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80's Cartoon/Superheroes Questions?

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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   JamesSmith


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Posted July 13 2009 - 11:33 AM

Dear Guys:

This summer we have Transformers 2 and GI Joe as movie properties that were originally animated cartoon series from the eighties. Can somebody else recall some of those syndicated series that might possibly be transferred to the big screen as well?
Some caveats. This doesn't include the Real Ghostbusters, because that was already a live action movie before it became the cartoon series.

I'd also like to keep this to the mid-eighties when cartoons started hitting a five day run when indepedent channels started showing daily cartons.

What else is out there? He-Man? She-Ra? Jem and the Holograms? Thundercats? Peter Pan and the Pirates?


#2 of 11 OFFLINE   younger1968



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Posted July 13 2009 - 01:45 PM

the smurfs is one that is being made into a movie. There is also G-Force that could also be made into a movie.

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   Bradskey



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Posted July 14 2009 - 05:52 AM

Peter Pan and the Pirates was actually one of the original weekday afternoon cartoons produced for the Fox network, running from 1990-92 I believe.  Not sure it really belongs in your list, not only because of the year, but obviously because its Peter Pan which has been done in movies already.  Still, it was a rather faithful depiction of J.M. Barrie's work, more so than Disney's efforts.  Although the quality of the animation varied at times, I found it engrossing and entertaining at the age of 12 or 13.  I would love a DVD release of the series; there were 60-something episodes.  However, as I believe Disney has their fists on the now-forgotten Fox Kids library through the purchase of Fox( now ABC) Family, I fear it never shall be.  They would never want to let it compete against their glossy and otherwise inferior depiction of Peter Pan.

Frankly I'm not terribly interested in mostly incredibly bad movie adaptations of my childhood favorites.  This G.I. Joe flic appears to have an incredibly loose basis on the program I enjoyed so much as a kid.  From the previews I saw I didn't recognize one single character and the show was (to me at least) ALL about the colorful characters -- they're probably in there but it wasn't obvious to me.  If they want ME to get interested in the film they should show me the characters I remember, not a bunch of stupid over-the-top action and futuristic battles suits (wowee).

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Clay_E


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Posted July 14 2009 - 08:59 AM

I think that He-Man/Masters of the Universe is in some stage of development at the moment.  Personally, I'd love to see a G-Force/Battle of the Planets movie, if done right.

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#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Gary Seven

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Posted July 14 2009 - 09:43 AM

I'd also like to keep this to the mid-eighties when cartoons started hitting a five day run when indepedent channels started showing daily cartons.
Which is also the period when cartoons were created based off toys, rather than the other way around.  Essentially, a solid half hour of commercials.

#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Corey3rd



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Posted July 14 2009 - 09:52 AM

 They already made a live action He-Man movie
come see the reviews at

and the Seinfeld Tour Bus

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Posted July 14 2009 - 10:30 AM

I loved the Thunder-cats.... Thunder..Thunder..Thunder cats HOOOOO!

I would like to see it made into an action movie..if they could do it with animatronics like they used in the Jurassic Park or Star Wars Episodes. I would pay to see it.

I was bummed they made Transformers II PG-13 instead of PG like the first one....why would they want to close out kids under 13 from re-discovering Transformers...isn't that where they make their money? Action Figures? I work with Junior High and they sooo don't dig on action figures past 11 years old any more.

These days I am not really wild about the cartoons my kids watch...the best would be Avatar - but I think I like Avatar better than my daughter does. She probably only watches it because I won't watch Sponge Bob or any of  the other with her.

#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Randy*S


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Posted July 15 2009 - 04:18 PM

I would love to see a Thundercats movie! And a Battle of the Planets movie would be cool too.

Even if it wasn't syndicated I always wanted to see a Thundarr The Barbarian movie made.

Other syndicated shows: SilverHawks, Voltron, MASK, The Centurians, C.O.P.S., Bionic Six, Visionaries.

Disney please put Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends on DVD!!!!

I will NEVER buy ANY politically corrected/edited DVD!

#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Jeff Jacobson

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Posted July 18 2009 - 01:14 PM

I'd love to see a G-Force/Battle of the Planets movie, if done right.
Imagi is currently making a Gatchaman movie. www.imdb.com/title/tt0818257/

#10 of 11 OFFLINE   MattPeriolat


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Posted July 18 2009 - 04:21 PM

Originally Posted by Jeff Jacobson 

Imagi is currently making a Gatchaman movie. www.imdb.com/title/tt0818257/

Anyone know if this could lead to a re-issue of Battle of the Planets? I missed the first release back in, what, '02, and would to not have to pay eBay prices to collect it.

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Posted July 21 2009 - 06:30 AM

I would love to see a well-done Thundercats movie.  Note, I said well-done, lol.