CBS Saturday Morning Cartoons Ad Featuring Drak Pack (1980)

Cartoons 1980

I have no recollection of Drak Pack. It aired right after Thundarr, so I don’t know what the problem was, unless I was on my bike by that time. The intro is spectacular! A “new generation” of monsters “dedicated to reversing the evil image of their forefathers,” the teenage mutants transform into “super mighty monsters” and battle Dr. Dred and O.G.R.E. (Organization of Generally Rotten Enterprises). Perfect seasonal viewing. The DVD isn’t readily available, but the single season run is currently on YouTube.

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5 Responses to “CBS Saturday Morning Cartoons Ad Featuring <em>Drak Pack</em> (1980)”

  1. 1 edh October 8, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    I never saw the Drak Pack, Thundarr was on ABC so when that was over I most likely would have saw Heathcliff and turned the knob to the other channels and seen Drak Crap on CBS said “no way” and then turned to NBC for Batman and the Super 7 which I would have took one look at and turned off the TV.

  2. 2 capvideo October 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    By 1980 I probably wasn’t watching cartoons. But this lineup seems amazing to me—it looks like stuff from decades before I started watching cartoons, not after it. Nearly the entire lineup—Drak Pack and Fat Albert appear to be the only exceptions—are really old characters.

    In the mid-seventies, we were watching Shazam, Isis (yipes, almost all-capped her name), Scooby Doo (re-runs, but not ancient), Dyno-Mutt, Krofft, Ark II, Land of the Lost, Super-Friends, and more like that.

    • 3 2W2N October 8, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Land of the Lost is still the best kid’s show ever made, and I love Ark II. The classics never get old. My four year old loves the original Scooby-Doo and the more recent series from the early 2000s.

  3. 4 Tom October 9, 2015 at 3:13 am

    This should have been in my wheelhouse, but I don’t recall Drak Pak either. However, I swear there was a candy of the same name around the same time which were sweet tarts shaped like bats, Dracula, and other various monsters. Am I crazy?

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