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Separate installments of seven groups of adventurers. Along with Tarzan, other episodes featured Web Woman, Batman & Robin, The Freedom Force (Isis, Super-Samurai, Sinbad, Merlin, and Hercules), Micro Woman and Super Stretch, Moray and Manta, and the live-action Jason and the Star Command. Written by
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In late 1978 DC comics filed a lawsuit against Filmation for infringement of copyrights. They claimed Manta, Moray and Whiskers were based upon Aquaman, Mera and Tusky, while Superstretch was based on Plastic Man. Although most of the claims were thrown out when the case came to trial, Filmation ended up paying DC for breach of contract and breach of confidential relationship as they had previously had had an option on producing a Plastic Man series. They also agreed to stop making new segments featuring 'Manta and Moray' and 'Superstretch and Microwoman'. See more »
Tarzan and the Super 7 was ninety minutes of solid, slam-bang action from start to finish. Though the stories were pro-social, as was the norm for kidvid of the era, Filmation lavished the shorts with attention, with body rotoscope, motion control, effects animation, and superb background artwork.
Each of the 7 segments were solid. Tarzan was beautifully animated, a highwater mark for tv animation up until that point. The New Adventures of Batman weren't quite as good, but respectably so, and a great deal of fun in their own right. Of the original animated segments, it's hard to choose just one favorite. Web Woman, Superstretch and Microwoman, and Manta and Moray were all good shorts with good animation and stories. Jason of Star Command was a wonderful little science fiction serial, with great special effects, and reminiscent of the old sf serials of the 40s like Undersea Kingdom and Flash Gordon.
All in all, a spectacular little series, with high quality segments and a pace that doesn't let up from start to finish. The series should be seen again!!
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