The Fantastic Four (1978)

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The Fantastic Four
Premiere September 9, 1978
Finale December 16, 1978
Network NBC
Style 30-minute animated superhero action
Company DePatie-Freleng Enterprises
Seasons 1
Episodes 13
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

The Fantastic Four is an animated superhero action program. It was the second series based on the Marvel Comics team The Fantastic Four. It aired on NBC. This particular series was infamous for replacing The Human Torch with H.E.R.B.I.E the robot. Although it was long rumored the reason for the change was so that kids wouldn't try to copycat The Human Torch, the real reason was because of copyrights issues as The Human Torch was to star in a movie at the time, although the movie was never completed. (In an issue of the FF comic book, Johnny would quip that he was out of the country when the contract for the cartoon was signed.)

Contents

Cast

Actor Character
Main Cast
Mike Road Reed Richards / Mister Fantastic
Ginny Tyler Sue Richards / Invisible Woman
Ted Cassidy Ben Grimm / The Thing
Frank Welker H.E.R.B.I.E.
Dick Tufeld Narrator

Season

Season  Premiere Finale #
NBC
Season One September 9, 1978 December 16, 1978 13

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Individual Episodes
The Impossible Man September 30, 2008 1

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Episode Collections - Various Series
Villains Showdown November 4, 2008 3

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Complete Series: Region 2
Complete Series March 1, 2010 2

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External Sites


The Fantastic Four Franchise

The Fantastic Four (1967)The Fantastic Four (1978)The ThingFantastic Four (1994)Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes