Emergency +4

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Emergency +4
Genre adventure cartoon
Created by Harold Jack Bloom
R. A. Cinader
(live-action basis program)
Developed by Fred Calvert Productions
Presented by Fred Calvert Productions
Voices of Randolph Mantooth
Kevin Tighe
Theme music composer Sound Track Music Company
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2 (reruns in 1975-76)
No. of episodes 23
Production
Producer(s) Fred Calvert
Running time 30 min.
Production company(s) Fred Calvert Productions
Mark VII Limited
Universal Television
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original network NBC
Original release September 8, 1973 (1973-09-08) – 1975
(reruns until 4 September 1976)
Chronology
Related shows Emergency!

Emergency +4 is an American animated television series based on the live action prime-time series Emergency!

Broadcast run[edit]

The series began on NBC's Saturday morning schedule on September 8, 1973 and ran twenty-three 30-minute episodes over two seasons. It remained on the network until September 4, 1976 through re-runs.

Casting[edit]

Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe provided the character voices for their respective Emergency! paramedic characters of John Roderick Gage and Roy DeSoto. (See below for other character voice providers.)

Format[edit]

Each episode of the adventure series revolved around the Paramedical Rescue Service. The "+4" of the series title referred to the four children who joined the paramedics in each episode's rescue activities.

Production[edit]

Universal Studios outsourced the animation to Fred Calvert Productions because, at the time, it did not have its own animation division. Universal Animation Studios was subsequently organized to manage its parent company's rights to this series, along with other animated properties in the NBCUniversal catalog that were produced outside either UAS or its predecessor company, Walter Lantz Productions, in addition to works from both of those companies.

Home video availablilty[edit]

NBCUniversal, Universal Studios, and Universal Animation Studios were not known to have made Emergency +4 available on home video in any format—video-cassette, DVD, Blu-ray, or even on-line stream or download—as of late September 2015.

Cast[edit]

Episode list[edit]

Season 1 (1973)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Desert Storm" TBA TBA 8 September 1973 (8 September 1973)
2 2 "Danger at Fantasy Park" TBA TBA 15 September 1973 (15 September 1973)
3 3 "The Circus Story" TBA TBA 22 September 1973 (22 September 1973)
4 4 "Sunken Plane" TBA TBA 29 September 1973 (29 September 1973)
5 5 "River of Peril" TBA TBA 6 October 1973 (6 October 1973)
6 6 "Fire at Sea" TBA TBA 13 October 1973 (13 October 1973)
7 7 "Tsunami" TBA TBA 20 October 1973 (20 October 1973)
8 8 "Brushfire" TBA TBA 27 October 1973 (27 October 1973)
9 9 "Oil's Well" TBA TBA 3 November 1973 (3 November 1973)
10 10 "Winter Nightmare" TBA TBA 10 November 1973 (10 November 1973)
11 11 "Cry Wolf" TBA TBA 17 November 1973 (17 November 1973)

Season 2 (1974)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
12 1 "Bicycle Thieves" TBA TBA 14 September 1974 (14 September 1974)
13 2 "S.O.S. Help Us!" TBA TBA 21 September 1974 (21 September 1974)
14 3 "King of the Mountain" TBA TBA 28 September 1974 (28 September 1974)
15 4 "Stuntman" TBA TBA 5 October 1974 (5 October 1974)
16 5 "Odyssey I" TBA TBA 12 October 1974 (12 October 1974)
17 6 "Odyssey II" TBA TBA 19 October 1974 (19 October 1974)
18 7 "Out of the Blue" TBA TBA 26 October 1974 (26 October 1974)
19 8 "Afterburner" TBA TBA 2 November 1974 (2 November 1974)
20 9 "Wheels of Fire" TBA TBA 9 November 1974 (9 November 1974)
21 10 "Ghost of Billy Silver" TBA TBA 16 November 1974 (16 November 1974)
22 11 "The Old Crox" TBA TBA 23 November 1974 (23 November 1974)
23 12 "Blast Off" TBA TBA 30 November 1974 (30 November 1974)

Credits[edit]

Season 1

  • Produced and Directed by Fred Calvert
  • Starring the Voices of Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe, with Donald Fullilove, Peter Haas, David Jolliffe, Sarah Kennedy
  • Associate Producer: Clifford Alsberg
  • Created by Harold Jack Bloom, R.A. Cinader
  • Stories by Joel Kane, Carol Henning, David & Susan Dworski, Peter Dixon, Joe Bonaduce, Norman Maurer, Fred Freiberger, Michael Donovan
  • Storyboard Director: Jan Green
  • Storyboards: Bill Perez, Joe Bruno, Corny Cole
  • Story Editors: Harriet Foster, Janis Fierstein
  • Animation Director: Ray Patterson
  • Animation: Edwin Aardal, Joan Drake, Daniel De La Vega, Shannon Lee Dyer, Robert Goe, Fred Hellmich, Robert Maxfield, Ambrozi Paliwoda, Morey Reden, Allen Wilzbach
  • Production Designer: Don Jurwich
  • Layout: Ray Aragon, Dale Barnhart, Kimie Calvert, Norm Gottfredson, Paul Gruwell, Alex Ignatiev, Michael Moss, James Mueller, Michael O'Mara, Norly Paat, Joel Seibel, Tony Sgroi, Craig Spaulding, Grace Stanzell, Al Wilson, Zygamond Jablecki
  • Background Stylist: Walt Peregoy
  • Background: Daniela Bielecka, Linda Langmade, Carolyn Lim, Cathy Patrick, Don Schweikert, Donald Watson
  • Production Coordinator: Paul Shively
  • Music by Sound Track Music Company
  • Editing: Bill Shippey, Peter Aries
  • Ink and Paint Supervisor: Pat Jencks
  • Checking Supervisor: Jan Cornell
  • Scene Coordinator: Rollie Greenwood
  • Xerox Supervisor: Ralph Coffman
  • Camera: Animation Camera Services, Inc.
  • Sound Engineering: Tom Rees, Valentine Recording
  • Production Assistants: Vanessa O'Meara, Carolyn Rosales
  • Fred Calvert Productions in association with Mark VII Limited and Universal Studios

Season 2

  • Executive Producers: Fred Calvert, Michael Jaffe
  • Produced and Directed by Fred Calvert
  • Associate Producer: Janis Fierstein
  • Created by Harold Jack Bloom, R.A. Cinader
  • Starring the Voices of Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe, with Donald Fullilove, Peter Haas, Sarah Kennedy, Bobby Diamond, Richard Paul, Jack DeLeon, Casey Kasem
  • Story Editors: Harriet Foster, Janis Fierstein
  • Art Director: Kimie Calvert
  • Storyboard/Layout: Gerard Baldwin, Gordon Bellamy, Norly Paat, Michael O'Mara, Roy Wilson, Bill Perez
  • Animation: Shannon Lee Dyer, Edwin Aardal, Ed DeMattia, Fred Hellmich, Don Schloat, Allen Wilzbach
  • Background Stylist: Walt Peregoy
  • Background: Daniela Bielecka, Cathy Patrick, Don Schweikert, Donald Watson
  • Music by Sound Track Music Company
  • Editing: Bill Shippey, Peter Aries
  • Production Coordinator: Don Schloat
  • Scene Coordinator: Rollie Greenwood
  • Ink and Paint Supervisor: Laurie Curran
  • Xerox Supervisor: Ralph Coffman
  • Camera: Animation Camera Services, Inc.
  • Voice Track: Larrabee Sound
  • Fred Calvert Productions in association with Mark VII Limited and Universal Studios

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