Sunday, September 18, 2016

Rare Treats: Freedom 2000 (1974)

Here's another rarity that most of you probably have never seen.

In 1974, the United States Chamber of Commerce commissioned Hanna-Barbera to produce the following short subject, Freedom 2000, as a visual treatise on the effects of pollution. Co-written and directed by Gerard Baldwin, who would later serve as a producer at H-B (Super Friends, Smurfs), Freedom 2000 features the voices of Janet Waldo, Ross Martin (ex-The Wild, Wild West, Sealab 2020), and 50's sci-fi star Richard Carlson.

I don't recall seeing this one shown in school, nor on television, but one must imagine that it was created for both.

Rating: A.

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