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9 September 1967 (USA) See more »
Nancy and Chuck find a ring in the desert in two pieces. When they are joined, Shazzan the genie appears... See more »
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In the proud tradition of 60's cartoons, let's hear it for the trippiest genie of them all, put down your bongs and give it up for Shazzan! See more (5 total) »


 (Series Cast [5])

Barney Phillips ... Shazzan (9 episodes, 1967)

Janet Waldo ... Nancy (9 episodes, 1967)
Jerry Dexter ... Chuck (9 episodes, 1967)
Don Messick ... Kaboobie (9 episodes, 1967)
Paul Frees ... Various (6 episodes, 1967)

Series Directed by
Joseph Barbera (unknown episodes)
William Hanna (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Walter Black (unknown episodes)
Bill Lutz (unknown episodes)
Sloan Nibley (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... producer (unknown episodes)
William Hanna .... producer (unknown episodes)
Lewis Marshall .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Victor O. Schipek .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Ted Nichols (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Larry C. Cowan (unknown episodes)
Dan Finnerty (unknown episodes)
Anthony Milch (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Howard Hanson .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Victor O. Schipek .... assistant production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Bill Getty .... sound (unknown episodes)
Richard Olson .... sound (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Aardal .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1967)
Dick Blundell .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1967)
John Pratt .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1967)
Roy Wade .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1967)
Series Animation Department
Bob Carr .... animator (6 episodes, 1967)
Sparky Moore .... layout artist (6 episodes, 1967)
Charles A. Nichols .... animation director (6 episodes, 1967)

Fernando Arce .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Sheila Brown .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Walt Clinton .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Hugh Fraser .... animator (unknown episodes)
Burt Freund .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Moe Gollub .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Homer Jonas .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Pat Keppler .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Phil Lewis .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Hicks Lokey .... animator (unknown episodes)
Sandra Loughry .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Casey Onaitis .... animator (unknown episodes)
Joan Orbison .... animator (unknown episodes)
Barney Posner .... animator (unknown episodes)
Alex Toth .... character designer (unknown episodes)
Carlo Vinci .... animator (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Warner E. Leighton .... supervising editor (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Frank Paiker .... technical supervisor (unknown episodes)

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30 min (36 episodes)
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[Opening narration]
Narrator:Inside a cave off the coast of Maine, Chuck and Nancy find a mysterious chest containing the halves of a strange ring. When joined the ring forms the word Shazzan, and with this magical command, they are transported back to the fabled land of the Arabian Knights...
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
In the proud tradition of 60's cartoons, let's hear it for the trippiest genie of them all, put down your bongs and give it up for Shazzan!, 9 July 2000
Author: shaunhenderson ( from Aomori, Japan

I gotta admit, this show is a guilty pleasure. Shazzan's jolly demenor, cool goatee and quotable "Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!" in the face of any situation is irresistable. Only in the sixties could you get away with stuff like this. Every badguy in the show is Shrill-voiced bong-smoker who, invariably, is green. And Shazzan's approach to problem solving is priceless:

Green sultan calls up flying monkeys, Shazzan turns the monkeys into bugs, Sultan turns the bugs into screeching harpies, Shazzan turns the harpies into cheese, and so on...

You gotta wonder if this is a kids' cartoon or a relaistic depiction of what Joe Barbera actually thought he was seeing. If you haven't seen it yet, and it's on, you could do far worse than to spend an afternoon with Shazzan.

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