New Adventures of Superman, The
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What ever happened to the Saturday Morning cartoon? When I was younger I would be looking forward to Saturday morning with a big bowl of Cocoa Pebbles and watching all the great shows all week long. Hell, primetime TV use to have specials talking about what we kids had in store for us on each station’s cartoon block. Nowadays kids are left with reruns from Disney Channel reject shows, imported shit that all looks the same and auto dealers selling cars. Where are the Filmation classics when you need them? Give me the days when cartoons were made to sell toys instead of trading cards. Well, thanks to Warner Home Video we can all reminisce about the good ole’ days when cartoons were hand drawn and bottom line not some Kung-pow ass thrown on a computer and spit out through your groove tube.
I mentioned Filmation above. These guys were great. If you loved a cartoon that was on Saturday mornings then chances are it was created by this crew. The New Adventures of Superman was Filmations first crack at the cartoon business and I have to say came out with a bang. Who better to kick off a cartoon series than using one of the most famous comic heroes around?
We all know the story of Superman. If not…well…you aren’t much of a Bum. We Bums roll around naked in Pop Culture so I will just assume that ole’ Supes story needs no repeating.
The cartoons are all 6 minute shorts and honestly that is all that is needed. We get a premise narrated, like shows all loved to do back in the day, meet the bad guy of the moment, in comes Superman, pow-bang, roll credits. Simple and enjoyable in it’s 60s charm.
This collection includes 36 6 minute (roughly) episodes and a nice 15 minute commentary that, while not long, is highly enjoyable and informative. Look folks, to sum it up if you were a fan of the show in the 60s then you will want to check this out. It’s dated of course and slightly corny at times for us Generation Y folk, but for some old school nostalgia Warner Home Video did a good job a giving fans what they would want. If you are used to the 90s Warner Brothers version of a Superman cartoon then I have a feeling you people will not feel this one. If you loved the Super Friends Power Hour from days past then this one is right up your ally.
Added: Thursday, June 21, 2007
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