The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam!

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The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam!
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Captain Marvel in the Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam!
Country of originUnited States
Production
Executive producer(s)Norm Prescott
Lou Scheimer
Producer(s)Arthur H. Nadel
Production company(s)Filmation
DC Comics
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 12, 1981 (1981-09-12) – September 11, 1982 (1982-09-11)

The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam! is an NBC Saturday-morning cartoon produced by Filmation Studios in 1981.

Plot[edit]

This contained two segments

From time to time the characters of one show would appear in the other. Isis from The Secrets of Isis also made a guest appearance in animated form on Hero High.

The actors who voice the Hero High cartoon characters perform onstage as their characters each week in live-action song-of-the-week and comedy-sketch segments during the program.

The Hero High Singing Group:

  • Captain California: Lead Vocals
  • Glorious Gal: Keyboards/Organ, Background Vocals
  • Weatherman: Keyboards/Organ, Trumpet, Background Vocals
  • Misty Magic: Tambourine, Background Vocals
  • Dirty Trixie: Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
  • Rex Ruthless: Drums, Background Vocals
  • Punk Rock: Lead Guitar, Background Vocals

Episodes[edit]

Hero High[edit]

Shazam![edit]

Title Air date
1"Who's Who at the Zoo"September 12, 1981 (1981-09-12)
When some new animals arrive at the Fawcett City zoo, one of the gorillas soon recognized as Dr. Allirog, a talking super-intelligent animal that recently escaped from a cave, having been placed there by the Marvel Family. Allirog is intent on making sure that animals are the more dominant species. He captures Mary and Freddy, then Uncle Marvel, binding and gagging them all, and uses a device that increases Captain Marvel's powers meaning he cannot control them.
2"The Incredible Sinking City"September 19, 1981 (1981-09-19)
Mister Mind assembles an army of worms in a plot to take over Fawcett City.
3"Best Seller"September 26, 1981 (1981-09-26)
Billy and Mary's cousin Freckles Marvel comes to visit and brings Mary a book. That night, the Hiss-Men emerge from the book, capture Billy, Mary, and Freddy by binding and gagging them, and bring them to Ibac in prehistoric times. The three heroes are turned into Hiss-Men as part of the plot to take over pre-historic humanity.
4"Flight 601 Has Vanished"October 3, 1981 (1981-10-03)
A tornado ends up sending Mary Batson, Uncle Dudley, and Doctor Sivana into the Fourth Dimension as Billy and Freddy follow as well. Once there, they end up as playthings for a giant girl named Manga alongside any other creatures that ended up caught in the Dimension Transporter.
5"Black Adam's Return"October 10, 1981 (1981-10-10)
After a 5,000-year absence, Black Adam has returned to Earth with a plot to resurrect Princess Jemia. When the princess is destroyed, Black Adam captures Mary Marvel and flies off into outer space with Captain Marvel & Captain Marvel Jr in pursuit.
6"A Menacing Family Affair"October 17, 1981 (1981-10-17)
Doctor Sivana, Georgia Sivana, and Sivana Jr. end up meeting an alien who gives them an amulet that gives them superpowers equal to those of the Marvel Family. The Sivana Family calls out The Marvels for a battle royal.
7"Uncle Dudley's Wedding Day"October 24, 1981 (1981-10-24)
Aunt Minerva kidnaps Uncle Dudley who wants him to be her husband. It's up to the Marvel Family to save him. The Marvels are however bound and gagged by Minerva's henchmen after she sees their transformation and placed inside a machine which will make them Minerva's slaves.
8"A Little Something Extra"October 31, 1981 (1981-10-31)
A disguised Black Adam tosses Freddy a false news publication with the headlines stating, "Captain Marvel Vanishes!". Freddy, as Captain Marvel Jr., rushes the news to Mary to find Billy who might be in danger, assuming that whoever made the false publication knows their secret identity.
9"The Airport Caper"November 7, 1981 (1981-11-07)
Night Owl goes to the airport to steal some gold and two tiger cubs. When Mr. Tawny fails to retrieve them and ends up captured, it's up to the Marvel Family to save him and defeat Night Owl.
10"Mister Atom, the Smasher"November 14, 1981 (1981-11-14)
Mr. Atom plans to take over the world using robots he's created,but is stopped by both the marvels and uncle dudley's new invention: a strong remote control door opener that actually can control any mechanical device. Mr. Atom's then captured by the marvels using a powerful electromagnet located inside zap electronics,his hq.
11"The Circus Plot"November 21, 1981 (1981-11-21)
Doctor Sivana and Mister Mind create a magic grid that harnesses the power of the sun. Meanwhile, Mr. Tawny tries to audition to join Beauregard Jason's circus.
12"Star Master and the Solar Mirror"November 28, 1981 (1981-11-28)

An evil alien known as the Star Master threatens earth. When the Marvels confront him, he captures Mary and Junior. He then send an ultimatum to the United Nations: surrender Earth, or else he'll destroy it. The U.N. refuses to bow to his demand and plan to launch a rocket that can project a force field, but they need to know where he's planning to strike. Captain Marvel then goes to Hero High to enlist the aid of some of their students.

Note: This was the only episode to feature a crossover with the Hero High segment.

Cast[edit]

Hero High[edit]

Shazam![edit]

Reception[edit]

In 1982, The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam! was nominated for a Young Artist Award for "Best Children's Television Series," and Rebecca Perle won a Young Artist Award for "Best Young Actress in a Daytime Series."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Awards for The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam!". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 16 October 2008.

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