An animated re-make of the famous TV series "Gilligan's Island." The gang of castaways, using the palm trees, coconuts and bananas from their island, build a spaceship and leave planet Earth behind. Of course, they get marooned on an uncharted planet, where they encounter bizarre space creatures and other hazards of extraterrestrial living. Written by
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I remember this show vividity---and it was the worst animated show of all time
Believe me when I say this,but I am not making this up. This was one of the worst animated shows in the history of Saturday Mornings. It was the network's biggest colossal ratings failure in the history of CBS,which was second to "U.S. of Archie",and not to mention "Josie And The Pussycats In Outer Space". This was in fact the second animated installment to the classic 1960's CBS-TV series "Gilligan's Island",which ran on the network for three seasons from 1964 until 1967. The first animated installment for the series based from the original show was called "The New Adventures of Gilligan",which was part of ABC's Sunshine Saturday Morning schedule from 1974 until 1977.
In this animated installment,which ran for one season on CBS-TV from 1982 until 1983,and again executive produced by Sherwood Schwartz,the short-lived animated series "Gilligan's Planet" consisted of the characters of the S.S. Minnow,and this time around they take parts of their hut and other items off the island,including using papaya trees and a coconut(for a satellite)to built a rocketship and from there somehow takes off from the planet Earth into the vast unknowns of outer space,and from there veers off course from a unchartered island to an unchartered planet,fill with strange creatures and other things that the castaways encountered. Yeah,it was that stupid. As for the voice characterizations,let me say this....the ONLY one that was not associated with this fiasco or to put it mildly with this animated series or anything else to do with "Gilligan's Island" period was none other than Tina Louise,who basically stayed far away from this as possible. Do you blame her? The others.....actress Dawn Wells(who played Mary Ann)was brought back here for this show,not only doing her own character of Mary Ann,but also the character of Tina Louise's character of Ginger....in other words two opposite characters played by one actress. Again Bob Denver supplied the voice-over for Gilligan,as well as cast regulars Alan Hale,Jr.(The Skipper),Russell Johnson(The Professor),and Jim Backus(Mr. Howell),not to mention Natalie Schafer(Mrs. Howell).
It amazing that "Gilligan's Island" is still going strong these days,and its about time for it to just go. "Gilligan's Planet" was the last draw and rightfully so.
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