Funshine Friday: ‘These Are the Days’ (animated series, 1974)

'These Are the Days,' TV title (Hanna-Barbera, 1974)

‘These Are the Days,’ TV title (Hanna-Barbera, 1974)

Hanna-Barbera’s These Are the Days originally ran on ABC from September, 1974 to September, 1975. A total of 16, 30-minute episodes were produced.

The series was one of the few serious cartoons created by HB and focused on an early-20th century family, the Days, who lived in the town of Elmsville. These Are the Days was something akin to an animated version of The Waltons, with it’s old-timey feel and espousal of family values.

The Day family ('These Are the Days,' 1974)

The Day family (‘These Are the Days,’ 1974)

So far, the series is mostly-forgotten and isn’t available for purchase. Perhaps, Warner Brothers will rectify that soon via their DVD-to-Order service. Many fine actors provided voice work for These Are the Days including; Frank Cady (Petticoat Junction), Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Henry Jones (Phyllis) and June Lockhart (Lassie).

These Are the Days TV Intro, 1974

These Are the Days Wiki, IMDb

Previously on Funshine Friday: Harry Nilsson’s ‘The Point!’ (animated version, 1971)

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