Monday, January 18, 2016

Saturday Morning's (Not Yet) Forgotten Heroes: Rescue Heroes (1999)

Canada's Rescue Heroes was an adaptation of a toy line produced by Fisher-Price, and ran for three seasons on Teletoon in Canada, and for about the same length of time on CBS. The purpose of the series, in addition to having educational content, was to show some "real" people saving lives. Sound familiar? Of course.

Think back about 25 or so years prior. NBC & Universal had contracted independent producer Fred Calvert to create an animated spin-off of Jack Webb's Emergency! for the daytime crowd. Emergency Plus 4 ran for 2 seasons, and covered the same ground. Granted, Nelvana is a much better animation studio than Calvert's company, but that's neither here nor there.

Never saw enough of the show to merit a rating, so there won't be one. For now, we'll leave you with the episode, "El Nino":


Steven Dolce said...

I used to collect some of the toys from this franchise.

SaturdayMorningFan said...

My 5-year-old daughter absolutely loves the episodes of Emergency Plus 4 that I've shown her, and she always asks to watch it when I give her a choice. It seems to keep my 2-year-old captivated too. I'm going to try out Rescue Heroes and see if it has the same effect on them.

hobbyfan said...

SatAMFan: I think it will.

@Steven: "Used to" collect? I assume either you still have them or gave them away?

Steven Dolce said...

Got rid of them.