Partridge Family 2200 A.D.

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Partridge Family 2200 A.D.
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On-screen title card.
Network: CBS
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Distributor: Columbia Pictures Television
Original release: September 7December 21, 1974
Run time: 21 minutes
Starring: Danny Bonaduce
Susan Dey
Brian Forster
Suzanne Crough
Chuck McLenan
Joan Gerber
Franklin Welker
Executive producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s): Iwao Takamoto
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s): Sid Morse
Barry Blitzer
Larz Bourne
Dick Conway
Buddy Atkinson
Rance Howard
Jim Begg
Jack Mendelsohn
John Fenton Murray
Ray Parker
Bill Raynor
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.

Production

Development

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.

Music

The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin, who was credited as musical director, with musical supervision from Paul DeKorte.

Episodes

Title Number 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

Cast

References