Cartoon Commentary here at Branded in the 80s


By Shawn Robare

Welcome to the main page for the Cartoon Commentary! column here at Branded in the 80s.  This is basically a portal/menu page where you can get to the various columns I’ve written about specific cartoon series and episodes, as well as my growing collection of vintage animation cels.  Below you’ll find an alphabetical list of the cartoons that I’ve touched on, and the various articles for each show listed below the main show banner.   I’ll be updating this page as I write about a new series or discuss an episode from a show with which I’ve already started a conversation.  If you’d like you can click on over to an Introduction to the Cartoon Commentary! column I wrote before started the proper articles which sort of describes what I wanted to do and why. To access a page with all of the posts for a specific series, simply click on the banner for that show.  You can also click on individual episodes or cels.  

Bravestarr

Bravestarr Animation Cel 1: Marshall Bravestarr

 

Dinosaucers

Dinosaucers, Episode 1: Dino Valley

 

Dungeons & Dragons

Series Overview

Dungeons & Dragons, Episode 1: The Night of No Tomorrow

Dungeons & Dragons, Episode 2: The Eye of the Beholder

Dungeons & Dragons, Episode 3: The Hall of Bones

Dungeons & Dragons, Episode 4: Valley of the Unicorns

Dungeons & Dragons, Episode 5: In Search of the Dungeon Master

Dungeons & Dragons, Episode 6: Beauty and the Bogbeast

Dungeons & Dragons, Episode 7: Prison Without Walls

Dungeons & Dragons, Episode 8: Servant of Evil

Dungeons & Dragons, Episode 9: Quest of the Skeleton Warrior

Dungeons & Dragons, Episode 10: The Garden of Zinn

Dungeons & Dragons, Episode 11: The Box

Dungeons & Dragons, Episode 12: The Lost Children

Dungeons & Dragons, Episode 13: Presto Spells Disaster

 

Galaxy High

Series Overview

Galaxy High, Episode 1: Welcome to Galaxy High

Galaxy High, Episode 2: Pizza’s Honor

Galaxy High, Episode 3: The Beef Who Would Be King

 

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

Episode 1: The Cobra Strikes

Episode 2: Slave of the Cobra Master

Episode 3: Worms of Death

Episode 4: Duel in the Devil’s Cauldron

Episode 5: A Stake in the Serpent’s Heart

Zartan Zaturday Special: Taking a look at the comedy in Cold Slither

Podcast: Saturday Supercast, Taking a look at the 1st G.I. Joe Mini Series, Part 1

Podcast: Saturday Supercast, Taking a look at the 1st G.I. Joe Mini Series, Part 2

Podcast: Saturday Supercast Christmas Special – Cobra Claws are Coming to Town

Taking a look at the Intro to G.I. Joe the Movie!

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

He-Man, Episode 1: Diamond Ray of Disappearance

He-Man Animation Cel 1: Orko

He-Man Animation Cel 2: Battle Cat

He-Man Animation Cel 3 & 4: Rock Men “Quest for the Sword”

Commentary on the series: Responding to 25 year-old opinions

Podcast: Saturday Supercast, Taking a look at He-Man & the MOTU, Part 1

Podcast: Saturday Supercast, Taking a look at He-Man & the MOTU, Part 2

 

Jayce & the Wheeled Warriors

J&tWW: Episode 1: Escape From the Garden

 

The Real Ghostbusters

RGB Animation Cel 1: Peter & Egon

RGB Animation Cel 2: Ray & Winston

RGB Animation Cel 3: Janine & Slimer

RGB Animation Cel 4: Ape, Deer, and Hippo

RGB Animation Cel 5: Trick or Treating Kids & Slimer

RGB Animation Cel 6: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

RGB Animation Cel 7: Ham Ghost

RGB Animation Cel 8: Interdimentional Bigfoot/Yeti

RGB Animation Cel 9: Pirate Skeleton

RGB Animation Cel 10: Ghosts ‘R Us (1st Episode Spooks)

RGB Animation Cel 11: Bartspongebob Creature

RGB Animation Cel 12: Dyb Devlin

RGB Animation Cel 13: Egon Monster

RGB Animation Cel 14: Dr. Macatheter and friends

RGB Animation Cel 15: Moriarty and the Hound

RGB Animation Cel 16: Possessed Theif

RGB Animation Cel 17: King Troll & Ecto-1

RGB Animation Cel 18: Giant Sewer Rats

RGB Animation Cel 19: Moss Monster

RGB Animation Cel 20: Animal Spirit

RGB Animation Cel 21: Sandman

RGB Animation Cel 22: Mob Thug Ghost

RGB Animation Cel 23: “Lost & Foundry” Ghost

RGB Animation Cel 24: Giant Purple Spider

RGB Animation Cel 25: Count Volstock

RGB Animation Cel 26: Hob Anagarak

RGB Animation Cel 27: Squid Alien

RGB Animation Cel 28: Slimer Doppleganger & Containment Unit Bully

RGB Animation Cel 29: Red Putty Monster from “Doctor, Doctor” Episode

RGB Animation Cel 30: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

RGB Animation Cel 31: Terror Dog

RGB Animation Cel 32: Red Hand Monster from “Janine’s Day Off”

RGB Animation Cel 33: Demon Roller Coaster

RGB Animation Cel 34: Cthulhu Cult Squid Monster

RGB Animation Cel 35: Giant Irish Cat Beast

RGB Animation Cel 36: Orange Tentacled Space Monster

RGB Animation Cel 37: Disgruntled Dog

RGB Animation Cel 38: Winchester Wolf

RGB Animation Cel 39: Count Von Blootenvooten

RGB Animation Cel 40: Big Red Ghost From the 50s

RGB Animation Cel 41: Zombie Thug

RGB Animation Cel 42: Designated Hitter From Hell

RGB Animation Cel 43: The Grundel

RGB Animation Cel 44: Mayan Dragon Demon

RGB Animation Cel 45: Spirit Genie

RGB Animation Cel 46: The Ghost of Al Capone

RGB Animation Cel 47: The Collector

RGB Animation Cel 48: Possesed Samurai Bat Toy Ghost

RGB Animation Cel 49: Ansar!

RGB Animation Cel 50: Karro Zans

RGB Animation Cel 51: Kishar!

RGB Animation Cel 52: Simpson’s Aliens

RGB Animation Cel 53: Grape Dragon!

RGB Animation Cel 54: Abe Lincoln Ghost

RGB Animation Cel 55: Movie Monster

RGB Animation Cel 56: Baby Ghost

RGB Animation Cel 57: Rock Demon Thons

RGB Animation Cel 58: Wyatt Earp & Doc Holiday

RGB Animation Cel 59: Vacuum Cleaner From Hell!

RGB Animation Cel 60: Vampire Gargoyle

RGB Animation Cel 61: Giant Mantids!

RGB Animation Cel 62: SNAKES!

RGB Animation Cel 63: Ghost of Houdini

RGB Animation Cel 64: Evil Slimer

RGB Animation Cel 65: Ghost Knights!

RGB Animation Cel 66: Demon Ruler of Toyland!

RGB Animation Cel 67: The Boogeyman!!!

 

Rambo and the Force of Freedom

Rambo and the Force of Freedom, Episode 31: Terror Beneath the Sea

Podcast: Branded in the 80s – Rambo Series Overview

 

She-Ra Princess of Power

She-Ra Animation Cel 1: Loo Kee

She-Ra Animation Cel 2: Horde Trooper

 

Silverhawks

Silverhawks Episodes 1 & 2, Part 1: Taking a look at the Villains

Silverhawks Episodes 1 & 2, Part 2: Taking a look at the Heroes

 

Spiral Zone

Spiral Zone: Series Overview

 

Thundarr the Barbarian

Thundarr the Barbarian, Episode 1: Secret of the Black Pearl

Thundarr the Barbarian, Episode 1: Concept vs. Execution

Thundarr Fangoria Magazine Article, 1980: Commentary

Thundarr Fantastic Magazine Article, 1980: Commentary

 

ThunderCats

ThunderCats Season 1: Overview, Part 1

 

Transformers

Transformers Season 1: Overview, Part 1

Transformers Season 1: Overview, Part 2