Friday, August 13, 2010
I remember getting up very early to watch Hanna Barbera's World of Super-Adventure when I was a kid. I was a little frustrated that they showed The Fantastic Four in the opening credits, but those cartoons never seemed to air. The was okay though, because The Herculoids appeared regularly and I would really dig their adventures. They even also had a big rock guy! I recently watched some episodes and was surprised how simple it was with lots of repeated footage and sound effects. Still, the cast of characters is very appealing, effectively meshing Jungle action with science fiction. It's one of those cartoon properties that I would love to see given a modern treatment. Live action would be very difficult to pull off, but a new animated series would be great.