We'll be taking it easy on you guys this week with what I like to call a diet-sized episode. One of the crew's favorite things to do is just shooting the breeze about old cartoons. We love the nostalgia. What can we say? Anyway, we dip into that well again by recounting some of the comics cartoons that came out prior to the 2000s. We omitted the Bruce Timm shows this time so that we can save them up for an episode of its own. Even still, there…Continue
Added by Shegaw on August 24, 2011 at 2:57pm —
5 hours of summer once a week. Yep, more nostalgia for you folks in gratitude of sticking with us so long. Yes, back in the day, television had a block of programming set aside exclusively for kids that would last 2 hours after school and for 5 hours on a Saturday morning. We have fond memories of these days and would like to share them with you. Let's get dangerous talking about the offerings of Disney's animated TV shows like Darkwing…
Here are 4 animated TV shows, and the films that ruined them.
What Ruined It:
Rugrats In Paris (2000), Rugrats Go Wild (2003); also the TV series All Grown Up! (2003-2008)
The creation of the TV series All Grown Up ruined Rugrats because it was unnecessary to bring the Rugrats to their teenage years, facing problems. I mean the All Growed Up TV special was good, because seeing the Rugrats all grown up was good in only small…
I can't believe my phone went out on the inaugural episode! Oh well, we were running out of time to talk about Scooby-Doo anyway :) We'll cover that, as well as Disney's Rapunzel, Cartoon Network's acquiring of "MAD" and "Regular Show" to their roster of "dude" humor shows and how they, along with their other… Continue
Added by mlj on September 9, 2010 at 11:19pm —
The Simpsons is the longest running primetime program ever to hit the tube, and with good reason. It’s satirical take on everyday America is both insightful and funny. When the gags hit at just the right time, it can make for some classic TV moments (Troy McClure's explanation of the Food Chain, anything Ralph says). And while The Simpsons has become a staple in worldwide popular culture, most people would agree that the quality has dipped throughout…
Xavier is a very hard character to explain (at least physically). In short, he is a mystic, hairy, six-nippled, blonde, beaked freak with a snake for an arm and knees that bend in the opposite direction. Much like David Carradine in Kung-Fu, Xavier travels the land to impart his spiritual knowledge to others, whether they want his help or not. However, his ramblings usually end up making things worse. And by worse, I mean end-of-the-universe worse… Continue
Added by Madness Mark on November 11, 2009 at 8:00pm —
It was only a few weeks ago that I was reviewing the 1970’s collection of Peanuts TV Specials when the first thing pop up on the screen was an advertisement for this ‘Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960s Vol. 2 ‘DVD collection. I felt a twinge of pity (and some schaedenfreud) for the poor bastard who’d have to sit through… Continue
Recently on LEOG, we've had a very spirited discussion on cartoon shows. A lot of ground got covered but mostly from the 1970's to now. I have to admit that the 1960's were a deluge of Hanna Barbara. But what I'd like to show all you hip kids out there are some of the show I used to watch as a kid outside the range of your average half hour cartoon show. These shows were locally produced with the exception of Captain Kangaroo and were hosted by adults playing characters. The last show I… Continue
Back in the 1980’s, Hasbro was the leader in half-hour toy commercials disguised as cartoons. Those commercials were Transformers, GI Joe, and My Little Pony. Argue all you want, the bottom line with these shows was to sell toys. While I find that logic of marquee value a bit shameful, I found GI Joe more tolerable. Sure, it didn’t have the coolest toys or even half as big a fanbase as Transformers, but the cartoon had two things Transformers… Continue
Added by Madness Mark on August 3, 2009 at 10:15am —
I think faithfulness is very important because im tired of hollywood screwing up comic book characters like venom, galactus, and deadpool just so they can say "oh hey we know we screwed up so lets make a spin off movie where we can get the characters right and milk more money from the fans". However if the director can make it work like with Iron Man or Watchmen or even The Dark Knight then i'll have no problem with it. Very rarely i will accept huge changes like transformers for example (which… Continue
So, we left off at number five and we've already had some great themes on our hands. Our last entry was Daxter's Lab and I told you we hadn't seen the last of Genndy...
5. Samurai Jack
Were I simply going based on the shows themselves Samurai Jack would have made it much lower on the list at number one or two. The show itself was absolutely brilliant. It featured talented voice work by Phil LaMarr, one of the best… Continue
After having an entire episode of the League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen exhaustively discuss anime ("finally!" some of you say) we immediately kicked off the first of what will be many episodes all about the animation WE all grew up with and love! There's plenty of juicy 'Old school VS. Young buck' debate heating things up with… Continue
I don't like watching bad movies. But sometimes you find a way to make them work to your advantage.
Example one: Wanted.
My sister-in-law got The DVD for Christmas and insisted I watch it with her since she found out it was based on a comic (me being a geek and all). In the spirit of giving, I decided to spend the next couple of hours biting my lip as she OOHed and AAAHed. When the movie ended, she asked what I… Continue