Space Kidettes/Young Samson (4 Discs)
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While some viewers may remember it from the first airing, many more probably caught the show on the USA Cartoon Express, which had a cornucopia of Hanna-Barbera cartoons until Ted Turner bought HB and started Cartoon Network, at which time he pulled them back to his own newly-formed stable, cutting off the richest supply for the USA channel. The decidedly odd pairing of the Space Kidettes with Young Samson is because that's how they were run on Cartoon Express from 1989- 1991.
Someone asked why Space Kidettes ran as part of the Go Go Gophers show in 1968, when the Gophers came through Total Television. I don't know exactly, but Space Kidettes was one of the Hanna-Barbera shows released in syndication, which means that instead of being part of a package like The Huckleberry Hound Show or The Quick Draw McGraw show, which tended to run three separate cartoons over a half hour (one main and two supporting), or a half hour single episode show like the Flintstones or The Jetsons, these brief episodes could be shown on any network that wanted them. At the time there were three networks, NBC, CBS, and ABC. Shows were owned by the ad agency, not the networks. But the networks had local affiliates which could show alternate programing.Read more ›
Very nice transfer.
Now if they would only release "The Fantastic Four" that Hanna-Barbera did in the middle 1960's.
Space Kidettes first aired in 1966 as a separate show; half of the episode content each week was made up of short toons such as Go Go Gophers, from a company called Total TV (best known for Underdog). In 1967, Young Samson replaced the Kidettes in the same time slot, but the short Total toons continued to be half the package. I can remember noticing how odd this arrangement seemed even as a kid, since H-B and Total had very different house styles.
I was never sure about the exact nature of this curious and brief 'partnership' between the two companies, and I haven't come across any research on it; if the ol' Ancient One hadn't seen it himself way back in the day, it would be hard to believe, since you don't see that sort of cooperation in today's ultra-competitive markets.
Anyway, that's how H-B ended up years later with two 15-minute series sitting in its vault, and had little choice but to shoehorn them together for reruns. What a long, strange trip the Sixties were...
Hopefully all the classics will be available soon too.
Great for kids and parents (great to remember those shows)
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This is truly a classic cartoon. I grew up watching these shows and loved watching them. So i am very pleased with this classic and will recommend this DVD.Published 13 months ago by Mr.T Wms
Quick easy and a great product. My grandson loves them and grandpa likes it too!Published 15 months ago by William Dale Tharp
don't care too much for space kidettes but I love Young SamsonPublished 20 months ago by DAVID B KIRKLAND
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