Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Saturday Morning's Forgotten Heroes: Little Wizards (1987)

Marvel Productions sold a grand total of 2 series to ABC, both in 1987. Both Little Clowns of Happytown and Little Wizards ended up cancelled after just 1 season, likely because they couldn't hold The Real Ghostbusters' audience.

Little Wizards uses a familiar trope of a young prince ousted from his kingdom by an evil tyrant, and now cobbles together a band to retake the throne. Unfortunately, since this show seems to be played mostly for laughs, viewers weren't interested.

Most episodes are available in foreign languages and thus cannot be used here. Thankfully, this intro is in English.

I cannot be certain of this, but ABC may have programmed this show opposite Marvel stablemate Fraggle Rock over on NBC, and that may have had a hand in the series' demise.

No rating.


Christopher Sobieniak said...

The less said about Little Clowns, the better!

hobbyfan said...

Oh, it was worse, wasn't it?

Silverstar said...

Little Clowns was very heavy on the Aesops, and not in a particularly entertaining way.

hobbyfan said...

You fellows have any comments on Little Wizards, though?

Silverstar said...

The show was pretty generic overall, as you mentioned. One notable aspect of the show is that one of the monsters, Gump (Not Forrest!) was voiced by Charles Adler, the man who'd go on to voice Buster Bunny.

hobbyfan said...

I think Adler was working on other Marvel shows and for other studios pre-1990 as well. Have to check on that.