The Sputtering EagleThe Sputtering Eagle (1974) Episode 91216- The New Adventures of Gilligan Cartoon Episode Guide by Dave Koch
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- Filmation Associates
- Animated Characters: Gilligan, Skipper Jonas Grumby, Thurston Howell III, Lovey Wentworth Howell, Professor Roy Hinkley, Mary Ann Summers, Ginger Grant, Snubby.
- First Aired in 1974.
- Episode Number: 91216
- Running Time: 30 minutes.
Cartoon Production Information:
Ginger Grant appears in this cartoon as a platinum blonde. Red-haired Tina Louise (who portrayed Ginger in the original live-action series), not only refused to rejoin the cast for the cartoon version, but wouldn't let Filmation use her image in the cartoon.
The premise of the cartoon was similar to the series as well, with Gilligan—in his patented bungling way—inadvertently thwarting the efforts of the rest of the gang to get off the island. But since he was so lovable and was Skipper's "little buddy," the others usually forgave him. One notable addition to the animated version was Gilligan's pet monkey, Stubby. Most of the episodes ended with an educational slant, wherein Skipper and Gilligan would discuss whatever lesson they had learned that day.
The New Adventures of Gilligan proved to be almost as successful as its live-action predecessor, lasting for three full seasons before ending its run in 1977. In 1982, the crew of the S.S. Minnow were time-warped to outer space for the animated Gilligan's Planet. Although it only lasted one season, it marked the return of Dawn Wells as the voice of both Mary Ann and Ginger.
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