I never bought or listened to Thriller or Bad, never was tempted to moonwalk, never cared one way or the other about Michael Jackson the "global pop icon." My exposure to Michael was pretty much limited to this:
This early 70s Rankin-Bass cartoon was accompanied by a similar one starring The Osmonds. I watched both of them back in the day and, quite honestly, would prefer to remember Michael as a
real cartoon, as opposed to the live-action cartoon he unfortunately became.