Thursday, March 22, 2007

THURSDAY THEME SONG: THE SNORKS

This week's "Underwater Adventure" is classic for all you 80s kids out there:


Image from slocartoon.com
The Snorks

First a Belgian comicbook by Nic Broca in 1982, Snorks became and animated series produced and animated by Hanna-Barbera from 1984-1986. The 65 episode series featured a race of underwater creatures that had snorkle-type growths on their heads that allowed them to propel through the water at fairly high speeds. They have your typical Saturday morning adventures and usually end up learning a leason or two by the end of the episode.

Many people compare the Snorks to the Smurfs, another Hanna-Barbera series that came out a few years earlier. In each show, the race of creatures is small, but that is where the similarities end.

There is not much to say about this show. It came, it was mass-marketed, it was popular, it disappeared. It has not had a DVD release yet, which has saddened many of the show's fans.

1 comment:

J said...

Thank you so much for that, I was totally dying to know where this song was coming from. It has ben stuck in my head for weeks and I finally broke down and googled it... And you just have no idea how much of a relief it was to know I was not losing my mind and this show did exist.