Cartoons 70's

by chipmantech | created - 18 Jul 2018 | updated - 18 Jul 2018 | Public

Cartoons 70's

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1. Gatchaman (1972–1974)

TV-PG | 25 min | Action, Animation, Sci-Fi

A team of bird-themed superhero ninjas battle the menace of Galactor, a technologically advanced international terrorist organization determined to conquer the world.

Stars: Katsuji Mori, Isao Sasaki, Kazuko Sugiyama, Yoku Shioya

Votes: 559

2. Sealab 2020 (1972)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

Cartoon adventure series that focused on a group of Oceanauts in their experimental complex on the ocean floor.

Stars: Ross Martin, Josh Albee, Pamelyn Ferdin, John Stephenson

Votes: 162

3. Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973–1975)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The further adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, as they explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei

Votes: 5,290

4. Super Friends (1973–2011)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges.

Stars: Danny Dark, Casey Kasem, Olan Soule, Shannon Farnon

Votes: 1,762

5. Space Sentinels (1977)

23 min | Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi

A trio of teenage superheroes, representing three different racial groups, use their powers to fight against evil forces.

Stars: George DiCenzo, Evan C. Kim, Dee Timberlake, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 142

6. Challenge of the Superfriends (1978– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Family

The Justice League of America battles the plots of the supervillian team, the Legion of Doom.

Stars: Jack Angel, Marlene Aragon, Lewis Bailey, Michael Bell

Votes: 1,300

7. Challenge of the Superfriends (1978– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Family

The Justice League of America battles the plots of the supervillian team, the Legion of Doom.

Stars: Jack Angel, Marlene Aragon, Lewis Bailey, Michael Bell

Votes: 1,300

8. Battle of the Planets (1978–1985)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A five-member superhero team called G-Force fights to defend Earth and its space colonies from the threat of the planet Spectra.

Stars: Alan Young, Keye Luke, Ronnie Schell, Janet Waldo

Votes: 1,556

9. Tarzan and the Super 7 (1978–1980)

90 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

An anthology series featuring various fantasy action heroes.

Stars: Robert Ridgely, Adam West, Burt Ward, Melendy Britt

Votes: 88

10. Flash Gordon (1979–1982)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of the comic strip space hero and his friends as they battle the tyranny of Ming the Merciless on the planet Mongo.

Stars: Robert Ridgely, Alan Oppenheimer, Diane Pershing, Allan Melvin

Votes: 757

11. Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (1976–1978)

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

This series is based on the adventures of Tarzan who seeks to champion the less fortunate, to right wrongs and to protect both the animals in his jungle as well as the human visitors.

Stars: Robert Ridgely, Jack Bannon, Ted Cassidy, Robert Chapel

Votes: 200

Decent adaptation of the classic jungle hero. Lots of lost civilizations and the like. Filmation used rotoscoping (animation over live footage) to give a bit more motion to the character.

12. Star Blazers (1979– )

22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the year 2199, a starship must make a dangerous voyage to the distant planet Iscandar and back to save Earth from an alien invasion.

Stars: Eddie Allen, Michael Bertolini, Amy Howard Wilson, Lydia Leeds

Votes: 1,068

English version of Space Battleship Yamato. An epic tale of a journey through space to save the Earth from radiation poisoning.

13. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972–1985)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The educational adventures of a group of Afro-American inner city kids.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Gerald Edwards, Erika Scheimer, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 1,836

14. Super Friends (1973–2011)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges.

Stars: Danny Dark, Casey Kasem, Olan Soule, Shannon Farnon

Votes: 1,762

The first of the Super Friends shows, it suffered from the heavier standards imposed after the 60s, so no one could ever grab one of the villains (with their own hands) and there weren't many real villains (certainly not from the comics), but it had some creative stories. Some of the character names were real groaners (Dr. Shaman, with his Shaman U device).

15. Land of the Lost (1974–1977)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A family is thrown back in time and must survive in a dinosaur dominated land.

Stars: Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman, Spencer Milligan, Phillip Paley

Votes: 2,273

Probably the most popular of the Krofft Shows, featuring a lost world of dinosaurs (in bad stop motion and puppetry), strange humanoids (the Pakunis), and Sleestaks. Very imaginative but held back by budget and technology. Many of the Sleestaks were actually basketball players from UCLA and USC.

16. Sealab 2020 (1972)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

Cartoon adventure series that focused on a group of Oceanauts in their experimental complex on the ocean floor.

Stars: Ross Martin, Josh Albee, Pamelyn Ferdin, John Stephenson

Votes: 162

One of the last of the Hanna-Barbera adventure shows (apart from the Super Friends), it featured aquatic adventures with ecological focus. Featured Ross Martin of The Wild Wild West. It would later spawn Adult Swim's Sealab 2021.

17. The Funky Phantom (1971– )

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Three teenagers and the ghost of a patriot from the American Revolution set across the country to uphold justice and fight discrimination.

Stars: Daws Butler, Tommy Cook, Jerry Dexter, Micky Dolenz

Votes: 137

Basically in the mold of Scooby Doo, but with a cowardly Revolutionary War ghost. Not the greatest but not the worst.

18. Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

A kung-fu-fighting pup and his snickering cat sidekick battle crime.

Stars: Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross, Don Messick, Jean Vander Pyl

Votes: 2,773

Fun series that tried to jump onto the kung-fu bandwagon. Very slapsticky and repetitive but succeeded on the strength of Scatman Crothers as the voice of the hero.

19. Inch High, Private Eye (1973)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Mystery, Comedy

Animated childrens show about a private detective who's only a few inches tall. Aided by some normal sized teenagers, he solves a variety of mysteries.

Stars: Jamie Farr, Kathy Gori, Ted Knight, Bob Luttrell

Votes: 182

Pretty much a one gimmick show with little to recommend. It was one of those shows you watched because the competition didn't have anything better.

20. Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973–1975)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The further adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, as they explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei

Votes: 5,290

Animated version of the classic series. It looked good and featured the original actors, though their delivery was often wooden. The stories were great and stand alongside any from the live series.

21. Space Sentinels (1977)

23 min | Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi

A trio of teenage superheroes, representing three different racial groups, use their powers to fight against evil forces.

Stars: George DiCenzo, Evan C. Kim, Dee Timberlake, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 142

Filmation's own attempt at a superhero show, with some Star Wars elements thrown in. The trio of heroes were racially diverse and from different eras and fought a variety of menaces, including rogue Sentinels. It stole heavily from DC's Green Lantern (which stole from EE Smith's Lensmen Saga). The idea was good, though execution was shaky.

22. Groovie Goolies (1970–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Sabrina's involved with a band of monsters, The Groovy Ghoulies; a rock band with Dracula, the Wolfman, and Frankenstein; who scare people for their own amusement.

Stars: Jane Webb, John Erwin, Dal McKennon, Larry D. Mann

Votes: 225

Fun series in its day, but the humor doesn't hold up as well as you age. Sabrina carried over from the Archies, but the Goolies were the reason to watch. It was essentially Laugh-In, with the Universal monsters.

23. Flash Gordon (1979–1982)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of the comic strip space hero and his friends as they battle the tyranny of Ming the Merciless on the planet Mongo.

Stars: Robert Ridgely, Alan Oppenheimer, Diane Pershing, Allan Melvin

Votes: 757

Great adaptation of the comic strip. It started as a movie for prime time and so impressed NBC that they asked for a series. The series ended up broadcast before the movie (which expanded things to include the beginning of WW2 and the Nazis). The second season jettisoned the serialized format and added a cute dragon that killed the show.

24. The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (1972–1974)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie - renamed The New Saturday Superstar Movie in its second season - is a series of one-hour animated TV-movies (some of which also contained live action), ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Messick, Joan Gerber, John Stephenson, Richard Long

Votes: 72

An interesting experiment that provided a showcase for cartoon series pilots. A few, like the Brady Kids and Lassie's Rescue Rangers, made it to series but most didn't. Style-wise, the height of the show was Oliver and the Artful Dodger, which featured designs from Alex Toth and provided a sequel to Oliver Twist. The show also featured a meeting between the Looney Tunes gang and the Groovy Goolies (with horrible animation from Filmation), an animated Lost in Space, cartoons based on Bewitched and Nanny & the Professor, and a Popeye feature with all of the King Features Syndicate cartoon characters.

25. The Brady Kids (1972–1973)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The Brady kids form a pop group and go on adventures with their newfound friends: two pandas, a shaggy dog and a magical bird.

Stars: Larry Storch, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen

Votes: 112

Animated version of the Brady Bunch, sans Mike, Carol, and Alice. Instead, we got a pair of panda bears and a mynah bird. the cast did their own voices for the first season, but several bowed out for the second and were replaced by the children of producer Lou Scheimer. the stories weren't anything to write home about, but they did meet up with Superman, Wonder Woman (her first animated appearance) and the Lone Ranger.

26. The New Adventures of Gilligan (1974–1977)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The further misadventures of the inept sailor, Gilligan and his fellow castaways, in an animated series.

Stars: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer

Votes: 98

Filmation version, minus Tina Louise. As was typical of these adaptations, they didn't really expand things much. Dawn Wells voiced Maryann and Ginger It was't great, but was much better than the later, even sillier, Gilligan's Planet (they escape the island in a rocket and end up marooned on another planet!).

27. The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972–1973)

TV-G | 83 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The Mystery Inc. gang investigate more supernatural sightings with various guest stars and characters.

Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Heather North

Votes: 3,613

First sequel to the original series, it featured guest stars voicing themselves, ranging from Sonny and Cher to Batman & Robin, with an eclectic bunch in between. The mysteries weren't as inventive and episodes varied greatly, depending on who was the guest star. The pair of Batman episodes were pretty good.

28. Harlem Globe Trotters (1970–1973)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family, Sport

The adventures of a basketball comedy team.

Stars: Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Rudy Clark, Scatman Crothers, Robert DoQui

Votes: 136

Animated adventures of the Globetrotters. Not especially memorable; it was about average for cartoons of the era.

29. Here Come the Double Deckers! (1970– )

30 min | Family, Comedy

The adventures of a gang of seven kids whose clubhouse is an abandoned double decker bus in a London junkyard. Usually involves a bit of singing, a bit of dancing and general fun times.

Stars: Peter Firth, Brinsley Forde, Gillian Bailey, Michael Audreson

Votes: 179

Interesting British show that played here in the states. A gang of kids has a clubhouse in an old double-decker bus, in a junkyard. I have very vague memories, but it was a very inventive show with a lot of charm. It took me the better part of 20 years to verify that this show existed. Thank you IMDB (and a bio of the Harlem Globetrotters, that gave me a possible name for the show).

30. Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch! (1971– )

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Animated series centering on three bears who live in a zoo. Every now and then they try to sneak out of the zoo. So the zoo keeper and his assistant try to stop them or apprehend them when ... See full summary »

Stars: Daws Butler, William Callaway, Paul Winchell, John Stephenson

Votes: 490

Another H-B show, borrowing more than a bit from Tennessee Tuxedo, in terms of the zoo setting. Not especially funny, compared to other shows; but, it was entertaining enough to kill a half hour until a better cartoon came along.

31. Speed Buggy (1973–1983)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family

Animated 'Saturday-morning' television cartoon about a race car.

Stars: Mel Blanc, Arlene Golonka, Alan Oppenheimer, Michael Bell

Votes: 268

Essentially Scooby Doo, but with a talking dune buggy and its race team. It was ok.

32. Jabberjaw (1976–1978)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

The futuristic undersea adventures of a goofy talking shark and his human musical band companions.

Stars: Tommy Cook, Regis Cordic, Ron Feinberg, Barry Gordon

Votes: 700

Scooby Doo underwater, with Curly Howard's personality borrowed for the shark. The underwater setting gave it a bit more than the other Scooby Doo ripoffs.

33. Around the World in Eighty Days (1972–1973)

22 min | Animation, Comedy

Phileas Fogg was passionately in love with Belinda Maze, whose uncle, Lord Maze, sternly disapproved of the commoner Fogg marrying his niece. Fogg proposed a wager: if he could travel ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Duncan, Ross Higgins, Max Osbiston, Janet Waldo

Votes: 171

Taking its lead more from the movie, rather than the Verne story, this series was produced in Australia, for Hanna-Barbera. H-B acquired interests in an Australian studio and farmed a lot of their work out to them during this era. It wasn't bad, but it didn't stand out either.

34. Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (1973–1975)

30 min | Comedy, Family

Two boys try to maintain normal lives while secretly having adventures with families of sea monsters and genies.

Stars: Johnny Whitaker, Scott C. Kolden, Billy Barty, The Krofft Puppets

Votes: 650

Another Krofft show. Not quite as memorable as the earlier stuff. Featured Johnnie Whitaker of Family Affair (he played Jodie). Billy Barty, I think, was Sigmund.

35. The Bugaloos (1970–1972)

30 min | Family, Fantasy

The Bugaloos are a rock-n-roll band with bug wings who live in a magical forest. Benita Bizarre wants to put an end to their goody-goody behavior, and tries to capture and/or destroy them ... See full summary »

Stars: John McIndoe, Wayne Laryea, John Philpott, Caroline Ellis

Votes: 393

Another early Krofft show. The music elevated this one a bit. Martha Rae got to chew a lot of scenery. I only vaguely remember this, which has only slightly been helped by clips that appeared in the 90s Saturday Morning's Greatest Hits video album (based on the CD, with 90s bands covering various cartoon theme songs).

36. Partridge Family 2200 AD (1974–1975)

30 min | Animation, Sci-Fi, Family

The adventures of a futuristic version of the Partridge Family.

Stars: Joan Gerber, Chuck McClendon, Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce

Votes: 57

This was actually meant to be a Jetsons sequel, but the designs were shoehorned into a series with the Partridge Family. It stunk!

37. Jeannie (1973–1975)

30 min | Animation, Fantasy, Comedy

Corey Anders, an average California teenager, finds an unusual-looking bottle on the beach while surfing. He opens it, and a beautiful genie named Jeannie emerges. Her bumbling, corpulent ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie McWhirter, Mark Hamill, Joe Besser, Bob Hastings

Votes: 91

Animated I Dream of Jeannie, minus Majors Nelson and Healy and everyone else from NASA, not to mention, Barbara Eden. Typical H-B. The character design would pop up again in Laffalympics.

38. Challenge of the Superfriends (1978– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Family

The Justice League of America battles the plots of the supervillian team, the Legion of Doom.

Stars: Jack Angel, Marlene Aragon, Lewis Bailey, Michael Bell

Votes: 1,300

By far the best of the Super Friends shows, with actual villains from the comics comprising the Legion of Doom. This was the way the rest of the Super Friends shows should have been done. Frank Welker's voice for Toyman will set your teeth on edge, though.

39. Tarzan and the Super 7 (1978–1980)

90 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

An anthology series featuring various fantasy action heroes.

Stars: Robert Ridgely, Adam West, Burt Ward, Melendy Britt

Votes: 88

Tarzan was teamed up with other cartoons, including: Web Woman, Manta & Moray, Super Stretch & Micro Woman, and the Freedom Force; plus, the live action Jason of Star Command (itself a sequel to Space Academy). Not bad, though Jason of Star Command was the most memorable element (apart from Tarzan). It was a space opera, heavily influenced by Star Wars, with Sid Haig as the villain, and James Doohan as the leader of Star Command (later replaced by John "Lawman" Russell).

40. Space Academy (1977)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

The adventures of the students of an outer space military school.

Stars: Jonathan Harris, Pamelyn Ferdin, Ric Carrott, Ty Henderson

Votes: 245

Filmation's attempt at cashing in on Star Wars and Star Trek. It preceeded Jason of Star Command, though it didn't quite have the same level of excitement. It did have Jonathan Harris, of Lost In Space.

41. Ark II (1976–1979)

25 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

Three young scientists travel around the country in the 25th century after the world has been ravaged by pollution. In their hi-tech RV (called Ark II), they study the land and help out those in need.

Stars: Terry Lester, Jean Marie Hon, José Flores, Moochie

Votes: 355

Another Filmation live-action series. This time, a team of scientists travels across a post-apocalyptic Earth, trying to get ceivilization back up to speed. The main feature was the Ark, which was inspired by Damnation Alley, though the design was different.

42. Shazam! (1974–1977)

30 min | Action, Family, Fantasy

A young boy, able to transform into the superhero Captain Marvel, travels the country fighting evil and helping people.

Stars: Michael Gray, Les Tremayne, Jackson Bostwick, John Davey

Votes: 1,120

Live action adaptation of Captain Marvel, featuring Michael Gray as Billy Batson, Les Tremayne as mentor, and Jackson Bostwick as Captain Marvel. Biily and Mentor travelled around in an RV, helping people in need, sans violence. It tried but the restrictions from the network really restrained the show. Led to the Isis spinoff and several crossovers. The Republic serial is far more entertaining; but, this has it's fans.

43. The Secrets of Isis (1975–1976)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

An archaeologist gains an amulet that allows her to transform into the superheroine goddess Isis and fight evil.

Stars: JoAnna Cameron, Brian Cutler, Joanna Pang, Ronalda Douglas

Votes: 814

Spinoff from Shazam, featuring an original heroine in Isis. Archeologist and teacher Andrea Thomas discovers the amulet of Isis and is endowed with her abilities (mainly the ability to fly). Star Joanna Cameron was beautiful and played it straight, rivalling Lynda Carter's performance as Wonder Woman. Unfortunately, Filmation's writers didn't deliver much out of the ordinary, but the team-ups with Captain Marvel were highpoints.

44. Far Out Space Nuts (1975–1976)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

The misadventures of two maintenance workers who are accidentally launched into space.

Stars: Bob Denver, Chuck McCann, Patty Maloney, Robert Dunlap

Votes: 181

Another Krofft show, with Bob Denver as star. Standard Krofft low budget and lame jokes. The most memorable part was the opening, where Denver's partner yells, "I said lunch, not launch!" later used for riffs in MST3K.

45. The New Tom & Jerry Show (1975–1977)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

The Hanna-Barbera-created Oscar-winning cat-and-mouse team of Tom & Jerry returned to TV in an hour-long stretch of new adventures. Here, T&J, after years of rivalry, have become the best ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Corden, Kathy Gori, Don Messick, Alan Oppenheimer

Votes: 6,751

Tom & Jerry returned in lamer cartoons and were joined by Mumbly (a heroic version of Muttley) and Grape Ape, the real star of the show. Grape Ape was spun off into his own show, which was standard fare, though built around Grape's immense size.

A Filmation series that has the dubious distinction of being cancelled before it had completed its run (very rare in Saturday Morning tv). Various cartoons were linked by live action segments with Charles Nelson Riley as Uncle Croc. The cartoons were fairly lame, including a take off of MASH (but with dogs) and a mastadon pair named Wacky and Packy. i don't remember the rest, mainly because the show stunk!

47. Goober and the Ghost Chasers (1973–1975)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Mystery

A dog, able to become temporarily invisible, and his human companions investigate mysteries involving the paranormal.

Stars: Paul Winchell, Jo Ann Harris, Ronnie Schell, Jerry Dexter

Votes: 107

Another Scooby ripoff. Not particularly memorable. If I recall correctly, the dog, Goober, disappeared when he was scared. Something like that. Meh...

48. Butch Cassidy (1973–1974)

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The globe-trotting adventures of a group of teenage spies masquerading as a rock-and-roll band.

Stars: Cam Clarke, Micky Dolenz, Chip Hand, Loyal T. Lucas

Votes: 55

Better known as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids. Sort of Scooby Doo, but more a mix of music and spies. Butch and the gang act as agents for a spy organization, receiving their orders from a talking computer. It was a decent show. Mickey Dolenz, of the Monkees, voiced one of the characters.

49. Josie and the Pussycats (1970–1972)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family