|Animated - The Super Friends Shorts
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Aftwer two solid seasons of producing full half-hour long episodes of the Superfriends in various incarnations Hanna-Barbera returned to producing shorts in 1980. The Superfriends Hour featured reruns from the previous six seasons, along with three new 7-minute long shorts. Abc would continue this format for the next three years. These new adventures featured regular appearances by the core group of five Superfriends, Zan, Jayna & Gleek. We were also treated to cameos by Justice League members who appeared on Challenge of the Superfriends. We also saw special appearances by brand new characters, such as Atom, El Dorado, Hawkgirl & Rima.
During the 1982-1983 season, ABC continued to run a half-hour long show entitled The Best of the Superfriends. This show consisted of reruns of shows from the previous nine seasons. These episodes were mostly half-hour long episodes (not shorts) featuring the core group of five Superfriends. By the time the 1983-1984 season rolled around, older Superfriends series were well into sydication, and could be viewed on weekday afternoons. Therefore in its ultimate stupidity, ABC decided to drop the Superfriends from the 1983-1984 Saturday morning television line-up. However, during this time Hanna-Barbera continued to produce new episodes of the Superfriends. In fact, 24 of these so-called "Lost Episodes" we animated but not aired in the United States that season. Three of these episodes were aired when the Superfriends returned to Saturday morning ABC television the following year. The remainder of the episodes finally aired in syndication year later as part of the Superman/Batman Adventures
Source: SUPERFRIENDS CHRONOLOGY