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Release Date:
11 September 1976 (USA) See more »
Plot:
The futuristic undersea adventures of a goofy talking shark and his human musical band companions.
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Cast

 (Series Cast [7])
Tommy Cook ... Biff Starke (1 episode, 1976)

Barry Gordon ... Cleveland 'Clam-Head' Rogers (1 episode, 1976)
Julie McWhirter ... Bubbles Blowton (1 episode, 1976)
Don Messick ... Additional Voices (1 episode, 1976)
Patricia Parris ... Shelly LaMarine / ... (1 episode, 1976)

Janet Waldo ... Additional Voices (1 episode, 1976)

Frank Welker ... Jabberjaw Shark (1 episode, 1976)

Series Directed by
Charles A. Nichols (16 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Writing credits
George Atkins (16 episodes, 1976)
Haskell Barkin (16 episodes, 1976)
John Bates (16 episodes, 1976)
Larz Bourne (16 episodes, 1976)
Tom Dagenais (16 episodes, 1976)
Bob Fisher (16 episodes, 1976)
Joe Ruby (16 episodes, 1976)
Ken Spears (16 episodes, 1976)

Series Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer (16 episodes, 1976)
William Hanna .... executive producer (16 episodes, 1976)
Alex Lovy .... associate producer (16 episodes, 1976)
Iwao Takamoto .... creative producer (16 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Production Management
Jayne Barbera .... production manager (16 episodes, 1976)
Joed Eaton .... post-production supervisor (16 episodes, 1976)
Victor O. Schipek .... production supervisor (16 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Art Department
Don Jurwich .... storyboard director (16 episodes, 1976)
Michael O'Connor .... storyboard director (16 episodes, 1976)
Iraj Paran .... graphics (16 episodes, 1976)
Bob Singer .... creative design supervisor (16 episodes, 1976)
Paul Sommer .... storyboard director (16 episodes, 1976)
Kay Wright .... storyboard director (16 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Sound Department
Richard C. Allen .... sound effects editor (16 episodes, 1976)
Bill Getty .... sound director (16 episodes, 1976)
Alex Lovy .... recording director (16 episodes, 1976)
Terry Moore .... sound effects editor (16 episodes, 1976)
Richard Olson .... sound director (16 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
George Epperson .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1976)
Charles Flekal .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1976)
Curt Hall .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1976)
Ron Jackson .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1976)
Jerry Smith .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1976)
Norman Stainback .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1976)
Roy Wade .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Animation Department
Frank Andrina .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Fernando Arce .... background artist (16 episodes, 1976)
Mike Arens .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1976)
Tom Barnes .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Dale Barnhart .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1976)
Bill Carney .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Rudy Cataldi .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Lillian Evans .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Otto Feuer .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Hak Ficq .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1976)
Hugh Fraser .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Fernando Gonzalez .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Jack Hadley .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
C.L. Hartman .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1976)
Bob Hathcock .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Alex Ignatiev .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1976)
Raymond Jacobs .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1976)
Homer Jonas .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1976)
Volus Jones .... unit director (16 episodes, 1976)
Billie Kerns .... ink and paint supervisor (16 episodes, 1976)
Bill Lignante .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1976)
Dan Mills .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Fernando Montealegre .... background artist (16 episodes, 1976)
Jim Mueller .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1976)
Kenneth Muse .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Constantin Mustatea .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Floyd Norman .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Eduardo Olivares .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Don Patterson .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Philip Phillipson .... background artist (16 episodes, 1976)
Tom Ray .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Morey Reden .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Lenn Redman .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Tony Rivera .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1976)
Linda Rowley .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1976)
Robert Schaefer .... background artist (16 episodes, 1976)
Tony Sgroi .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1976)
Evelyn Sherwood .... checking and scene planning (16 episodes, 1976)
Marilyn Shimokochi .... background artist (16 episodes, 1976)
Ken Southworth .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Leo Sullivan .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Richard Thompson .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Dennis Venizelos .... background artist (16 episodes, 1976)
Carlo Vinci .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Russ von Neida .... animator (16 episodes, 1976)
Al Wilson .... layout artist (16 episodes, 1976)
Star Wirth .... xerographer (16 episodes, 1976)
Donna Zeller .... character designer (16 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Editorial Department
Larry C. Cowan .... supervising film editor (16 episodes, 1976)
William E. DeBoer .... negative consultant (16 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Music Department
Hoyt Curtin .... musical director (16 episodes, 1976)
Paul DeKorte .... music supervisor (16 episodes, 1976)
Pat Foley .... music editor (16 episodes, 1976)
Chip Yaras .... music editor (16 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Other crew
Frank Paiker .... technical supervisor (16 episodes, 1976)
Ray Parker .... story editor (16 episodes, 1976)
 

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Jabberjaw...the worst of them all, 22 November 2010
Author: rcj5365 from Durham, North Carolina

The short-lived animated mystery/musical/adventure series "Jabberjaw" was a prime example of a lowpoint in Saturday Morning cartoons during the mid-1970's. This particular series lumped together several concepts into a mess of a show that became one of the "worst" of the Scooby and Josie clones that were all over the place that clogged up Saturday Mornings. Produced by William Hanna and Joesph Barbera(who also served as executive producers of this show),under the direction of legendary animator Charles A. Nichols and under the creation of Joesph Ruby and Kenneth Spears(who also served as some of the writers of this show...Ruby and Spears were the head writers for a lot of Hanna-Barbera shows including "Scooby Doo,Where Are You?",and "Josie and the Pussycats" to name a few),"Jabberjaw" was nothing more than a train-wreck that happened with the quickness. Each episode had the same exact formula.

For one,"Jabberjaw"(capitalize on the popularity of the 1975 blockbuster hit "Jaws")was a whimpering talking great white shark who sounds like Curly Howard,(another one when it was the inspiration of "The Three Stooges" and some of its cartoons too including "The Three Robotic Stooges" that premiered some two years later),and mutters "I Don't Get No Respect"(a nod from comedian Rodney Dangerfield)whenever he gets in trouble and is sometimes very lame and clumsy. He travels with a band called The Neptunes(since the show is set under the sea)in a futuristic undersea realm that various on the same exact format.....stumbled into a mystery,with the lead character in tow while taking on various villains with sinister schemes. It was no wonder it lasted more than one season.

"Jabberjaw" originally ran on ABC-TV from September 11, 1976 until September 3, 1977. The series produced 16 episodes. However,ABC repeated these episodes when they moved the show to the Sunday Morning timeslot from September 11, 1977 until September 3, 1978,the last time this show was ever shown on network television. And for good reasons. "Jabberjaw",was one of the worst of the "Scooby" clones and its right up there with "Captain Caveman","The New Shmoo",and "Fangface" as the worst of that genre that featured moronic no brainer characters.

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