Last year during October I was posting a lot about horror themed cartoons when I someone sent me an email asking about the highly unusual, yet sadly nearly forgotten Hanna-Barbera cartoon, Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles. I did some research on the show, which I had not seen in years and was sad to report to them that the best chance to get it was in snippets online, through old VHS episode, a single dvd episode or through low quality homemade copies. As of last week though, this is no longer the case.
I just sent them a followup email to tell them that thanks to the Warner Archive, they can now get the entire series of Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles through their DVDs on demand system. I am proudly in possession of the 18 episode collection of this offbeat cartoon and it is took me right back to watching reruns on the floor of my family’s living room. How wonderul is this show? Check this out…
Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles is one half-hour packed with the adventures of two of the most unusual animation creations of the legendary Hanna-Barbera studio. Buzz Conroy is a heroic boy-genius who builds the powerful robot Frankenstein Jr. When the Ghastly Genie, the Junk Man and other evildoers get up to their old tricks, “Frankie” and his young creator crank into action. The crime fighting coalition continues with the Impossibles, a group of superheroes disguised as a beatnik rock group. At the direction of “Big D,” Multi Man, Coil Man and Fluid Man make hot-rockin’ musical justice thwarting thieves and corralling crooks with their transformative powers. All-family classic cartoon fun isn’t just possible – it’s guaranteed with this 2-Disc, 18-Episode Collection.
They also produced one issue of a comic book related to this show, but sadly it, like the show never went anywhere. Thankfully though, the future is now and while we cannot get out very own Frankenstein monster, we can , thank to the Warner Archive, own Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles on DVD.