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'''The Fantastic Funnies''' is a one-hour special on comic strips produced by [[Bill Meléndez]] and [[Lee Mendelson]]. It first aired on May 15, 1980 on [[CBS]].
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'''''The Fantastic Funnies''''' is a one-hour special on comic strips produced by [[Bill Meléndez]] and [[Lee Mendelson]]. It first aired on May 15, 1980 on [[CBS]].
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''The Fantastic Funnies'' was preceded by a similar special titled ''[[wikipedia:The_Fabulous_Funnies|The Fabulous Funnies]], ''which originally aired in 1968.
   
 
The special features live action segments- with Loni Anderson hosting as well as Charles Schulz (''Peanuts''), Dik Browne (''Hagar the Horrible''), Hank Ketcham (''Dennis the Menace''), Johnny Hart (''B.C.''), and other comic strip creators interviewed- and animated sequences- showcasing comic strips, among them ''Peanuts'', ''Hagar the Horrible'', ''B.C.'', ''Broom Hilda'', and ''Doonesbury''.
 
The special features live action segments- with Loni Anderson hosting as well as Charles Schulz (''Peanuts''), Dik Browne (''Hagar the Horrible''), Hank Ketcham (''Dennis the Menace''), Johnny Hart (''B.C.''), and other comic strip creators interviewed- and animated sequences- showcasing comic strips, among them ''Peanuts'', ''Hagar the Horrible'', ''B.C.'', ''Broom Hilda'', and ''Doonesbury''.
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Loni Anderson introduces ''Garfield'' as a "newcomer", being only 2 years old at the time. The strip is represented with a brief animated scene in the special. The segment includes adaptations of comic strips from (in order of appearance) June 21, 1978, July 2, 1979, August 2, 1978, July 21, 1978, and May 12, 1979.
 
Loni Anderson introduces ''Garfield'' as a "newcomer", being only 2 years old at the time. The strip is represented with a brief animated scene in the special. The segment includes adaptations of comic strips from (in order of appearance) June 21, 1978, July 2, 1979, August 2, 1978, July 21, 1978, and May 12, 1979.
   
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==Characters==
 
==Characters==
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*The ''Garfield'' segment in this special is the earliest official animated feature of Garfield.
 
*The ''Garfield'' segment in this special is the earliest official animated feature of Garfield.
**The first three strips featured in the segment would later appear in [[Happy Birthday, Garfield]].
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**The first three strips featured in the segment would later appear in ''[[Happy Birthday, Garfield]]''.
 
[[Category:TV specials]]
 
[[Category:TV specials]]

Latest revision as of 17:23, May 30, 2020

Title card for the "Garfield" segment on the special.

The Fantastic Funnies is a one-hour special on comic strips produced by Bill Meléndez and Lee Mendelson. It first aired on May 15, 1980 on CBS.

The Fantastic Funnies was preceded by a similar special titled The Fabulous Funnies, which originally aired in 1968.

The special features live action segments- with Loni Anderson hosting as well as Charles Schulz (Peanuts), Dik Browne (Hagar the Horrible), Hank Ketcham (Dennis the Menace), Johnny Hart (B.C.), and other comic strip creators interviewed- and animated sequences- showcasing comic strips, among them Peanuts, Hagar the Horrible, B.C., Broom Hilda, and Doonesbury.

Loni Anderson introduces Garfield as a "newcomer", being only 2 years old at the time. The strip is represented with a brief animated scene in the special. The segment includes adaptations of comic strips from (in order of appearance) June 21, 1978, July 2, 1979, August 2, 1978, July 21, 1978, and May 12, 1979.

Garfield hisses at Snoopy, Daisy, Fred Basset, and Marmaduke

CharactersEdit

Major CharactersEdit

Minor CharactersEdit

  • Mouse

TriviaEdit

  • The Garfield segment in this special is the earliest official animated feature of Garfield.
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