The Jackson 5ive

ABC - Premiered 9-11-71

the Jackson Five


The Jackson Five were a singing-and-dancing group of young black men whose music was skillful but smooth enough to appeal to different ages and races; beginning in 1971, a cartoon series based on the boys debuted, jointly developed by Rankin-Bass (better known for their animated holiday specials) and Motown (the kids' record label). The series's stories revolved around wacky misadventures the group encountered while traveling around the country, with two musical numbers per episode. Michael - the youngest and most popular Jackson - was usually the focal point of the stories. In the cartoon he had a pet snake, Rosie, and two mice, named Ray and Charles. Its second year, the show consisted entirely of reruns.

Voice Talents:
Michael - Donald Fullilove
Jackie - Craig Grandy
Jermaine - Joel Cooper
Marlon - Edmund Sylvers
Tito - Mike Martinez
Additional voices - Paul Frees

Episodes:
It All Started With...
Pinestock U.S.A.
Drafted
Mistaken Identity
Bongo Baby Bongo
Winner's Circle
Cinderjackson
The Tiny Five
The Groovatron
Ray and Charles: Superstars
The Wizard of Soul
Jackson Island
Farmer Jackson
The Michael Look
Jackson Street, U.S.A.
Rasho Jackson
The Rare Pearl
Who's Hoozis
Moe White
Groove the Chief
Michael in Wonderland
Jackson and the Beanstalk
The Opening Act

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