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Super Friends is an American action-adventure cartoon starring numerous superheroes from DC Comics. Produced by animation studio Hanna-Barbera, the program aired on Saturday mornings during the early 1970s. The stars of Super Friends were those featured on the DC Comic Justice League of America. The animated team was comprised of Superman (voiced by Danny Dark), Batman (radio and movie actor Olan Soule), Robin (disc jockey and voice actor Casey Kasem), Aquaman (Norman Alden), and Wonder Woman (Shannon Farnon). Joining the superhumans as heroes-in-training were the intelligent Wendy (Sherry Alberoni), her clumsy brother Marvin (Frank Welker), and their talking pet named Wonder Dog. The shows for the initial season of Super Friends were narrated by Ted Knight. The Super Friends worked out of the Hall of Justice. In each 60 minute episode the team was called upon to assist in nabbing a criminal or averting an oncoming environmental disaster. The messages came from the Trouble Alert, a massive computer doubling as a communications device and video monitor. Many of the requests came from their government liaison Colonel Wilcox. Due to government regulations against violence in cartoons, the Super Friends held their fists and relied more on their wits and the ability to coerce the evil-doers to halt their plans. In some instances, the superheroes solved the problem by taking suggestions from Wendy or Marvin. And when their powers couldn't solve a dilemma, the team relied on other heroes like Flash, Green Arrow, and Plastic Man to assist. All episodes ended with a moral for the viewing audience. Produced by Lewis Marshall and Iwao Takamoto, Super Friends premiered on the American network ABC in September of 1973 and ran for 16 episodes. Though canceled in 1974, various incarnations of the series continued to air on ABC throughout the 1970s and 1980s.