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If anyone doubts that the Harlem Globetrotters were incomparable athletes as well as world-class entertainers, this documentary will put them wise. Harlem Globetrotters: The Team that Changed the World features interviews with everyone from former Globetrotters and NBA coaches to Henry Kissinger (!)--who, it turns out, is an honorary Globetrotter himself (along with Whoopi Goldberg, Pope John Paul II, and a handful of other notables). The Team that Changed the World lays out not only the development of the team itself--how original Globetrotters Marques Haynes and Reece "Goose" Tatum turned a sport into a form of vaudeville without sacrificing amazing displays of skill--but also the volatile racial politics of the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, when the Globetrotters were at their peak. In only an hour, the documentary argues persuasively that this basketball team, as they toured the world, became a symbol of racial progress and American good will. Extras include lessons on how to do some patented Globetrotter routines; an amazing 12 foot dunk; additional interviews; a 1951 newsreel about their South American tour; and more. It's not the same as seeing the Globetrotters live, but fans of these great performers will find this documentary a pleasure. --Bret Fetzer
Team Marketing (2005-10-18)
Timeless, captivating fun for children and fine nostalgic nonsense for adults, the Harlem Globetrotters episodes from the Scooby-Doo canon border on goofy anarchy. During the four-year run of The New Scooby-Doo Movies on 1970s television, the Mystery, Inc. gang of Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, and the preternaturally skillful canine hero Scooby-Doo hooked up with cartoon versions of many real-life celebrities (who provided their own voices).
The Harlem Globetrotters, a traveling comedy act showcasing basketball tricks and unsportsmanlike high jinks, had a core team of well-known performers, led by Meadowlark Lemon, who were naturally funny partners in Scooby's ghostbusting investigations. This disc contains two of the three HG programs, "The Mystery of Haunted Island" and "The Loch Ness Mess," the former a somewhat creaky, run-of-the-mill Scooby haunting, while the latter features a more interesting conspiracy for Shaggy and the others to crack. --Tom Keogh
Company: Turner Home Ent (2003-05-06)
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Two Made For Video features:Scooby-Doo Meets Batman: They move like shadows in the night. Protecting the innocent, thwarting injustice and stuffing themselves with Scooby snacks! That's right - the most legendary names in crime-fighting history join forces as Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang team up with Batman and Robin. The action begins as The Joker and The Penguin try to cash in on a crooked counterfeiting scheme only to be foiled by the Dynamic Trio of Batman, Robin and Scooby-Doo! But, The Joker and The Penguin return to try and steal a flying suit until Scooby-Doo and the gang prove that with a little Bat-help, they have what it takes to bring the sky-high scoundrels back to earth!Scooby-Doo Meets the Harlem Globetrotters: Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang score big thrills when they team up with the legendary Harlem Globetrotters in two hilarious action-packed mystery adventures. On a visit to a quaint New England town, the gang is spooked by close encounters with the ghost of Paul Revere and a fire-spouting sea serpent. But it's a whole new ballgame when the kids get a mystery-solving assist from their new pals: The Fabulous Harlem Globetrotters. Then, the Globetrotters and the Mystery, Inc. crew are ship-napped to a creepy island full of ghostly frights - where Scooby-Doo and the gang again join forces with the wisecracking hoopsters for some slam-dunk crook-busting fun.
Harlem Globe Trotters
Warner Home Video (2009-08-11)
For over 75 years the Harlem Globetrotters have brought laughter and delight to millions with their ball-handling wizardry and wacky stunts. Yet the team has a surprisingly serious history-in fact they were instrumental in breaking down racial barriers and establishing the fledgling NBA. Join BIOGRAPHY-® for a comprehensive history of the "Clown Princes of Basketball" tracing the club's evolution from its earliest days as Chicago's "Savoy Big Five" through rare archival footage and interviews with players and experts including Jerry Saperstein founder Abe Saperstein's son and Bill Cosby. Learn about the ongoing conflict between players and coach; follow the careers of some of the most famous Trotters including Meadowlark Lemon; and witness their early games and 'round-the-globe touring. This is the definitive portrait of THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS the charismatic team that jump-started professional basketball and changed the face of America. DVD Features: Interactive Menus; Scene Selection
A&E Home Video (2005-12-27)
Hosted by Louis Gossett, Jr and guest appearance of Cab Calloway, Dick Clark, Meadowlark Lemon, and Curly Neal. Approximate run time 60 minutes.
Starz / Anchor Bay (1999-02-16)