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Frankenstein Jr. & The Impossibles: The Complete Series (2 Discs) (1966)

Voice: Ted Cassidy , Dick Beals  |  NR |  DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Voice: Ted Cassidy, Dick Beals, John Stephenson, Don Messick, Paul Frees
  • Producers: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: H-B
  • DVD Release Date: July 8, 2011
  • Run Time: 383 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004ZRGSDM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,613 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles is one half-hour packed with the adventures of two of the most unusual animation creations of the legendary Hanna-Barbera studio. Buzz Conroy is a heroic boy-genius who builds the powerful robot Frankenstein Jr. When the Ghastly Genie, the Junk Man and other evildoers get up to their old tricks, "Frankie" and his young creator crank into action. The crime fighting coalition continues with the Impossibles, a group of superheroes disguised as a beatnik rock group. At the direction of "Big D," Multi Man, Coil Man and Fluid Man make hot-rockin' musical justice thwarting thieves and corralling crooks with their transformative powers. All-family classic cartoon fun isn't just possible - it's guaranteed with this 2-Disc, 18-Episode Collection.

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frankenstein Jr & The Impossibles August 8, 2011
When I was a kid, Saturday mornings was a holiday for kids,especially after a hard week at school. Animation (with such shows as (Jonny Quest - The Complete First Season, Space Ghost and Dino Boy: The Complete Series, Ruby-Spears Superman, and The Best of the New Scooby-Doo Movies ) and live action fare as (The Monkees: Season 1 and H.R. Pufnstuf - The Complete Series) ruled tha airwaves on Saturday mornings. It was a time when Children's fare were on all three networks (ABC, NBC and CBS)..and there was NO cartoon Network or Cable networks.

One show, in my opinion, that did not last long, but I enjoyed a lot was Frankenstein Jr & The Impossibles. Each ahow were three separate cartoon adventures in 30 minute format...usually two Frankenstein Jr cartoons and an Impossibles cartoon sandwiched inberween.

Frankenstein Jr was a cartoon similar to Johny Socko, a live action Japanese import which a boy and his giant robot who fought crime. With the voice of Ted (Lurch from the Addams Family) Cassidy as the robot, this show was one notch lowered than Jonny Quest and one Notch higher than Scooby Doo. Buzz Conroy and Frankie fought crime just like Johnny Socko did..and I was more entertained by this than Socko. It was fun show to watch.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely done. May 31, 2011
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I bought this one a few weeks ago off the wbstore. Having my doubts it was not a rip off from some tv station; I was extremely pleased that it is not. Fairly well put together although I would have enjoyed more menu/episode control (it plays as the show originally aired, first Impossibles episode then a Frankenstein Jr. then the second Impossibles), oh then repeat. This being said I was pleasantly surprised. Now I always liked the Impossibles so please take that into account when you decide if you want this one. I give the shows 10 of 10, and the recording 10 of 10. If you liked Franky and the Impossibles before you will like them now, and I give this release the full 5 stars for both the shows as well as the DVD release.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Alakazoom & Rally-Ho! November 9, 2011
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Isn't this great? Thanks to the concept of video on demand, all us Sixties kids (and younger converts) can enjoy the favorite toons of our youth in a compact format. True, the picture quality is variable, but it's still better than most of the recorded-off-TV copies we've had to make do with. The freaky fun of these shows still shines through, from the tongue-in-cheek heroics of Buzz and Franky to the demented spoofery of the Impossibles. Full marks to the great voice work by Paul Frees, Ted Cassidy, Dick Beals, etc; Alex Toth's inventive designs; and, as always, Hoyt Curtin's music.

The only real flaw in this set is the extremely uninformative menu, which uses episode numbers (1A, 1B, etc.) instead of titles. I don't get the point of that, since it makes it 'impossible' to zero in on your favorites. To get around this, I sat down and went through both DVD's, making my own episode guide; if any of my fellow Hanna-Barberians would like to make use of it, I am posting it in the 'Comments' section of this review.

This is just a minor caveat, though; it's a wonderful collection!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Old Series ! March 22, 2012
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I was a little more than hesitant to buy the DVD , but it had been so many years since I'd seen Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles , that I thought I'd take a chance . Being that the DVD was a DVD-R , I wasn't sure how it would play in my DVD player ... but I'm really happy with the results ! The picture has great quality to it and I've had no problems with it in my player .

Plus , the series is so much fun ! I even find myself laughing at all the corny jokes . And it beats the heck out of most of the cartoons that currently play on Cartoon Network !
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5.0 out of 5 stars happy childhood memories June 19, 2014
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Loved this show as a kid. Watching the series reminded me of my childhood.
Although, watching it and comparing to today's cartoons, the dialog is simple in comparison to today's cartoons I watch w/ my sons today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More H-B superheroes but in cartoon style April 3, 2014
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The Impossibles, wish they could have met Kim Possible, and Frankenstein Jr. as two for one for each half hour. Nice word play and bizarre villains compliment the music and sound effects.

Nice background on the conceptions of the three Impossibles and Frankenstein Jr. who was voiced by Ted Cassidy who was busy working for both Gene Roddenberry and Hanna-Barbera in the 1960's.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Sixties Color. April 1, 2014
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The sixties were the silver age of animation. The early Hanna-Barbara cartoons were representive of this.

Combining the Beatles fad and superheroes, this three some of heroes: Multi-Man, Fluid Man, and Coil Man fight evil each week (two segments per episodes). Usually taking the shape of a rather typical supervillain who either wants to rob banks or take over the world. Granted this gets routine, but do supervillains act any other way.

Alongside the Impossibles and sharing the middle segment is Frankeinstein Jr. A huge superhero robot (voiced by Addam's Family Ted Cassidy's Lurch) created by Professor Conroy to assist his son, Buzz in fighting crime and evil doers.

Outside of the outlandish, colorful animation; the best thing about the series is the great voice talent. Dick Beals, Paul Frees (who does the opening narration), Don Messick, John Stephenson. The best of the best.

There isn't a great deal of character development in this series. But it does have a great theme song, some great gags, and some really awesome voice talent. Did I mention it's colorful?

Just after this came out on DVD, Depatie-Frelings' Secret Six came out on digital. Now if only Mighty Mouse and the Might Heroes could make it out.

Fun series for kids and for fans of the sixties.

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4.0 out of 5 stars MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
FRANKENSTEIN JR. & THE IMPOSSIBLES-THE COMPLETE SERIES: One of limited animation pioneer HANNA-BARBERA's earliest forays into sci-fi super heroes, in spite of the title,... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jukebox Dave
5.0 out of 5 stars cartoon
My husband really enjoyed this series as a child and he got a kick out of seeing it again. It is so different from todays cartoons that are very sophisticated and more realistic. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Emoded
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like when I was a kid
I bought this for my husband. The disk is in good shape and the shows bring back great childhood memories.
Published 13 months ago by DJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Old School!
Love it! Took me back to my youth with the creativity that was the gold standard for those times. Awesome!
Published 13 months ago by Timothy Sharp
5.0 out of 5 stars Plain and simple.
This series was plain and simply put, GREAT! Heroes versus villains is all we need people. Not Heroes versus Heroes. Were have all the great villains gone?
Published 14 months ago by Bryant Edgerton
5.0 out of 5 stars Frankinstien Jr & the impossibles
It's good !! Now I got to get Shazzan complet dics. Want to collect the 60's cartoons. Tryn to share the 60's ( lol )
Published 14 months ago by Deleon White
5.0 out of 5 stars "WHAT'S UP BUZZ??"
GREAT HANNA BARBERA TOON FROM 1966 THAT STILL ROCKS TODAY!SIMPLE STORIES THAT WRAP UP
PRETTY QUICK(ABOUT 8 MINUTES) CONCERNING FRANKENSTEIN JR. Read more
Published 15 months ago by MOONMAN
5.0 out of 5 stars who says Naostalgia isn't what it was....
Everything about this dvd collction is as promised... high quality image of the original shows... I will admit the constructs for the stories are very dated and simplistic but it... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mike Hutchinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Saturday mornings!!
I loved these cartoon as a little kid. I always tried to watch Hanna-Barbera cartoons. The quality is fine and I am sure that you will not be disappointed if you get it.
Published 18 months ago by Alberto Melendez
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock & roll superheroes from the mid-60s
This series is just as I remember it...it came along the same year The Monkees hit prime time. Lots of delightfuilly supoerheroes and spy spoofs were on Saturday morning back then... Read more
Published 18 months ago by T. LeBaron
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