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Tarzan and the Super 7

Tarzan and the Super 7
Written by Gerry Boudreau
Buzz Dixon
Voices of Robert Ridgely
Adam West
Burt Ward
Melendy Britt
Lou Scheimer
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 33
Production
Executive producer(s) Lou Scheimer
Norm Prescott
Producer(s) Don Christensen
Running time 90 minutes (1978-1979); 60 minutes (1979-1980)
Production company(s) Filmation Associates
Release
Original channel CBS
Original release September 9, 1978 (1978-09-09) – September 6, 1980 (1980-09-06)
Chronology
Preceded by Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour
Followed by Batman and the Super 7
The Tarzan/Lone Ranger Adventure Hour

Tarzan and the Super 7, is a Saturday morning cartoon series, produced by Filmation and originally airing from 1978–1980 on CBS.

The show consisted of separate installments featuring seven groups of adventurers;

The show was an updating of The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour which aired on CBS Saturday mornings during the 1977–1978 television season. That series featured separate half hour episodes for each hero, with each show having its own opening and closing credits. The two series had previously run separately as Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (1976) and The New Adventures of Batman (1977).

Contents

  • Batman and the Super 7 1
  • DVD release 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Batman and the Super 7

During the 1980–1981 television season, NBC ran repeat episodes under the title Batman and the Super 7. This hour long series featured all of the original ‘Super 7’ segments except Jason of Star Command and Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (The Tarzan show continued airing repeats on CBS as part of The Tarzan/Lone Ranger Adventure Hour (1980–1981), later renamed The Tarzan/Lone Ranger/Zorro Adventure Hour (1981–1982)).

DVD release

Fans of this series have been lobbying for its release on DVD. To date the only segment released in North America is the five episodes produced of The Freedom Force as well as the live-action series, Jason of Star Command. Warner Home Video has announced the Batman series for release in June 2007.

  • Space Sentinels & Freedom Force — The Complete Series - August 22, 2006
  • Jason of Star Command — The Complete Series DVD Set - May 8, 2007
  • The New Adventures of Batman — The Complete Series DVD Set - June 26, 2007

DC Comics sued Filmation in 1978 over Superstretch and MicroWoman and Manta and Moray being trademark infringements of Plastic Man and Aquaman respectively, winning both a 1980 decision[1][2] and a 1986 appeal.[3]

References

  1. ^ http://brittonpayne.com/Marvel/AquamanManta.htm
  2. ^ http://www.leagle.com/decision/19801759486FSupp1273_11581.xml/DC%20COMICS,%20INC.%20v.%20FILMATION%20ASSOCIATES
  3. ^ http://www.frosszelnick.com/dc-comics-inc-v-filmation-associates-inc

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