The Animated Shows Are Back

All these shows were on hiatus since December, I don’t know why it takes so long for animated shows to come back after their breaks. It took them long enough, they are all back into play and really getting interesting, Young Justice as usual is into the third episode with a great storyline from DC Comics, Thundercats and Green Lantern just started this week and I’m looking forward to watching them.

  • Young Justice
  • Thundercats
  • Green Lantern The Animated Series

I’m also following Star Wars The Clone Wars, honestly its the animation is really good and the story is great, its into Season 4, if you like Star Wars then you will love this show.

Senshiro Jumaro – Model

The kids of the 80s will know who this is instantly, Senshiro and Jumaro from the robotic wrestling show of the 1980s. This is when KTV was at its finest, they had amazing animated cartoons from Japan even before Europe and North America did, we were ahead of the curve with so much types of media. And I remember it so fondly this was one of the shows that I cherished, who wouldn’t have wanted a robot as they were a kid that can kick ass. Usually I prefer watching anime in Japanese but I saw a few episodes of Jumaro a while back and watched them in both Japanese and Arabic, and by far the Arabic was much better. Surprisingly the anime had a few risque drawings in the Anime from back in the 80s, it shows that we were more open back then.

Thanks to Fewture models I was able to find the Jumaro model, and whats great about their models is that they are made from metal and molded to the perfect form. The model is fully moveable joints while made out of metal, and Jumaro looks everything like the animated series, if not better then the series. Didn’t take long to unbox and put together, I placed next to the other Japanese & Fewture models on my shelf. The only thing left to make this the perfect model is for him to have A.I. and move based on my telepathic commands.

Check out this YouTube for the intro video to Senshiro.


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Voltron – THE END

I always have the music of Voltron playing in my head after they win, never had I thought that they would meet their end, its just incomprehensible. What if Voltron meets a horrific fate? Director Alex Albrecht ponders this doomsday scenario in his new fan movie, Voltron: The End, which stars Timothy Omundson (Carlton Lassiter from Psych).

Review: Transformers Prime

Transformers: Prime is a computer-animated television series that premiered on The Hub on November 2010 with a five-part mini-series, which will be followed by a full season in February 2011. There are 26 episodes scheduled for the first season and another three seasons have been outlined by the screenwriters.

For a CGI animated cartoon it turned out much better then I expected, and they don’t waste any time and jump right into the thick of the story. Optimus Prime at the throat of Megatron with a lot at stake. This is part of the continuing storyline and I hope more autobots show up, I enjoy when they kick Decipticon ass. The first five part miniseries was a lot of fun, I’m going to be looking forward to the upcoming season.

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Animated Downloads

YoungJustice

Recently there have been a lot of good animated shows coming out. I have been a huge fan of the Justice League and follow it throughout the seasons and Justice League Unlimited, Im still hoping that they come up with another show of the Justice League. Because of the success of that show on Cartoon Network they have started to make high quality and somewhat mature animated shows, which both the young and old can relate to (I still I’m young). Whats good now is that the producers of these shows don’t think crappy animation and simple stories can satisfy kids, they know to be successful they have to engage them and produce quality shows. Below are some of the good shows I’m following, some are more serious then the others, and they are all different kinds of animation but great shows!

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  • Young Justice (New DC Show, Fantastic)
  • Transformers Prime (A few episodes of CGI Animated Transformers)
  • Sym-Bionic Titan (Awesome Show)
  • Star Wars Clone Wars Season 3 (Can never get enough of Star Wars, I hope this show never ends!)
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures (A Young Tony Stark is Interesting)
  • The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (Kicking Ass!)

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Fun Retro Cartoons

Duck Tales

The story of Scrooge McDuck, The Richest Duck in the World, with the biggest safe that you can dive into a pool of money. I remember obssessively watching this show as a kid, I loved it, I loved the theme song, it just made me feel good. He was a nut ball and his nephews were normal, so many great adventures, it was the good old days of Disney cartoons.

Gargoyles

This was something for the older kids, I remember from 94 and it ended around 97, a fantastic cartoon, deep and dark. I loved Goliath, the most honorable Gargoyle and most probably the strongest. I watched this show nonstop every time I got back from school, I just couldn’t get enough of it. Gargoyles was a great show and I got pulled into it whenever I was watching, never could get enough of it.

Talespin

Now this is one of the fun bunch, I loved Baloo, always getting into trouble and some how getting out it. The idea of going from Island to Island with Merchandise and work as if its the 1950s with Monkeys as bartenders was funny. Some of the characters were based on Jungle book and that is what got me watching it, I just remember that it was from the early 1990s, and you know you sing the theme song every time, “TALESPIN” lol.
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Voltron Movie & TV Show

Voltron

Its revival of the 80s cartoons, I just can’t believe how good this is going to be. First the Thundercats come back on Cartoon Network, and now they are bringing back Voltron, well a different bunch of people are. Now they are working on a new animated feature, and the movie is being worked on as well, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done for the movie, they want to get the right story, a character driven story, and the effects and lion robot eye candy will come together around it. It seems the people working on it will learn from the mistakes of Transformers and G.I.Joe, and Voltron is going to end up being one of the best 80’s cartoon adaptations that we’ve seen so far. Its slated to be released for the 2013 target with the TV show being a build up for it.

The new show will be called Voltron Force, and it will air 26 half-hour episodes next year on Nicktoons. I’m just hoping that both adults and kids can watch it, I don’t want it being too kiddy because its airing on Nicktoons and destroying all of my past love for Voltron, my original love of anime before I even knew that anime was. The series follows five space explorers who pilot robotic lions that combine to form Voltron, an invincible guardian sworn to defend the Universe. The series will remain faithful to the old show, while introducing new recruits to fight alongside the original characters.

Link: GeekTyrant

Captain Planet!!

Captain Planet was one of those shows that were supposed to bring a message in the early 90s to convince people to recycle and get kids to convince their parents. I was not one of those kids, and recycling in Kuwait was a joke so I was very skeptical but watching the cartoons made me feel guilty. I thought the Captain Planet was a wuss, and really what was power of the heart, Wheeler is the red headed kid who thought he was really cool. Did the show’s creators really think that we didn’t know “Gaia” was Whoopi Goldberg, even I knew her voice at that age, she was not a good looking woman and so that was a misconception. I hated the show more and more, even though I was watching it, Captain Planet really annoyed the hell out of me because most of what they were saying was crap. Even in Kuwait when they tried to start recycling and to help people to recycle it wasn’t too successful either, made me hate the guy even more. I thought any other comic book character could kick his ass at any point in time.

Link: IMDB