The Thing

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The Thing
Premiere September 22, 1979
Finale December 22, 1979
Creator Stan Lee (comic),
Jack Kirby (comic)
Network/Provider NBC
Style 30-minute animated superhero action
Company Hanna-Barbera Productions,
Marvel Comics
Distributor Worldvision Enterprises (?–1990)
Turner Program Services (1990–1996)
Warner Bros. Television (1996– )
Seasons 1
Episodes 13
(List of episodes)
Origin USA
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The Thing (1979) is an animated comedy / superhero action program. It was a loose adaptation of The Thing from the Marvel Comics character, usually seen as part of The Fantastic Four. It aired on NBC, but not by itself. It first aired as part of Fred and Barney Meet The Thing and later Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Wayne Morton Benjy Grimm 1
Stretch 1
Joe Baker The Thing 1
Marilyn Schreffler Betty Harkness 1
Miss Twilly 1
Noelle North Kelly Harkness 1
John Erwin Ronald Radford 1
Art Metrano Spike 1
Michael Sheehan Turkey 1
John Stephenson Dr. Harkness 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 22, 1979 December 22, 1979 13


DVD Releases

There has not been a DVD release for this show.

External Sites

The Fantastic Four Franchise

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