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Topic: Iconic Cartoon Intros
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 21, 2016 10:52PM)
Who remembers some of the great old cartoons?


This entry might be considered a bit of a late entry, but in 1988 the combinations of reasonably good animation, Ted Knight's amazing voice, and a stylized version of John Williams classic music came together for me very nicely.

What are your favorites?
Message: Posted by: Magic from A to Z (Sep 22, 2016 09:00AM)
I'd watch Johnny Quest every Saturday morning...

Message: Posted by: Theodore Lawton (Sep 22, 2016 03:09PM)
Thundarr the Barbarian had a pretty intense opening for a kid's cartoon. Apocalyptic destruction in 1994- pretty funny now!


But this is the all time classic for me and my best friend from back then: Star Blazers! Ridiculous song.

Message: Posted by: Daryl -the other brother (Sep 22, 2016 05:23PM)
My childhood favorite
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Sep 22, 2016 08:21PM)
[quote]On Sep 22, 2016, Daryl -the other brother wrote:
My childhood favorite
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKiZm9RzO24 [/quote]
We actually watched that as a family!!! Just remembering having a weekly event, sitting around the TV with a bowl of popcorn ... Such fun!!!!

I like these two..
Message: Posted by: Mark Boody Illusionist (Sep 22, 2016 08:28PM)
My kids got me into this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrFAVwZbzVQ

I even own the soundtrack from the first season. Good stuff!!
Message: Posted by: Mark Boody Illusionist (Sep 22, 2016 08:32PM)
However, from my own youth this was it...period.

Message: Posted by: lynnef (Sep 26, 2016 06:24PM)
[quote]On Sep 22, 2016, Daryl -the other brother wrote:
My childhood favorite
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKiZm9RzO24 [/quote]

The Flintstone's theme is considered today as a 'jazz standard" in the the great American songbook (or Fake Book, whichever you prefer). Lynn
Message: Posted by: tommy (Sep 26, 2016 07:55PM)
Monty Python perhaps ad Dire Straights Money for Nothing springs to mind and It's a kind of Magic - Queen.
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Sep 26, 2016 11:12PM)

This stuck in my head for years.
Message: Posted by: Daryl -the other brother (Sep 26, 2016 11:22PM)
Saturday morning favorite

Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Sep 27, 2016 12:03AM)
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Sep 27, 2016 12:07PM)
Here is an oldie but a goodie...

And some shows just had cool interior songs like...
Message: Posted by: RNK (Sep 27, 2016 02:04PM)
HR PufNStuf! Loved that show!!

Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Sep 30, 2016 03:00PM)
Well, if we're remembering stuff from Japan;


Funny thing about this opening. The original Japanese version had no lyrics. The American producer wrote some up and had them sung over the music. The Japanese creator; Osamu Tezuka, liked the result so much, he had Japanese lyrics written and put into the Japanese version of the show!

Osamu Tezuka was labelled the "Walt Disney" of Japanese animation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osamu_Tezuka

Also by Tezuka;