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Release Date:
13 September 1981 (USA) See more »
Plot:
The adventures of a wealthy young woman and her male reporter partner.
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Booker Bradshaw ... Sam Grit (unknown episodes)
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Series Directed by
John Kimball (13 episodes, 1981)
Rudy Larriva (13 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Writing credits
Elana Lesser (5 episodes, 1981)
Cliff Ruby (5 episodes, 1981)
Martin Pasko (2 episodes, 1981)

Series Produced by
Joe Ruby .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1981)
Ken Spears .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Original Music by
Dean Elliott (13 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Art Department
Kurt Conner .... story director (13 episodes, 1981)
John Dorman .... supervising story director (13 episodes, 1981)
Mario Piluso .... story director (13 episodes, 1981)
Dick Sebast .... story director (13 episodes, 1981)
Hank Tucker .... story director (13 episodes, 1981)
Doug Wildey .... story director (13 episodes, 1981)
Louis Woodbury .... story director (13 episodes, 1981)
Bill Wray .... story director (13 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Sound Department
Jack Durney .... sound effects editor (13 episodes, 1981)
Peter Grives .... sound effects editor (13 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Animation Department
John Ahern .... layout supervisor: Westwind Productions (13 episodes, 1981)
Marcia Bales .... layout artist: Westwind Productions (13 episodes, 1981)
Garold Barton .... layout artist: Westwind Productions (13 episodes, 1981)
Patricia Blackburn .... animation checker (13 episodes, 1981)
Dan Bolick .... layout artist: Westwind Productions (13 episodes, 1981)
Patty Burns .... animation checker (13 episodes, 1981)
Steve Carr .... animation checker (13 episodes, 1981)
Hak Ficq .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1981)
Ric Gonzalez .... character designer / models supervisor (13 episodes, 1981)
Milton Gray .... animation supervisor (13 episodes, 1981)
John Guerin .... background layout artist (13 episodes, 1981)
Stuart Heimdal .... layout artist: Westwind Productions (13 episodes, 1981)
David High .... background layout supervisor (13 episodes, 1981)
Larry Huber .... layout supervisor (13 episodes, 1981)
Alan B. Huck .... models (13 episodes, 1981)
Fred Irvin .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1981)
Steve Keele .... layout artist: Westwind Productions (13 episodes, 1981)
David Kern .... layout artist: Westwind Productions (13 episodes, 1981)
Jack Kirby .... character designer (13 episodes, 1981)
Henry Krieger .... layout artist: Westwind Productions (13 episodes, 1981)
Bunny Munns .... color key artist (13 episodes, 1981)
Narelle Nixon .... animation checker (13 episodes, 1981)
Ren Olsen .... layout artist: Westwind Productions (13 episodes, 1981)
Frank Paur .... layout artist: Westwind Productions (13 episodes, 1981)
Mario Piluso .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1981)
Bill Reed .... animation supervisor (13 episodes, 1981)
Keith Sargent .... layout artist: Westwind Productions (13 episodes, 1981)
Eric Semones .... background stylist (13 episodes, 1981)
Wallace Sides .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1981)
Aaron St. John .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1981)
Scott Strong .... layout artist: Westwind Productions (13 episodes, 1981)
Mark Swan .... layout artist: Westwind Productions (13 episodes, 1981)
Leo Swenson .... layout artist (13 episodes, 1981)
Karen Thurman .... layout artist: Westwind Productions (13 episodes, 1981)
Douglas Vandegrift .... layout artist: Westwind Productions (13 episodes, 1981)
Bruce Zick .... background layout artist (13 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Editorial Department
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (13 episodes, 1981)
Chip Yaras .... supervising film editor (13 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Music Department
Steve Danforth .... music editor (13 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Other crew
Joyce Benson .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1981)
Jeffrey M. Cooke .... studio manager (13 episodes, 1981)
Alan Dinehart .... voice director (13 episodes, 1981)
John Dorman .... titles (13 episodes, 1981)
Steve Gerber .... story editor (13 episodes, 1981)
Erika Grossbart .... assistant to executive producers (13 episodes, 1981)
Loretta High .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 1981)
Kayte Kuch .... assistant to executive producers (13 episodes, 1981)
Bryna Melnick .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1981)
Cathy Rose .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1981)
Debby Ruby-Winsberg .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1981)
Robert Schaefer .... lettering (13 episodes, 1981)
Teri Taylor .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1981)

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

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30 min (13 episodes)
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Interesting Saturday morning cartoon that could have been much better..., 9 April 2008
Author: jmaruyama from Honolulu, HI

Former Hanna-Barbera writers Joe Ruby and Ken Spears certainly had some interesting cartoon ideas. As the founders of Ruby-Spears Enterprises, they helped to conceive and produce a very lively assortment of cartoon series during the 80s. While Ruby-Spears did not produce as many cartoon series as rivals Hanna-Barbera or Filmation, their shows were certainly unique and inventive.

One of those shows was "Goldie Gold and Action Jack". Imagine Paris Hilton as an adventure heroine along the lines of Lara Croft and you can roughly get an idea of what the show was like. It was obviously a play on the Harvey Comics character Richie Rich but also borrows elements from Dashiell Hammett detective series "The Thin Man" as well as Sidney Sheldon's contemporary equivalent crime drama "Hart to Hart".

Goldie Gold was a wealthy socialite and heiress whose family inheritance made her one of the richest individuals in the world. Unlike Paris Hilton however Goldie Gold uses her riches to establish an idealistic investigative newspaper called "The Gold Street Journal". Along with her boyfriend/adventurer Jack "Action" Travis, she would go out and investigate all manner of mysteries and elaborate crimes.

Goldie Gold wasn't particularly accomplished in firearms, martial arts or archeology like Lara Croft and was more of a "girlie-girl" (she wore tight gold pants and heels). She did however have a very curious nature and that was her greatest asset (aside from her looks).

Her vast fortune afforded her practically whatever she needed (private jets, boats, fast cars etc.) and she also had access to any number of advanced technologies and gadgets that her family's various companies and affiliates could invent.

While the concept was pretty good and the animation, a step above the cartoony Hanna-Barbera 70s action shows like the similar "Perils of Penelope Pitstop", "Goldie Gold" was a bit disappointing. The various adventures Goldie Gold encountered were cliché and seemed like holdovers from "Johnny Quest". The threats weren't really that grand and the perils not too scary or thrilling.

I'm not sure if even Ruby-Spears really knew who the target audience was as sometimes the tone would be typically Saturday Morning kid-friendly and others more mature and adventure oriented.

Judy Strangis (Electra Woman & Dyna Girl) was the voice of Goldie, with Sonny Melendez as Jack and Booker Bradshaw as Gold Street Journal Editor Sam Gritt.

"Goldie Gold" was definitely a favorite of mine as a kid along with Ruby-Spears other action series "Thundarr The Barbarian" but it could have been better. Hence, the probable reason it only lasted one season (13 episodes)

While not as ridiculous as "Turbo Teen" or laughably bad as "Mr. T" it was a definite missed opportunity.

Episode List: 1. Night Of The Crystal Skull 2. Pirate Of The Airways 3. Red Dust Of Doom 4. Revent Of The Ancient Astronaut 5. Prophet Of Doom 6. Night Of The Walking Doom 7. Island Of Terror 8. Curse Of The Snake People 9. Race Against Time 10. Menace Of The Medallion 11. Pursuit Into Perit 12. The Return Of The Man Beast 13. The Goddess of The Black Pearl

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