On today’s show, I am talking about my favorite animated television series and movies of all time.  There are no limitations to the eras or animation types that are being included.  So expect to hear about animation from the early days of Walt Disney’s hand drawn cartoons up to today’s CGI from Dreamworks or Pixar.  Based on the title of this episode, you can probably guess at least one of my favorites.  As usual, expect to find some classics and unexpected gems.  So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

How to listen:

Reading, Watching, and Listening to:
  • All Debts, Public and Private – by Chad Sanborn
  • The Americans – FX Network
  • Bosch – Amazon Prime
  • BLACKsummers’night – Maxwell
Animated TV and Movies
  • Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (Original series 1969)
    • I was not a fan of the New Scooby Doo Movies (Sandy Duncan, Batman, Harlem Globetrotters)
  • The Incredibles (Feature Film 2004
  • Transformers: The Movie (1986)
  • Woody Woodpecker (Original 1940)
  • Created by Walter Lantz
    • I prefer the shorts from 1950-1954 voiced by Grace Stafford
  • Looney Toons  (1930)
    • Created by Warner Bros. to compete with Disney
    • Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, etc.
    • Mel Blanc
  • Tiny Toon Adventures (1990-1995)
    • Kid versions of cartoons attending Acme University where they are taught by Bugs Bunny and crew
    • Babs and Buster Bunny
  • Animaniacs (1993-1998)
    • The Warner Bros. and the Warner Sister (Yafo, Wacko, and Dot)
  • Transformers: Beastwars
  • Gargoyle (1994-1997)
    • Gargoyles transported from medieval Scotland to modern day New York
    • Complex story/character arcs and melodrama
    • Shakespearean themes
  • All-Start-Laff-A-Lypmics (1977-1979)
    • Hanna-Barbara cartoon characters in Olympic / Battle of the Network Stars like events
    • Scooby Doobies / Yogi Yahooeys / The Really Rottens
  •  Defenders of the Earth (1986-87)
    • Flash Gordon, The Phantom and Mandrake the Magician vs. Ming the Merciless
    • Supported by their children
  • Bionic Six (1987-1989)
    • In the near future, a scientist implants bionic technology in his family (wife, natural and adopted kids) to save them after an alien spacecraft triggers an avalanche during a ski vacation in the Himalayas.
    • Each team member had unique powers/enhancements
  • Robotech (1982-84 in Japan. USA 1985)
    • Three separate series in Japan and adapted for US audience creating a multi-generational shared universe story
    • One of the first anime televised in the US that attempted to include most of the complexity and drama of the original Japanese source material
    • Serialized. Season long story arcs and character development.
      • The First Robotech War (The Macross Saga)
        • Rick Hunter
      • The Second Robotech War (The Masters)
        • Dana Sterling
      • The Third Robotech War (The New Generation)
        • Scott Bernard
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008)
  • The Legend of Korra (2012-2014)
    • 70 Years after Avatar
  • Star Wars Clone Wars (Movie and Series)
  • Star Wars Rebels
  • Voltron: Defender of the Universe
  • JEM
  • Chip and Dales Rescue Rangers
  • Tailspin
  • Duck Tales
  • Darkwing Duck

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