June 17, 2010

The Rarest Filmation Cartoon of All?

I am intending to dedicate a whole week soon to sharing my thoughts and feelings about Filmation, the animation studio that is possibly the most despised ever. Filmation bashing is practically the official pastime of animation scholars everywhere and my opinion is that some of it is unfairly prejudiced and certainly unnecessarily mean-spirited.

Until then, I'm pleased to bring you possibly the rarest Filmation production ever, a cartoon rather unfortunately named Dick Digit. It looks to be a pilot from around the late
60's, I would guess 1966, 1967, or 1968.

My source for this cartoon stated that he found it on a video released by a small UK company called Video Gems. The video also contained an episode of Blackstar and another pilot called King Arthur, which I'll probably share during my Filmation-athon.

I'm not going to give away any details of the story, but I will say it's pretty strange, and you MUST NOT MISS Ted Knight's most over-the-top narration ever, which occurs at the very end.

Here 'tis.


Jack Ruttan said...

That was 8 minutes of corny awesomeness and imagination! Someone like Neil Gaiman should have a go at updating it.

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hobbyfan said...

Never knew this even existed. WOW!!!!

joe ackerman said...

do people slag off Filmation, then? man, that's not cool. I thought Filmation ruled. shows what I know, then, doesn't it?

bah! other people's opinions suck!