Less than a decade after its three season stint on television, Gilligan’s Island reigned supreme as a smash syndication success story. Picking up new fans each and every year, with scores of them being the after-school crowd, a revival via animation was a Gilligan-apropos no-brainer (sorry, little buddy!). And said revival comes with nearly a full complement of original castaways! Thanks to the returning talents of Bob Denver (Gilligan), Alan Hale, Jr. (the Skipper), Jim Backus (Thurston Howell III), Natalie Schafer (Mrs. Howell) and Russell Johnson (Professor), we don’t miss a beat as Jane Webb joins the ensemble to voice both Mary Ann and Ginger. Along the way, Gilligan picks up a hirsute sidekick, Snubby the monkey, but the way-out mix of comedy, shtick, silliness and sentiment that made Gilligan’s Island a perpetual favorite remains the same for this Saturday morning incarnation.
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