Funshine Friday: ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ (animated series, 1972)

'Around the World in Eighty Days,' TV title, 1972

‘Around the World in Eighty Days,’ TV title, 1972

Around the World in Eighty Days was an animated series based on the Jules Verne novel. 16 episodes were created by the Australian API company and originally aired in the US on NBC beginning in September of 1972.

Passepartout, Toto and Phileas Fogg ('Around the World in Eighty Days,' 1972)

Passepartout, Toto and Phileas Fogg (‘Around the World in Eighty Days,’ 1972)

The cartoon follows Phileas Fogg (Alastair Duncan) as he races around the world in an attempt to win the hand of Belinda Maze (Janet Waldo). Fogg is accompanied by his manservant, Jean Passepartout (Ross Higgins) and a pet monkey called Toto. The villains of the series are the dastardly Lord Maze (Owen Weingott) and his hireling, Mr. Fix (Max Osbiston) who set out to stop Fogg from succeeding.

Enjoy the intro below and have a happy Funshine Friday!

Around the World in Eighty Days TV Intro, 1972

Around the World in Eighty Days Wiki, IMDb

Previously, on Funshine Friday: Hanna-Barbera’s ‘Laff-A-Lympics’

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