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SuperFriends (1983 TV Series)


Introduction for 1983 Superfriends Shorts

1983 Shorts, Introduction

The seventh series of Hanna-Barbera's Super Friends was also entitled, SuperFriends. It has since become known as the SuperFriends (1983 TV Series).

Series Summary

Episode Length: 7 minutes

In 1983, Hanna-Barbera did produce a third set of 7 minute shorts. There were 24 in total.

Unfortunately, they did not air in the USA. The series did air in other countries like Australia, appearing uninterrupted.

Because of this, they have been dubbed the "Lost Season".

Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros. had created a syndication package of the earlier Super Friends series (co-distributed by LBS Communications), and these were picked up by various stations across the United States and were typically broadcast on weekday afternoons. Not wishing to compete with the syndication programming, ABC dropped the series from the 1983–1984 Saturday morning television line-up, and for the second time in its run, Super Friends was cancelled.

Three of these lost episodes were aired when Super Friends returned to Saturday morning ABC television the following year.

What did air in the USA were shows like the Monchichis, Rubik the Amazing Cube, and The Littles.

The only Super Hero shows found on Saturday mornings that year were all reruns shows. The final season of Spiderman and His Amazing Friends and the animated adventures of the Incredible Hulk reruns on NBC, and on CBS, Ruby-Spears' Plastic Man, which was later replaced by Filmation’s Tarzan series.

In the mid 1990’s, the SuperFriends returned to syndication in the form of the The Superman/Batman Adventures package, these lost episodes were part of this show and its American audience was finally exposed to Super Friends adventures they had never seen before.



SuperFriends Cast

Also starring

Junior SuperFriends:

Villain Appearances:

Episode List:

    Ep #         Episode Name                        Air Date    
01     Mxyzptlk's Revenge         Roller Coaster         Once Upon a Poltergeist         September 10, 1983    
02     Warpland         Two Gleeks Are Deadlier Than One         Bulgor the Behemoth         September 17, 1983    
03     The Krypton Syndrome         Invasion of the Space Dolls         Terror on the Titanic         September 24, 1983    
04     Revenge of Doom         A Pint of Life         Day of the Dinosaurs         October 1, 1983    
05     Return of the Phantoms         Bully for You         Superclones         October 8, 1983    
06     Prisoners of Sleep         An Unexpected Treasure         The Malusian Blob         October 15, 1983    
07     Attack of the Cats         One Small Step for Superman         Video Victims         October 22, 1983    
08     Playground of Doom         Space Racers         The Recruiter         October 29, 1983    

DVD / Media info

This DVD release of the 1983-1984 lost season of Superfriends was released by Warner Home Video (via DC Entertainment, Hanna-Barbera Cartoons and Warner Bros. Family Entertainment)

DVD / Media info

For More DVD Info See:

  • SuperFriends (1983) The Lost Episodes, DVD Set

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