The Archies

The Archies

One of the most noteworthy garage bands of the 1960s, The Archies showcased the fun side of adolescence with their sunny attitude and catchy pop tunes. They never performed live because, unfortunately, every band member suffered from acute cartoonitis, a condition that renders the afflicted brightly colored and two-dimensional. Archie, Jughead and the rest of the gang peddled their cotton candy sounds on The Archie Show, a Saturday morning cartoon which debuted in 1968. Continue reading...

Hong Kong Phooey

Hong Kong Phooey

If there is one quality that all superheroes share, it is their affinity for the alter ego. It is the only thing that allows them a semblance of a normal life, free to hang up the cape for a bit and mingle among the less extraordinary, do some grocery shopping, even try to engage in a bit of romance. And while their occupational choices have ranged from nurse to newspaper reporter, perhaps none has ever set the bar lower than a canine custodian named Penrod Pooch. Continue reading...

Rugrats

Rugrats

It is no secret that children live in an entirely different world than adults, one with its own rules, dangers and thrills. The best way to understand the complexities of a young tyke's imagination is to see life through their eyes and at their own diminutive level. Rugrats, Nickelodeon's excellent and long-running animated series, did just that - giving us a close up view of the strange and confusing perceptions inside a toddler's head. Continue reading...

ThunderCats

ThunderCats

A successful toy line inspired this feline saga of exploration, exile and betrayal, closely approximating daytime soap operas as much as Saturday morning cartoons. And the successful five-year run of ThunderCats on television endeared it to millions of fans, who remain fiercly loyal to this day. Continue reading...

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Alvin and the Chipmunks

When Ross Bagdasarian changed his name to David Seville, sped up his recorded voice, and released the single, “The Chipmunk Song,” he never could have fathomed the enormous popularity that would follow. Over a half-century later, his trio of Chipmunks – Alvin, Simon and Theodore – are still going strong, appearing in feature films and delighting young audiences with their squeaky voices and irrepressible charm. Continue reading...

Casper

Casper, The Friendly Ghost

Sinister spirits always seem to be the ones who get all the press? Meanwhile, for over 65 years, one benevolent soul, Casper, has lived a virtuous (after)life - the Gandhi of the ghost world, as it were. Possessing not a single sadistic bone in his body (nor any other bones for that matter), Casper’s intentions were purely peaceful - he just wanted some friends. And there just happened to be a few (million) kids out there who could relate to his troubles. Continue reading...

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Voice Actors of The Flintstones

We've all watched The Flintstones and become enamored by the comic antics of Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty. These wonderful characters were brought to life by some of the best in the business and, although they are no longer with us, we'd like to pay tribute to their talent as we take a fond look back at the voice actors of The Flintstones. Continue reading...