|09-21-2009, 02:38 AM||#51|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tooele (two-willa), Utah
I've been introducing the cartoon to my wife, she is amazed that such topics as global warming, economic recovery plans, DNA and other hot topics in today's news was written about 25 years ago. She even got a chuckle out of the Jurassic Park-like episode.
She keeps asking me, "This was written in the early 80's?"
|09-21-2009, 02:45 AM||#52|
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Running with the little guy, Fighting to make change
I love the cartoon!
When I was young I always had my nose out of joint how the comic was so much more realistic but still the cartoon has its merits.
It is a fine piece of Japanese animation when "Japanamation" was not a niche word yet.
Despite its so called "campiness" or "not having aged well" it is still better than that crappy Stephen Sommers movie.
Give me Cobra La over Sommers any day!
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|09-21-2009, 08:08 PM||#53|
Join Date: Sep 2009
I was always amused at the lengths the writers and animators had to go to demonstrate that oh no, don't worry kiddies, no actual cartoon people were hurt during the filming of this show.
The classic example of course is the bail-outs from shot down aircraft. I think in all the scenes they animated with a plane getting shot down only once did they either forget to write it in or edited out by mistake: a Rattler goes down but...omg!...you don't see parachutes!!! Call the FCC! (forget which episode this is exactly)
Just saw another great example when I was re-watching Arise Serpentor Arise! You know the scene where Cobra attacks the Joes guarding the underwater Tomb of Alexander the Great? The Joes counterattack and sink a Moray with two Eels aboard, they make sure in a seperate 3-second clip to show the Eels gently falling into the water ass-first.
Another Moray explodes and tosses two Eels in the air, but aha there they are splashing in the water like 3 year olds in a kiddie pool. Whew. Heaven forbid the nice Cobra soldier/terrorists should suffer the consequence of their violent actions and be harmed in any way!
For pure nostalgic reasons and to see our treasured vehicles and figures in action, it's well worth watching
Legend has it one of the producers at Sunbow was a Holocaust survivor, but I think he may have done the kids a disservice by showing a violent war cartoon but without the consequences of war. This is of course a major reason why the comics are so much better: Hama knows that war is hell.
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|09-21-2009, 08:34 PM||#54|
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Join Date: Dec 2007
The comics did some not-at-all-realistic stuff, I won't deny that. But it had more faux realism than the comics (children's programming wouldn't allow it in the cartoons). But as silly as some of the comicbook stuff was, none of it seems as goofy as hostile vegetables, breakdancing Snake-Eyes, dress-wearing Snake-Eyes, Polly's predominence, etc.
To be fair, the cartoons did have some spiffy storytelling at times though. The alternate reality stuff where Cobra took over was fantastic, for example.
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|09-21-2009, 08:42 PM||#55|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Texas RIO GRANDE VALLEY
Comics were good Cartoon legendary!!!
Shame they don't make them like they used to.
|09-21-2009, 08:46 PM||#56|
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Location: Broca Beach, MI
Still love 'em and they are one of my favorite cartoons of all time!
|09-23-2009, 08:01 PM||#57|
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|09-26-2009, 12:53 PM||#58|
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That's why I like it, because it is unrealistic and not like everyday boring life like the shows today.
|09-26-2009, 12:54 PM||#59|
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