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Cha-Ka Khan wrote:Do you guys in the UK get the original, uncut T&J's? With the stereotypical black housemaid of the 40s and 50s?
Those scenes are pretty much edited out here in the States these days.
WinslowLeach wrote:My fave HB cartoons: Flintstones, Jetsons, Top Cat, Tom & Jerry, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, Yogi Bear, Herculoids, Blue Falcon, Captain Caveman, Scooby Doo, Hong Kong Phooey, I Spit On Your Grave, Johnny Quest, Shazzan, Ruff N Reddy, Secret Squirrel, Laff O Lympics, Super Friends. many more!!
The Todd wrote:WinslowLeach wrote:My fave HB cartoons: Flintstones, Jetsons, Top Cat, Tom & Jerry, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, Yogi Bear, Herculoids, Blue Falcon, Captain Caveman, Scooby Doo, Hong Kong Phooey, I Spit On Your Grave, Johnny Quest, Shazzan, Ruff N Reddy, Secret Squirrel, Laff O Lympics, Super Friends. many more!!
I don't remember that one.....
WinslowLeach wrote:My fave HB cartoons: Flintstones, Jetsons, Top Cat, Tom & Jerry, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, Yogi Bear, Herculoids, Blue Falcon, Captain Caveman, Scooby Doo, Hong Kong Phooey, Johnny Quest, Shazzan, Ruff N Reddy, Secret Squirrel, Laff O Lympics, Super Friends. many more!!
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:Jonny Quest alla the way, no? Race Bannon is a the badass, eh? Where else inna the American TV animation are a you gonna to find a the guy that actually goes anna KILLS other peoples, eh?
Cinester Jim wrote:Oh, and Space Ghost is due on DVD this July...not that Coast-to-Coast crap!
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:Hehehe... hopefully a the Herculoids, they not a gonna to be a the far behind, eh? Goddamn... as a the years roll on, the Dino, he likes a to relive a his middle age, eh?
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:godzillasushi wrote:It being a kids cartoon and all....insane!
It was a the different time, paisan... a the different time.
I remember the first time I saw a He-Man cartoon. The closing credits listed a "Psychological Consultant". I knew then that we were doomed. We are over-protecting the kids!
Back in the old days, cartoons showed a lot more, and we turned out ok, didn't we?
The Todd wrote:DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:Hehehe... hopefully a the Herculoids, they not a gonna to be a the far behind, eh? Goddamn... as a the years roll on, the Dino, he likes a to relive a his middle age, eh?
Your middle age?
Or the Middle Ages?
unikrunk wrote:I thought the Banna Splits was a Sid and Marty Croft deal...no?
Andy Bentley writes from New York Comic Con;
Confession time: I’m a bad con attendee. I peruse the panel offerings beforehand and find interesting smaller panels focusing on the history of the comic medium and think ‘yes, I should check this out’. Those intentions are almost always set aside for more time on the floor hunting merchandise. Committing to cover this panel kept me honest and I’m glad I did so. Alex Toth is an animation pioneer with his roots in the early generation of comics and his work should be appreciated.
On hand was Gary Miereanu of WB Entertainment to moderate along with Danny Fingeroth and Matt Patterson. They were there to promote Warner Home Archive and DVD programs, but their love of Toth and classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon was genuine. We started with some CBS commercials from 1966 promoting the new Saturday morning cartoon block anchored by Space Ghost, Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor. The panel explained that blocks of programming with crossovers was a passion of Fred Silverman, CBS VP of programming. Toth was a lead designer on all these programs and his mantra was simplicity in design. The second clip shown was an excerpt from a documentary on Toth included on the Space Ghost Dino Boy DVD set. Artists such as Bruce Timm expressed their reverence for Toth’s sense of design and even the words of Toth himself were heard through a voice actor. We next looked at a slide of Toth’s master page for the Space Ghost design (see some of them here: Alex Toth Model Sheets-Space Ghost). There are notes littered around the figure giving minute details about his costume which were an instruction manual for the artist charged with implementing it. It was revealed that Space Ghost’s Batman-like cowl was foisted upon Toth by CBS after Adam West’s Batman appeared on the cover of Time. Toth scoffed at the idea of a black cowl on the darkness of space and eliminated confusion by implementing a halo of light around the frame.
We then moved to clips of shows in the 70’s which Toth at least has a hand in or was influenced by his work. They included Sealab 2020, Herculoids, Space Stars and Thundarr the Barbarian which drew a considerable amount of applause. Space Stars, a jam session of many Hanna-Barbera characters, was foreign to me and it was because the show only aired once in it’s hour long format and was then chopped up for syndication. The panel has worked hard to reassemble the show, even including cut elements that weren’t aired. Thundarr was written by Steve Gerber, with main character designs by Toth and ancillary designs by Jack ‘King’ Kirby himself. The presenters explained they’d found a letter from Toth where he recounted a conversation with Kirby by the pool that he found incomprehensible. Both men found the work solid in TV animation, but never appreciated the significance of it until much later in life.
The final clip was a quirky underoos commercial from the mid 80’s where kids in said ‘roos danced around with animations of superheroes. Proving their tenacity, the panel revealed storyboards for the spot by Toth. In the Q+A, I asked about a rumor that Toth was none too pleased with his art being repurposed for the satirical Space Ghost: Coast to Coast. They confirmed that he wrote a number of letters in a curmudgeonly fashion after retiring, but reinforced that he did come around to appreciating all aspects of his work. The panel ended with a plug for the Warner archive as well as a suggestion to pick up “Genius, Isolated: The Life and Work of Alex Toth” along with “Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Work of Alex Toth.”
Hey folks, Harry here... wrote:Hey folks, Harry here... I've known Robert Rodriguez as a friend for about 18 years now. Met him nearly 21 years ago when he was a Newspaper Strip artist for the Daily Texan - and well... we chat and geek out a lot. Recently, our conversations have been about the phenomenal fucking awesome that is George Miller's MAD MAX FURY ROAD! And we've geeked out hardcore on that sucker! What a friggin film!
But from the first time we hung out and painted Kali model from GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD, I've known Robert Rodriguez as being a hardcore JOHNNY QUEST geek. He's raised his children on the classic Alex Toth designed show and we've had many many conversations about how friggin cool this INDIANA JONES for kids show was.
It got announced today that he and Terry Rossio are co-writing a new draft of JOHNNY QUEST for Warners - and that Robert Rodriguez is on target to direct the film. Upon seeing this news spread across the web... it was time to geek out with Robert. Sounds like he's wanting to do it absolutely on target! It's still to early for any details, he and Terry are at work on their draft - and nothing real will be known until they finish. GodSpeed!
That said - I did get Robert to give me his Top 6 Original JOHNNY QUEST episodes in no particular order...
1. MYSTERY OF THE LIZARD MEN
2. SEA HAUNT
3. DRAGONS OF ASHIDA
4. ROBOT SPY
5. TREASURE OF THE TEMPLE
6. INVISIBLE MONSTER
Now - if you've been reading AICN for the past 19 years we've been around, you know that JOHNNY QUEST has been something that Warners has been hotly developing the ENTIRE time. I remember in 1996 when they relaunched the cartoon, there was going to be a Richard (SUPERMAN/LETHAL WEAPON) Donner directed JOHNNY QUEST project, but it fell to the wayside.
All I know - is at this exact moment, I must rewatch the Stop Motion recreation of the original Opening Titles of JOHNNY QUEST about a dozen times, because it is that cool!
Keep it cool,
Manny Bothans wrote:JOHNNY Quest..... even with the poster and YouTube clip clearly stating it's JONNY.....
nuffBull wrote:Antonio Banderas as Doctor Benton Quest.
Mickey Rourke as Race Bannon.
Danny Trejo as Hadji.
Mel Gibson as Jonny.
Rose McGowen as Bandit.
Selma Hayek as Milfy McMilfmuffin.
Jesica Alba as Teasy McTeaseButNoShowEm.
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