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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #14: George of the Jungle
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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #14: George of the Jungle

George of the Jungle is what we like to call a “guilty pleasure” in the realm of cartoon theme songs. The drum beat is purely hypnotic. “Boom-boom, boom-boom-ba-doom.” In the opening theme, George is shown swinging on vines, repeatedly running into trees, face-first, as he is warned by the singers of the theme song to “watch out for that tree!” George lives in ...

Wanted and Unwanted
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Voltron Force: Wanted and Unwanted Review

Voltron Force: Episode 10: Wanted and Unwanted is a Prison episode, where we find the Voltron Force involved in a plan to free political prisoners from a place called The Void. Sky Marshall Wade runs this prison to keep the worst of the worst, and anyone loyal to Voltron, out of his way… for good. It’s the type of prison where the food is ugly slop, everyone has to wear ...

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #15: Looney Tunes
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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #15: Looney Tunes

Everybody knows Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and the rest of the Looney Tunes characters. They have become a part of our culture, and they have been re-invented and re-booted on TV and in the movies. We almost didn’t include this theme in our list, because then you would have to differentiate between Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes. When you write songs for 10-minute Cartoon Shorts ...

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #16: Battle of the Planets
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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #16: Battle of the Planets

Battle of the Planets is the Americanized version of the Japanese Gatchaman series. This isn’t going to be a debate over which is better, G-Force or Gatchaman. G-Force, which includes our heroes Mark, Jason, Princess, Keyop, and Tiny, are known for their superhuman abilities, and their trademark “Whirlwind Pyramid” formation. Their ship, the Phoenix, is almost as famous as the ...

Voltron Force: Dark Blue
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Voltron Force: Dark Blue Review

In this latest episode of Voltron Force: Episode 9: Dark Blue, Vince pulls a Daniel, and does something very brave, brash, and bold, without asking the rest of the team first. The difference in this episode is that Daniel doesn’t have anything to do with it. Once again, we break new ground, on a new Planet, seeing Voltron with a new configuration and weapon. And this time, there is a ...

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #17: Thundercats
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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #17: Thundercats

You don’t have to know everything about the Thundercats to really enjoy the theme song that kicked off every episode, starting in 1985. However, once you have seen and heard the opening theme, you can’t help but want to be consumed by the lore behind these feline heroes. The fansite, ThundercatsLair.org, sums up the Cartoon series better than we could: “Fleeing the dying planet ...

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #18: Woody Woodpecker
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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #18: Woody Woodpecker

Being one of the oldest cartoons on this list, there were many versions of Woody Woodpecker. In the beginning (1940), Woody was completely insane, as if he had been made from the Daffy Duck mold. He also looked too thin, his beak was long, his feet were large, his face was goofy, and his feathers were the dull Technicolors. Over the years, he was drawn slightly different each time, and he ...

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #19: G.I. Joe
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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #19: G.I. Joe

You just couldn’t get more patriotic in a cartoon than in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. The principles of fighting for freedom, never giving up, and always being there to defend our country really resonated with kids in the 80’s. It didn’t hurt that no characters ever seemed to get hurt amongst all that action. To top it off, at the end of every episode, there was a PSA which ...

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #20: Underdog
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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #20: Underdog

Underdog was certainly a formidable hero. Similar to Superman in many respects, he had a reporter girlfriend (Sweet Polly Purebred) and an alter ego (Shoeshine Boy), and he changed into his costume (U on the chest with a cape) in a Phone Booth. He always spoke in rhymes, which made it easy for kids to quote him all the time. His most famous quote is “There’s No Need to Fear, Underdog ...

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20 Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs of All Toon Time

Go now! Yes! That’s right cartoon theme song fans! From the beginning of Toons on TV, we have scoured the memory banks of every database to find any known conceivable mention of an animated TV show that was made for kids… and which has a video that has NOT been removed from YouTube. So, this list will NOT include any adult-oriented cartoons like Family Guy, The Simpsons, Beavis and ...

Voltron Force: Flash Form Go!
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Voltron Force: Flash Form Go! Review

I’d like to start this week’s review by saying you can thank my son for last Thursday’s Episode (Voltron Force: Episode 8: FlashForm Go!). Obviously, he didn’t write it. And he didn’t do any of the animation… or the voices…or the music…or…you get the picture. But the idea for it came from him and thousands of other Voltron fans out there ...

Voltron Force: Lion Riders Return Review
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Voltron Force: Lion Riders Return Review

Voltron Force takes a road trip to Planet Ariel to complete a Goodwill Mission to spread the message to everyone that Voltron is back and is fighting against Sky Marshall Wade’s oppression within the Galaxy Alliance. The seventh episode of the new Voltron Force series (Voltron Force : Lion Riders Return) has taken the Lion Team somewhere where they can spread the word about Voltron. This ...

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