Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Herculoids(1967) - complete animated series/

One of my fondest childhood memories growing up as a pre-teen was watching Saturday morning cartoons. Space Ghost(1966), Frankenstein Jr.(1966), Galaxy Trio(1967) & Birdman(1967). I have purchased nearly all of them on DVD from bros). My favorite of these '60's Hanna Barbera cartoon series is without a doubt THE HERCULOIDS, which originally aired on CBS in 1967. In this series a group of unique and powerful creatures live peacefully on their home planet of "Quasar", constantly forced to defend their home planet from hostile alien invaders and other mutant monstrosities. The creatures known as "The Herculoids" are:  1) Gloop and Gleep, a pair of living, shapeshifting, blob like creatures - 2) Tundro who resembles a rhinocerous-triceratops(dinosaur) hybrid and fires exploding energy rocks from its horn- 3) Igoo who is a giant ape possessing a body made of rock-Igoo is sheer brute force and finally 4) Zok, a winged dragon who can fire laser beams from its crystalline eyes.

Living with these fabulous creatures is Zandor, his wife Tara and their son Dorno. When 'The Herculoids" fight together they are essentially unbeatable in combat. This series is marvelous and is filled with imaginative and menacing alien villains as well as destructive and malevolent monsters all of who square off against our hero Herculoids. The character of "Zandor" is voiced by Mike Road, who also provided the audio of "Igoo" in this series.

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Herculoids, The: Complete Original Animated Series-Movies & TV: On Sale-WBshop Savings | Warner Bros.