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Encyclopedia > The Jackson 5ive (cartoon)
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 that 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 that 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 (the link is to a full 1973 calendar). ... Motown Records, Inc. ... The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known simply 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 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. ... For the NBA player also named Jermaine Jackson, see Jermaine Jackson (basketball) Jermaine Jackson Jermaine Lajuane Jackson (now a. ... Marlon Jackson during the Jackson 5 era. ... For other people with the same name, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation) Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29, 1958), also known by the nicknames King of Pop and Wacko Jacko, is an American musician whose successful music career and controversial personal life have been at the forefront of pop culture for... 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 cointained a laugh track. However, the chuckles were not edited onto the soundtrack smoothly. More than likely, Rankin/Bass did the editing themselves as a cost-saving measure (a la Hanna-Barbera), recycling about 10 to 12 different guffaws. It was less expensive to add the laughs themselves instead of hiring Charley Douglass's company, who added the giggles to all the major network shows. Interestingly, Rankin/Bass "limited" chuckles were actually culled from the same tapes Douglass used. Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc. ... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ...


The Jackson 5ive debuted on September 11, 1971 and ran for two seasons on ABC. 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). ... 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 - The Jackson 5's manager
  • All songs recorded by The Jackson 5

Paul Frees (June 22, 1920 - November 2, 1986) was a voice actor born in Chicago. ...

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Joseph and the Jackson Five stayed on the floor of Bobby Taylor’s Detroit apartment the night of July 22, while Taylor and Motown executive Suzanne de Passe arranged for the Jackson Five to audition for the label.
The Jackson 5 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.
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