During the late 90s and into the early 2000s, cartoons were in their prime. Disney cartoons aired not just on Disney Channel, but also on the programming block Disney’s One Saturday Morning on ABC; The Proud Family, Winnie-The-Pooh, and Recess were a few examples of shows that aired. But if there’s one show that I would rate among my Top-10 favorite Disney cartoons, it would be Kim Possible.
Month: November 2015
I’ve been on a streak lately with talking about crime-fighting and action cartoons, that you’d think I would find another something from another genre to talk about. But NO! We’ve gone from 1985, to 1969, to 2004, and then to 2003. Finally, I’m going into the late 90s, and, believe me, they were glorious.
Teen Titans was a comic book series from the 1980s created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez of DC Comics. The primary focus of the series was on a group of 5 teenaged superheroes saving the world from trouble. In 2003, Glen Murakami with Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics created a cartoon adaptation with the same name, and sold the broadcast rights to Cartoon Network. Prior to this series, I was used to DC Cartoons where the main superhero was more adult like Batman, Superman, and many others that I could say, “Clearly, these superheroes know how to get the job done.” When Teen Titans premiered, the title said it all; the show was going to focus on teen superheroes and I knew that this was going to be interesting. Running on the Turner-owned network for 5 Seasons from 2003 through 2006, this show provided the growing up 90s generation with great memories.
I’m taking a little break from American produced cartoons today. Aside from comedic cartoons, I love shows that have action packed battles. I especially love it if it involves a group female heroine’s just kicking butt and defending the world and/or universe from certain doom. No, I’m not talking about the anime Sailor Moon, I’ll get to that in another post. Some of you might be thinking that I’m about to review a series that was made in Japan. That’s not the case here, this is not anime that I’m reviewing. I’m reviewing a series that was originally made, not in Japan, but in Italy of all countries.
As a cartoon enthusiast, there’s nothing that I find more thrilling to watch than a mystery-comedy series. This is exactly the case with the almost half-century old Scooby-Doo franchise. This franchise was born with the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Scooby-Doo: Where Are You! that premiered in September 1969 on CBS. Since 1969, this show inspired many other Scooby-Doo spinoff series, Direct-To-Video films, merchandise, and video games.