Shazzan was a Saturday morning cartoon, created by Alex Toth and produced by Hanna-
Barbera Productions in 1967) for CBS. The series followed the adventures of two teen-aged
siblings (Chuck and his sister Nancy) traveling around a mystical Arabian world, mounted on
Kaboobie the flying camel. During their journey they face several dangers, but they're
always helped by Shazzan, a genie with magical powers out of this world.
The intro to the cartoons and the first episode give this plot description: "Inside a cave on
the Maine coast, Chuck (voiced by Jerry Dexter) and Nancy (voiced by Janet Waldo) find a
mysterious chest containing the two halves of a ring. When they join the rings, the word
Shazzan is formed. After uttering this magic command, the twosome are transported to the
magical kingdom of the Arabian Nights. Here they find the genie Shazzan (voiced by Barney
Phillips). Shazzan presents them with Kaboobie (voiced by Don Messick), a flying magical
camel. Shazzan will serve them every time when they call him, but they cannot return home
until they take back the rings to their rightful owner. And so, they start their fantastic
This animated series is notable for several reasons: for having an Arabian Nights setting, for
featuring very imaginatively designed villains and locations, and for the fact that Shazzan
was literally invincible- for all their boasts, nothing the villains ever did could hurt Shazzan,
and in fact, he laughed at their threats and defeated them in imaginative, often
embarrassing ways.
In addition to the Shazzan rings, Chuck and Nancy were also equipped with other magical
items, such as a rope that would move on command and a cloak that made the wearer
Contrary to what might be expected, Shazzan was NOT Aladdin's genie - in fact, it turned out
another, bumbling genie was given by Shazzan to Aladdin after taking him away from an evil
The series never had a concluding episode, so it was never revealed who the rings
belonged to, or if the kids ever returned home.
Episode List
•        The Living Island
•        Valley of the Giants
•        The Underground World
•        Demon in the Bottle
•        The Black Sultan
•        City of the Tombs
•        The Master Wizard of Mizwa
•        The Master of the Thieves
•        City of Brass
•        The Flaming Ruby
•        The Evil Jester of Masira
•        Ring of Samarra
•        The Young Rajah of Kamura
•        The Forest of Fear
•        The Sky Pirates of Basheena
•        The Idol of Turaba
•        Lord of Shadows
•        Keys of the Zodiac
•        The Three Horsemen of Mandragora
•        The Diamond of El Raphir
•        The Impossible Quest of Nazir
•        The Land of Neverwas
•        The Circus of Zahran
•        Nastrina of the Flames
•        A Thousand and One Tricks
•        Raschild, the Apprentice Sorcerer
•        Baharuum, the Befuddled
•        Sorceress of the Mist
•        A Pound of Evil Magic
•        The Maze Of Mercuraad
•        Kahn of the North Wind
•        The Mirage Maker
•        The Magical Kingdom of Centuria
•        Quest for the Magic Lamp
•        Mysterio, the Mini-Magi

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