Mad Mad Mad Monsters

Mad, Mad, Mad Monsters is a 1972 traditional animated comedy film produced by Rankin/Bass Productions[1] in the United States and animated overseas by Mushi Production in Japan. The special aired on September 23, 1972 as part of The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie. It is a "prequel of sorts" to the 1967 stop motion animated film Mad Monster Party?[2]

Mad, Mad, Mad Monsters
Written byWilliam J. Keenan
Lou Silverstone
Directed byJules Bass
Arthur Rankin Jr.
StarringAllen Swift
Bob McFadden
Bradley Bolke
Rhoda Mann
Theme music composerMaury Laws
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin Jr.
Basil Cox
Running time66 minutes
Production company(s)Rankin/Bass Productions
Mushi Production
Original networkABC
Original release
  • September 23, 1972 (1972-09-23)


After Baron Henry von Frankenstein creates a Bride for his Monster, he decides to make arrangements for a lavish wedding at the Transylvania Astoria Hotel on Friday the 13th while having the hotel manager Harold write down the required foods. Many monsters are invited to the wedding, including Count Dracula and his son Boobula, Ron Chanley the Werewolf, the Mummy, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Claude the Invisible Man and his equally-invisible family, and the Creature when Harold's mailman brother Harvey delivers the invites. Once the wedding guests arrive, they terrify the guests and staff. Frankenstein's assistant Igor is jealous of the Monster and wants the Bride for his own. So Igor plots to steal her, which does not go at all according to plan when the Bride ends up snatched up by a pterosaur and lands in the clutches of a giant gorilla named Modzoola.




It was called "visually stunning" but, because of the poor storyline, a "disappointing outing".[4]


  1. Jones, Stephen (2000). The Essential Monster Movie Guide: A Century of Creature Features on Film, TV, and Video. Billboard Books. ISBN 9780823079360. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  2. Picart, Caroline Joan; Smoot, Frank; Blodgett, Jayne (2001). The Frankenstein Film Sourcebook. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 195–. ISBN 9780313313509. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  3. Lawson, Tim; Persons, Alisa (2004-12-09). The Magic Behind the Voices: A Who's Who of Cartoon Voice Actors. Univ. Press of Mississippi. pp. 228–. ISBN 9781578066964. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  4. Middleton, Brad (2015-02-05). Un-Dead TV: The Ultimate Guide to Vampire Television. By Light Unseen Media. pp. 245–. ISBN 9781935303480. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
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