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Super Friends
Also known as Super Friends V
Genre Animation / Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Written by Haskell Barkin
Dick Conway
Willie Gilbert
Donald F. Glut
Mark Jones
Elana Lesser
Dick Robbins
Cliff Ruby
Directed by Oscar Dufau
George Gordon
Charles A. Nichols
Ray Patterson
Carl Urbano
Presented by Hanna-Barbera
DC Comics
Voices of Jack Angel
Michael Bell
Wally Burr
William Callaway
Danny Dark
Shannon Farnon
Buster Jones
Stan Jones
Casey Kasem
Michael Rye
Olan Soule
Frank Welker
Louise Williams
Narrated by William Woodson
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 22 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Joseph Barbera
William Hanna
Producer(s) Gerard Baldwin
Editor(s) Jeffrey Scott
Running time 60 minutes (including commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 13, 19801982
Chronology
Preceded by The World's Greatest Super Friends
Followed by Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show
External links
Official website

Super Friends is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 1980 to 1982 on ABC. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera and is based on the Justice League and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics. It was the fifth incarnation of the Super Friends series following the Super Friends (1973 TV series), The All-New Super Friends Hour, Challenge of the Super Friends and The World's Greatest Super Friends.

Contents

Format

With Super Friends, the series abandoned the production of half hour episodes (which was the case for the previous two Super Friends series), in favor of the production of seven-minute shorts.[1] Each episode of Super Friends would feature a rerun from one of the previous six years along with three of these new shorts. To clarify, the timeslot during the first season ran for a full hour, combining a new 30-minute episode of this run (three new stories) with 30-minute reruns. Meanwhile, the second season from 19811982 was a shorter season due to a writers' strike.[2]

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Main characters

These new adventures featured appearances by the core group of the five classic Super Friends (Aquaman, Batman, Robin, Superman and Wonder Woman) along with Zan, Jayna & Gleek. There were also guest appearances from members previously depicted in Challenge of the Super Friends as well as the original Hanna Barbera created hero El Dorado (debuting in the second season), who was added to the show to make the Super Friends more culturally diverse.

Reruns, cancellation, and lost episodes

For the 1982-1983 television season, ABC continued to run a half-hour of reruns from the previous seasons called The Best of the Super Friends. It also should be noted that none of the seven minute shorts were rebroadcast. By 1983, Hanna-Barbera had created a syndication package (that was distributed by LBS Communications and ran from 1981-1986) of the earlier Super Friends series. These episodes were picked up by various stations across the United States and were typically broadcast on weekday afternoons.

Not wishing to compete with the syndicated programming, ABC dropped the series from the 1983-1984 Saturday morning television line-up, and for the second time in its run, Super Friends was canceled. However, during this period of time, Hanna-Barbera continued to produce new episodes of Super Friends.

In total, 8 episodes (24 cartoons) of the so-called "Lost Episodes" were animated but not aired in the United States that season. The series did appear in Australia uninterrupted. One of these episodes were aired when Super Friends returned to Saturday morning ABC television the following year. The remainder of the episodes finally aired in syndication in 1995 as part of the Superman/Batman Adventures show on the USA Network.[3]

Production credits

  • Executive Producers: Joseph Barbera and William Hanna
  • Producers: Gerard Baldwin, Don Jurwich, Art Scott
  • Directors: Ray Patterson, Oscar Dufau, George Gordon, Charles A. Nichols, Carl Urbano, Rudy Zamora
  • Story Supervision: Ray Parker
  • Story Editor: Jeff Scott
  • Story: Haskell Barkin, Dick Conway, Kerry Cummings, Willie Gilbert, Don Glut, Owen Harris, Mark Jones, Elana Lesser, Norman Maurer, Duane Poole, Janea Pringle, Dick Robbins, J. Kenneth Rotcop, Cliff Ruby, Henry Sharp, John Strong, Marshall L. Williams
  • Story Direction: Alvaro Arce, John Bruno, Robert Dranko, Jan Green, Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Don Jurwich, Emilie Kong, Larry Latham, Ron Maidenberg, Hal Mason, Will Meugniot, Michael O'Connor, Mario Piluso, Dick Sebast, Mike Sekowsky, Don Sheppard, George Singer, Paul Sommer, Howard Swift, Bob Taylor, Alex Toth, Warren Tufts, Al Wilson, Roy Wilson, Tom Yakutis
  • Recording Directors: Gordon Hunt, Don Jurwich, Wally Burr
  • Assistant to the Recording Directors: Ginny McSwain
  • Voices: Norman Alden, Jack Angel, Marlene Aragon, Lewis Bailey, Michael Bell, Wally Burr, Bill Callaway, Kathy Carver, Ted Cassidy, Melanie Chartoff, Henry Corden, Regis Cordic, Danny Dark, Patty Dworkin, Richard Erdman, Al Fann, Shannon Farnon, Aileen Fitzpatrick, Ruth Forman, Pat Fraley, Peggy Frees, Bob Hastings, Bob Holt, Jane James, Joyce Jameson, Buster Jones, Stanley Jones, Casey Kasem, Joyce Mancini, Ken Mars, Ross Martin, Amanda McBroom, Chuck McClennan, Julie McWhirter, Don Messick, Richard Paul, Vic Perrin, Barney Phillips, James Reynolds, Mike Road, Renny Roker, Stanley Ralph Ross, Dick Ryal, Mike Rye, Olan Soule, Janet Waldo, Vernee Watson, Frank Welker, Louise Williams, Bill Woodson
  • Layout Supervision: Don Morgan, John Ahern
  • Key Layout: John Tucker, Terry Morgan, Homer Jonas
  • Layout: Hal Ambro, Kurt Anderson, Dale Barnhart, Greg Bombeck, Al Budnick, Nino Carbe, Tom Coppola, Susan Crossley, Sukhi Dail, Charles Downs, Hak Ficq, Owen Fitzgerald, Rene Garcia, Drew Gentle, Moe Gollub, Paul Gruwell, C. L. Hartman, Mike Hodgson, Gary Hoffman, Jack Huber, Alex Ignatiev, Ray Jacobs, Homer Jonas, Mike Kawaguchi, Mark Kirkland, Ken Landau, Brad Landreth, Bill Lignante, Greg Martin, Gale Morgan, Jim Mueller, Dan Noonan, Mike O'Mara, Anna Lee Orr, Linda Rowley, Tony Sgroi, Wallace Sides, Martin Taras, Dick Thompson, Toby, John Walker, Al Wilson
  • Graphics: Iraj Paran, Tom Wogatzke
  • Title Design: Bill Perez
  • Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin
  • Musical Supervisor: Paul DeKorte
  • Creative Producer: Iwao Takamoto
  • Design Supervisor: Bob Singer
  • Character Design: Curtis Cim, Jack Kirby, Andre LeBlanc, Mike Sekowsky, Alex Toth, George Wheeler
  • Animation: Ed Aardal, Bob Alvarez, Hal Ambro, Frank Andrina, Cliff Augustson, Colin Baker, Anne Marie Bardwell, Ed Barge, Tom Barnes, Warren Batchelder, Max Becraft, Bob Bemiller, Richard Bowman, Bob Bransford, Becky Bristow, James Brummett, Oliver Callahan, Lars Calonius, Bill Carney, Bob Carr, Rudy Cataldi, Roger Chiasson, Steve Clark, Richard Coleman, Joanna Combellick, John Conning, Jesse Cosio, Doug Crane, Gabor Csupo, Zeon Davush, Daniel De La Vega, Xenia De Mattia, Elaine Despins, Charles Downs, Joan Drake, Judith Ann Drake, Norm Drew, Lillian Evans, Marcia Fertig, Gail Finkeldei, Hugh Fraser, Al Gaivoto, Charles Gammage, Miguel Garcia, Mark Glamack, Fernando Gonzalez, Alan Green, Jack Hadley, Jeff Hall, Terry Harrison, Bob Hathcock, Fred Hellmich, Harry Holt, Charles Howell, Bill Hutten, Volus Jones, Mario Julio, Jim Keeshen, Bob Kirk, Aundre Knutson, Rick Leon, Teresa Loewy, Hicks Lokey, Michael Longden, Ernesto Lopez, Ed Love, Tony Love, Mircea Manta, Mauro Maressa, Duncan Marjoribanks, Bob Matz, Burt Medall, Larry Miller, Tran Vu Minh, Ken Muse, Constantin Mustatea, Ron Myrick, Frank Nakielski, Sean Newton, Margaret Nichols, Eduardo Olivares, Margaret Parkes, Don Patterson, Lester Pegues, Jr., Barney Posner, Bill Pratt, Delpino Ramirez, Harry Rasmussen, Anna Lois Ray, Tom Ray, William Recinos, Morey Reden, Veve Risto, Arnulfo Rivera, Mitch Rochon, Tom Ruegger, Joel Seibel, Kunio Shimamura, Mark Simon, Ed Soloman, Paul Sommer, Ken Southworth, Leo Sullivan, Robert Taylor, Barry Temple, Dave Tendlar, Dick Thompson, Bob Trochim, Richard Trueblood, Robert Tyler, Carlos Vincenzi, Carlo Vinci, Russ Von Neida, John Walker, Ron Westlund, Allen Wilzbach
  • Unit Direction: Ray Patterson
  • Animation Supervision: Jay Sarbry, Bill Keil, Bob Goe, Mark Glamack
  • Assistant Animation Supervision: John Boersema, Bob Goe, Rick Leon
  • Backgrounds: Deborah Akers, Lorraine Andrina, Fernando Arce, Greg Battes, Daniela Bielecka, Dario Campanile, Nino Carbe, Jim Coleman, Ron Dias, Gil DiCicco, Dennis Durrell, Flamarion Ferreira, Martin Forte, Bob Gentle, Bonnie Goodknight, Tom Hames, Marsha Hanes, James Hegedus, Eric Heschong, Jim Hickey, Paro Hozumi, Michael Humphries, Richard Khim, Phil Lewis, Norm McGary, Michele Moen, Bill Proctor, Andy Phillipson, Phil Phillipson, Michael Reinman, Vivien Rhyan, Jeff Richards, Jeff Riche, Ron Roesch, Bob Schaefer, Sera Segal-Alsberg, Gary Selvaggio, Marilyn Shimokochi, Dick Thomas, Cal Titus, Peter Van Elk, Dennis Venizelos
  • Background Supervision: Al Gmuer
  • Checking and Scene Planning: Jackie Banks, Evelyn Sherwood, Cindy Smith
  • Xerography: Star Wirth
  • Ink and Paint Supervision: Alison Victory, Billie Kerns
  • Sound Direction: Richard Olson, Joe Citarella, Bill Getty
  • Technical Supervision: Jerry Mills
  • Supervising Film Editors: Larry C. Cowan, Dick Elliott
  • Camera: Ross Avery, Bob Berry, Allen Childs, Marc Debbaudt, Candace Edwards, George Epperson, Tom Epperson, Chuck Flekal, Curt Hall, Ron Jackson, Mike Kane, Raymond Lee, Ralph Migliori, Joe Ponticelle, Sherry Popovich, Jerry Smith, Larry Smith, Terry Smith, Neil Viker, Roy Wade, Brandy Whittington, Jerry Whittington
  • Music Editors: Richard Allen, Sam Horta, Joe Sandusky, David Spence, Robert Talboy
  • Dubbing Supervisor: Pat Foley
  • Effects Editors: Michael Bradley, Rick Eiseman, Mark Green, Denise Horta, Eileen Horta, Joseph Reitano, Kerry Williams
  • "Sound by Glen Glenn PAP"
  • Show Editor: Gil Iverson
  • Negative Consultant: William E. DeBoer
  • Post Production Supervisor: Joed Eaton
  • Executives in Charge of Production: Margaret Loesch and Jayne Barbera
  • A HANNA-BARBERA PRODUCTION
  • Based upon the characters appearing in Justice League of America and Super Friends periodicals published by DC Comics, Inc.
  • (c) 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980 DC Comics, Inc. and HANNA-BARBERA PRODUCTIONS, INC.

DVD release

In April 2009, Warner Home Video announced their plans to release the lost episodes of this series in August of this year. They will be released as a DVD set, titled Super Friends: The Lost Episodes, on August 11th, 2009.

References

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