Kid Superpower Hour with Shazam! - High-Powered Guests to Join the Teens of Hero High on DVD!
Marvels, Isis Visit Captain California and Others in Filmation Classic Toon
Posted by David Lambert
BCI's Ink & Paint division is bringing us the May 22nd release of Hero High - The Complete Series. This classic Filmation cartoon was part of the "Kid Superpower Hour with Shazam! series on Saturday mornings," which included the animated adventures of Captain Marvel and Isis (who also have appeared in Hero High). Below we have all the details about the DVD release, including wonderful bonus material and a great look at both the packaging, and a shot from one of the live-action wraparound segments that is included on this set! Cost is $24.99 SRP, but you can pre-order from Amazon.com for just $16.99, right now. Our thanks to readers "TJ" and "Dan" for letting us know about it, and to our friends at BCI for getting us the details:
Welcome to Hero High, an institute of super learning for teenage heroes and heroines in training! These students aren't always in control of their super powers, leading to hilarious misadventures. Join Captain California, Glorious Gal, Misty Magic, Punk Rock, Dirty Trixie, Rex Ruthless, Weatherman and all their classmates as the catch criminals...and try to avoid detention! And look for a trio of super friends to drop by in the form of guest-stars Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel, and the legendary Isis!
In 1981, Kid Super Power Hours with Shazam! debuted, combining live-action skits, comedy, and songs with the adventures of Hero High and Shazam! Kids worldwide were dazzled by the spandex characters who joked with them from onstage, before introducing their dynamic stories. Now, Filmation Studios' entire Hero High series is collected for the first time ever, digitally-remastered on DVD along with a prom-sized helping of special features, including some of the rare live-action footage. You won't even have to study hard to enjoy your super-education!
26 episodes - 286 minutes
Full-length Audio Commentaries for two segments, featuring Producer Lou Scheimer, and actors John Berwick and Johnny Venokur. Hosted by Andy Mangels. Commentary segments include episode "A Fistful of Knuckles" and the Kid Super-Power Hour wraparound segments and song.
Hero High Spotlight Interviews with Hero High actors, producers, writers and artists (55 mins.)
"The Magic of Filmation" Documentary: A half-hour history of one of America's most influential animation studios, with producers, writers, animators, historians, and other Filmation personnel.
Rare "Kid Super Power Hour" footage (approx. 20 mins.): By popular demand, the live-action opening credits, joke segments, and theme song by the Hero High Singing Group!