60's Anime

Under the orders of Galactic Control, a space saucer lands on Earth. In that saucer - Patrol A3 - three superior beings from outer space named ‘THE AMAZING 3’, sent to Earth to help achieve law and order. When they land on Earth, a huge vacuum cleaner attached to their ship sucks up 3 animals; a duck, a horse and a bunny. The Amazing 3 take over these bodies to be used as a disguise, to decide if the war-hungry Earth is a threat to the rest of the galaxy and should be destroyed or not.
The bunny was named ‘Captain Bonnie’. She was the leader of the group. She was the sensible one and had a cute voice, a big fluffy tail and long pointy ears. The duck was named ‘Lieutenant Zero’ and was the aggressive one always wanting to blow Earth up. The horse was named ‘Corporal Ronnie' and was always making contraptions such as an autopictograph where pictures were put into a machine and come to life. Kenny Carter was a boy who knew the secret of The Amazing 3 and when in great danger called on his secret agent older brother, Randy Carter to help. He worked for the Phoenix Bureau of Peace Enforcement. This organisation was the greatest crime-fighting agency in the world. His code name was P77.
The Amazing 3 regularly signed in and gave reports about earth to Galactic Control, and after 12 months the members of the Galactic League representing all advanced planets of space analysed the reports and voted to destroy Earth, but it was Kenny Carter who was taken to The Amazing 3’s planet and who convinced them that earthlings love each other, so they delayed their decision to blow up Earth until Kenny was older.
Kenny and The Amazing 3 travelled around in a huge wheel.
The Amazing 3 was called ‘Wonder 3’ in Japan. 52 episodes were made. It was created by Osamu Tezuka (Kimba and Astroboy) through his own production company - Mushi Productions. It was released in Japan in 1965 and was shown on Melbourne TV in April 1969 at 4pm on channel 9. Some of the episode titles are listed below.
Like 8th man, Amazing 3 was also produced by Gene Prinz and his staff at Copri International. Reuben Guberman went on to work with producer Salvatore Billiteri (Prince Planet) writing the scripts as well as dubbing the occasional villain's voice on both "Prince Planet " and Johnny Sokko's "Flying Robot". Corinne Orr was not the voice of "Bonnie Bunnie"(this was reconfirmed by Corinne herself) as stated in many Anime history books. The actors hired to do the dubbing were thought to be lost to history until Andy Shepherd uncovered who they were. (andrewshepherd@mailcity.com) . They were college students and local actors from Miami's little theatre.
Capt. Bonnie Bunny = Bobbie Byers
Col. Ronnie Pony = Neil Patrick
Zero the Duck = Paul Brown
Kenny Carter = Kurt Nagel
Randy Carter = still unknown as of now
Jerry Burke (8th Man voice) did the opening intro to A3.
Amazing 3 has not been released on video, as the existing 16mm prints as well as the audio tracks has been lost or destroyed in the US, but there could still be some in the archives of television stations or collectors' homes around the world. There seems to be no record of where the 16mm prints were distributed (production info from Andy Shepherd).

Amazing 3 was also dubbed into Spanish under the title "Los tres espaciales"(Thanks to Pedro Muņoz Gerdau munozger@zedat.fu-berlin.de).   Mauricio Korbman <mauricio@korbman.com> use to watch it in Mexico.

THE AMAZING 3 Episode Guide (With the help of Andrew Kutzer- amazingkargol@gmail.com)

1)                   Three from the Universe
2)                   Escape in 24 Hours
3)                   Mystery of Shangri La
4)                   Tales of Arrowroot Tree
5)                   Floating Fortress
6)                   Zoo in a Skyscraper
7)                   Queen of Sheba
8)                   Phantom of the Opera
9)                   Don’t Set the Sun
10)                The Mummy Factory
11)                Duel at North Valley
12)                A Mole Project
13)                Fish Which Eats Iron
14)                Fortress of the Wild Dog
15)                Unforgiven Sacrifice
16)                My Name is X
17)                Black Essence
18)                Blast the Silo
19)                Tales of the Phoenix
20)                Confusion of Target
21)                Adventure in Volcano
22)                Dangerous Stage
23)                Duel in Storm
24)                A Mysterious Inventor
25)                Deadly Car Race
26)                Bridge Over Bottom of the Sea
27)                Invitation to Diamond
28)                Lightning Valley
29)                Vanished Day
30)                Penguin Strategy
31)                Most Strange Thing
32)                Battle of Kids
33)                Four Witches
34)                Snow Lady
35)                One Eyed Gray Wolf
36)                Pledge of the Jungle
37)                Mystery of the Amazon
38)                Fearful Ski Competition
39)                Hero of the Desert
40)                Secret of the Grand Piano
41)                Run Out! Pukko
42)                Wonder Three go to West
43)                Lover From the Universe
44)                Moving Buddha
45)                Plan to Steal Artificial Satellite
46)                Big Crocodile Rising
47)                Tekira – Go to Hell
48)                Dangerous Balloon Trip
49)                Smoggy Missile
50)                Beat them with Fast Machine
51)                Whale of the Underground
52)                Good Bye Wonder Three

Amazing 3 Theme song

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