Thursday, April 19, 2012

Animated World of DC Comics: Super Friends vs. "The 50 Foot Woman" (1977)

"Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" was a B-movie that became a cult classic in the late 50's. Some 20 years later, Hanna-Barbera took that concept and put a new spin on it.

In this short from The All-New Super Friends Hour, we are introduced to Dr. Amy Zonn, who has developed a serum she thinks will make women equal to men in terms of strength & power. Typical of the period, in that she is a misguided scientist whose ideas are being cast in the wrong direction, as Wonder Woman, Batman, & Robin will discover.

Of course, the heroes would have to contend with another giantess a year later, with Giganta as a member of the Legion of Doom.......

Rating: B.

Edit, 7/3/18: The entire episode is now available, as the video had to be replaced. You will also see:

Wonder Twins in "Cheating".

"Exploration Earth".

Aquaman & Samurai in "Attack of The Killer Bees".


magicdog said...

Talk about feminism gone wrong!

I find it funny how Dr. Amy Zon (GET IT??) thought a woman would be equal to men if she were 50 ft tall! I think she kind of surpassed the strength of every person on Earth by that point!

I also love the good ol' days when an antidote can be whipped up within a day of the original formula's creation! What did the assistant do? Reverse the ingredients?

I did like how Batman almost became a giant boyfriend!

hobbyfan said...

Another case where this could've gotten more time.

Of course, a year later, they also did a team ep where Wonder Woman & the Wonder Twins were mutated into giants. Unfortunately, as of now, I don't think the complete ep is available on YouTube.