Saturday, 26 November 2016
The Jetsons #15 (Charlton/1973)
The Jetsons (Charlton Comics)
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Another trip down memory lane, this time with The Jetsons a wonderful cartoon we used to watch on TV around tea time back when we were young. Set in the far future of the 21st Century this was the tale of the Jetson family as seen through somewhat rose-tinted lenses as hope was the mark of the sixties.
Created by Hanna-Barbera after their success with The Flintstones this series ran from 1962 t0 1963 and was revived in the eighties making up a total of 75 episodes. There was also a movie which I managed to watch on You Tube a few weeks ago.
The first comic book series was published by Gold Key from 1962 to 1970 and ran for 36 issues. The licence was then picked up by Charlton who published a further 20 issues. OK this was for kids, but like the Flintstones did have a wider appeal.
I came across this short documentary about the Jetsons featuring interviews with William Hanna and Joseph Barbera which gives you a flavour of the ideas and concepts behind the creation of this fondly remembered cartoon.