70 Super Years: 1973 - You Gotta Have FRIENDS

By 1973, Hanna Barbara had acquired the rights to animate DC Comics characters. They took the concept of the Justice League of America and modified it. Changing the name to The Super Friends and toning down the violence common in superhero comics for a younger audience, as well as to fit with the restrictive broadcast standards regarding violence in 1970s children’s television.
Although it was cancelled after it's first season, it would return. Between 1973 and 1986, the series title and role call of the Super Friends would undergo numerous changes, with Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and Robin, and Aquaman being the familar faces that tied each season together.
1973-1974: The Super Friends
1977-1978: The All-New Super Friends Hour
1978-1979: All-New Super Friends/Challenge of the Super Friends
1979-1980: The World's Greatest Superfriends
1980-1982: The Super Friends Hour
1982-1983: The Best of the Superfriends
1984-1985: Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show
1985-1986: The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians
This was the first animated appearance of Superman that was not voiced by Bud Collyer, who has died in 1969. Superman was portrayed by Danny Dark throughout the course of the Super Friends series.

Here are a few opening credits to various incarnations of The Super Friends! Enjoy!

Super Friends @ Wikipedia
Hanna-Barbera Superfriends Chronology @ Challenge of the Superfriends
The Super Friends @ Don Markstein's Toonopedia

Available @ Amazon:

The All-New Superfriends Hour: Season One, Vol. 1 (1977)
Challenge of the Super Friends: The First Season (1978)
Super Friends: Volume Two (1978)
Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show: The Complete Series (1984)
The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985)


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