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Hey Grail...(RE: Justice League, He-Man Toons)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gonzo, Aug 12, 2002.

  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Active Member

    Hey Grail....

    You're obviously knowledgeable about the world of toons and what's going down--

    I was just wondering what your opinions are on the new Justice League cartoon, and the upcoming He-Man revamp, if you've seen any of that? Just total random curiosity.

  2. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Yeah i'm interested in the new He-Man too - you can see all the trailers at www.he-man.org - it looks pretty good though we aren't getting it here in the UK !
  3. Jackie

    Jackie New Member

    NO WAY!!! A new He-man series!!!!!! This is too freakin cool! I loved He-man when I was little! I still have my He-man action figures!
  4. grail

    grail New Member

    I am ALWAYS up for talking about cartoons.

    first off Justice League. i LIKE it! it's a natural extension of the Superman and Batman cartoons, and it feels like it. my biggest problem is the fact that JL is all about action. what i loved most about Superman, and ESPECIALLY Batman was how human the characters were. these were real people, with real problems, and real faces behind the masks. this JL doesn't even know who each other are. not even the Flash, who in the comics had a public identity. i'd really love to see some more character driven stories, and not so much action...but it's still a lot of fun to watch.

    and then there's He-Man. everyone knows my take on the toys (i hate them), but the cartoon looks amazing. Luke says the animation borrows from Ninja Scroll, and i absolutely believe him. it's beautiful. i've started seeing commercials for it, and i'm just getting more and more psyched. they've been playing pretty close to the vest, but this friday it all comes out...

    also, there's a rumor that they'll be releasing the original on DVD soon!

    (btw, Luke if you want, i can try and tape He-Man and send it to you.)
  5. gymkatarules

    gymkatarules New Member

    I always liked MASK and G.I Joe as a kid. Never really got into He-Man or Thundercats. Then again, I really spent the bulk of my time watching Sesame Street.

  6. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    They are bringing a new Thundercats out next year i think. I still has some M.A.S.K toys and comics but it never really took off here (UK) to be as popular as the rest .. same with Centurions.

    BTW Grail - i'd love that if possible. I'll get in touch !
  7. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Hey Jackie,

    They are officially relaunching the new He-Man in Toys-R-Us Time Square on October 18th at 4pm. I think the creators will be there. I guess being in NJ that might be of interest to you.
  8. grail

    grail New Member

    the new Thundercats comic hit this past week...i've heard a couple rumors of a new cartoon, but nothing official. i'm trying to remember who own that, and for some reason i think it was DIC...which i think was just purchased by Disney (am i right? i don't know why i think this) as part of that family channel aquisition...that would kinda preclude the possibility if its true.

    and yeah, email me, and we'll work it out grail42@hotmail.com
  9. grail

    grail New Member

    is THAT when they pushed it back to...the original date was july 15th. on a side note, i met Bob Forward at BotCon...he worked both on Transformers and He-Man...and i hear he's working on the new cartooon too! he'll probably be there...
  10. Bean Bunny

    Bean Bunny New Member

    The Thundercats rights were picked up by 4 Kids Entertainment. I don't know if they still have them but 4 Kids did get the license last year. Speaking of the 80's toons, the Ninja Turtles will return in a brand new series from 4 Kids Entertainment this January on the Fox Box. The animation studio that does "Jackie Chan Adventrue and the Men In Black: series" are doing the animation.
  11. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    I think i read it on a forum that something was mentioned about this at San Diego but yeah, it's far from official news.
  12. grail

    grail New Member

    yeah! i'm really psyched for that one. i was a big Turtles fan, both the original comics and the cartoon
  13. GWGumby

    GWGumby New Member

    So do any of you cartoon geeks know what happened to the "Ripping Friends"? I waited 10 years for that ever since the whole ousting fiasco on Ren & Stimpy. And it disappeared as quickly as it arrived. It should have been on Adult Swim rather than on Fox Kids (and maybe replace some of the lackluster shows that have got resurrected there like "Baby Blues")

    I grew up on GI-Joe, He-Man, and Transformers but am not looking forward to most of these revivals. My wife is excited about the Care Bears revival, though--at least for the merchandise.

    I'm personally a much bigger fan of the 90's animation resurgence: Simpsons, Ren & Stimpy, Spongebob, Angry Beavers, Powerpuff Girls, Space Ghost Coast 2 Coast, and even Beavis & Butthead for a while. Cartoons the way they were meant to be: funny, wacky, and silly.
  14. gymkatarules

    gymkatarules New Member

    Oh, man, Luke, you mentioned Centurions. They were the best. Those massive action figures that were way poseable. Awesome. I loved them.

  15. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Yeah i've got a Centurion action figure and comic somewhere - they were really big, and i think it had holes on it so you could attach the accessories.
  16. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry New Member

    I think there are plans to have Ripping Friends premere on Adult Swim.
  17. Bean Bunny

    Bean Bunny New Member

    Yes, Ripping Friend is going to Adult Swim. A good site to go to for this information is www.toonzone.net.

    Hey, guys did you know that Strawberry Shortcake is coming back through good people at DIC and Bandai. DIC will produce direct to video movies and Bandai will make the toys. F.Y.I, DIC is not owned by Disney anymore, they are independent now. I will try to find that great link of the( kinding :D ) Strawberry Shortcake video clip.

    Here it is http://www.dicentertainment.com/shows_videoclips.html#Preschool

    You know I holding out for the Rainbow Brite and Smurf revival under the Marvel Max line of books. :D

    Fun Fact: Rainbow Brite, Care Bears, and Strawberry Shortcake is all based off greeting cards from American Greetings and Hallmark. Who knew that a tv show, a toy line and a movie could be based off a greeting card.
  18. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Hmmmmmmm - i think DIC produced the ALF animation stuff too
  19. Gonzo

    Gonzo Active Member


    I can't wait to see the new He-Man toon....it's a great concept that deserves an update. Hope it works out.

    I have mixed feelings on the Justice League toon---I mean, I'm delighted that there's finally one on the air, but I know exactly what you mean with the "too much action, not enough characterization." I hear Paul Dini, who wrote some of the best episodes of the Superman and Batman Animated Series, is going to be writing at least one episode this season.

    I'm enjoying Justice League, but wish we'd get more of their personal lives into the stories. Not enough to be a soap opera, but even throwaway references to Lois, Alfred, Central City, etc would be nice. Can't wait to see some of what this next season has. Comics Continuum has had a few previews, and it's sounding berry nice.

  20. grail

    grail New Member

    well, they beat me to it, but yeah Ripping Friends will be on Adult Swim (along with the Oblongs...i'm realling digging that show)

    and someone mentioned it as a joke, but Wildstorm actually has picked up the rights to do a Smurfs comic...whatever...

    for Justice League fans that like characterization, look no further than the next season of Static Shock. not only will Static be going to Gotham, but he's also going to be helping the JL when Brainiac takes over the Watchtower...

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