The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park

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The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park
Poster of the movie The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park.jpg
GenreLive-action
Animation
Comedy
Adventure
Sci-fi
Written byHeywood Kling
Directed byWilliam Hanna
Joseph Barbera
StarringDaws Butler
Joan Gerber
Allan Melvin
Howard Morris
Michele Tobin
Janet Waldo
Barry Williams
Paul Winchell
Don Messick
Composer(s)Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s)English
Production
Producer(s)William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Editor(s)Warner E. Leighton
Running time1 hour
Production company(s)Hanna-Barbera Productions
DistributorTaft Broadcasting
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseNovember 25, 1972 (1972-11-25)
Chronology
Preceded byGidget Makes the Wrong Connection
Followed byTabitha and Adam and the Clown Family

The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park is a 1972 live-action/animated television film made by Hanna-Barbera featuring the characters from The Banana Splits television series. Mixing live action sequences shot at Kings Island amusement park in Cincinnati, Ohio with animation, the film follows the Banana Splits as they attempt to rescue a young girl who is kidnapped by a power-hungry witch.[1] Like many animated Hanna-Barbera productions of the 1970s, The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park contained an inferior laugh track created by the studio.[2]

Hocus Pocus Park was first broadcast as an episode on the weekly program The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie on November 25, 1972 and continued to air sporadically well into the 2000s, via cable networks Cartoon Network and Boomerang, both of which also aired reruns of its parent series.[3]

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