Saturday, July 9, 2016

Kamandi and Thundarr the Barbarian



Thundarr the Barbarian always kind of reminded me of Kamandi when would catch the cartoon as a kid.  Add in the Jack Kirby connection and this sees like it would be a natural team up.  I remember thinking the show was fun, but the abundant use of stock footage almost made it feel like I was watching the same episode over and over

5 comments:

Cary Killingbeck said...

I remember this cartoon, too. One of Ruby and Spears' first efforts, post-HB. And one of the reasons I loved it was the way it brought back memories of the kick-butt superhero cartoons from the Sixties!.

By that, I mean it wasn't just another Scooby Doo spin-off. Talk about recycled footage!

Bob Greenwade said...

I watched Thundarr also, when it first aired. Technically, I don't think it was recycled footage they used so much as the same character cel animations against different backgrounds. It was, at least, a way to save money in those minimal-budget days. I thought at the time that it was cheap, cheesy, silly, illogical, and a whole lot of fun. I'd love to see a revival, or even a live-action version on the big screen.

Ken Roskos said...

Steve Gerber!

Linneman said...

I've long felt like the post-apocalyptic genre usually breaks down along a spectrum with The Road Warrior at one end and Gamma World at the other. These two are pretty close together, near that Gamma World end. Nice pairing!

Thundarr100 said...

I’ve actually written a screenplay for a feature length live action film adaptation of Thundarr.

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