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A young boy, able to transform into the superhero Captain Marvel, travels the country fighting evil and helping people.
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1976   1975   1974  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Gray ...  Billy Batson 28 episodes, 1974-1976
Les Tremayne ...  Mentor 28 episodes, 1974-1976
Jackson Bostwick ...  Captain Marvel 17 episodes, 1974-1975
John Davey John Davey ...  Captain Marvel 11 episodes, 1975-1976
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Storyline

Chosen by the Immortal Elders - Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury - Billy Batson is a young boy with a special duty in life. Accompanied by his Mentor, he travels from place to place in a Winnebago learning about life and helping people along the way. When the situation is heading for disaster, all he has to do is to shout the magic word, "Shazam!" and call down the magic lightning that transforms him into the World's Mightiest Mortal, Captain Marvel. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shazam - Pustolovine Kapetana Marvela See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmation Associates See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(28 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The uncredited voices of the Elders were performed by Filmation producers Lou Scheimer and Norm Prescott as well as writer Marc Richards. See more »

Goofs

Occassional flipped shots of Captain Marvel are given away by his lightning bolt emblem pointing left instead of right. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Captain Marvel: By the Elders!
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Connections

Referenced in VH-1 Where Are They Now?: Superheroes (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

SHAZAM
Theme
Written by Yvette Blais and Jeff Michael
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Good Show
3 November 2005 | by markus010167See all my reviews

This show was good for what it was. Too bad Filmation couldn't afford to get the rights to Mary Marvel and Captain Marvel, Jr. Instead, they created the Isis series. That would've been cool to see Billy & Mary Batson, Freddy Freeman, and Mentor and/or Uncle Dudley. Imagine seeing one or all of the Marvels transforming and on occasion working with Isis. Interesting points: John Davey (Captain Marvel #2) left show business in the early 1990's and is currently in the real estate field in northern California; Les Tremayne (Mentor) passed away in late December of 2003, Michael Gray (Billy Batson) is the owner, along with his wife, of a floral shop in L.A., Jackson Bostwick (Captain Marvel #1) is basically the only one still in the business. Joanna Cameron (Isis) left the business in the 1980's , was in the medical profession (a registered nurse) for awhile, and as of recently, is a hotel marketing manager in Hawaii. The show's budget per episode was $70,000 with a crew of about 80 people.


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