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Shazzan: The Complete Series (1967)

Barney Phillips , Janet Waldo , Joseph Barbera , William Hanna  |  NR |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Barney Phillips, Janet Waldo, Jerry Dexter, Don Messick, Paul Frees
  • Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
  • Writers: Bill Lutz, Sloan Nibley, Walter Black
  • Producers: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Lewis Marshall, Victor O. Schipek
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Archive
  • DVD Release Date: May 3, 2012
  • Run Time: 389 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007RKFXWQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,369 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Shazzan: The Complete Series" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

When two adventurous, twin teenagers, Chuck and Nancy, recombine the halves of a mysterious ring, they are instantly transported to ancient Egypt...as masters of an all-powerful genie named Shazzan.

Now, with the help of the mighty Shazzan, the twins seek the wizard who lives "behind the beyond," the only person able to help them return home. But even as the teenagers pursue their quest, every evil sorcerer in the desert kingdom desires the twins' magic ring and will stop at nothing to gain the power it grants over Shazzan.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Alex Toth does the Arabian Nights! June 1, 2012
Format:DVD
I never watched "Shazzan" growing up, and that is saying something from a cartoon junky like me. I would watch pretty much anything animated. I watched all of the other Hanna Barbara shows; "The Herculoids," "Space Ghost," "Birdman," " Frankenstein Jr.," ... but not "Shazzan". I refused to watch it because I was a huge Captain Marvel fan, and the whole Shazam / Shazzan thing offended my sensibilities. (I was a true geek even as a kid, apparently).

Older and wiser now, I took the plunge and dove into this long-shunned Alex Toth production, and found an excellent, goofy, and surprisingly edgy late `60s cartoon.

The `60s and `70s wasn't exactly the greatest time for American cartoons. Budgets were tight, techniques were limited, and simplistic stories were recycled over and over again. "Shazzan" is no different, and repeats a basic magic item / unfulfilled quest scenario for all 36 episodes. Everything you need to know about the story is summed up in the preamble that runs before every episode:

"Inside a cave off the coast of Maine, Chuck and Nancy find a mysterious chest containing the halves of a strange ring. When joined the ring forms the word Shazzan and with this magical command they are transported back to the fabled land of the Arabian Nights. Here they meet their genie, Shazzan. Shazzan presents them Kaboobie a magical flying camel and gives Chuck a magic belt and rope. Shazzan will serve them whenever they call, but he cannot return them home until they deliver the ring to it's rightful owner. And thus begins their incredible journey."

Who is that rightful owner? The story never says. Just a macguffin to keep the plots churning. The saving grace for many of these `60s/'70s shows is design, humor, and imagination.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NOSTALGIC August 10, 2012
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VERY GOOD REPRODUCTION. GLAD TO SEE THAT PUT THESE OLD CARTOONS ON D V D. LONG WAIT BUT WELL WORTH IT.
BRINGS BACK SATURDAY MORNING MEMORIES
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5.0 out of 5 stars old movie fan June 25, 2013
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The Shazzan series along with Space Ghost and Dino Boy, Moby Dick and the Mighty Mightor, and Jonny Quest are for me the classics of Hanna- Barbera cartoons. They bring back the fun memories of childhood watching cartoons with friends and neighborhood kids. Each of us had our favorite characters, we knew their names, their talents, the story line as to how the characters started out on their journey and that they always were on the side of right. Even the music for these cartoons stirs up memories of what was going to come, excitement, adventure, using super skills and setting things back on the right road. Many times wrong choices were made by some of the characters, however there was always someone to help. It didn't end there because lessons were learned and a consequence always follows. I think that is what is missing in the Saturday morning cartoons today. I've seen some of the cartoon that children watch today and to me they are very scary and have no substance. The classic cartoons of Hanna-Barbera have a timeless quality.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Different Villain Each Episode June 8, 2012
By PWB Esq
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Shazzan is a great Hanna-Barbera cartoon. Unlike many, but not all, of Hanna-Barbera cartoons, each episode of Shazzan was new and fresh - there was a new villain each episode. That helped keep this series fresh, and the kiddies (and adults) interested. Series like "The Perils of Pauline Pitstop," for example, had the same villain each week, to wit, the Hooded Claw. And although a couple of villains had recurring roles, it was basically a new episode each week with Shazzan, Chuch, Nancy and Kabubie (sp?).

The animation, as other reviewers have noted, was typical high quality from Hanna-Barbera. Hanna-Barbera was prolific in the field of of animation - I'm glad Shazzan was among their cartoon repertoire. Hope you enjoy it!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shazzan August 23, 2012
By APP
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Wonderful to relive Saturday morning cartoons. Takes me back to a time where happiness was the only emotion. Hanna Barbera at their best
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MEMORIES!! June 7, 2012
By Steven
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Shazzan was one of my all time favorite cartoons as a child, and I have been waiting patiently for the series to be put out on DVD. As with all of Hanna Barbera cartoons, the animation quality and characters are excellent. I'm slowly building up my Hanna Barbera collection, and I'm very glad to be able to add this one to it. If you are a fan of Hanna Barbera, then this is a series that you absolutely need to have in your collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still as good as it was in the 1960s April 6, 2014
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Use to watch Shazzan as well as many of the other great Hanna-Barbara Shows on Saturday morning. Still fun to watch the adventures and become that little kid once again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice to see this great series on DVD April 4, 2014
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Great series to see on DVD, but there's is visible dirt and residue on the transfer. You would think that Hanna-Barbera and Turner would have remastered these and cleaned them up before release.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Adventures in another dimension of the Arabian Days and Nights
Chuck and Nancy--brother and sister find a chest in a hidden cave in Maine. In it are two rings that fit together forming a name "Shazzan! Read more
Published 17 days ago by Night-Gaunt
5.0 out of 5 stars shazzan is the man
the kids like it, a good old classic from way before there time that I watched as a little kid
Published 1 month ago by Shawn
4.0 out of 5 stars It's not Alex Toth's best work
I love the cartoons from this era, but Shazzan was not very good and the theme gets really old fairly rapidly. Read more
Published 2 months ago by John T. Zipple
5.0 out of 5 stars Way fun
Just as much fun to watch as I remembered as a kid would recommend to buy good price fast ship
Published 2 months ago by gregory d colegate
5.0 out of 5 stars Best non vulgar cartoon ever made.
Hanna Barbara cartoons were the best cartoons ever made. I was looking for years hoping to see them again. Artists made them so life like. Read more
Published 3 months ago by James Diaville
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Cartoon ever Made!
My 2nd Grade boys and girls alike love watching an episode as a reward in the classroom for completing a challenging task.
Published 3 months ago by Alvaro Francis Ampudia
5.0 out of 5 stars Ah, old Hanna-Barbera
I've wrote on all these old cartoons I've collected and it's great to have them, sure they didn't really have a plot like modern stories with an ending and real character growth... Read more
Published 7 months ago by K. Pring
5.0 out of 5 stars one's of hannas best series!
One of the best series ever made in history of comics in tv. You have to use your head for understanding, it's not passif!
Published 9 months ago by Frederico da Camara Nery
3.0 out of 5 stars Introducing the all-powerful Shazzan!
I'll be perfectly honest here: I only bought the series so that I could show people how obnoxious it was for characters to get into trouble, and then have some huge, omnipotent,... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Alex Dame
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS CARTOON!!!
I REALLY LOVE THIS CARTOON BECAUSE I REMEMBER THIS CARTOON WHEN I WAS A KID! IT ALWAYS COMES ON SATURDAY MORNING! Read more
Published 10 months ago by RWA
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