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

4 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!

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