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The Herculoids 

In this widely syndicated cartoon, King Zandor and a group of bizarre creatures protect their futuristic kingdom from creatures from other galaxies.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Mike Road ...  Zandor, Zok 1 episode, 1967
Virginia Gregg ...  Tarra 1 episode, 1967
Ted Eccles ...  Dorno 1 episode, 1967
Don Messick ...  Gloop, Gleep 1 episode, 1967
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On the primitive planet of Amzot lives King Zandor and his family whose home is regularly beset by malevolent alien invasions. Fortunately, Zandor's family have the help of their friends, the Herculoids, a cadre of monsters who contribute with powerful abilities of their own. Between their might and Zandor's family's cunning and bravery, the enemies of Amzot don't have a chance. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Defenders of Planet Quasar See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zandor See more »

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Production Co:

Hanna-Barbera Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color
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[Opening title narration]
Narrator: Somewhere out in space live The Herculoids! Zok, the laser-ray dragon! Igoo, the giant rock ape! Tundro, the tremendous! Gloop and Gleep, the formless, fearless wonders! With Zandor, their leader, and his wife, Tara, and son, Dorno, they team up to protect their planet from sinister invaders! All-strong! All-brave! All-heroes! They're The Herculoids!
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Referenced in Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon (2012) See more »

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Pulp Sci-Fi Classic
28 July 2002 | by flow_smellySee all my reviews

The Herculoids might be the only great example of pulp sci-fi animation. Every episode featured a host of new alien nemeses with little or no explanation. Delightfully however it also featured little or none of the "master of the obvious" dialogue that plagued all the later Hanna Barbera cartoons; "Zoiks Scoob it's a sea monster..." The art has a very warm comic book feel. You won't find the nightmarish rainbow palette that many of todays toons are subjected to. The quality of each episode is consistently high given the archetypal characters, stories etc... In fact, it is precisely the simplistic pulpiness that keeps me wide awake even at ridiculous hours of the morning. The imaginative landscapes and creatures hooked me as a boy, and have yet to let go.


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