Saturday Supercade (1983)
Genre: Adventure | Animation | Family
Release: 17 September 1983
IMDB link: IMDB
Synopsis: Video games were exploding in popularity in the 1980s. Characters from several of the more popular games were featured in x22Saturday Supercade,x22 a weekly cartoon series perhaps most notable for being Donkey Kongx27s first starring appearance in a cartoon series. The famous gorilla starred in his own segment, this time as a well-meaning but slow-witted (and sometimes easily manipulated) gorilla who had escaped the circus his trainer, Mario, and then-girlfriend Pauline (of whom Donkey Kong had a huge crush), tried to capture the large ape. Other segments included x22Donkey Kong Jr.,x22 the famous gorillax27s young son who was aided in his search by his human friend, Bones x22Frogger,x22 about an investigative amphibious reporter for the Swamp Gazette x22Pitfall,x22 featuring the adventures of Pitfall Harry, his pet mountain lion Quickclaw and his niece Rhonda as they traveled through the forest in search of treasure and x22QBert,x22 about the misadventures of a teen-aged orange creature. The latter two segments were shown on alternate weeks during the first season. During the showx27s second season, only x22Donkey Kongx22 and x22QBertx22 returned. Two new segments included x22Kangaroo,x22 about a young mother kangaroo and her son, Joey, who were constantly harassed by a quartet of mischievous monkeys and x22Space Ace,x22 a teen-ager who fought aliens plotting to invade Earth.