Tag Archives: cartoons

It’s Cartoon Day!

Apparently all of the networks decided that a lot of kids would be sitting around today and tonight itching for something to watch, which is really the only explanation for these four–yes, four–cartoons to be premiering today (technically, three are premiering and the fourth is a special hour-long episode).

Check ’em out:

Transformers Prime (The Hub, 4-5 pm EST)

As a rule, I hate CG animation on television. It looks worse than it does in feature films (which is pretty bad, in my opinion). But, this is Transformers and Beast Wars/Machines were both pretty cool, so what the hell.

 

G.I. Joe Renegades (The Hub, 5-6 pm EST)

This looks like a weird combination of G.I. Joe and The A-Team, with several well-known Joes (and Tunnel Rat) being forced to go underground in their fight against COBRA Industries. This show already gets points for including Scarlett.

 

Young Justice (Cartoon Network, 7-8 pm EST)

I saw some footage from Young Justice at New York Comic Con and it was SO GOOD.

 

Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes “Gamma World” (Disney XD, 8:30-9:30 pm EST)

I love this show. And, this two-parter (airing back-to-back) has Jeffrey Combs as The Leader.

 

*Transformers Prime appears to be a 5-part mini-series, while G.I. Joe Renegades will have a 26-episode season. Young Justice is a special one-hour preview episode, with the series premiering sometime in January. It looks like Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will finish up its first season on December 5 with “Masters of Evil.”

Advertisements

The Real Calvin and Hobbes

Damn funny!

normal_john_calvin-thomas_hobbes.jpg

By: Nina Matsumoto

Yeah…I’m a dork.  So what??

This Is Pretty Freakin' Sweet

If anyone knows what program she’s using, let me know…I want to give it a try.

I want my DVDs

In a world where nearly everything is being released on DVD, I feel the need to point out a few omissions. Maybe I’m just being overly nostalgic, but where are our complete sets of Tiny Toons and Freakazoid? Yes, we have a wealth of fairly good Disney ‘toons to choose from (DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, and Gummi Bears, to name a few), and Warner Bros. has given us classic Looney Tunes and newer favorites, like Animaniacs, but what about the show that started the WB’s ‘toon renaissance:

And, what about Freakazoid? Take the spot-on super-hero satire of The Tick and add the manic energy of a Bugs Bunny cartoon, and this is what you end up with:

I used to think that it was a rights issue. That maybe WB and Spielberg couldn’t hammer out a deal…but then Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain–both of which, like Tiny Toons and Freakazoid, carry Spielberg’s name–were released on DVD.

And, since we’re (er…I’m?) on the subject, how about a little love for one of the better shows that popped up on the Sci-Fi Channel in its early years?

The Invisible Man never really got the love it deserved–as evidenced by the fact that Survivor gets DVDs and it doesn’t. I’ll say that again: Survivor has DVDs, I-Man doesn’t…at least not in the States.