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1
Release Date:
8 September 1978 (USA) See more »
Plot:
The Justice League of America battles the plots of the supervillian team, the Legion of Doom. Full summary »
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The Best Of The Series See more (11 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [28])
Jack Angel ... Hawkman / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Marlene Aragon ... Cheetah (16 episodes, 1978)
Lewis Bailey (16 episodes, 1978)

Michael Bell ... The Riddler / ... (16 episodes, 1978)

William Callaway ... Aquaman / ... (16 episodes, 1978)

Ted Cassidy ... Black Manta / ... (16 episodes, 1978)

Melanie Chartoff (16 episodes, 1978)

Henry Corden (16 episodes, 1978)
Danny Dark ... Superman / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Al Fann (16 episodes, 1978)

Shannon Farnon ... Wonder Woman / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Ruth Forman ... Giganta (16 episodes, 1978)

Bob Hastings (16 episodes, 1978)

Bob Holt (16 episodes, 1978)
Buster Jones ... Black Vulcan / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Stan Jones ... Lex Luthor / ... (16 episodes, 1978)

Casey Kasem ... Robin / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Don Messick ... Scarecrow / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Vic Perrin ... Sinestro (16 episodes, 1978)
Renny Roker (16 episodes, 1978)
Stanley Ralph Ross ... Gorilla Grodd / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Dick Ryal ... Captain Cold / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Michael Rye ... Green Lantern / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Olan Soule ... Batman / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Jimmy Weldon ... Solomon Grundy (16 episodes, 1978)

Frank Welker ... Toyman / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Louise Williams ... Young Giganta (16 episodes, 1978)
William Woodson ... Narrator / ... (16 episodes, 1978)

Series Directed by
Ray Patterson (16 episodes, 1978)
Carl Urbano (16 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Writing credits
Jeffrey Scott (16 episodes, 1978)

Carmine Infantino (unknown episodes)
Bob Kane (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer (16 episodes, 1978)
William Hanna .... executive producer (16 episodes, 1978)
Don Jurwich .... producer (16 episodes, 1978)
Iwao Takamoto .... creative producer (16 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gil Iverson (16 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Production Management
Jayne Barbera .... production manager (16 episodes, 1978)
Joed Eaton .... post-production supervisor (16 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Art Department
John Bruno .... story director (16 episodes, 1978)
Jan Green .... story director (16 episodes, 1978)
Ron Maidenberg .... story director (16 episodes, 1978)
Hal Mason .... story director (16 episodes, 1978)
Michael O'Connor .... story director (16 episodes, 1978)
Iraj Paran .... graphics (16 episodes, 1978)
Mario Piluso .... story director (16 episodes, 1978)
Dick Sebast .... story director (16 episodes, 1978)
Don Sheppard .... story director (16 episodes, 1978)
Paul Sommer .... story director (16 episodes, 1978)
Robert Taylor .... story director (16 episodes, 1978)
Alex Toth .... story director (16 episodes, 1978)
Warren Tufts .... story director (16 episodes, 1978)
Tom Wogatzke .... graphics (16 episodes, 1978)
Tom Yakutis .... story director (16 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Sound Department
Pat Foley .... dubbing supervisor (16 episodes, 1978)
Bill Getty .... sound director (16 episodes, 1978)
Don Jurwich .... recording director (16 episodes, 1978)
Richard Olson .... sound director (16 episodes, 1978)
Joe Reitano .... sound effects editor (16 episodes, 1978)
Kerry Dean Williams .... sound effects editor (16 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
George Epperson .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1978)
Tom Epperson .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1978)
Charles Flekal .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1978)
Brandy Hill .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1978)
Ron Jackson .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1978)
Jerry Smith .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1978)
Larry Smith .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1978)
Terry Smith .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1978)
Jerry Whittington .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Animation Department
Edwin Aardal .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
John Ahern .... layout supervisor (16 episodes, 1978)
Deborah Akers .... background artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Robert Alvarez .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Frank Andrina .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Fernando Arce .... background artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Clifford Augustson .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Ed Barge .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Tom Barnes .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Bob Bemiller .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Toby Bluth .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Lars Calonius .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Bob Carr .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Roger Chiasson .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Tom Coppola .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Jesse Cosio .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Doug Crane .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Susan Crossley .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Sukhdev Dail .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Zeon Davush .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Daniel de la Vega .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Ron Dias .... background artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Joan Drake .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Norman Drew .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Dennis Durrell .... background artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Martin Forte .... background artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Hugh Fraser .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Al Gaivoto .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Miguel Garcia .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Robert Gentle .... background artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Mark Glamack .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Al Gmuer .... background supervisor (16 episodes, 1978)
Bob Goe .... assistant animation supervisor (16 episodes, 1978)
Fernando Gonzalez .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Cynthia Goode .... checking and scene planning (16 episodes, 1978)
Paul Gruwell .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Ann Guenther .... background artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Jeff Hall .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Terence Harrison .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
C.L. Hartman .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Bob Hathcock .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Fred Hellmich .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Jim Hickey .... background artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Harry Holt .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Paro Hozumi .... background artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Jack Huber .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Michael Humphries .... background artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Bill Hutten .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Raymond Jacobs .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Homer Jonas .... key layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Mario Julio .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Mike Kawaguchi .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Jim Keeshen .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Bill Keil .... animation supervisor (16 episodes, 1978)
Billie Kerns .... ink and paint supervisor (16 episodes, 1978)
Mark Kirkland .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Brad Landreth .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Andre Le Blanc .... character designer (16 episodes, 1978)
Rick Leon .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Bill Lignante .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Hicks Lokey .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Ernesto Lopez .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Ed Love .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Tony Love .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Larry Miller .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Jim Mueller .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Terry Lee Mullen .... key layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Kenneth Muse .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Constantin Mustatea .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Ron Myrick .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Frank Nakielski .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Margaret Nichols .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Dan Noonan .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Michael O'Mara .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Eduardo Olivares .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Margaret Parkes .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Andrew Phillipson .... background artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Bill Pratt .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Tom Ray .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Morey Reden .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Jeff Riche .... background artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Vive Risto .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Craig Robertson .... background artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Mitch Rochon .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Jay Sarbry .... animation supervisor (16 episodes, 1978)
Robert Schaefer .... background artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Sera Segal-Alsberg .... background artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Gary Selvaggio .... background artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Tony Sgroi .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Wallace Sides .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Mark Simon .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Ken Southworth .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Leo Sullivan .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Dave Tendlar .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Dean Thompson .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Richard Thompson .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Bob Trochim .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Richard Trueblood .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
John Tucker .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Peter Van Elk .... background artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Carlo Vinci .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
James T. Walker .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
John Walker .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Ron Westlund .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Al Wilson .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Allen Wilzbach .... animator (16 episodes, 1978)
Star Wirth .... xerographer (16 episodes, 1978)

Alex Toth .... character designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Larry C. Cowan .... supervising film editor (16 episodes, 1978)
William E. DeBoer .... negative consultant (16 episodes, 1978)

Nancy Massie .... color key (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Hoyt Curtin .... musical director (16 episodes, 1978)
Paul DeKorte .... music supervisor (16 episodes, 1978)
Sam Horta .... music editor (16 episodes, 1978)
Joe Sandusky .... music editor (16 episodes, 1978)
Robert Talboy .... music editor (16 episodes, 1978)

John Beal .... composer: additional music / orchestrator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Bill Perez .... title designer (16 episodes, 1978)
Jeffrey Scott .... story editor (16 episodes, 1978)
 

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30 min (16 episodes)
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Trivia:
Alex Toth had submitted a different roster for the Legion of Doom that included villains from the rogues galleries of both Batman and Captain Marvel, assuming the latter would be in the show. In the original proposal the Legion Of Doom consisted of: Dr. Sivanna, Abra-Kadabra, Captain Cold, Cheetah, Gorilla Grodd, Heatwave, The Joker, Mr. Atom, Oggar, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Sinestro, and Beautia Sivanna (the Dr's daughter). Filmation Associates held the rights to Captain Marvel and related characters (featured in "Shazam!" (1974)) and most of the Batman villains were being used on "The New Adventures of Batman" (1977) (although HB and Filmation shared rights to Batman and Robin), so the group had to be retooled. The Captain Marvel villains were dropped and the Batman villains replaced, as were most of the Flash villains.See more »
Quotes:
[title sequence]
Series Narrator:Banded together from remote galaxies are thirteen of the most sinister villains of all time, The Legion of Doom, dedicated to a single objective: the conquest of the universe. Only one group dares to challenge this intergalactic threat: The SuperFriends! The Justice League of America versus The Legion of Doom! This is the Challenge of the SuperFriends!
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The Best Of The Series, 20 June 2004
Author: domino1003 from East Texas, USA

The people behind the SuperFriends series finally got the hint and banished The Wonder Twins and that God awful purple monkey back to their planet (Wherever they came from)and came up with the premise for the best of the SuperFriends series. The Justice League vs. The Legion Of Doom go head to head, good vs. evil, light vs. dark. You KNOW that no one EVER dies in the series and you KNOW that good will triumph, but it's just fun watching T.L.O.D. come up with ways to bump off T.J.L. (And come pretty darn close, too!). Strange that the women look a bit too sexy for Saturday morning cartoons (Wonder Woman always looked like she was about to pop out of her top), but considering the current state of Saturday morning cartoons (Or any cartoon for that matter), "Challenge Of The SuperFriends" is tame (No blood, guts or gore). If you have kids and you don't like the current state of animated programs, then this would be a safe bet.

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