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June 25, 2013

'Marine Boy': classic anime series headed to DVD

One of the original Anime series on American TV is now available on DVD. "Marine Boy: The Complete First Season" is now available as part of the Warner Archive Collection. Also available is the mega-hit series "Speed Racer" and "Kimba: The White Lion."

"Marine Boy" was one of the original handful of imported television series that captured youngsters’ imaginations and helped introduce Japanese anime to American television audiences.

Produced in Japan but intended for first-run syndication in the United States during 1966-67, Marine Boy was one of the first color cartoons to come from Japan. A teenager with some amazing inventions at his
disposal, Marine Boy battles evil on and under the seas on behalf of the Ocean Patrol, aided by his father, Dr. Mariner, and the brilliant Professor Fumble. Joining Marine Boy in his missions are his white
dolphin, Splasher, young mermaid friend Neptina, and fellow Ocean Patrol agents Bullton and Piper.

The series even shared some of the voice cast "Speed Racer,"  most notably Corinne Orr (Marine Boy, Neptina and Clicli , as well as Trixie on Speed Racer); Peter Fernandez as Piper and Dr. Mariner (and the original voice of Speed Racer) and Jack Grimes as Professor Fumble and Splasher (Chim-Chim). Jack Curtis provided the voice of the narrator for both series.

Check out the Warner Archive Collection by clicking the link, .

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