Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Harlem Globetrotters Cartoon

The Harlem Globetrotters was was a Saturday morning cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera from 1970-1972. The show featured cartoon versions of George "Meadowlark" Lemon, Freddie "Curly" Neal, Hubert "Geese" Ausbie, J.C. "Gip" Gipson, Bobby Joe Mason, and Pablo Robertson, alongside their fictional bus driver and manager Granny, and Dribbles, their dog mascot.

The series worked to a formula where the team travel somewhere and typically got involved in a local conflict that leads to one of the characters proposing a basketball game to settle the issue. To ensure the Globetrotters' defeat, the villains rig the contest to ensure that their opponents lose. However before the second half of the contest, the team always finds a way to even the odds, become all but invincible, and win the game.

1 comment:

  1. There was also a Super Globetrotters cartoon in the early 80's,