Jamie & The Magic Torch (1977)

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Long after its release, Jamie & The Magic Torch received a cult status from the 20-somethings who grew up with it, hence its 2000 video release. Indeed, the day-glo psychedelic landscape, the bright, colorful, basic animation, and the bizarre characters and plot lines seem to be very much the product of post-Yellow Submarine art students. The show's creditability is not surprising: it's more than likely that the subtly hippie-ish counter-cultural references will appeal to fun-seeking adults rather than modern day tiny-tots. From "Mr. Boo Loses a Mountain" on, the opening episodes introduce each character; they're certainly fun -- if not commanding -- viewing, and serve as a reminder of children's television from a gentler time.