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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 ...

Nickelodeon's Voltron Force: Hunkyard Review
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Nickelodeon’s Voltron Force: Hunkyard Review

Did you ever think, there’s just not enough Hunk in your life? Well, this episode (Voltron Force: Episode 6: Hunkyard) satisfies your Hunk craving. From the old Voltron series of the 80’s to today’s Voltron Force, it seems as though Hunk never got a whole lot of attention. That’s all changed. After this episode, it appears as though Hunk may be the one member of the ...

Voltron Force: Joyride of Doom Interactive Review
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Voltron Force: Joyride of Doom Interactive Review

The Producers of Voltron Force promised us that Joyride of Doom would be a game-changer in the Voltron Force Series. They weren’t kidding! If you were thinking this is your old Voltron, and/or just rehashed as Voltron Force, you were sadly mistaken about a great many things. Back in 1984, were you able to simultaneously watch Voltron and send tweets back and forth with the Producers of ...

Voltron Force: the Voltron Formula Still Works
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Voltron Force: the Voltron Formula Still Works

After my 8-year-old son and I finished watching NickToons’ Voltron Force (Episode 4: Coran, Coran) on Thursday, he said something to me that was very profound about the show, and true of a lot of shows in general.  He concluded that there is a distinct formula in these shows that is simple, yet effective. (1.) The Evil Villain starts the show by hatching a diabolical plan to put an end ...

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