Fantasy Island is an animated TV series that was produced by Disney and aired on ABC for more than three years. It was in many ways an answer to the endless gags of the Brady Bunch. Fantasy Island was set in the New England of the future. The main characters were, of course, the protagonist Christopher Robin, his brother Thomas, their family, and the Wolf Man.
The world was founded at the end of the nineteenth century and it was very different from what you might expect to find in our modern New England. Things were made up of raw materials and there were no skyscrapers. The places that were left standing had a very primitive look to them, and the typical person wasn't much different from an individual from that part of the country.
For the most part, the show was set in a town called the "Ginsburg", which was a fairly small town with a very novel type setting. It was, however, constantly threatened by the good, which are beings that can take over human form. They are not a threat that is so tangible that they can't be scared off, but they're also intangible. The episode "The Man Behind the Curtain" is perhaps the best known of all the episodes, as it's about the Ood taking over the United States.
The first movie would introduce the Wolf Man and the Green-Eyed Monster. The characters are named Thomas, Chris, and Terri Robin, and they live in their home together in New England. It was during this time that the Wolf Man, Thomas' Wolf-kin, kidnapped some school children, and the Wolf Man was sent to an asylum by the captain of the school.
All three movies of the series were produced between 1988 and 1990, and they were all very successful. The movies were popular with audiences because the characters were very well known and were able to explain how their lives related to the rest of the world.
Each of the episodes of the series can be watched in full on the internet and, in the case of the first episode, each of the movies can be watched in full. Not only do they offer a chronology of the series, but they offer an audio commentary, a plethora of facts and trivia, and other supplemental materials that aren't available anywhere else.
Some of the programs have been re-released in an extended version, and, if you want to see them all, they are available as an entire series. The first season is comprised of thirteen episodes, and each subsequent season has around thirteen episodes. If you want to watch all the episodes, they are available as one continuous series, or just the first season.
The episodes aren't the only thing you will get from watching these programs, however. Many people have discovered that they are quite educational, particularly for people who like to read about the history of the world and other similar topics. The online community has built itself up quite nicely since the show became popular, and many can't believe that such a little show is turning into a phenomenon.