The Comic Strip (TV series)

The Comic Strip (TV series)
The Comic Strip
Format Animated
Starring Bob McFadden
Larry Kenney
Maggie Jacobsen
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 65
Executive producer(s) Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Jules Bass
Running time 30 min.
Production company(s) Rankin/Bass Animated Entertainment
Distributor Lorimar-Telepictures
Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original channel Syndicated
Original run September 7, 1987 – December 4, 1987 (first run)
Fall 1988 (repeats)

The Comic Strip was an American animated series which featured four rotating cartoon segments. The 30-minute series ran in first-run syndication during the 1987-1988 season and was also seen on RPN-9 in the Philippines.

Despite the show title, the segments have no history in newspaper comic strips.

The was the last TV series produced by Rankin/Bass Productions, and distributed by Lorimar-Telepictures.


The four segments offered were:

  • The Mini-Monsters: Normal human siblings Sherman and Melissa find themselves in for a surprise when they are sent to summer camp one year. Camp Mini-Mon turns out to be attended by monster kids who are offspring of usually famous monsters, a witch and Merlin. They are Dracky (Dracula's son), Franky (Frankenstein's son), Wolfie (The Wolf Man's son), Gill, the son of The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Mummo The Mummy's son, Blanko the Invisible Man's son, Klutz, who may or may not be Godzilla's son, Winifred (a.k.a. Jinx), a witch's daughter, and Melvin, the son of the wizard Merlin, accompanied by Caufield, the talking crow.
  • Street Frogs: Depicting the typical teen-aged hijinks of a gang of street-smart frogs, similar to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' named Big Max, Spider, Moose The Loose, "Honey Love" Loretta and Dr. Slick. Each episode contains a musical number.
  • Karate Kat: Starring a crime-fighting cat. Similar to Hong Kong Phooey and long before SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron, this show takes place in a world inhabited by anthropomorphic cats.
  • TigerSharks: About a group of powered up human/marine hybrids who became involved in underwater adventures. This show was animated like its two predecessors ThunderCats and SilverHawks. Each episode consisted of two parts.

Typically, two segments, each running about 10 minutes, were shown on each broadcast.

Video Releases

VHS releases of certain episodes of The Comic Strip were made available in 1987. These VHS tapes each featured three installments of one particular cartoon. For example, the video "Adventures at Camp Mini-Mon" contained three episodes: "Camp Mini-Mon The First Day," "The Belly Ache," and "Alien."

To date, there have been no formal DVD releases of this series in the United States.

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