Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Animated World of DC Comics: Tiny World of Terror (1977)

The Super Friends encounter a "Tiny World of Terror" when a greedy scientist shrinks his partners, and, eventually, the Super Friends, down to a much tinier size.

In a way, "Tiny World" is a revamped version of 1973's "Gulliver's Gigantic Goof", except that the motivations of mad, selfish Professor Strickland are much different than that of Dr. Gulliver 4 years earlier. Olan Soule (Batman) doubles as Professor Wong.

Bear in mind, too, that a year earlier, the Kroffts had Dr. Shrinker, which itself was inspired by the movie, "Dr. Cyclops" three decades earlier, only to see it cancelled after 1 season. This time, they can't accuse Hanna-Barbera of ripping them off.

Edit, 6/28/18: We now have the complete episode, which also has:

"The Man-Beasts of Xra"

The Wonder Twins in "Prejudice"

"Tibetian Raiders"

Rating: B-.

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