In this widely syndicated cartoon, King Zandor and a group of bizarre creatures protect their futuristic kingdom from creatures from other galaxies.

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 Zandor, Zok (1 episode, 1967)
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 Tarra (1 episode, 1967)
Ted Eccles ...
 Dorno (1 episode, 1967)
Don Messick ...
 Gloop, Gleep (1 episode, 1967)
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On the primitive planet of Amzot lives King Zandor and his family whose home is regularly beset by malevolent alien invasions. Fortunately, Zandor's family have the help of their friends, the Herculoids, a cadre of monsters who contribute with powerful abilities of their own. Between their might and Zandor's family's cunning and bravery, the enemies of Amzot don't have a chance. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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[Opening title narration]
Narrator: Somewhere out in space live The Herculoids! Zok, the laser-ray dragon! Igoo, the giant rock ape! Tundro, the tremendous! Gloop and Gleep, the formless, fearless wonders! With Zandor, their leader, and his wife, Tara, and son, Dorno, they team up to protect their planet from sinister invaders! All-strong! All-brave! All-heroes! They're The Herculoids!
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All brilliant!
10 May 2011 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

I wonder where the original idea came from.

Sci-fi animation at it's best. For the time anyhoo.

A family of three with several super pets. Zandor is the Father, Tarra the Mother, and Dorno the son. A basic family except they have great athleticism and futuristic weapons. And for some reason Dorno refers to his parents by their first names.

Zok is a flying dragon that fires bolts of energy from his eyes and tail.

Tundro looks like a triceratops that fires shots from his horn. Has armor plates as well.

Igoo is a giant ape made of rock. And yes that is Ted "Lurch" Cassidy doing the voice.

Gloop and Gleep were jellylike blobs.

Zandor also had a slingshot that was more powerful than most weapons that REALLY exist.

There was no sentimentality here. But you still saw all of them support each other. It comes off like a Japanese monster anime at times.

Why don't they do more like this?


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