THE BRADY KIDS: THE COMPLETE ANIMATED SERIES
In 1972, with the live action sitcom The Brady Bunch preparing for the start of its fourth season, show creator and executive producer Sherwood Schwartz approached Filmation about the creation of an animated series featuring the Brady Kids. Filmation agreed, and Lou Schiemer and Norm Prescott (creators of other Schwartz properties Gilligan's Planet and The New Adventures of Gilligan) headed up the project.
The Brady Kids sees the return of members from the original Brady Bunch cast, to voice their iconic roles. When the six Brady kids befriend Marlon (voiced by Larry Storch), an intelligent, red, talking mynah bird and also a wizard who used his magic to help the kids out of jams, a dog named Mop Top (also voiced by Storch) and twin panda cubs, Ping and Pong (voiced by Jane Webb). Watch the Brady kids travel to ancient Greece in "It's All Greek to Me," blast off for an out-of-this-world trip in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the End Zone," and help thwart a bank robbery in "Cindy's Super Friend."
NOTE: The original show's six children (Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen) voiced their animated counterparts in the first season. As the series' title implies, the parents and Alice the housekeeper characters were omitted from the show. At the end of the first season, Filmation asked the kids to continue on their existing contracts for another five episodes in a second season. The kids' original answer was no, prodded on by their agent Harvey Shotz. Filmation threatened both to sue the children over breach of contract, and to continue the show without their voices. Lookinland, Plumb, and Olsen agreed to the extended Filmation contract, while Williams, Knight, and McCormick did not. Williams's and McCormick's voices were replaced by the children of producer Lou Schiemer (Lane and Erika Scheimer, respectively), while Knight's voice was replaced by David E. Smith.
This rollicking collection contains all 22 episodes of the classic animated series. (Full screen, 485 min)
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