Snorks (short for snorkels), was
a Hanna-Barbera cartoon that ran from 1984 to 1989 on NBC. It
started out as a comic book in 1982, but was later transformed
into a cartoon in order to compete with the Smurfs. The Snorks
were small creatures that lived in the underwater world of
Snorkland. Each Snork had a little snorkel on its head, which
it used to propel itself under water.
There was a handful of different
merchandising items and Snorks toys you could buy. There were
action figures depicting Snorks form the show: The main
good-guy Snorks had names like Allstar Seaworthy, Dimmy Finster,
Casey Kelp, Tooter Shelby, Corky, Occy, Junior Wetworth, and
Daffney Gillfin. The villains were Dr. Strangesnork, his
sidekick Finneus, Bigweed, Lil Seaweed, the Great Snork Nork,
and the Snork Eaters; there was also lunch boxes, buttons, and
stickers you could buy.