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Encyclopedia > The Jackson 5ive (TV series)
A scene from Rankin/Bass's The Jackson 5ive Saturday morning cartoon.
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A scene from Rankin/Bass's The Jackson 5ive Saturday morning cartoon.

The Jackson 5ive was a Saturday morning cartoon produced by Rankin/Bass from 1971 to 1973, based upon the careers of the popular Motown recording group The Jackson 5. The series was animated mainly in London at the studios of Halas and Batchelor, and some animation done at Estudios Moro, Barcelona Spain. The director was Spanish-American Robert Balser. The Jackson 5ive cartoon This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... The Jackson 5ive cartoon This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc. ... Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the animated television programming which was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American television networks from the 1960s to the 1990s. ... Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the animated television programming which was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American television networks from the 1960s to the 1990s. ... Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet from Gary, Indiana. ...


The actual Jackson brothers themselves—Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Michael—were unable to contribute to the show in any way due to scheduling conflicts. Only their music was used. A specially recorded medley of the groups three #1 hits—"I Want You Back", "The Love You Save", and "ABC"—served as the show's theme song. Be The One cover Jackie Jackson (born Sigmund Esco Jackson on May 4, 1951 in Gary, Indiana) is an African-American singer and musician, formerly member of The Jackson 5, and is the oldest son in the Jackson family that includes American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Image:Tajackson. ... Jermaine Jackson Jermaine Lajuane Jackson, now known as Muhammad Abdul Aziz (born December 11, 1954 in Gary, Indiana) is an African American singer, bass guitarist, former member of The Jackson 5 and brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... Marlon David Jackson (born March 10, 1957 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer and musician, former member of The Jackson 5, and brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... I Want You Back is a 1969 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... The Love You Save is a 1970 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ... ABC is a 1970 #1 hit single recorded by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label. ...


Like most animated comedies of the time, The Jackson 5ive contained a laugh track. The show debuted on September 11, 1971 and ran for two seasons on ABC. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... This article is about the American network, for the Australian network, see Australian Broadcasting Corporation The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ...


Voice Cast

  • Craig Grandy - Jackie Jackson
  • Mike Martinez - Tito Jackson
  • Joel Cooper - Jermaine Jackson
  • Edmund Sylvers - Marlon Jackson
  • Donald Fullilove - Michael Jackson
  • Paul Frees - Berry Gordy/Miscellaneous
  • All songs recorded by The Jackson 5

Edmund Sylvers (born on January 25, 1957 in Memphis, Tennessee) was the lead singer of the 1970s family disco/soul music group The Sylvers. ... Paul Frees (June 22, 1920 - November 2, 1986) was a voice actor born in Chicago. ...

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