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Other Hardy Boys Series Discussion => Hardy Boys on TV => Topic started by: CalvinKnox on December 15, 2017, 10:08:57 PM

Title: 1969 Hardy Boys Cartoon
Post by: CalvinKnox on December 15, 2017, 10:08:57 PM
What do people think of the Hardy Boys cartoon show?  I kind of like how the are mostly based on the books.  Strangely enough for someone born 25 years after this show, it was my first introduction to the Hardy Boys since my grandmother had a view master reel from the show
Title: Re: 1969 Hardy Boys Cartoon
Post by: MacGyver on December 16, 2017, 12:27:49 AM
Wow- that is a pretty unique introduction to The Hardy Boys for sure. I haven't seen enough of the cartoon to have much of a strong opinion but I like it well enough as a Hardy Boys adaptation. It's not my favourite (that would be the '70s live action show :) 8)) but I think it's pretty cool. I dig the music aspect but it makes the show way too cramped to adequately fit a mystery into the time slot- thus you get a super compressed and rushed show. Nonetheless, each episode is based on the books and the series offers the most adaptations of The Hardy Boys books. No other series can make that claim.
   I have the comic books based on the cartoon. I would think that would help flesh out the cartoons some but I don't know that they really do.
Anyway, despite all its flaws, I'd still love to see the series get a complete series release on DVD. 8)
Title: Re: 1969 Hardy Boys Cartoon
Post by: CalvinKnox on December 17, 2017, 01:25:08 PM
I've only seen about 10 different mysteries.  Length of episodes and Chubby Morton's voice are my biggest problems with it, well, and I also can't understand why they are diving around in a 1910s Rolls Royce.