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So, believe it or not, somebody actually uploaded the newest Sonic Boom episode in less than 3 hours, and I so happened to find it. Enjoy.

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Catch with Grandfather: A nice little example of ambiguity from the Animaniacs.

Person A: The 90′s were the best years of animation ever. Like ever! Kids today don’t know what they’re missing.

Person B: Classic cartoons were the best. It’s no contest.

Person C: Like no way! 2000′s animation is completely superior. Everything else is garbage.

Me: Ooh! There’s a marathon of Tom and Jerry, Little Lulu, Scooby Doo, The old and new Looney Toons, Edd Ed n Eddy, Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Lab, Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Chowder, Gravity Falls, Regular Show, Seasons 1-3 of Spongebob Squarepants, Batman the Animated Series, Courage the Cowardly Dog, and Hey Arnold?! What a time to be alive!!!!

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SKELETON WARRIORS (1994)

a 13-episode cartoon series created by Landmark Entertainment Group, which originally aired in 1994–1995 on CBS.

Why was it forgotten?: TOO DARK, VIOLENT, AND AWESOME FOR AUDIENCES TO HANDLE.

Putting the Good Forgotten Cartoon segment after the segment about bootlegs and mockbusters is both well juxtaposed and well deserved because I need this!

Mother.

FUCKING.

SKELETON WARRIORS!

A show that if you didn’t know it actually existed, you’d think it could only exist in your wildest imagination. We’ve got us a serious kid’s action cartoon set on a dystopian planet starring a ragtag group of warriors fighting an evil overlord with the ability to raise a skeleton army.

Is there anything that needs to be said?

All I can think of is a totally enthusiastic FUCK YES!

This whole thing is like something out of Heavy Metal magazine, both conceptually and aesthetically with its highly detailed and finely crafted dystopic environments, character designs, and overall look and feel. This is my personal taste talking but this whole “aesthetic blog” movement on tumblr could really be shaken up by this classic 1980′s Heavy Metal look.

Anyway, getting back on track, as great as the visual design for this show is I’m certainly surprised to tell you all that this is a remarkably well written show! There’s some fairly interesting plots, a lot of drama and suspense with the world and the characters at large, and a lot of moments that really hook you in and get you invested in whether or not a happy ending is possible. The lore and history of the planet is pretty expertly crafted, and the characters themselves are not only cool but decently written as well.

We’ve run into this quite a lot with action shows from the early 90′s; despite being made to sell products or something, the shows themselves actually have really good writing and are memorable despite their short lifespan.

First, yes, this show was created to promote other products. It started out as a cartoon but spawned a toyline–

–as well as a comic book.

Here’s a shocker; the non-cartoon related material ain’t half bad! The action figures have some great variety among them, are solidly built, and have some cool action features. The comic is a pretty decent tie-in that follows the story of the series and keeps in line with the tone set by the series.

So here comes the obvious question with an obvious answer, what happened and why did this series fail? Think for but a moment; do you think at any point in the last 30 years of American television that parents would be keen on letting their kids watch a show about death, reanimation, violent fighting, and even more suggestive themes? Yeah, didn’t think so. It gets worse since around this time kids were more enamored with the likes of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles so this show could barely even keep up.

What a bust, but that doesn’t detract from the fact that this was still a kick ass show that still holds up to this day!

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CLOSING THOUGHTS

There is nothing that is not rad about skeletons, not even that double-negative I just made. What I’m trying to say is that I haven’t been proven otherwise that you can make anything about skeletons and it’s terrible. Prove me wrong if you can, or prove me right– mostly because I’m drawing a blank about all the awesome things in media having to do with skeletons.

Dib Membrane: Different Styles (click for full-size)

I always wanted to do one of these memes. So I decided to draw 6 Dibs. The truth is I really love Dib and wanted to do some solo art of him for a while. So here’s my tribute to the Dib.

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