- The Space Explorers
"The Space Explorers" was an animated
feature filmwhich was later converted to a cartoon serial. First shown on television during the Space Raceera of the late 1950s by publisher Bill Caytonand animator Fred Ladd. The was also a sequel series released in 1959 entitled the "New Adventures of the Space Explorers."
The first animated film series was first shown in 1958 on nationwide television shows such as Claude Kirchner's on
WWOR-TV, " Captain Kangaroo", " Captain Video" (DuMont), Captain Satellite, Sheriff John, The Merry Mailman, Officer Joe Bolton, Romper Roomand many others. The cartoon, which featured Jimmy, Smitty, and Professor Leon Nordheim on board the Polarisspaceship, taught space-related concepts. The most recent sightings of the Polaris spaceship are in the very beginning of Chapter 5 of NOVA's Public Television (PBS) production of "The Elegant Universe - Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory". It has also been seen on Mike Myers " Saturday Night Live" skit "Dieter".
The two-hour long sequel "New Adventures of the Space Explorers" featured educational space footage developed by
Alphabetized by city.
WALB-TV/ Channel 10• Albany, Georgia
WGN-TV/ Channel 9• Chicago, Illinois
*KHJ-TV / Channel 9•
Los Angeles, California
KTTV-TV/ Channel 11• Los Angeles, California
*WOR-TV / Channel 9•
New York, New York
KTVU-TV/ Channel 2• Oakland, California
*WFIL-TV / Channel 6•
The material comes primarily from two foreign films :- images of the rocket Polaris come from footage of German film "Weltraumschiff 1 Startet" (
Anton Kutter, 1939)- but all images of the interior of the spaceship, images of the characters and from the walk on planet were extracted from a Russian cartoon film "Polet na lunu", (Flight to the moon), 1953, ( Soyuzmultfilm).
* [http://www.thespaceexplorers.com The Space Explorers Website]
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