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ABC Saturday Superstar Movie was the first anthology of original cartoons designed for network airing. It contained a mixture of comedy, adventure, and science fiction-themed Saturday morning fare in the form of hour-long animated movies, pilots and specials from various production companies.
The show brought together companies such as Warner Brothers, Hanna-Barbera, Filmation and Rankin/Bass and several cartoons, such as The Brady Kids, made their first appearances on the show.
In September 1973, the show was retitled The New Saturday Superstar Movie, even though only three new shows aired in the mix. One of these was a second adaptation of ABC’s nighttime sitcom Nanny and the Professor, with the original cast including Juliet Mills and Richard Long providing the voices.
- The Brady Kids on Mysterious Island
- Lassie and the Spirit of Thunder Island
- Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Goolies
- Gidget Makes the Wrong Connection
- The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park
- Tabitha and Adam Meet the Clown Family
- Willie Mays and the Say-Hey Kid
- Nanny & the Professor & the Phantom of the Circus
- Luvcast USA
- The Man Who Hated Laughter
- Yogi”s Ark Lark
- Oliver and the Artful Dodger (pictured below)
- Robin Hoodnik
- Lost in Space
- The Mad, Mad, Mad Monsters
- The Red Baron
- That Girl in Wonderland
- The Mini-Munsters