ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (1972-1974)

USA, 1972-1974
colour, 4:3
mono, English

An American animated fantasy television programme.

Episodes

The Brady Kids on Mysterious Island (9 September 1972)
Directed by: Hal Sutherland
Filmation Associates, Redwood Productions
Executive Producer: Sherwood Schwartz
Produced by: Norm Prescott, Lou Scheimer
Associate Producer: Marc Richards
Based on the Novel by: Jules Verne
Music by: Yvette Blais, Ray Ellis, Jeff Michael, Norm Prescott
Art Director: Don Christensen
Voices: Christopher Knight (Peter Brady); Michael Lookinland (Bobby Brady); Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady); Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady); Eve Plumb (Jan Brady); Larry Storch (Marlon/Fleetwood/Chuck); Jane Webb (Ping/Pong); Barry Williams (Greg Brady)
The Brady kids enter a balloon race and find themselves stranded on a mysterious island.

Yogi's Ark Lark (16 September 1972)
Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Filmation Associates, Hanna-Barbera Productions
Produced by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Associate Producer: Lew Marshall
Story: Bob Ogle, Dick Robbins
Music by: Doug Goodwin
Voices: Daws Butler (Yogi Bear/Huckleberry Hound/Dixie/Quick Draw McGraw/Baba Looey/Snagglepuss/Top Cat/Wally Gator/Lippy the Lion/Peter Potamus/Lambsy); Henry Corden (Paw Rugg/first truck driver); Walker Edmiston (Squiddly Diddly/Yakky Doodle); Allan Melvin (Magilla Gorilla/second truck driver/man); Don Messick (Boo Boo/Pixie/Atom Ant/So-So/Moby Dick/Touche' Turtle); John Stephenson (Benny the Ball/Doggy Daddy/Hardy Har-Har); Jean Vander Pyl (Maw Rugg/Floral Rugg/woman); Len Weinrib (Cap'n Noah Smitty)
Yogi leads an army of favourite characters In around the world in a flying version of Noah's Ark in search of “the perfect place”.

The Mad, Mad, Mad Monsters (23 September 1972)
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr
Filmation Associates, Rankin/Bass Productions, Videocraft International
Produced by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr
Associate Producer: Basil Cox
Written by: William J. Keenan, Lou Silverstone
Music by: Maury Laws
Voices: Allen Swift (The Monster/The //The Invisible Boy//Dracula's Son/Ron Chanley/Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde/Rosebud); Bradley Bolke (Norman); Rhoda Mann (The Monster's Mate/Nagatha); Bob McFadden (Baron Henry von )
The episode is a sequel to Mad Monster Party? (1966)

Nanny and the Professor (30 September 1972)
Written by: Arthur Alsberg, Don Nelson
Filmation Associates, Fred Calvert Productions
Produced by: Fred Calvert
Music by: Doug Goodwin
Voices: Juliet Mills (Nanny); Richard Long (Professor Harold Everett); David Doremus (Hal Everett); Kim Richards (Prudence Everett); Trent Lehman (Butch Everett); Joan Gerber (Aunt Henrietta)
Nanny and the Professor get caught up in a mystery involving a microdot.

Popeye Meets the Man who Hated Laughter (7 October 1972)
Directed by: Jack Zander
Filmation Associates, King Features Syndicate
Executive Producer: Abe Goodman
Produced by: Hal Seeger
Story: Lou Silverstone
Music by: Elliot Chiprut
Voices: Bob McFadden (Morbid Grimsby/Brutus/the president/Dagwood Bumstead/Alexander Bumstead/Mr Beasley the postman/Hi Flagston/Private Beetle Bailey/Sergeant 1st Class Orville P. Snorkel/Lieutenant Jackson Flap/Quincy/Jiggs/Barney Google/Snuffy Smith/Tiger/Steve Canon/Mandrake/Lothar/Flash Gordon/The Phantom/Tim Tyler/Prince Valiant/Howard K. Sturdley/General Windfield Windtunnel III); Jack Mercer (Popeye/Wimpy); Corinne Orr (Swee'Pea/Olive Oyl/Blondie Bumstead/Cookie Bumstead/Maggie/Nora/Lois Flagston/Dot Flagston/Ditto Flagston/Little IodineSonny/Dale Arden)

Willie Mays and the Say-Hey Kid (14 October 1972)
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr
Filmation Associates, Rankin/Bass Productions
Produced by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr
Written by: Romeo Muller
Music by: Maury Laws
Voices: Willie Mays (himself); Tina Andrews (Veronica); Paul Frees (Iguana); Ernestine Wade (Veronica's aunt)

Oliver and the Artful Dodger Part 1 (21 October 1972)
Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Filmation Associates, Hanna-Barbera Productions
Produced by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Associate Producer: Zoran Janjic
Story: Blanche Hanalis
Music by: Denby Williams William Hanna], Joseph Roland Joseph Barbera], Hoyt Curtin
Voices: Michael Bell (The Artful Dodger/fishmonger); Lucille Bliss; Richard Dawson (Sam Sniperley/furniture man); Michael Evans (narrator); Pam Ferdin (Louisa/Lilibit); Bernard Fox (the doctor/farmer/constable/Master Dreadly); Joan Gerber (Mrs Puddy/Rose/Tess/old hag); Anna Lee (Mrs Grunch/Mistress Dreadly/farmer's wife/the old crone); Ronald Long (Mr Bumble/coachman); Gary Marsh (Oliver Twist); Don Messick (pastry cook/house agent/midget/workman/hero); Darryl Pollack (Deacon/Happy Harry/Twig); John Stephenson (Mr Brownlow/Mr Grunch/Goodfriend/butcher/Mr Highbottle); Ngaire Thomson; Jon Walmsley (Flip/boy)

Oliver and the Artful Dodger Part 2 (28 October 1972)
Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Filmation Associates, Hanna-Barbera Productions
Produced by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Associate Producer: Zoran Janjic
Story: Blanche Hanalis
Music by: Denby Williams William Hanna], Joseph Roland Joseph Barbera], Hoyt Curtin
Voices: Michael Bell (The Artful Dodger/fishmonger); Lucille Bliss; Richard Dawson (Sam Sniperley/furniture man); Michael Evans (narrator); Pam Ferdin (Louisa/Lilibit); Bernard Fox (the doctor/farmer/constable/Master Dreadly); Joan Gerber (Mrs Puddy/Rose/Tess/old hag); Anna Lee (Mrs Grunch/Mistress Dreadly/farmer's wife/the old crone); Ronald Long (Mr Bumble/coachman); Gary Marsh (Oliver Twist); Don Messick (pastry cook/house agent/midget/workman/hero); Darryl Pollack (Deacon/Happy Harry/Twig); John Stephenson (Mr Brownlow/Mr Grunch/Goodfriend/butcher/Mr Highbottle); Ngaire Thomson; Jon Walmsley (Flip/boy)

The Adventures of Robin Hoodnik (4 November 1972)
Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Filmation Associates, Hanna-Barbera Productions
Produced by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Associate Producer: Lew Marshall
Story: Jack Mendelsohn
Music by: Doug Goodwin
Voices: Cynthia Adler (Maid Marian); Daws Butler (Scrounger/Richard); Joe E. Ross (Oxx); Hal Smith (Donkey); John Stephenson (Sheriff of Nottingham/Carbuncle); Len Weinrib (Robin Hoodnik/Alan Airedale/Whirlin' Merlin/Lord Scurvy/Friar Pork/Little John)

Lassie and the Spirit of Thunder Island (11 November 1972)
Directed by: Hal Sutherland
Filmation Associates, Lassie Television
Produced by: Norm Prescott, Lou Scheimer
Music by: Doug Goodwin
Voices: Lassie (Lassie); Ted Knight (narrator/Ben Turner); Jane Webb (Laura Turner); Keith Sutherland (Jackie Turner); Hal Harvey Lane Scheimer] (Ben Turner Jr/Gene Fox)

Gidget Makes the Wrong Connection (18 November 1972)
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Filmation Associates, Hanna-Barbera Productions
Executive Producers: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Produced by: Iwao Takamoto
Music by: Hoyt Curtin
Voices: Kathy Gori (Frances ‘Gidget' Lawrence); Denny Evans (Rink/Steve); Don Messick (Killer/Gorgeous Cat/Captain Parker/Radio); Mike Road (Ralph Hightower/R.C. Man); Bob Hastings (Bull/Captain Shad); Virginia Gregg (Barbara Hightower); David L. Lander (Jud)

The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park (25 November 1972)
Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Filmation Associates, Hanna-Barbera Productions
Produced by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Associate Producer: Lew Marshall
Story: Woody King Heywood Kling]
Music by: Doug Goodwin
Voices: Daws Butler (Bingo/Frog/Octopus); Joan Gerber (Witch); Allan Melvin (Drooper); Howard Morris (Hocus/Pocus); Michele Tobin (Susie); Paul Winchell (Fleegle/Tree)

Tabitha and Adam Meet the Clown Family (2 December 1972)
Directed by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Filmation Associates. Hanna-Barbera Productions
Produced by: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Music by: Hoyt Curtin
Voices: Gene Andrusco (Ernie); Cindy Eilbacher (Tabitha Stephens); Pat Harrington Jr (Hi-Rise/first cyclone); Don Messick (second cyclone/trumpet); Michael Morgan (Adam Stephens/Scooter); Shawn Schepps (Julie); Hal Smith (Muscles/Boris/third cyclone); John Stephenson (Max/Glenn/Yancy); Judy Strangis (Sue); Janet Waldo (Marybell/Georgia); Lennie Weinrib (Big Louie/Count Krumley/Mr McGuffin); Frank Welker (Mike); Paul Winchell (Ronk/Mr McGurk/Haji/ducks/railroad conductor)

and Meet the (1972)
Directed by: Hal Sutherland
Filmation Associates, Warner Bros. Television
Produced by: Norm Prescott, Lou Scheimer
Written by: Chuck Menville, Len Janson
Music by: Yvette Blais Ray Ellis], Jeff Michael Norm Prescott]
Voices: Mel Blanc (Daffy Duck/Porky Pig/Elmer Fudd/Yosemite Sam/Tweety Pie/Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote/Pepe LePew/Foghorn Leghorn/Sylvester/Charlie Dog); Larry Storch (Count Tom Dracula/The Phantom); Howard Morris (Franklin ‘Frankie' Frankenstein/Wolfgang ‘Wolfie' Wolfman/Orville/Mummy); Joanne Louise Jane Webb] (Hagatha/Petunia Pig)
The Groovie Goolies try to prevent the evil Phantom of the Flickers from destroying “every frame of film Daffy Duck and his friends ever made”.
See also Groovy Goolies (1970-1971)

The Red Baron (9 December 1972)
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr
Filmation Associates, Rankin/Bass Productions, Videocraft International
Produced by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr
Associate Producer: Mary Alice Dwyer
Written by: Leonard Starr
Music by: Maury Laws
Voices: Allen Swift; Bob McFadden; Rhoda Mann; Bradley Bolke

Luvcast U.S.A. (6 January 1973)
Directed by: Robert Balser
DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, Filmation Associates
Produced by: David H. DePatie, Friz Freleng
Music by: Doug Goodwin
Voices: Dick Whittington (deejay)

Lost in Space (8 September 1973)
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Filmation Associates, Hanna-Barbera Productions
Executive Producers: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Produced by: Zoran Janjic, Iwao Takamoto
Associate Producer: Art Scott
Story: Fred Freiberger
Music by: Hoyt Curtin
Voices: Sherry Alberoni (Deanna Carmichael); Michael Bell (Craig Robinson/Tyrano guard); Jonathan Harris (Dr Zachary Smith); Ralph James (Tyrano twin two); Don Messick (the robot/Brack/narrator); Sidney Miller (Lar/Tyrano twin one); Vincent Van Patten (Linc Robinson)

The Mini-Munsters (27 Octber 1973)
Directed by: Gerard Baldwin
Filmation Associates, Fred Calvert Productions, Universal Television
Developed by: Norm Liebmann, Ed Haas
Format: Al Burns, Chris Hayward
Executive Producer: Fred Calvert
Produced by: Fred Calvert
Associate Producers: Clifford Alsberg, Janis Fierstien Janis Diamond]
Written by: Arthur Alsberg, Don Nelson
Music by: Steve Zuckerman
Voices: Richard Long (Herman Munster); Al Lewis (Grandpa Munster); Cynthia Adler (Lily Munster); Stuart Getz (Eddie Munster); Bobby Diamond; Henry Gibson (Mr Grundy); Arnold Stang; Jack DeLeon; Bob Arbogast; Ron Feinberg; Paul Shively

Nanny and the Professor and the Phantom Circus (17 November 1973)
Filmation Associates, Fred Calvert Productions
Written by: Arthur Alsberg, Don Nelson
Produced by: Fred Calvert
Music by: Doug Goodwin
Voices: Juliet Mills (Nanny); Richard Long (Professor Harold Everett); David Doremus (Hal Everett); Kim Richards (Prudence Everett); Trent Lehman (Butch Everett); Joan Gerber (Aunt Henrietta); Thurl Ravenscroft (Waldo); Walker Edmiston (Zambini); Paul Shively (Lazlo); Dave Ketchum (Arturo)

That Girl in Wonderland (13 January 1974)
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr
Filmation Associates, Rankin/Bass Productions
Produced by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr
Associate Producer: Basil Cox
Written by: Stu Hample
Based on the Novels and Stories: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum; Little Snow-White by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm; Cendrillon by Charles Perrault; The Story of the Three Bears by Robert Southey
Music by: Jules Bass, Maury Laws
Voices: Marlo Thomas (Anne Marie); Patricia Bright; Dick Heymeyer; Rhoda Mann; Ted Schwartz

Sequel
The New Saturday Superstar Movie (1973-1974)

References

Books

  • Dracula in Visual Media: Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921-2010 by John Edgar Browning and Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart pp.18 (Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovy Ghoulies, The Mad, Mad, Mad Monsters, Bunnicula the Vampire Rabbit)
  • The Essential Monster Movie Guide by Stephen Jones p.27 – credits, note