Micro Ventures

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Micro Ventures
Genre Animation
Voices of Don Messick
Patsy Garrett
Tommy Cook
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 4
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Running time 4 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Taft Entertainment
Worldvision Enterprises
Release
Original network NBC
Original release November 9 – December 21, 1968

Micro Ventures is an educational animated series created by Hanna-Barbera Productions which originally aired as a 4-minute segment on The Banana Splits Adventure Hour. It ran for only four episodes from November 9, 1968 to December 21, 1968 on NBC.

Summary[edit]

In each episode, Professor Carter and his two teenage kids, Mike and Jill, use a shrinking machine to shrink themselves and their dune buggy to miniature size to explore and experience the world from the perspective of an insect.

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Episodes[edit]

# Title Air Date
1 "The Tiny Sea" November 9, 1968 (1968-11-09)
Professor Carter, Mike and Jill change to micro size near a pond so that they can get a closer look at a bullfrog, except a predacious hawk tails them.
2 "The Dangerous Desert" November 23, 1968 (1968-11-23)
Professor Carter, Mike and Jill change to micro size by a rocket wreckage in order to locate a minuscule microchip, but a Gila Monster stands in their way.
3 "The Backyard Jungle" December 7, 1968 (1968-12-07)
Professor Carter, Mike and Jill change to micro size in their backyard to help Jill with her entomology project. There is much danger on the journey, especially a cat.
4 "Exploring an Ant Colony" December 21, 1968 (1968-12-21)
Professor Carter, Mike and Jill change to micro size to observe an ant colony. Then an Amazon ant attack occurs.

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