Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Warner Archive does it again! They have revived another great Hannah-Barbara series called “Shazzan”. “Shazzan” is not to be confused with “Shazam!”, the 1970′s super hero Captain Marvel TV series. This release contains the complete series of this fun show. All 36 episodes are included in this set. I really enjoyed this show and the episodes look great and especially for a show that premiered in 1967. Either way, fans of Hanna-Barbara and animation alike will want to pick up this fantastic set immediately.
The series follows the adventures of brother and sister team, Chuck and Nancy, who travel around a mystical Arabian world on a flying camel, named Kaboobie. The couple also seem to find themselves in some sort of dangers. In the time of need, they put together their magic rings and summon a magic genie, Shazzan. With the help of Shazzan, the twins seeks the wizard who lives “behind the beyond” in order to return them home.
“Shazzan” has even popped up in one of my favorite shows “Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law”, in the episode “Mufti Trouble”. The episodes are presented in 4 X 3 Full-Screen and also in its original aspect ratio of 1.37:1. The audio includes a Dolby Digital Mono track. Besides the 36 episodes, there is also a special feature included called Saturday Morning Collection “The Power of Shazzan”.
Shazzan: The Complete Series is now available from Warner Archive at http://bit.ly/Hf1V8b
Synopsis: When two adventurous, twin teenagers, Chuck and Nancy, recombine the halves of a mysterious ring, they are instantly transported to ancient Egypt…as masters of an all-powerful genie named Shazzan. Now, with the help of the mighty Shazzan, the twins seek the wizard who lives “behind the beyond,” the only person able to help them return home. But even as the teenagers pursue their quest, every evil sorcerer in the desert kingdom desires the twins’ magic ring and will stop at nothing to gain the power it grants over Shazzan.