Mission: Magic! - The Complete Series
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Top Customer Reviews
Before Springfield became famous as an international rock star, or starred on General Hospital, he did a stint for Filmation back in 1973. Jumping on the popularity of films like 'Wizard of Oz,' 'Alice in Wonderland,' and 'The Yellow Submarine,' the premise dealt with Rick being sort of a monitor of dimensional worlds beyond our own.
The ingenuine part was his 'agents' so to speak (since he contacted them via a grammaphone): a class of high school students belonging to The Adventurers' Club, and a teacher known as Miss Tickle. Whenever Rick contacted the group, Miss Tickle would revive her familiar statue of Tut-Tut to conjure forth a door on a blackboard (How many fans recall as kids drawing on chalkboards, in hopes to open the magic door?), which became a doorway to fantastic lands and realms.
The stories were rather simplistic but fun, basically Rick would discover a problem in his dimensional travels, contact Miss Tickle and the group, and they go and attempt in solving the problems.
Considering this was 1970s Saturday Morning TV, Miss Tickle rarely used her magic to hurt anyone, nor did anyone actually get hurt. For instance, in '2600 AD', Rick ends up getting 'stunned' while fending off robots, while in another episode, he gets knocked out while under a spell.
The show was rather great and actually once crossed over into 'The Brady Kids' when Wilmer (magic mynah bird) borrows Tut-Tut to access the magic door and accidentally transforms the familiar (cat) into a bird.Read more ›
Incredibly innovative sci-fi fantasy plots well animated by Filmation in the early 1970s. Miss Tickle (pun on "mystical") leads an animated Rick Springfield and her students on adventures into fantasy lands and alternate realms.
Amazon also still has copies of the Mission Magic CD with the songs from the show, if you're interested.
This one will be money well spent, and great kid-friendly material too.
The characters in the show were:
Rick Springfield - This legendary singer used a gramophone to get in contact with the Adventurer's Club to give them missions in magical lands to solve mysteries. Rick has a pet owl called Ptolemy. Rick has a song he sings in almost every episode of the series.
Miss Tickle - The teacher in charge of the Adventurer's Club who had magical powers and a magical cat called Tut-Tut who is a stone statue of ancient lore that becomes a real cat. Miss Tickle uses school supplies like chalk, keys and erasers as magical items, and has a magical purse that when a knob is turned, makes the Adventurer's Club members fly.
Carol - A blonde girl who is infatuated with Rick Springfield.
Harve - A chubby kid with glasses who always lands on his rump unlike everyone else who lands on their feet when they are flying to a mission. Harve is afraid of heights and thinks he can do anything.
Socks - Wears a hat that looks like Dr. Seuss' Cat in the Hat.
Vinnie - Messes up his speech all the time
Franklin - Black student who always talks about how he doesn't like how tall he is.
Kim - Asian girl who seems to be the most level headed of the group.
Principal Samuels - Only in a couple of episodes but loves to tell tall tales.Read more ›
The cartoon show was about a group of junior high school(now known as either middle or preparatory school)kids, who called themselves "The Adventurers Club", that were lead by a teacher named Miss Tickle(a play on the word mystical)who was a very magical teacher who used her magic at times whenever the kids would meet every week after school let out. After summoning her cat named "Tut-Tut" by saying "Oh, Tut-Tut, cat of ancient lore. 'Tis time to draw the magic door." When the door was drawn on the blackboard, the door would open and whisk the kids, Miss Tickle and "Tut-Tut" into the realm beyond the black board to meet up with Rick Springfield and his sidekick, a blue owl named Ptolemy, in the realm. The kids and Rick would embark on many adventures in the realm and also would meet and learn about important historical figures in the process. They would also at times meet up against an evil force, such as a supposed wizard named Modran and his three midget sidekicks or a giant lady who hated anything to do with magic, especially when her magic was outdone by Miss Tickle's magic or when a nemesis named Dr.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Rick Springfield.....isn't that an automatic 5 stars right there???
Great animated cartoon, even fun watching now! I love these old Filmation cartoons!
Got the other day and very happy to get this. Only thing was no slipcover. But still happy to get this dvd. Thank you for the fast shipping.Published 17 months ago by Tony Cruz
One of my favourite shows when I was a kid and it still does the magic for me today. All the songs are great! Read morePublished 17 months ago by Stuart Irwin
I enjouyed this early '70s Sat. morning show. The story and characters are more geared for a younger audience, but adults may enjoy it with their kids & there's the usual... Read morePublished 20 months ago by nicefunguy
This dvd will teach children good values and learn about them through music and a geat guy, Rick Springfield. GreatPublished on October 10, 2013 by sweetlady1012
I remember this from the early mid 70's, glad to see it available! It brings back so many great cartoon moments!!!!Published on May 24, 2013 by phantomwriter