Saturday Morning Cartoons: Space Ghost

Alex Toth (1966)

Space Ghost is a Saturday morning superhero cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. It first aired on CBS from September 10, 1966, to September 16, 1967. The series was composed of two unrelated segments, Space Ghost and Dino Boy in the Lost Valley. The series was created by Alex Toth and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

Space Ghost, along with teenaged sidekicks Jan and Jace and their pet monkey Blip, fight villains in outer space. Usually, Space Ghost’s sidekicks would get captured or trapped by the villains, and Space Ghost would have to defeat the villains and save the day. His enemies included Zorak, Brak and his brother Sisto, the Creature King, the Black Widow (a.k.a. the Spider Woman), Lokar, Moltar, and Metallus.

“Saturday-morning cartoon” is a colloquial term for the original animated series programming that was typically scheduled on Saturday and Sunday mornings in the United States on the “Big Three” television networks

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  1. My cousin had cable…which we didn’t have when I was a kid…I remember watching Space Ghost, Speed Racer, and others. I love those styles of cartoons.

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