Hanna–Barbera's World of Super Adventure

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Hanna-Barbera's World of Super Adventure
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Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 129
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Worldvision Enterprises
Release
Original network First-run syndication
Original release 1978 – 1984
Chronology
Preceded by Fred Flintstone and Friends
Followed by The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera

Hanna–Barbera's World of Super Adventure is a 30-minute animated anthology wheel series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions which was broadcast in first-run syndication from 1978 to 1984.

Overview[edit]

The series was similar in scope to Hanna-Barbera's 1977–78 syndicated rerun anthology, Fred Flintstone and Friends. It was packaged together by Hanna-Barbera Productions and featured a combination of the following seven Hanna-Barbera action-adventure Saturday morning animated series that were originally broadcast by the various networks from 1966 to 1970:

In October 1992, the series was renamed Super Adventures when it was part of the debut schedule of the then-new Cartoon Network, updated with a new intro. It ran half-hour and two-hour shows on weekdays and weekends from 1992 to 1996. Finally, in the spring of 1998, Boomerang, Cartoon Network's sister channel, revamped the format again which was now a one-hour show on Sundays 8:00–9:00 a.m., but just featured the original episodes of Space Ghost and Dino Boy, Shazzan, Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor, The Herculoids and Fantastic Four.

Space Stars was a new updated version of this packaged series that ran on NBC 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.

Opening narration[edit]

The opening title narration for each episode provided by Stanley Jones consists of the following:

Hanna–Barbera's World of Super Adventure featuring the most fantastic collection of spectacular super heroic stars ever assembled! They will take you on adventures in space, meeting strange creatures, to exotic lands and fantastic flights of fancy, to jungle planets and mysterious invaders, to prehistoric times and super forces, to honored and winged avengers, to giant, terrifying creatures against primitive power. In space, land, sea and air, it's a variety of stars – mighty, musical, athletic, extraordinary – from funtastic to the fantastic where amazing weapons, men and robots meet in combat in the far-out reaches of the universe. Dedicated to protecting the peace, these fantastic heroes defend the weak, right the wrong and battle against the forces of evil everywhere. And now it's take-off time for the gathering of the greatest – Hanna–Barbera's World of Super Adventure!

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