Wednesday, February 09, 2011
An Old Teacher Of Mine.
Okay, not really. But as with The Undersea Adventures of Captain Nemo this series was a staple of my childhood, being played over and over again on local TV. Frankly I remember it being called Professor Kitzel and His Time Machine, but as you can see it was actually called The Wonderful Stories of Professor Kitzel. Of course given that Kitzel showed us the stories with his "time machine" that confusion is really no surprise. The voice work was done by Paul Soles, just one of so many roles he has played in the Canadian TV business. Interestingly Paul Kligman is listed as one of the writers. Kligman was the voice of J. Jonah Jameson on the '60s Spider Man cartoon alongside Soles, who voiced Peter Parker and Spider Man, and was a long serving member of Canadian comedy legends Wayne and Shuster's supporting ensemble. This was obviously made on even more of a budget than Captain Nemo that didn't allow for the story segments to be given proper animation, but it still entertained a generation of kids. It's also an ancestor of the modern Canadian animation industry that produces a lot of programming.