Monday, January 23, 2023

The Popularity Of GI Joe Animated Cartoons In The 80's Can't Be Forgotten !!

In the early 1980s, Hasbro released a line of action figures called GI Joe. The line was a huge success, and in 1983, the first GI Joe cartoon was released. The cartoon was an instant hit, and GI Joe became one of the most popular cartoons of the 1980s.

The cartoon follows the adventures of a team of elite soldiers as they battle the evil organization COBRA. The cartoon was action-packed and full of adventure, and it quickly became a Saturday morning staple.

The GI Joe franchise has had a long and storied history, and it continues to be popular to this day. In this short blog article, I will take a look at the history of GI Joe animated cartoons, from the '80's to today.

The beginnings of GI Joe

 GI Joe was created by Hasbro in 1963 as a line of action figures. The figures were based on the popular 12-inch dolls of the time, and they were initially marketed to boys. The line proved to be a huge success. 

The birth of the cartoon

 In 1983, a new GI Joe cartoon was created by Ron Friedman 

The cartoon was an instant hit, and it ran for four seasons. The cartoon followed the adventures of a team of soldiers as they battled COBRA, a sinister organization bent on world domination. The cartoon was filled with action and adventure, and it quickly became a Saturday morning staple. The cartoon also spawned a new popular toy line, which became one of the best-selling lines of the 1980s.

The reign of GI Joe

 In the late 1980s, the popularity of GI Joe began to decline. The cartoon was canceled in 1994, but the toy line continued to be popular.

The fall of GI Joe

 In the early 2000's, a new GI Joe cartoon was released, but it failed to capture the magic of the original.

To wrap things up

 The GI Joe franchise has had a long and storied history, and it continues to be popular to this day. The original cartoon was an instant hit, and it remains a beloved Saturday morning staple in some area's networks. Well, enough said, ... here is a clip from GI Joe ... BJ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

We Love Johhny Quest: A Brief History Of The Cartoon That Took The World Of Kids And Parents By Surprise 1960's-80's


Everyone knows the great Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters: Scooby Doo, The Flintstones, and Yogi Bear, just to name a few. But there's one Hanna-Barbera character that '90s kids especially love: Johnny Quest.

Johnny Quest was an animated cartoon that aired in the late '60s and early '70s. The cartoon followed the adventures of young Johnny Quest, who was always accompanied by his faithful dog, Bandit. Johnny Quest was an instant hit with kids, and quickly became a Saturday morning staple. In 1986, a new version of Johnny Quest was released, and again, kids loved it. Johnny Quest is still beloved by '90s kids and continues to be a pop culture icon.

Johnny Quest first aired in Hanna-Barbera's " Hanna-Barbera Super Network" on September 18, 1964. The show was an immediate success. The first season of the show ran for 26 episodes.

This is Doug Widely: Creator of the infamous Johnny Quest.
Some of the animated cartoons were so
phenomenal that many adults became fans with their children. There is so much history here to read about that I'm suggesting you use my Wiki Bar at the top of my blog and search Johnny Quest.
I have a Jonny Quest action medley below, because you have to buy or stream the series of Johnny Quest! (Yes, it's that protected). BJ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š......

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

We All Know Someone That Brags...But Not Like "Commander Mc Bragg" !!!! 1963

 Commander McBragg is an animated cartoon series that aired in the 1960s. It features an old timer like character, Commander McBragg, a military officer who tells tall tales of his adventures and exploits. The show was produced by Total Television Productions and was shown in syndication. Each episode consisted of Commander McBragg telling a story, usually involving some sort of adventure or battle, with a moral lesson at the end. The show was aimed at a younger audience and was known for its humorous and educational content.

Commander McBragg was based after Sir C. Aubrey Smith, older English actor from the 1930s and 1940s, always to be seen in pubs and social gatherings

sipping on brandy by the fire and telling tales about himself in battle.
You know I really did like these short segment cartoons; they only use to last about 2 minutes but were great! He had colleagues, but I never heard him call them by name ("to stuck on himself") I guess. (LoL)

For more in-depth history info on "Commander McBragg" please use my Wiki Bar at the of top of my Blog.
                    BJ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

"Dudley-do-right" Was A Sunday Morning Cartoon Favorite of Mine 1960's


Dudley Do-Right is a Canadian cartoon character created by Jay Ward and Bill Scott. He was first introduced as a segment on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, an animated television series that aired on ABC and later NBC 1960.

The Dudley Do-Right character is a dim-witted but well-intentioned Mountie who always tries to do the right thing, but is constantly thwarted by the villainous Snidely Whiplash. Despite his bumbling efforts, Dudley always manages to save the day and win the heart of his sweetheart, Nell Fenwick. The Dudley Do-Right segments were known for their absurd humor and tongue-in-cheek mockery of traditional heroic figures.

Voice Over Artists
Bill Scott: Dudley Do-Right June Foray: Nell Fenwick
Hans Conried: Snydley Whiplash Paul Frees - Inspector Fennick William Conrad did many voiceovers, but not all of them.
Well like I always say "this is just brief history of the cartoon, but for more in-depth information about Dudley-Do-Right please use my Wiki Search at the top of my blog"....Now for a Dudley-Do-Right cartoon. BJ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Do You Remember "Mr. Magoo" Cartoons ? maybe not the ones sponsored by General Electric 1940's...are maybe you do ! Old Timer

 Mr. Magoo was a character created by UPA (United Productions of America) in the late 1940's. His creator was John Hubley who got Magoo's looks from his uncle, and W.C. Fields (actor ).

Mr. Magoo was a wealthy, short-sighted man who was always getting himself into mishaps due to his poor vision. Despite his lack of visual acuity, Mr. Magoo always managed to come out on top, thanks to his quick wit and determination.

In the 1950s, Mr. Magoo became a popular character in a series of shorts that were shown in theaters before main feature films. These shorts followed Mr. Magoo as he went about his daily life, getting into all sorts of absurd situations due to his poor vision.

In the 1960s, Mr. Magoo received his own television series, which aired on NBC. The show was a hit with audiences and Mr. Magoo became a household name.

Throughout the years, Mr. Magoo has remained a beloved character, with new generations discovering him through reruns of his old cartoons and new animated specials 1960-1977. In the 21st century, Mr. Magoo has even been the subject of a live-action movie, further cementing his place in cartoon history. Now if you need more in-depth information about Mr. Magoo use my Wiki search bar at the top of my here is a classic 1955 "Mr. Magoo" cartoon.... BJ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š