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The World's Greatest Super Friends

The World's Greatest Superfriends
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Also known as Super Friends IV
Genre Adventure / Animation / Fantasy / Sci-Fi
Created by E. Nelson Bridwell
Carmine Infantino
Julius Schwartz (consultants)
Written by Jeffrey Scott
Bob Kane
William M. Marston
Joe Shuster
Jerry Siegel
Directed by Charles A. Nichols and Ray Patterson
Creative director(s) Iwao Takamoto
Presented by Hanna-Barbera
(Warner Bros. Television)
DC Comics
Voices of Michael Bell
William Callaway
Danny Dark
Shannon Farnon
Casey Kasem
Olan Soule
Liberty Williams
Narrated by William Woodson
Composer(s) Hoyt S. Curtin and Paul DeKorte
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Joseph Barbera and William Hanna
Editor(s) Nancy Massie (color key)
Running time 30 minutes (including commercials)
Original channel ABC
Original run September 22, 1979 – September 27, 1980
Preceded by Challenge of the Super Friends
Followed by Super Friends[1]

The World's Greatest Superfriends is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from September 22, 1979 to September 27, 1980[2] on ABC. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera and is based on the Justice League and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics.


This particular incarnation of Super Friends relied heavily on folklore and classic fairy tales for plots. One episode in particular, "The Lord of Middle Earth", was inspired by the novel Lord of the Rings, in which the team journeys to Middle-earth to save the inhabitants from an evil wizard. The series also borrowed from (then) contemporary politics, as the main villain Kareem Azar in "Rub Three Times For Disaster" is almost a carbon copy of the late Iranian religious leader Ayatollah Ruholla Mussaui Khomenei (1900–1989).




DC Super Friends

The main title theme for the direct-to-video original animation DC Super Friends: The Joker's Playhouse (2010) is from the World's Greatest Super Friends.

DVD release

The complete season four was released on DVD titled "And Justice For All " as a Target exclusive on April 23, 2013. It is scheduled to be a general retail release ("at all sellers who decide to participate") starting November 12, 2013.[3]


External links

  • Big Cartoon DataBase
  • Internet Movie Database
  • The World's Greatest SuperFriends @ Legions of Gotham

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