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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The detective story of Charlie's Angels hit the TV on 1976 and became the hottest series immediately.
Riding on it's success, a year later the cartoon series CB Bears storyline imitated the idea of detectives traveling around the country in disguise solving mysteries and crimes.
Like in Charlie's Angels, in the cartoon series the CB Bears get their orders from a mysterious voice called Charlie, which is never divulged during the series. Basically, this series combines many look-alike characters from those days, the 70's, which made it easily a TV hit because the story, the characters, and even the names, resembled figures, celebrities and popular locations.
I don't know of other series from the late 70's that have been influenced so much from what was going on those days on TV.
It was a very funny and easy going series and it's a pity that it was never released and it can't be found through any other sources that I know of.


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you seen these postings on Youtube?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMCNzHWKk8c
(Heyyy, It's The King! intro)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx4gNnrVDyU
(CB Bears intro)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyuPcs7Jxfw
(Heyyy, It's The King!- The Blue Kangaroo)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzdvXo3NHhk
(Heyyy, Es El Rey!- Espanol)



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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey MacGyver,
Thank you so much for the info provided.
Given that I am looking for a long time for the mentioned series, yes, I know and have everything about them, which is not much.
It's funny that even though we're all grownups still childhood memories persist, and the love for series and characters that we sometimes watched daily, is still there. Maybe the quality is not what modern cartoons offer today, but the charm of the old ones certainly doesn't fade.
And I will continue to search.


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In December 2014 I posted info regarding the Little Wizards.
I visited recently youtube and found 2 episodes from the series in Italian, The Singing Sword and The Ugly Elfling. These episodes were up and down on youtube in the last three years or so, and if somebody wants to watch the episodes in Italian, or he/she know the language, even better.
Enjoy before it's taken of again.


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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah- I totally understand. There's a certain nostalgia factor- comfort TV if you will- but mainly, I just like older cartoons because I think they're better. Maybe not necessarily in animation (but that's all up to subjective opinion)- but just quality and storywise. I appreciate many kinds of animation styles though. Thanks for posting the heads-up about the Little Wizards episodes.



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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back to the CB Bears Series here is another anomaly:

Although the director of the entire series is Charles A. Nichols each episode was written by different writers as shown below

Richard Albrecht
Tony Benedict
Dick Conway
Lee Davenport
Ralph Goodman
Chris Jenkyns
Casey Keller
Glenn Leopold
Marty Murphy
Duane Poole
Paul Pumpian
Harvey Weitzman

Not only that but the other 2 series, Blast Off Buzzard, Posse Impossible that are part of the CB Bears were also directed by Charles A. Nichols and the writers were exactly the same. It is very unusual to see such a degree of loyalty in a business in which this is a high traffic of producers, directors, writers, etc.


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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Following my last post from yesterday, here is another unusual fact regarding the CB Bears. While the whole 6 series, which are part of the CB Bears, were directed by the same director Charles Nichols, the writers for part 5-Shake, Rattle and Roll, and part 6-Undercover Elephant, are the same. But in part 4-Heyyy, It's the King, the writers were all different.
I tried to find the reason for that, especially because they were directed by the same person, and it makes sense that he would have preferred to work with writers he knows so well; nevertheless, I couldn't find anything.

Maybe there is someone that can help me in this regard.


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 4:39 pm    Post subject: ABC Weekend Specials Directors Diversity Reply with quote

The ABC Weekend Specials Series ran between 1977-1997 a total of 133 episodes.

What is amazing is the fact that 96 different persons directed those episodes. This means that in order to maintain a clear line for the series, the production team had to be the same. Thus, minimal changes were made, which in my opinion contributed to the continued success of this long lasting series.
The directors list and the entire cast can be found in the IMDB site.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 4:41 pm    Post subject: Changes in ownership and copyrights Reply with quote

To emphasize the twists and turns due to which it's very difficult to know who exactly owns what, and more specifically, who holds the rights to release old series, here is a short summary of facts, as far as I could collect from various publications which don't always show their sources:

- FoxVideo, Inc. was the home video arm of 20th Century Fox that replaced CBS/Fox Video
- Warner Brothers own most of Hanna Barbera Productions
- Warner Brothers own most of Ruby Spears Productions
- WD own most of Marvel Productions
- CBS Home Entertainment (formerly CBS Video, currently branded as CBS DVD for DVD releases and CBS Blu-ray for Blu-ray releases) is the home entertainment arm of CBS Corporation.
- Ruby-Spears Enterprises, a production company founded by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears. Some of their best-known work include The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy and its subsequent specials and series as well as the Alvin and the Chipmunks series and a couple related specials.
- On October 1996, Turner Broadcasting was purchased by Time Warner and later it was absorbed by Warner Bros. and as a result, Turner is now merely as a copyright holder for a portion of the WB library. On the other hand, HB serves as a lead name unit within WB Animation, serving as the copyright holder for its original productions. TW takes care of sales and merchandising.
- Most of the productions of Marvel Productions are owned by The Walt Disney Company, as part of the ownership changes.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm posting a short version of the continuous changes and deals in the mid 1990's mostly when the big players swallowed the highly productive small animation houses. Here is the summary, which I hope, will help us understand the difficulties of confirming who's in charge of what and where. From my personal experience I know that trying to talk/write to someone at those companies is futile.

Facts
FoxVideo, Inc. was the home video arm of 20th Century Fox that replaced CBS/Fox Video
WB own most of Hanna Barbera Productions
WB own most of Ruby Spears Productions
WD own most of Marvel Productions
CBS Home Entertainment (formerly CBS Video known as CBS DVD) is the Home Entertainment arm of CBS Corporation.
Ruby-Spears Enterprises founded by J. Ruby and K. Spears. In 1996, Turner Broadcasting was purchased by Time Warner and later absorbed by Warner Bros. Ruby-Spears Studios closed in 1996. As a result, Turner is only a copyright holder for the relevant portion of WB library. Since, HB serves as the lead name in WB Animation, serving as the copyright holder for its original productions, while TW takes care of sales and merchandising.
Most of Marvel productions is owned by WD following ownership changes. Today, Hanna-Barbera is just a name in WB Animation; it administers its catalog rights and characters. Hanna died in March 2001, and Barbera in December 2006. Since 2001, the brand Hanna-Barbera slowly disappeared in favor of Turner Cartoon Network label. Marvel Studios works in conjunction with WB on distribution and marketing only.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:25 pm    Post subject: Popeye and Son Directors Reply with quote

As we know Popeye and Son ran 1 season in 1987, and each episode was divided into 2 stories of 11 minutes each the first 5 split episodes were directed by different directors, while the rest 8 episodes were directed by the same 2 directors. Below is the list:

1 "Attack of the Sea Hag / Happy Anniversary" Attack of the Sea Hag/Happy Anniversary
John Loy/John Loy
2 "The Sea Monster / Poopdeck Pappy and the Family Tree" The Sea Monster: Cliff Roberts
Poopdeck Pappy and the Family Tree: Eric Lewald
3 "Bluto's Wave Pool / Here Today, Goon Tomorrow" Bluto's Wave Pool: Anthony Adams
Here Today, Goon Tomorrow: John Loy
4 "Don't Give Up the Picnic / The Lost Treasure of Pirate's Cove" Don't Give Up the Picnic: John Loy
The Lost Treasure of Pirate's Cove: Eric Lewald
5 "Junior's Genie / Mighty Olive at the Bat" Junior's Genie: Kelly Ward Eric Lewald
Mighty Olive at the Bat: Eric Lewald
6 "Junior Gets a Job / Surf Movie" John Kimball, Ray Patterson/John Kimball, Ray Patterson.
7 "Redbeard / The Girl from Down Under" John Kimball, Ray Patterson/John Kimball, Ray Patterson.
8 "Junior's Birthday Roundup / Olive's Dinosaur Dilemma" John Kimball, Ray Patterson/John Kimball, Ray Patterson.
9 "Dr. Junior and Mr. Hyde / Popeye's Surfin' Adventure" John Kimball, Ray Patterson/John Kimball, Ray Patterson.
10 "Split Decision / The Case of the Burger Burglar" John Kimball, Ray Patterson/John Kimball, Ray Patterson.
11 "Orchid You Not / Ain't Mythbehavin'" John Kimball, Ray Patterson/John Kimball, Ray Patterson.
12 "There Goes the Neighborhood / Olive's Day Off" John Kimball, Ray Patterson/John Kimball, Ray Patterson.
13 "Prince of a Fellow / Damsel in Distress" John Kimball, Ray Patterson/John Kimball, Ray Patterson.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:59 pm    Post subject: Cover Art for Unreleased Series Reply with quote

A followup to the list of unreleased Series that I posted on December 22nd 2014.

Further on is the list and a link with the cover art for each series.

- 20th Century Fox - CBS Storybreak 26 1985 CBS


- Popeye and Son 13 26 Segments 1987 CBS


Ruby Spears - The Puppy’s Greatest Adventures 1 1984 CBS/ABC


- The Puppy’s New Adventures 14 1982


- The Puppy’s Further Adventures 7 1983


Hanna Barbera - CB Bears 13 1977 NBC Warner Bros
Blast Off Buzzard 13 1977
Posse Impossible 13 1977


CB Bears-Heyyy, It’s the King 13 1977
CB Bears-Shake Rattle and Roll 13 1977
CB Bears-Undercover Elephant 13 1977



Saban Entertainment Little Wizards 13 1987 ABC


Concept Group Inc ( for ABC) ABC Weekend Specials 131 1977 ABC




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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:17 pm    Post subject: The alphabetical order of Blast Off Buzzard 1977 Reply with quote

This is the Alphabetical Order, not when it was shown on TV, of the 1977 Blast Off Buzzard on NBC, that is part of the CB Bears Series:
1.Backyard Buzzard (November 5, 1977)
2.Buzzard, Clean Up Your Act (October 29, 1977)
3.Buzzard, You're a Turkey (September 10, 1977)
4.Cousin Snaky is a Groove (December 3, 1977)
5.First Class Buzzard (November 19, 1977)
6.Freezin' and Sneezin' (November 26, 1977)
7.Hard Headed Hard Hat (September 17, 1977)
8.Hearts and Flowers, Buzzards and Snakes (September 24, 1977)
9.Ho, Ho, Ho, It's the Birthday Buzzard (October 15, 1977)
10.Spy in the Sky (November 12, 1977)
11.The Egg and Aye, Aye, Aye (October 1, 1977)
12.Testing One, Two, Three (October 8, 1977)
13.Wheelin' and Reelin' (October 22, 1977)




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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:06 pm    Post subject: CB Bears main alphabetical order of episodes Reply with quote

Following the alphabetical order of the 3 CB Bears Series here is the order of the main CB Bears part:

1.Disaster from the Skies (November 26, 1977)
2.Drackenstein's Revenge (October 15, 1977)
3.Follow that Mountain (September 24, 1977)
4.Go North, Young Bears (November 12, 1977)
5.Island of Terror (November 5, 1977)
6.The Disappearing Satellites (December 3, 1977)
7.The Doomsday Mine (September 17, 1977)
8.The Fright Farm (October 8, 1977)
9.The Invasion of the Blobs (November 19, 1977)
10.The Missing Mansion Mystery (September 10, 1977)
11.The Valley of No Return (October 1, 1977)
12.Water, Water...Nowhere (October 22, 1977)
13.Wild, Wild Wilderness (October 29, 1977)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:43 pm    Post subject: Heyyy, It's the King - Featured in NBC Children's Program Reply with quote

And here comes another series in it's alphabetical order:

1.Boat Fever (November 26, 1977)
2.Go For it King (December 3, 1977)
3.Hot Gold Fever (October 15, 1977)
4.Snowbound Safari (November 12, 1977)
5.Surf's Up (October 1, 1977)
6.The Blue Kangaroo (September 10, 1977)
7.The Carnival Caper (October 22, 1977)
8.The First King on Mars (September 17, 1977)
9.The Great Billionaire Chase Case (November 19, 1977)
10.The King and his Jokers (October 8, 1977)
11.The King for Prez (November 5, 1977)
12.The Riverbed 5000 (September 24, 1977)
13.The Unhappy Heavy Hippo (October 29, 1977)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:39 pm    Post subject: Alphabetical order of the Little Wizards series Reply with quote

Here is the list in alphabetical order of the Little Wizards series:
1."A Dragon Tale"
2."A Little Trouble"
3."Big Gump’s Don’t Cry"
4."Boo’s Boyfriend"
5."Everything’s Ducky"
6."I Remember Mama"
7."Puff-Pod Blues"
8."The Gump Who Would Be King"
9."The Singing Sword"
10."The Ugly Elfling"
11."The Unicorn’s Nada"
12."Things That Go Gump In The Night"
13."Zapped From The Future"


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:07 pm    Post subject: Posse Impossible&Shake, Rattle, and Roll alphabetically Reply with quote

Here are the episodes in alphabetic order & their release time:

POSSE IMPOSSIBLE
1.Bad Medicine (October 29, 1977)
2.Big Duke and Li'l Lil (September 10, 1977)
3.Busting Boomerino (November 5, 1977)
4.Calamity John (December 3, 1977)
5.One of Our Rivers is Missing (October 15, 1977)
6.Riverboat Sam, the Gambling Man (November 19, 1977)
7.Roger the Dodger (November 12, 1977)
8.The Alabama Brahma Bull (October 1, 1977)
9.The Crunch Bunch Crashout (October 8, 1977)
10.The Invisible Kid (November 26, 1977)
11.The Not So Great Train Robbery (September 24, 1977)
12.The Sneakiest Rustler in the West (October 22, 1977)
13.Trouble at Ghostarado (September 17, 1977)

SHAKE, RATTLE, AND ROLL
1.A Scary Face from Outer Space (November 26, 1977)
2.From Scream to Screen (October 29, 1977)
3.Gloom and Doo DeDoom (November 5, 1977)
4.Guess What's Coming to Dinner (September 10, 1977)
5.Health Spa Spooks (December 3, 1977)
6.Polt R Geist (November 12, 1977)
7.Shake the Lion-Hearted (October 1, 1977)
8.Spooking is Hazardous to your Health (October 15, 1977)
9.Spooking the Spook (October 22, 1977)
10.The Real Cool Ghoul (October 8, 1977)
11.The Ghostly Ghoul is a Ghastling Ghost (September 17, 1977)
12.There's No Pest like a Singing Guest (September 24, 1977)
13.Too Many Kooks (November 19, 1977)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:54 pm    Post subject: Undercover Elephant Series in alphabetical order Reply with quote

Here is the list of the Undercover Elephant series and the release date

1.Barron Von Rip 'em Off (September 17, 1977)
2.Chicken Flickin' Capon Caper (October 29, 1977)
3.Dr. Doom's Gloom (October 22, 1977)
4.Irate Pirates (November 12, 1977)
5.Latin Losers (October 15, 1977)
6.Pain in the Brain (October 1, 1977)
7.Perilous Pigskin (November 19, 1977)
8.Swami Whammy (November 26, 1977)
9.The Disappearing Duchess (December 3, 1977)
10.The Great Hospital Hassle (October 8, 1977)
11.The Moanin' Lisa (September 24, 1977)
12.The Sneaky Sheik (September 10, 1977)
13.Undercover Around the World (November 5, 1977)


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