Filmation was an animation studio founded by Lou Scheimer, working primarily in television, known for producing The Archie Show, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Fat Albert, and several animated series based on DC Comics characters. The studio later produced a few live-action Saturday morning series, most notably Shazam! (1974-1977).


The studio contributed several animated Sesame Street inserts, some featuring stock footage and others new animation, showcasing their then current comic-based stars.


Filmation produced new animated footage of Batman for several segments, with the same voices (Olan Soule as Batman and Casey Kasem as Robin).

Picture First Appearance Description
Sesame Street Test Show 1 Ernie wants to watch Batman, but Bert wants to watch The Man from Alphabet. A quarrel ensues, but then Batman himself starts speaking to them from their TV screen, asking what they watched the day before. Since they watched Batman yesterday, it's only fair that they watch The Man from Alphabet today.

Stock footage with new dialogue.

Batman joker cross street
Episode 0090 Batman and Robin attempt to capture the Joker, but also teach a lesson about crossing the street safely. Holy manhole!
Episode 0096 Batman apprehends a criminal thanks to knowing about up, through and around.
Batman Penguin
Episode 0099 Batman and Robin catch the Penguin's gang who has dirty windows, teaching the opposite pairings of clean and dirty.


Picture First Appearance Description
Sesame Street Test Show 1
Episode 0025
Superman, carrying a door-like shield, charges towards a giant ape and uses it to block the ape's heat-vision. He punches the ape, knocking it to the ground, and rescues Lois from the ape's hand. The camera then cuts to Superman exclaiming "D!"

Stock footage from The New Adventures of Superman episode "The Chimp Who Made It Big"

Superman S
Episode 0136 Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for.

New footage with the voice of frequent Filmation player Lennie Weinrib as Superman


Jughead Jones, from Filmation's various Archie series, also guest starred. The background music for the J story was the "Hot Dog Theme" (by Ray Ellis and Filmation director Norm Prescott), used to underscore Jughead's pet Hot Dog.

Picture First Appearance Description
Episode 0231 Jughead Jones's J story
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