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Seasons:
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Release Date:
4 October 1980 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A barbarian and his companions wander a devastated future Earth and fight evil where ever they find it. Full summary »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 12)

Henry Corden ... Ookla the Mok / ... (7 episodes, 1980-1981)
Robert Ridgely ... Thundarr / ... (4 episodes, 1980)

Nellie Bellflower ... Princess Ariel / ... (4 episodes, 1980)

Dick Tufeld ... Narrator (3 episodes, 1980)

Joan Van Ark ... Captain Corden / ... (2 episodes, 1980-1981)

Alan Oppenheimer ... Mindok The Mind Menace / ... (2 episodes, 1980)

Nancy McKeon ... Tai / ... (2 episodes, 1980-1981)

Keye Luke ... Additional Voices / ... (2 episodes, 1980)
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Series Directed by
Rudy Larriva (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
John Kimball (8 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Writing credits
Buzz Dixon (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Mark Evanier (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Martin Pasko (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ted Pedersen (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Steve Gerber (13 episodes, 1980)
Christopher Vane (13 episodes, 1980)
Jeffrey Scott (8 episodes, 1981)
Roy Thomas (8 episodes, 1981)

Series Produced by
Joe Ruby .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ken Spears .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jerry Eisenberg .... producer (13 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Original Music by
Dean Elliott (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Production Management
Natalie Shirpser .... production supervisor (13 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Art Department
Kurt Conner .... story director (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
John Dorman .... supervising story director (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Dick Sebast .... story director (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Hank Tucker .... story director (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Gordon Kent .... story director (13 episodes, 1980)
Doug Wildey .... story director (13 episodes, 1980)
Rick Hoberg .... story director (8 episodes, 1981)
Larry Houston .... story director (8 episodes, 1981)
Bob Kline .... story director (8 episodes, 1981)
Mario Piluso .... story director (8 episodes, 1981)
Louis Woodbury .... story director (8 episodes, 1981)
Bill Wray .... story director (8 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Sound Department
Karla Caldwell .... sound effects editor (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Kevin Spears .... sound effects editor (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Animation Department
John Ahern .... layout unit supervisor: AM Productions / layout supervisor: Westwind Productions (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Marcia Bales .... layout artist (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ric Gonzalez .... models supervisor (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
John Guerin .... background layout artist (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Stuart Heimdal .... layout artist (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
David High .... background layout supervisor (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Larry Huber .... layout supervisor (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Alan B. Huck .... models (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jack Kirby .... character designer (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Bunny Munns .... color key artist (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Keith Sargent .... layout artist (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Eric Semones .... background supervisor / background stylist (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Douglas Vandegrift .... layout artist (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Bruce Zick .... background layout artist (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Lyle Beddes .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1980)
Sandy Benenati .... animation stock (13 episodes, 1980)
Kathy Carr .... background layout artist (13 episodes, 1980)
Jerry Eisenberg .... character designer (13 episodes, 1980)
Greg Garcia .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1980)
Rick Graham .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1980)
Charles Hards .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1980)
Margaret Harrison .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1980)
Karl Hepworth .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1980)
Elaine Hultgren .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1980)
Boyd Kirkland .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1980)
Hal LeFevre .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1980)
Michael Mitchell .... models (13 episodes, 1980)
Debra Pugh .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1980)
Bill Reed .... location director (13 episodes, 1980)
Dave Sharp .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1980)
Guy Smith .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1980)
Roy Allen Smith .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1980)
Edgar Soller .... models (13 episodes, 1980)
Jim Stocks .... cel service (13 episodes, 1980)
Alex Toth .... character designer (13 episodes, 1980)
Garold Barton .... layout artist (8 episodes, 1981)
Patricia Blackburn .... animation checker (8 episodes, 1981)
Dan Bolick .... layout artist (8 episodes, 1981)
Patty Burns .... animation checker (8 episodes, 1981)
Steve Carr .... animation checker (8 episodes, 1981)
Steve Keele .... layout artist (8 episodes, 1981)
David Kern .... layout artist (8 episodes, 1981)
Henry Krieger .... layout artist (8 episodes, 1981)
Ian MacKenzie .... layout artist (8 episodes, 1981)
Narelle Nixon .... animation checker (8 episodes, 1981)
Ren Olsen .... layout artist (8 episodes, 1981)
Frank Paur .... layout artist (8 episodes, 1981)
Scott Strong .... layout artist (8 episodes, 1981)
Mark Swan .... layout artist (8 episodes, 1981)
Karen Thurman .... layout artist (8 episodes, 1981)

Brad Frost .... assistant animator (unknown episodes)
John Shook .... animator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Chip Yaras .... editorial supervisor / supervising film editor (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Lenore Nelson .... post-production (13 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Music Department
Dean Elliott .... music supervisor (13 episodes, 1980)
Mark Green .... music editor (13 episodes, 1980)
Denise O'Hara .... music editor (8 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Other crew
Jeffrey M. Cooke .... studio manager (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Alan Dinehart .... voice director (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
John Dorman .... titles (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Erika Grossbart .... assistant to producer / assistant to executive producers (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Loretta High .... production assistant / production coordinator (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Kayte Kuch .... production assistant / assistant to executive producers (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Robert Schaefer .... lettering (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jodi Berman .... assistant to executive producers (13 episodes, 1980)
Janie Fields .... assistant to executive producers (13 episodes, 1980)
Madlyn Goldberg .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1980)
Jerry Goldman .... production controller (13 episodes, 1980)
Henriette Pacile .... unit auditor (13 episodes, 1980)
Joyce Benson .... production assistant (8 episodes, 1981)
Steve Gerber .... story editor (8 episodes, 1981)
Bryna Melnick .... production assistant (8 episodes, 1981)
Cathy Rose .... production assistant (8 episodes, 1981)
Debby Ruby-Winsberg .... production assistant (8 episodes, 1981)
Teri Taylor .... production assistant (8 episodes, 1981)

Anne Lockhart .... voice: multiple characters (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (21 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The show was the creation of comic writer Steve Gerber, creator of Marvel Comics' Howard the Duck. The name Ookla actually comes from UCLA, where Gerber's friend Marty Pasko went to college; Pasko invented the name.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated command]
Thundarr:Ariel! Ookla! Ride!
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
From a girl's point of view...., 20 May 2001
Author: Angelia from underground

'Thundarr the Barbarian' has been one of my favorite cartoons for years, holding a place beside 'Dungeons and Dragons', 'Heavy Metal' and 'Pirates of Dark Water'. I started watching it when I was about 8 years old, and it was the coolest cartoon out there. You had a post-apocalyptic world full of mutated creatures and awesome sorcery. You even had the occasional army of robots. What's not to like? While Thundarr did refer to the females as 'woman', it was always amusing to me. He was the epitomy of what a barbarian would and should be; big and dumb. And Ariel just plain rocked! She could do anything from creating bridges to levitating Ookla, no small feat. Even though she was a sorceress, she always seemed to take the logical route in a battle, like locking Gemini's face plate shut so he couldn't shoot rays from his eyes. Ookla the Mok was like a cross between Chewbacca and a lion, and had one of the weirdest horses I ever saw! The animation was great and it inspired me to want to do animation. The show gave me an interest not only in animation and magic, but also in science. Everything about it was cool, and even now I enjoy the episodes so much, I have them on tape. It's really a shame that more weren't made. Demon dogs!

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