Western Animation / Saturday Supercade

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"Saturday Supercade! Gather 'round, we'll get your video friends together."

An hourlong Animated Anthology of shorts, produced by Ruby-Spears for CBS, based on early 1980s video games. As might be expected with the limited amount of plot in the games of that era, the stories diverged wildly from the games out of sheer necessity. The following games were featured:
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Junior
  • Frogger
  • Kangaroo
  • Q*bertnote 
  • Pitfallnote 
  • Space Ace

This series was unusual in that it collected characters from different video game companies. The character most obviously lacking, of course, was Pac-Man, who had premiered the previous year in his own competing show on ABC.

Each game appeared to exist in its own universe, with the exception of the Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Junior stories, which shared one (though they didn't overlap).

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