Mike Young, creator of SuperTed, based the character on stories he would tell his stepson. He went on to write a successful series of books of SuperTed and then was approached about making it a cartoon series.
The character was a discarded teddy bear that is brought to life by the "magic dust" of a figure called Spottyman, Spotty for short. He is then given super powers to fight evil by Mother Nature. SuperTed gets his powers by uttering the words "secret magic word," and he squares off against archnemesis Texas Pete, and his henchmen Bulk and Skeleton. Also appearing in the series are Spotty's sister, Blotch.
In 1984, the English dubbed version of SuperTed came to American television via Disney Channel. In 1989, SuperTed was revived for American Television by Hanna-Barbera in The Further Adventures of SuperTed.
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