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Challenge of the Super Friends: Season 1

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4.5 out of 5 stars 127 customer reviews

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Challenge of the Super Friends: The First Season (DVD)

This exciting animated series features the adventures of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman with their teenage friends Wendy and Marvin.

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Challenge of the Super Friends is the ultimate animated all-star contest of good versus evil. The original Super Friends (running from 1973 to 1977--Wonder Twins and Gleek anyone??) was made up of the greatest DC Comics superheroes fighting together to uphold justice for all mankind. Overall, it was a pretty good show, but getting stale very fast. In 1978, the superhero animation bar was raised high when the first (and only) season of Challenge of the Super Friends hit the Saturday morning circuit. Immediately these 16 episodes made up the best that Super Friends had to offer for one reason alone: the creation of the Legion of Doom, banding together the 13 most sinister villains of all-time from remote galaxies. Led by the sinister genius of Lex Luthor, the Legion of Doom was dedicated to take over the universe, and only the Super Friends, led by Superman, Wonder Woman and the Dynamic Duo, dared to challenge this intergalactic threat and bring them to justice.

There is no denying that animated superhero shows have come a long way since Super Friends. The Challenge of the Super Friends is very '70s in presentation, riddled with inconsistencies and drawing mistakes, and allowing heroes to fly even if they couldn't fly in the comics. However, there is no denying the staying power of the stories, its concept, the superheroes/villains pairing and its overall charm. Included in this set are a couple of nice features, particularly the superheroes/villains biographies, each with their own mini-video. There is also a good, brief documentary of today's comic book and TV show creators reflecting on their impressions of Challenge of the Super Friends and its influence on their careers. If you want to take a trip down memory lane to the Hall of Justice or the swamps of the Hall of Doom, you will not be disappointed by this set. --Rob Bracco


Special features

Documentary: "Saturday, Sleeping Bags & Super Friends" RetrospectiveDocumentary: "Saturday, Sleeping Bags & Super Friends" RetrospectiveDocumentary: "Saturday, Sleeping Bags & Super Friends" Retrospective

Product details

  • Actors: Jack Angel, Marlene Aragon, Michael Bell, Bill Callaway, Ted Cassidy
  • Producers: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: WarnerBrothers
  • DVD Release Date: June 20, 2006
  • Run Time: 347 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 127 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00023E88U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,491 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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