Krokar leads his bird-men Beaked People to attack the flying monkeys. It's a trap to capture Zandor when he comes to help the friendly monkeys./A space raider passing over Amzot decides to take Tara ...
Another two-part Saturday morning cartoon from Hanna-Barbera. In the first part, Moby Dick is now a friendly whale, and a pet of young orphans Tom and Tub. Moby saves the two boys from the ... See full summary »
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
[Opening title narration]
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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Next to Jonny Quest, this was the first cartoon I could recall before or since that didn't continuously waste time telling me what the people/creatures were going to do. Don't these action-oriented cartoon makers of the present day realize that the bulk of the fun is in seeing the resolution happen not laying out the scenario? Oftentimes I was riveted surprised cheered over the victories the principles had over the bad guys. You weren't let in on this menagerie's thought processes other than their characteristic sounds which could have meant anything (Or Tundro's occasionally triumphant smile). When resurrected in the 80's they tried to make some herculoids puppy-dog cute (particularly my favorite the once aloof, brutal to the bad guys Zok which irritated me)and toned down on the violence and make Zandor's family more like us American Earthlings. But who cares it was still good versus bad and not spoiling the surprises of what these adorable creatures did.
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