Thursday, June 30, 2011

Song Of The Month: Sonic Underground.

The 20th Anniversary of Sonic inspired me to make a Sonic Cartoon theme the Song of June 2011. Here's Sonic Underground.

Sonic Underground

Mina: The Worst of the Sonic Shows....The American ones.

Cartoon Historian Top 5:Greatest Cartoon Themes of The 00's

The Cartoon Historian proudly presents...The Top 5. Todays Top 5 will be about The Greatest Cartoon Themes of the 00's. Yeah!

#5 - Teen Titans: This theme is so damn catchy.

#4 - The Spectacular Spider-Man: Another catchy theme,this time about my all time favorite American Super Hero.

#3 - The Batman (first season only): This theme is really cool. It goes really well with this series.

#2 - Kim Possible: One of the last great Disney cartoons. This song is catchy and cool. it also fits Kim herself :D

#1 - W.I.T.C.H.: Another Disney Show with an Epic theme?! Yup,a rarity in the 2000's.

Well that's gonna do it for this top 5.

Coop: Whoa,Whoa,Hold it.

Coop,what are you doing here?

Coop: Never mind that,dude. Where's the Megas XLR theme?. Why wasn't it included? It kicks total ass. Teen Titans made the list but not the theme from My show..Unforgivable!

Well,true Megas XLR had a really awesome theme,but..

Coop: No buts,dude. You make a List of the Greatest Cartoon Theme's of the 2000's and you don't even add my show to it. Theres just no excuse for that. And you call yourself the Cartoon Historian.

Um..sorry.

Coop: Fine..but you owe me dude.

{sigh} what do you want?

Coop: Let me and my bud Jamie host a Cartoon Historian Special. Namely the 'What Ifs' special.

Ok,I guess.

Coop: Awesome. Let's end this episode with the theme from Megas XLR. And remember people,Everyone Dig Giant Robots...expecially chicks.

(megas xlr theme plays)

Cartoon Historian Top 5: Best Cartoon Hero/Villain Combos

Hey everyone,long time no see. Sorry I've been away from this site for some long. Anyway,Today,I'm bringing you another top 5. In this edition of the Top 5,I'll be listing the greatest Hero/Villain combos in American Cartoon History.

#5 - Wolverine/Sabretooth (x-men): Both have similar abilities. both are strong and tough as nails.

#4 - Optimus Prime/Megatron (transformers): These 2 were once close allies,but now are bitter rivals and enemies. Like Batman and Joker,Prime and Megatron have oposite personalities.

#3 - Static Shock/Ebon (static shock): The age old battle between Shadow vs Light continues in Static Shock with Ebon and Static.

#2 - Lion-O/Mumm-Ra (thundercats): It's the Classic Pure Good vs Pure Evil Scenario..'Nuff Said!

#1 - Batman/The Joker (Batman:TAS): They are 2 sides of the same coin,ones a happy psychopath,the other is a grim avenger of justice.

Well that's it for this Top 5. Stay tuned for more Awesomeness on the Cartoon Historian.

Stay Gold Guys.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cartoon Quickie: Mighty Max

Tom Z: Welcome to another cool edition of Cartoon Quickie. Today we'll take a look at Mighty Max,a cartoon that's based off of a semi-popular toyline.

Tom Z: Mighty Max follows the adventures of a boy named Max,a sage named Virgil,and a warrior named Norm.

Tom Z: Max is The hero of the series he's a rambunctious young teenager who is very good at getting out of (and into) trouble. One day, he receives a mysterious package containing a videotape and a red baseball cap with a large, yellow "M" on it. The cap is actually an ancient key to various portals found throughout time and space, and as he soon finds out, Max has been chosen as its bearer and protector. Upon donning the cap, he becomes the Capbearer - the Mighty One. Max soon meets Virgil and Norman. Lastly, Max meets his arch-enemy Skullmaster. Sometimes,Max shows reluctance to be the Mighty One, which only seems to get him into trouble and even greater danger. He would rather get on with being a normal everyday kid and play with his friends, but Virgil and the cap leave him with little choice.

Tom Z: Virgil is an owl-esque creture and the last living Lemurian. The Lemurians either created or discovered the portals, and later created the key in order to access them. Virgil is over ten thousand years old, and is very knowledgeable about both the past and future. However, the majority of his trust rests on his ancient texts, and he seems to lack compulsion. Virgil is always serious, and quite often frustrated by Max's carefree ways.

Tom Z: Norman is Max's mighty bodyguard. Norman is usually serious,but unlike Virgil,he seems to enjoy Max's carefree ways. Most of the time,Norman desplay's a cool temperment and has rarely given into rage.

Tom Z: Skullmaster is the primary villain of the series and the arch-nemesis of the Mighty One. He's an ancient warrior-sorcerer whose lust for power has driven him to destroy at least two civilizations, the Lemurians and the Atlanteans.

Tom Z: Warmonger is Skullmaster's lame-brained right-hand man. He usually finds himself doing Skullmaster's dirty work, but also enjoys the positions of relative power this gives him over other minions. Cruel and sadistic,he briefly showed ambition and deviousness when he tried to kill Skullmaster in one episode.

Tom Z: Max has other enemies,but I'm gonna let you see them for yourseves. This mini-review is spoiler-free after all.

Tom Z: The Artwork and Animation are typical of the 90's,though a bit better than average. The Music is good and goes with the scenes. Typical adventure show music.
The Overall Writing is pretty good,cool stories in most episodes. And The Voice Acting is top notch.

Tom Z: Mighty Max is Mighty enteertaining and is worth the watch. Well that about wraps it up for this Cartoon Quickie,I hope you enjoyed it. This'll be the last Cartoon Quickie for awhile,but when this segment returns,It'll be better than ever.

Tom Z: This is Tom Z....saying Stay Gold.

Cartoon Quickie: Street Sharks

Mina: Hey guys,Mina here bringing you another Cartoon Quickie. This time we'll be taking a look at Street Sharks. They bite,they fight,they stand for everything right.

Mina: A wacked out scientist named Dr. Paradigm is into unlawful gene-manipulation techniques. Dr. Bolton, a fellow professor, attempted to destroy Paradigm's research, and was transformed into an inhuman monstrosity by the evil scientist before escaping. Paradigm later kidnapped Bolton's four sons — John, Bobby, Coop, and Clint — to transform them into sharks. As soon as they transformed, the four brothers started causing havoc. Soon after,They planned to capture Paradigm so that they could force him to return them to normal and expose his genetic experiments.

Mina: John Bolton aka Ripster,is the oldest and smartest of the group. He's also the leader. He's not only an inventer,but a pool player as well.

Mina: Clint Bolton aka Jab is the lazy one of the group. However he loves boxing. He also have some talent with mechanics. Jab also appears to be more in tune with his animal side than his siblings, roaring and snarling when angry or excited over something.

Mina: Robert "Bobby" Bolton, Jr. aka Streex is the token 'cool' brother and self proclaimed ladies' man. He enjoys rollerblading and extreme sports.

Mina: Coop Bolton aka Big Slammu is the youngest brother. He's very sport-oriented and is the Strongman of the team.

Mina: Now for the Shark's enemy. The Evil Dr. Piranoid. Dr. Luther Paradigm is a university professor who aims to dominate Fisson City while maintaining a public image. In an accident,Paradigm is injected with piranha DNA,gaining the moniker "Dr. Piranoid". He has a bunch of lackies that are based off of sea creatures.

Mina:The Sharks have a bunch of allies and friends,but you can find out about them yourselves. Cartoon Quickie is NOT a place for spoilers. These mini-reviews started and will stay spoiler-free.

Mina: Anyway,The Artwork and Animation are the typical 90's stuff. nice looking,but has errors. The Music is good. The theme song rocks. The Overall Writing is ok,though nothing great. There are some minor inconsistacies within each episode,but you'll find that in many 80's and 90's cartoons. The Voice Acting is decent,though could've used improvement. The Acting is done by the company which is now known as Ocean Group.

Mina: So,despite the errors and minor inconsistancies,Street Sharks are Jawsome and worth watching! Stay tune for another Cartoon Quicke,where Tom Z will be taking a look at Mighty Max.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cartoon Quickie: Tiny Toon Adventures.

Their Tiny,Their Toonyh and they are very looney. They are the Tiny Toons. Tiny Toon adventures is basically Looney Toons of the 90's generation. However,the Looney Toons characters aren't the stars. Instead,their younger counterparts are. Each Looney Toon have a modern day counterpart.

The story takes place in Acme Acres,where the LT counterparts live. The characters attend Acme Loonerversity (or acme loo for short),where their teachers are the Looney Toons themselves,with the Legendary Bugs Bunny as the principal.

Let's look at some of the characters,shall we. Buster and Babs Bunny(no relation!) are the stars of the show. Buster is a blue rabbit with a cool personality. He often takes up after his mentor (and counterpart)Bugs Bunny. Babs is the more comical of the duo. She's nergetic and random,as well as a bit ridiculous at times. One of her trademark abilities is doing impersonations of celebrities or of her friends. Unfortunatly Babs has no counterpart as Lola Bunny wouldn't be created until 1996.

Plucky Duck is both greedy and egotistical,like his hero (and counterpart)Daffy Duck,often engaging in various schemes with the goal of personal glory.

Hampton J. Pig is Porky's Counterpart.Hamton's role in the series is as a straight man, often against Plucky's antics. Hamton is also obsessed with cleanliness.

Elmyra Duff is Elmer Fudds counterpart,though she doesn't act like him much. Elmyra is obsessed with cute animals and often times captures them and takes them home with her. Elmyra is also a bit on the ignorant side,she is unaware that her affection is in fact a form of torture. as a result she accidently ends up hurting her pets serverely and sometimes even killing them.

Montana Max is Yosimite Sam's counterpart and rechest guy in Acme Acres.He is bad-tempered, loud-mouthed,and money-hungry.

There are tons more characters,but I'd rather let you discover(or re-discover)them for yourselves. Now on to the rest of the mini-review.

The Artwork and Animation are what to expect from a Warner Bros. Cartoon. However,despite how good it is,there are some errors. The Music itself isn't all that special,but it gets the job done.

The Overall Writing is good and funny. Just like you would expect from a 90's version of Looney Toones. The Voice Acting is awesome.

Tiny Toon Adventures is a cool and funny show and really really really helped the Looney Toon franchise in the 90's. The show was later replaced by Animaniacs. I really recommend watching it.

Well that's it,see ya next time on Cartoon Quickie.