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Underdog (1964–1973)
Underdog poster Rating: 7.6/10 (906 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: George S. Irving, Wally Cox, Allen Swift, Norma MacMillan
Runtime: N/A
Rated: TV-G
Genre: Animation, Family, Comedy
Released: 03 Oct 1964
Plot: A shoe shine puppy transforms himself into a superhero every time Sweet Polly Purebread (a pretty TV reporter) gets in trouble.
The Magic Garden (1972–1984)
The Magic Garden poster Rating: 8.8/10 (79 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: Cary Antebi, Carole Demas, Paula Janis
Runtime: N/A
Rated: N/A
Genre: Family, Fantasy
Released: 03 Mar 1972
Plot: A 30-minute weekday children's show that aired on WPIX Channel 11 in New York from 1972 to 1984 and was at some point syndicated nationally. The show concerned two women, Carol and Paula, who sat around the Magic Garden, singing, telling jokes, acting out stories, and talking with puppets Sherlock (a squirrel) and Flapper (a bird).
Zoom (1972–1978)
Zoom poster Rating: 7.8/10 (118 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: David Alberico, Nicholas Butterworth, Mike Dean, John Lathan
Runtime: N/A
Rated: TV-G
Genre: Family
Released: N/A
Plot: N/A
The Electric Company (1971–1977)
The Electric Company poster Rating: 8.3/10 (941 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant
Runtime: 28 min
Rated: TV-G
Genre: Family, Comedy
Released: 25 Oct 1971
Plot: "The Electric Company," aimed at children ages 7 to 10, was designed to teach basic reading concepts to its young viewers. Skits featuring the show's regulars, cartoons, vignettes, and regular features revolved around sound clusters (such as -ly, sh-, oo-) and punctuation marks. On occasion, a fun song was played with the audience challenged to supply the lyrics during the second sing-through. Through the years, different features were added including "Love of Chair" (1971-1973, a spoof of "Love of Life"), "The Adventures of Letterman" (added in 1972), cartoon segments featuring Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner (1973), and Spider-Man (1974).
The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958–1962)
The Huckleberry Hound Show poster Rating: 6.9/10 (1,133 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: Daws Butler, Don Messick, Doug Young
Runtime: 30 min
Rated: TV-G
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Released: 05 Sep 1958
Plot: Huckleberry Hound is a blue-haired Southern dog with a fondness for the song, "My Darling, Clementine", and is a jack-of-all-trades cartoon star, appearing as a scientist (trying to neutralize a gigantic, thinking potato), a Scotland Yard detective (chasing Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in Victorian London or investigating reports of a mad scientist's Frankenstein-like weiner monster in early-1900s rural England), a Foreign Legion soldier (foiling a renegade Frenchman-turned-Arab), or a modern policeman (trying to subdue an impish ape named Wee Willie). Episodes of this television series begin and end with a Huckleberry cartoon. Sandwiched between them is a cartoon with two mischievous mice, Pixie and Dixie and a cantankerous cat named Mr. Jinks. Sometimes appearing in their stead in the middle cartoon was a free-spirited Hokey Wolf or the "smarter than the average" Yogi Bear.
Top Cat (1961–1962)
Top Cat poster Rating: 7.3/10 (4,202 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: Leo DeLyon, Allen Jenkins, Arnold Stang, Maurice Gosfield
Runtime: 30 min
Rated: TV-G
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Released: 27 Sep 1961
Plot: Set in the Alleys of New York, "Top Cat" tells the story of a gang of low-life cats with their charismatic Leader, Top Cat. With ability and mischief, Top Cat will always try to get rich gambling, to eat for free, or to play jokes on someone, but he is always being watched by Officer Dibble, who is very strict and fierce with them, but in fact is a friend to all of them.
The Flintstones (1960–1966)
The Flintstones poster Rating: 7.6/10 (19,429 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: Jean Vander Pyl, Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet
Runtime: 30 min
Rated: TV-G
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Released: 30 Sep 1960
Plot: This popular animated television cartoon featured two Stone Age families, the Flintstones and their neighbors, the Rubbles. Much of the humor was based on its comic portrayals of modern conveniences, reinterpreted using Stone Age 'technology.' Most notably were their cars, complete with absence of floorboards to allow them to be 'foot-powered.'
Battle of the Planets (1978–1985)
Battle of the Planets poster Rating: 7.7/10 (927 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: Alan Young, Keye Luke, Ronnie Schell, Janet Waldo
Runtime: 30 min
Rated: TV-Y7
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Released: 18 Sep 1978
Plot: Zoltar and his evil minions constantly attempt to either destroy or conquer the planet Earth. His efforts in this regard are constantly battled by G-Force, a group of five teenagers with high-tech vehicles, weapons, and a thing for bird-like costumes. Each member of the defense team has incredible, cerebrionic-enhanced superpowers. These teenaged orphans have pledged their lives to defend Earth and the Federation from Zoltar, ruler of the planet Spectra. G-Force's missions are coordinated from Center Neptune on Earth by their computerized assistant, 7-Zark-7.

The Herculoids (1967–1969)
The Herculoids poster Rating: 7.8/10 (361 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: Alex Toth
Stars: Mike Road, Virginia Gregg, Ted Eccles, Don Messick
Runtime: 10 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Animation
Released: 09 Sep 1967
Plot: In this widely syndicated cartoon, King Zandor and a group of bizarre creatures protect their futuristic kingdom from creatures from other galaxies.
Thundercats (1985–1989)
Thundercats poster Rating: 7.9/10 (10,593 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: Bob McFadden, Larry Kenney, Earl Hammond, Lynne Lipton
Runtime: 30 min
Rated: TV-Y7
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Released: 23 Jan 1985
Plot: The inhabitants of the planet Thundera evacuate just before it is destroyed. They were pursued by a band of mutants. All but one of their escape ships was destroyed. Only a small group of Thunderans (Thundercats) remained. With only half engine power, the group, which was led by Jaga, had to set a course for the nearest planet. Jaga commanded their ship while the other 7 were in their stasis tubes. Jaga died on their journey to Third Earth and their ship crashed there. Soon they made friends with various groups in the area and they designed a fortress. Mumm-Ra the centuries-old embodiment of evil, along with the mutants that destroyed the rest of the Thunderans are a constant threat. But Lion-O, the new leader of the Thundercats, with his weapon the "Sword of Omens" will help the Thundercats to have a standing chance.
Dungeons & Dragons (1983–)
Dungeons & Dragons poster Rating: 8.0/10 (2,374 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: Willie Aames, Don Most, Katie Leigh, Adam Rich
Runtime: 30 min
Rated: TV-Y7
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Released: 17 Sep 1983
Plot: Six kids enter the Dungeons & Dragons ride at a local amusement park and are transported into the world of swords and sorcery, where, with the help of the Dungeonmaster and the unicorn Uni, try to find their way back home.
Who's Who/Operation Birdbrain/Bowling Pin/Shrink Job/Ship Ahooey (1969)
Who's Who/Operation Birdbrain/Bowling Pin/Shrink Job/Ship Ahooey poster Rating: N/A/10 (N/A votes)
Director: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Writer: Larz Bourne (story), Michael Maltese (story), Dalton Sandifer (story)
Stars: Don Messick, Paul Winchell
Runtime: 30 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Released: 29 Nov 1969
Plot: N/A
The Funky Phantom (1971–)
The Funky Phantom poster Rating: 6.7/10 (74 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: Daws Butler
Runtime: 30 min
Rated: TV-G
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Released: 11 Sep 1971
Plot: Three teenagers and the ghost of a patriot from the American Revolution set across the country to uphold justice and fight discrimination.
Hong Kong Phooey (1974–1975)
Hong Kong Phooey poster Rating: 7.1/10 (1,363 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross
Runtime: 22 min
Rated: TV-G
Genre: Animation, Family, Comedy
Released: 07 Sep 1974
Plot: Animated childrens show about a dog who is the janitor for a police station...until danger threatens, at which point he turns into the martial arts superhero Hong Kong Phooey!

 

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