The super-elastic Mr. Fantastic, the force field-wielding Invisible Girl, the orange rock-covered Thing and the data-crammed robot Herbie make up a team of superheroes dedicated to thwarting would-be world-dominating villains.

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 Sue Richards / ... (13 episodes, 1978)
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 Ben Grimm / ... (13 episodes, 1978)
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 H.E.R.B.I.E. / ... (13 episodes, 1978)
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 Doctor Doom / ... (13 episodes, 1978)
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 Opening Narrator (13 episodes, 1978)
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 J.J. Colossal (13 episodes, 1978)
Gene Moss ...
 Trapster (13 episodes, 1978)
Nancy Wible
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Joan Gerber
(13 episodes, 1978)
Vic Perrin
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In an attempted spaceflight, the crew of a ship are bombarded by cosmic radiation. Barely managing to crashland alive, the crew find themselves changed forever by their experience. Team leader, Scientist Reed Richard aka Mr. Fantastic gains the ability to stretch and shape his body to any shape, Sue Storm can become invisible and project telekinetic force fields as the Invisible Girl, and Pilot Ben Grimm becomes a superstrong rock creature known as the Thing. Together with their advanced robot assistant, H.E.R.B., this quartet faces the threats to the world as the Fantastic Four. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Don Messick, Mike Road, Ted Cassidy, & Vic Perrin were the only voice actors who have previously done voice work for Fantastic Four (1967). See more »

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During an episode featuring the villain Magneto, the character's voice changes completely between lines of dialog. This happens several times in the episode. See more »

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[opening narration]
Narrator: It was the world's strangest accident. While testing a new rocket ship, our heroes were bombarded by mysterious cosmic rays from outer space. Though they crash-landed safely, the strange and powerful rays had changed each one of them. Transforming their leader, Reed Richards, into the plastic-skinned Mr. Fantastic; Sue Richards into the "now you see her, now you don't" Invisible Girl; and Ben Grimm into a mighty-muscled powerhouse called The Thing. Now together with ...
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old TV animation
29 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

The crew of a rocket ship is bombarded by mysterious cosmic rays from deep space. Their leader Reed Richards is turned into the stretchy Mr. Fantastic. His wife Sue Richards is turned into Invisible Girl. Ben Grimm is turned into the Thing. Along with Herbie the robot (Humanoid Electronic Robot B-Style), they are the Fantastic Four. Their headquarters is atop the Baxter Building in New York City.

The comedy is a little cheesy and the story telling is a bit stiff. The animation and story style is from an older generation. There is some fun in seeing these characters in their older versions. The disappointment is a general lack of good action and tension. It does have the fun stretching sounds.

This is the second animated iteration of the classic comic heroes, The Fantastic Four. The most noticeable difference is the missing Human Torch. There was a problem with rights during that time. Herbie is not going down as one of the great robots of all times. It is a rather poor substitution for the Human Torch. It is a much more static character compared to the dynamic Torch. This is a bit before my time and probably did not get much reruns. It's hard to remember if I ever saw this before now. It is certainly dated when viewed today.


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