Hanna–Barbera's World of Super Adventure

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Hanna–Barbera's World of Super Adventure
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Country of origin United States
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Broadcast
Original channel NBC (on its owned-and-operated stations)
First-run syndication
Original run 1980  – 1984

Hanna–Barbera's World of Super Adventure is an American animated anthology wheel series that had an original half-hour broadcast run on both NBC's owned-and-operated stations and in broadcast syndication from 1980 to 1984 on Saturday mornings, Sunday mornings and weekdays in all. Packaged together and backed by Hanna-Barbera Productions, it was a re-run "package" combination of several different Hanna-Barbera action-adventure cartoon series that originally ran from 1966 to 1970. These cartoons consisted of Birdman and the Galaxy Trio, Space Ghost and Dino Boy, Fantastic Four, Moby Dick and the Mighty Mightor, Herculoids, Shazzan and Frankenstein, Jr. and The Impossibles.

In each of the four seasons it was aired, viewers could get a new show depending on their respective geographic location. Eventually, Hanna Barbera's World of Super Adventure went into syndication at that same time. Later in October 1992, the series was renamed to just "Super Adventures" and updated with a new intro and aired on Cartoon Network. It ran half-hour and two-hour shows on weekdays and weekends. Finally, in the Spring of 1998, Boomerang on the Cartoon Network, revamped the format again, which was now a one hour show, playing on Sundays 8:00-9:00 AM, but just featured the original episodes of Space Ghost and Dino Boy, Shazzan, Moby Dick and The Mighty Mightor, The Herculoids, and The Fantastic Four.

Space Stars was a new updated version of this packaged series that ran from 1981 to 1982 which showcased new episodes of Space Ghost and the Herculoids as well as the new shows Teen Force and Astro and the Space Mutts. It never reached the level of popularity as Super Adventures and was canceled after only one season.

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