In my youth when it came to horror related cartoons, for my money nothing could top Hanna-Barbera’s 1980 Saturday morning cartoon series the Drak Pack!
Although my love for that particular TV show didn’t mean I wasn’t ready at the drop of the hat to watch anything that had some connection to something supernatural, whether that be Scooby-Doo, Goober and the Ghost Chasers, or of course the Groovie Goolies. Although in my neck of the woods it was never on at a regular time, it was syndicated of course but it would always air on a Sunday afternoon…well…sometimes it would air on a Sunday afternoon. It was a gigantic letdown to get home from church and plop down in front of the TV, anxiously waiting for the tube to warm up and see…Wagon Train.
[Via] Retro Heroes
Wolfie actually kind of scares me.
In 1970 RCA Victor produced this Groovy Goolies LP featuring ten songs:
Save Your Good Lovin’ For Me, Bumble Goolie, We Go So Good Together, Frankie, Goolie Get-Together (Theme), First Annual Semi-Formal Combination Celebration Meet-the-Monster Population Party, Spend Some Time Together, Cling, Clang, Goolie Garden, One, Two, Three.
Sadly this is the only song I could find online but it’s an enjoyable bit of fun and Drac, Frankie, and Wolfie should help get you into the Halloween spirit.
[Via] Henry Kyb
What better way to spend a Saturday in October than watching an episode of the awesome 80’s Hanna-Barbera produced Drak Pack?
In this episode “Dred Goes Hollywood” the Drak Pack are stunned to find themselves being vilified in a motion picture and decide to clear their good names.
[Via] Crazy Cimano
So it’s the afternoon? Cartoons were meant to be watched all day on a Saturday! Thanks to CrazyCimano over on YouTube for the Drak Pack episode posted below.
Considering I was watching the classic Universal Monster’s Frankenstein at 3 years old on the Late, Late, Show, I don’t believe my father was surprised that I was like many young boys in being captivated by all things monster related. The likes of Hanna-Barbera’s monster turned superhero series Drak Pack did nothing to lessen that enthusiasm towards those creatures of the night either.
How can you go wrong with an animated series like that? When you throw in the voice talents of Alan Oppenheimer (Man at Arms, Thundarr the Barbarian) as Big D, Don Messick (Astro, Papa Smurf, Ratchet) as Toady, Jerry Dexter (Aqualad, Superboy) as Drac Jr., and William Callaway (Bizarro, Beachhead, Aquaman, and only four characters from the Inhumanoids!) taking on vocal chores for both Frankie and Howler you know you are in for a good time…that is if you can get the DVD set that came out a few years back, it only came out in Canada. I guess you can always try over at Amazon.