Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Classic Filmation DC Super Heroes Arrives on DVD!

Don't forget that DC Super Heroes: The Filmation Adventures arrives on DVD today! You will not want to miss this classic series, especially if you have already bought the companion series, The Adventures of Aquaman.

This series is very important in the history of superhero animation because it is the first animated appearance of many DC Comics superheroes. The show debuted in 1967 as part of the Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure. The hour long show would feature two Superman and one Superboy stories in the first half, much like the first season of The New Adventure of Superman in 1966.

But the second half of the show featured two Aquaman stories and sandwiched in the middle was a short cartoon featuring a random DC superhero. These seven minute shorts spotlighted the Justice League, Green Lantern, Flash, Atom, Hawkman and the Teen Titans. Throughout the series each character/team had a total of three episodes for a total of 18 cartoons. It is these cartoons that make up the DVD release.

Don't let the picture above fool you! This set will be fully restored with pristine, crystal clear picture (well, as clear as any show from the 60s) and will include a special documentary on Lou Scheimer, the man behind Filmation and their great cartoons such as He-Man, She-Ra, Fat Albert, Flash Gordon and many, many more!

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