The All-New Superfriends Hour

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The All-New Superfriends Hour
Premiere September 10, 1977
Finale December 17, 1977
Network ABC
Style 60-minute animated superhero
Company Hanna-Barbera Productions,
DC Comics
Distributor Warner Bros. Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 15
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

The All-New Superfriends Hour is an animated superhero program that aired on ABC.

The All-New Super Friends Hour featured four animated shorts per program, following a basic format each week. The first segment of every show featured two of the heroes (for the purposes of the team-ups in the first and fourth segments, Batman and Robin were considered "one hero") teaming up in a separate mini-story. The second segment featured a story with the Wonder Twins. The third segment was considered the "primary" adventure of the week, featuring the entire Super Friends roster (including the Wonder Twins) in a longer adventure. The fourth and final segment featured a story with one of the primary lineup and a "special guest star". This segment typically featured a problem that was solved using the guest star's unique abilities.

Between segments there were short spots with members of the Super Friends giving basic safety lessons, providing first-aid advice, demonstrating magic tricks, creating crafts, and presenting a two-part riddle featuring the week's primary plot line. This was the first season to feature two villains appearing in the comic books, Black Manta and Gentleman Ghost. Black Manta's costume was not black, and he was only referred to as "Manta"; both he and Gentleman Ghost only appeared in one episode this season, referred to as "Gentleman Jim Craddock".

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Danny Dark Superman 1
Shannon Farnon Wonder Woman 1
Olan Soule Batman 1
Casey Kasem Robin 1
Norman Alden Aquaman 1
Michael Bell Zan 1
Liberty Williams Jayna 1
Jack Angel The Flash 1
Hawkman 1
Michael Rye Green Lantern 1
Apache Chief 1
Buster Jones Black Vulcan 1
Bill Woodson Narrator 1

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One September 10, 1977 December 17, 1977 15

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Season One, Volume One January 8, 2008 2

purchase

Season One, Volume Two January 27, 2009 2

purchase

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