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Saturday Morning Cartoons 1980s Announced
February 9, 2010

After releasing two volumes each of the Saturday Morning Cartoons series for the 1960s and 1970s, Warner has announced the 1980s version.

There’s no volume number in the title shown in the image, so this may be the only one planned. The two-disc set will have 11 cartoons and one extra feature for a total of over four hours running time. The extra “Lords of Light! Thundarr the Barbarian” will “explore the animated origins of this timeless hero”. The set will be available for sale on May 4.

From the image, in addition to an episode of Thundarr, it looks like we’ll get to sample The Monchhichis, the Mister T cartoon, The Flintstone Kids (part of a trend of making cuter, baby versions of existing brands), and others I don’t recognize.

Update: (2/10/10) TV Shows on DVD found the back cover, which reveals that additional shows included are The Kwicky Koala Show (as commenters mentioned), Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos, The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley, Galtar and the Golden Lance, and The Biskitts. I’ve never even heard of some of these!

7 Responses  
Nick writes:  

The one on the bottom right looks like Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair. I only remember it as the world’s worst videogame, and never realised there was a cartoon of it. Maybe that part didn’t make it to the UK.

 
Anthony writes:  

The falling dog looks like one of the bumbling acrobats from a backup segment of the early 80s’ “Kwicky Koala Show”, a Hanna-Barbera effort about the world’s fastest koala (and his wolf pursuer). The other backup segments had a con artist dog and a wildcat in a national park with Groucho Marx’s persona.

this show was one of the last things Tex Avery worked on before his death.

 
Bill D. writes:  

Oooh, Kwicky Koala. That show was pretty fun. Avery’s involvement was very apparent, the whole program had a very 50s MGM feel to it.

And yes, that was Dragon’s Lair. Just about every other popular video game had a cartoon in the 80s, so the video game that was a cartoon was pretty much a no-brainer.

 
Johanna writes:  

Dragon’s Lair! That was the name I couldn’t remember. I think I have a copy of the arcade laserdisc around here somewhere, though. I knew my readers would know about these things.

 
James Schee writes:  

Dragon’s Lair was an okay toon, hope it includes Space Ace too.

 
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dee writes:  

i pity the foo’ who isn’t doing to buy this dvd.

 

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