanoids. They are the only apes who know about Bill's ability to speak and keep all of the astronauts' secrets. Zira has named Bill, "Blue Eyes" because he is the only blond human she has ever seen. Supporting characters include Nova, a female humanoid the astronauts have befriended, and Colonel Ron Brent, an astronaut from the 22nd century who also entered a time warp and arrived 15-20 years before the main characters. The series was based on "La Planéte des Singes" (The Monkey Planet) by Pierre Boulle and lasted only one season. Unlike its theatrical predecessors, the Planet of the Apes series of films, Return to the Planet of the Apes placed the apes in a society with architecture and technology approximating mid-20th century United States and realizes Boulle's original style and setting. DePatie-Freleng Enterprises produced the show, although the animation is often confused with the similar Filmation style. However, the detailed background drawings combined with often simplistic animation is more reminiscent of Hanna-Barbera's Jonny Quest.moreless
  • 4
    Here Comes the Grump

    Here Comes the Grump

    Follow
    NBC (ended 1971)
    Here comes the Grump is a modern fairy tale, that begins with a curse over the Princess Dawn's kingdom. For break it, she needs to find the Crystal Key (hidden in the Cave of the Whispering Orchids). For help her, join forces with Terry Dexter (a boy from the earth) and Blip (his psychedelic dog). In the way, Grump (an unhappy Dwarf) and his allergic dragon, try to make them fall. All in surreal animated stories.moreless
  • 5
    The Super Globetrotters

    The Super Globetrotters

    Follow
    NBC (ended 1979)
    Welcome to The Super Globetrotters episode guide at TV.com This animated children series featured the exploits of the Super Globetrotters who were a team of basketball players with super powers formerly known as the Harlem Globetrotters. The series was produced by Hanna-Barbera and lasted only thirteen episodes.moreless
  • 6
    The Galaxy Goof-Ups

    The Galaxy Goof-Ups

    Follow
    NBC (ended 1978)
    Originally, this was part of Yogi's Space Race before it had its own show. Yogi, Huck, Scarebear, and Quack-Up join the galaxy guardians headed by their leader, Captain Snerdley. Unfortunately, the quartet always seems to goof-up in some way. They'd rather dance at the disco club then catching evil doers!moreless
  • 7
    Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo

    Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo

    Follow
    NBC (ended 1980)
    Fred & Barney Meet The Shmoo was complied after the cancellation of two shows: Fred & Barney Meet The Thing and The New Shmoo.

    The series consisted of...

    The New Fred & Barney Show; debuted in January 1979 on NBC, it's new adventures of the modern stone age family on their 3rd network.

    The Thing; based on the Fantastic 4 character. Except this one has a secret identity, teenaged Ben Grimm. When Ben wanted to transform into the orange hero, he would put the two halves of his ring & shout, "Thing ring, do your thing!"

    The Shmoo; based on Al Capp's character from L'il Abner. The Shmoo is a friend to a trio who worked for Mighty Mysteries Comics. The Shmoo could turn into anything to help his friends out.

    QUICKIE; Sing Along With The Shmoo. It's where the Shmoo acted like a bouncing ball as songs were sung.

    Fred & Barney would actually meet the Shmoo next season, during the Bedrock Cops segment of the Flintstone Comedy Show.moreless
  • 8
    The Barkleys

    The Barkleys

    Follow
    NBC (ended 1973)
    The Barkleys was an animated show inspired by the sitcom All in the Family.
  • 9
    Godzilla: The Original Animated Series

    Godzilla: The Original Animated Series

    Follow
    NBC
    Godzilla: The Original Animated Series is a spin-off series featuring Godzilla as an ally to a team of scientists on a sea vessel, the Calico. The team consists of Captain Carl Majors (voiced by Jeff David), the team leader, Dr. Darien (voiced by Brenda Thompson); a female scientist; Brock (voiced by Hilly Hicks), Dr. Darien's assistant and Carl's first mate; and Pete (voiced Al Eisenman), Dr. Darien's nephew. Another addition to the crew is Godzooky (voiced by Don Messick), Godzilla's nephew, who brings a humorous and lighthearted touch to the show. Though Godzooky is unable to belch fire and is smaller than Godzilla, he is able to fly. Each episode, the team is investigating some strange scientific phenomenon due to some unnatural occurence. Whenever the scientific expedition encounters serious trouble, the team calls in Godzilla (voiced by Ted Cassidy) via a special communicator, or if unavailable, Godzooky's howl. Unlike the original, Godzilla's breath is changed to a fire blast instead a devastating atomic blast. However, he can also shoot laser beams from his eyes. The team uses and briefly explains a scientific principle or instrument each episode, thus having some educational value for the intended audience.moreless