“The Pink Panther Theme” is a jazzy instrumental piece of music, composed by Henry Mancini, originally written as the theme for the 1963 film, “The Pink Panther”. It was later nominated for the 1964 Academy Award for Original Music Score. The cartoon character created for the opening credits of the movie by David DePatie and […]
The Voltron Force have faced their biggest challenge to date. In Voltron Force: Episode 11: Predator Robeast, a team of 5 Robeasts, all based on animal predators, give Voltron Force their toughest battle yet. These 5 robeasts include a Shark, a Snake, a Wolf, a Dragon, and a Minotaur. Each of these have been sent […]
The Justice League Cartoon Series followed the adventures of the newly formed Justice League, which included Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, J’onn J’onzz, and Hawkgirl. Although the series itself is animated in traditional 2-dimensional style, the opening credits are rendered in 3D with toon shading. This gives a very powerful accent to […]
The Voltron: Defender of the Universe Theme Song opens with the voice of Optimus Prime, the heroic leader of the Autobots on “The Transformers”, Peter Cullen. Even though most of the music is in the background, and there’s no singing, a spoken-word theme really works with the deep, authoritative voice of Peter Cullen. The music […]
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids theme song summarizes what happens in every episode. The Junkyard Gang get together and sing songs, playing instruments made from parts they found in the junkyard. They have fun together, just being themselves, but sometimes they have to deal with very real issues. That’s where the learning plays a […]
The cartoon’s main formula was that the teenage pop band would travel to gigs around the world, where they would inevitably get caught up in some type of adventure or mystery involving a crazy mad scientist, spy, or criminal mastermind who wanted to take over the world using some hi-tech device.
The drum beat is purely hypnotic. “Boom-boom, boom-boom-ba-doom.”
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. […]
When you write songs for 10-minute Cartoon Shorts that are meant for the theater, back in the 1930’s and 40’s, it’s different than writing for an introduction for a 30-minute cartoon show, that includes 3 10-minutes cartoons, on TV.
You might recognize the narrator of the opening theme, William “Bill” T. Woodson, from when we would watch episodes of the Superfriends series: “Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice…”
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 […]
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 […]