Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Super Friends: The Lost Episodes on DVD

Warner Home Video has announced their latest batch of Super Friends cartoons on DVD. This time it is 24 seven-minute shorts that aired in 1983. This quote from the press release explains it well:

During the 1982-1983 season, ABC continued to run a half-hour long show entitled The Best of the Superfriends. This show consisted of reruns of shows from the previous nine seasons. These episodes were mostly half-hour long episodes (not shorts) featuring the core group of five Superfriends. By the time the 1983-1984 season rolled around, older Superfriends series were well into syndication, and could be viewed on weekday afternoons. Therefore in its ultimate stupidity, ABC decided to drop the Superfriends from the 1983-1984 Saturday morning television line-up.

However, during this time Hanna-Barbera continued to produce new episodes of the Superfriends. In fact, 24 of these so-called "Lost Episodes" we animated but not aired in the United States that season. Three of these episodes were aired when the Superfriends returned to Saturday morning ABC television the following year. The remainder of the episodes finally aired in syndication years later as part of the Superman/Batman Adventures.

The two-disc set will be released on August 11. Here are the disc contents:

Disc One:

  • Myxzptlk's Revenge
  • Roller Coaster
  • Once Upon a Poltergeist
  • Warplanet
  • Two Gleeks are Deadlier than One
  • Bulgor the Behemoth
  • The Krypton Syndrome
  • Invasion of the Space Dolls
  • Terror on the Titanic
  • The Revenge of Doom
  • A Pint of Life
  • Day of the Dinosaurs

  • Disc Two:

  • Return of the Phantoms
  • Bully for You
  • Superclones
  • Prisoners of Sleep
  • An Unexpected Treasure
  • The Malusian Blob
  • Attack of the Cats
  • One Small Step for Superman
  • Video Victims
  • Playground of Doom
  • Space Racers
  • The Recruiter
  • 1 comment:

    Bleak5170 said...

    Awesome. I honestly thought these would never see the light of day.