Friday, September 12, 2014

Rein-Toon-Ation: The Three Musketeers (1973)

From Shogun1261 and Famous Classic Tales:

Five years after the studio adapted Alexandre Dumas' Three Musketeers into a component of the Banana Splits, Hanna-Barbera produced a more faithful adaptation of the classic novel. It's just too bad no cable network worth its salt can even be bothered to dust this off. Admittedly, this looks as though the open was edited off.

Edit: 10/7/15: The video has been deleted due to copyright issues.

My memory is vague when it comes to this. I can't recall seeing it, so I can't rate it.


magicdog said...

Been eons since I've seen this one!

I really think it's time WB to go back to making animated versions of classic tales like this one. The animation would be better and there's a great VA cast to choose from today. It needn't be on par with theatrical releases, just something to lure in the imaginations of kids who deserve something other than Gumball or Clarence!

On KTV, the three part Mr. Magoo version of Robin Hood and Midsummer Night's Dream just aired and even after 50 years, they're still entertaining. It gives the audience more on the original tales than most productions! Sure, the animation is middling, but it does stir one's interest.

hobbyfan said...

Not just WB, mind you. Dreamworks and other studios can pitch in. Today's kids need to be both entertained and educated, but they seem to run away from those kind of shows.

If you go back, I have the Robin Hood episode of Famous Advs. of Mr. Magoo up. There will be more down the line.