Partridge Family 2200 A.D.
|Partridge Family 2200 A.D.|
On-screen title card.
|Distributor:||Columbia Pictures Television|
|Original release:||September 7―December 21, 1974|
|Run time:||21 minutes|
|Executive producer(s):||William Hanna|
|Music composed by:||Hoyt Curtin|
John Fenton Murray
|Director(s):||Charles A. Nichols|
Maxine Hopp (assistant)
Gordon Hunt (voices)
Partridge Family 2200 A.D. is an American animated sci-fi/musical comedy TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera (H-B) for CBS's Saturday morning children's programming. It ran in 1974, airing 16 episodes that spanned one season. Each episode was directed by Charles A. Nichols.
It is a spin-off to the live-action sitcom The Partridge Family, which aired on ABC from 1970 to 1974. Instead of being a straightforward adaptation, the premise has been changed to now having The Partridge Family living regularly in the 22nd century, where they have become the galaxy's favorite musical entertainers. Three of the kid actors reprise their roles for the cartoon.
When CBS rejected Hanna-Barbera's pitch of a sequel to The Jetsons (with Judy and Elroy now an adult and teen, respectively), they got Hanna-Barbera to modify it for a series with the Partridge family, instead. There's no originality and it makes no sense whatsoever, but there you go. This was the second time the kids from The Partridge Family appeared in a Hanna-Barbera series, with the first being the year before in Goober and the Ghost Chasers, although that was set in the then present.
|Title||Number||Original air date|
|"Danny, the Invisible Man"||1x01||September 7, 1974|
|"If This Is Texxas - It Must Be Doomsday"||1x02||September 14, 1974|
|"The Incredible Shrinking Keith"||1x03||September 21, 1974|
|"Cousin Sunspot"||1x04||September 28, 1974|
|"The Wax Museum"||1x05||October 5, 1974|
|"The Dog Catcher"||1x06||October 12, 1974|
|"Cupcake Caper"||1x07||October 19, 1974|
|"Laurie's Computer Date"||1x08||October 26, 1974|
|"Movie Madness"||1x09||November 2, 1974|
|"The Pink Letter"||1x10||November 9, 1974|
|"Orbit the Genius"||1x11||November 16, 1974|
|"The Switch"||1x12||November 23, 1974|
|"My Son, the Spaceball Star"||1x13||November 30, 1974|
|"Car Trouble"||1x14||December 7, 1974|
|"The Roobits"||1x15||December 14, 1974|
|"Let's All Stick Together"||1x16||December 21, 1974|
- Danny Bonaduce as Danny Partridge
- Susan Dey as Laurie Partridge
- Brian Forster as Chris Partridge
- Suzanne Crough as Tracy Partridge
- Chuck McLenan as Keith Partridge
- Joan Gerber as Shirley Partridge
- Franklin Welker as Orbit