Warner Archives brings "Gilligan's Planet" to Earth on DVD
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner has released one of the two animated spinoffs of Gilligan’s Island with Gilligan’s Planet: The Complete Series. All 13 episodes from the show are now available in a 2-disc set through Warner’s Manufacture on Demand Program.
In the show, the Professor designs a rocket to send the seven castaways from the SS Minnow to the mainland. However, the rocket ship heads to an uncharted planet, leaving the castaways to be lost in space.
Gilligan’s Planet was the last Saturday Morning cartoon produced by Filmation Productions . The show aired on CBS in 1982, and features the voices of 6 of the 7 Gilligan’s Island actors: Bob Denver as Gilligan, Alan Hale, Jr. as the Skipper, Jim Backus as Thurston Howell III, Natalie Schafer as Lovey Howell, Russell Johnson as the Professor, and Dawn Wells pulling double duty voicing Mary Ann and Ginger. It was not the first time Filmation did a Gilligan cartoon, since the first time they did it was in 1974 with The New Adventures of Gilligan.
Gilligan’s Planet: The Complete Series is now available from Warner Archives. You can purchase it here.