FleischerFan wrote:Ah, youth.
"Isis" began as part of "The Shazam - Isis Hour" on CBS Saturday mornings. The "Shazam" part was loosely based on the classic Captain Marvel (from the 1940's) character. "Isis" was a similar concept - only created expressly for the television show and aimed more at girls (the suits figuring that Captain Marvel would appeal mainly to boys).
Ironically, "Isis" proved more popular and continued on with CBS after they cancelled the "Shazam" portion.
People who were around as kids (or older) in the 1970's should remember the show. A mousey librarian type would call upon a mythological goddess of Egypt ("Oh, mighty Isis...") and be transformed into a very fetching super-heroine (just as Billy Batson would called on several mythological figures and one Hebrew king and be transformed into Captain Marvel).
As far as Herman & Katnip go, it is possible to like both H&K and Tom & Jerry. I have to honestly say that I find Tom & Jerry to be much better made cartoons, but I have already pre-ordered the H&K set and hope this is only the beginning for many of those Famous Studios cartoons.
When I told my mom about the H/K and Isis thing (she liked both as a kid):
"OH MIGHTY ISIS!!!"