Saturday, October 13, 2007

Mad, Mad Monsters

Thought I'd run this before but I couldn't find it so here 'tis. This is a look at the monster characters from the early seventies SATURDAY SUPERSTAR MOVIE cartoon, MAD, MAD MONSTERS. This was, if I'm recalling correctly ( too lazy to look it up right now) a cell animated sequel to Rankin-Bass' earlier puppet feature film, MAD MONSTER PARTY. SATURDAY SUPERSTAR MOVIE was a cool seventies anthology for kids that offered animated versions of such TV series as THAT GIRL, BEWITCHED and NANNY AND THE PROFESSOR as well as stories featuring baseball legend Willie Mays and a legendarily bad POPEYE hour entitled THE MAN WHO HATED LAUGHTER that guest-starred characters from other comic strips including FLASH GORDON, MANDRAKE and THE PHANTOM!

1 comment:

  1. Your memory is correct, Booksteve! Other Saturday Superstar Movie features were Yogi's Gang (the pilot for the series), Lassie (also a pilot), Porky Pig and Daffy Duck meet the Groovie Goolies, Tabitha and Adam Meet the Clown Family... there's probably others!

    "The Man Who Hated Laughter" featured other King Features characters, like Beetle Bailey and Sarge, Snuffy Smith, and so on.