The Banana Splits Adventure Hour also known simply as The Banana Splits is an American television variety show produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and featuring the Banana Splits , a fictional rock band composed of four funny animal characters in red helmets. The costumed hosts of the show are Fleegle guitar , vocals , Bingo drums , vocals , Drooper bass , vocals and Snorky keyboards , effects. The series originally ran for 31 episodes on NBC Saturday mornings from September 7, , to September 5, , and in syndication from to The show features the Banana Splits band as live-action costumed characters, who host both live-action and animated segments within their program. The Banana Splits was Hanna-Barbera's first series to mix live action with animation, following a telefilm, Jack and the Beanstalk , which did the same. In , William Hanna and Joseph Barbera approached Sid and Marty Krofft to design costumes for a television show, featuring animated and live-action segments, hosted by a bubblegum rock group of anthropomorphic characters. The Krofft brothers credit the series' success for making possible their own entry into television, H. NBC picked up the Krofft series, which was launched on August 30, during an hour-long special hosted by the Banana Splits. The show's live-action segment Danger Island , a cliffhanger serial , as well as the short-lived Micro Ventures , a part-live action, part-animated  series consisting of only four episodes, ran alongside the animated segments Arabian Knights and The Three Musketeers. All the live-action material filmed for the series' first season, including the Banana Splits and Danger Island segments, was directed by Richard Donner.
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Check out our editors' picks for our favorite Prime Video original movies and TV series, including " The Boys ," " Fleabag ," and more. See the full list. Title: The Banana Splits Movie A boy named Harley and his family brother Austin, mother Beth, and step-father Mitch attends a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley and business as usual for Rebecca, the producer of the series. But things take an unexpected turn -- and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom and their new pals safely escape? I've always felt that there was something deeply unsettling about The Banana Splits especially that moose head ; clearly I was not alone in thinking this, for The Banana Splits Movie uses the once-popular '70s kids TV show as the basis for a gory horror in which furries Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky run amok, killing those present at a recording of the programme weirdly, the moose head is nowhere to be seen. Trapped in a studio soundstage, young Banana Splits fan Harley Finlay Wojtak-Hissong and his family are hunted by the furry TV stars, who are revealed to be robots that have gone haywire upon cancellation of the long-running show. This premise looks set to be a whole load of demented fun, especially for those familiar with the source material, but Danishka Esterhazy's stilted direction, a general air of cheapness the Splits' studio set is poverty stricken , and the terrible script all add up to a big dose of mediocrity.
A horror reimagining of Hanna-Barbera 's children's television series The Banana Splits , the film follows a family attending a live taping of the aforementioned show and trying to survive when the titular characters go haywire upon learning of their show's cancellation, starting a killing spree around the studio. The development of a Banana Splits film adaptation was announced in February , following an original idea from Josh Van Houdt, Syfy 's vice president of development about turning the project into a horror film. Esterhazy signed on as director from a script by Elinoff and Thomas, saying in an interview they drew inspiration from the horror film Chopping Mall and the slasher film Child's Play. Home Entertainment. The film received generally positive reviews from critics and was aired on the Syfy channel on October 12, for the Halloween season. Harley Williams is a huge fan of The Banana Splits , a successful children's television series featuring four animatronic characters — Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky — along with their human co-star Stevie. On his birthday, Harley's mother Beth and his stepfather Mitch take him to a live taping at Taft Studios with his older brother Austin and his classmate Zoe. Upon arrival, the family meet several audience and staff members like the show's hostess Paige and her assistant Doug, fan couple Thadd and Poppy, aspiring young performer Parker with her father Jonathan, and security guard Sal. As the taping is getting ready, the studio's new vice president of programming Andy informs the show's producer Rebecca that he is cancelling the show after the recording as it does not go with his network's vision.
If you've binged every available episode of the hit Disney Plus series, then we've got three picks to keep you entertained. Get some streaming picks. A pop group consisting of four anthropomorphic animals host a variety of cartoons, songs, and skits. I was reading the first comment that shows up about how the guy got cable TV in and saw them rerun a bunch of shows in a row on Cartoon Network! I caught that too! I had gotten up to have a garage sale at 6am, turned the TV on, flipped around a while and saw it.