Finally found some time to start working on season 2 of the All New Branded in the 80s Podcast. In this new episode I take a few minutes to talk about some of the behind the scenes talent in our favorite 80s cartoons, or more precisely, just how hard it can be to nail down just who is responsible for creating the animation and cartoon theme songs we all love.
For this episode’s shout out I want to point to Michael at Culturally Significant. Great website, and even better pin maker!
The last few years we’ve been going through a relative drought of 80s cartoons on DVD. Though I was super happy with Shout! Factory re-issuing Transformers (recently vastly encheapened) and G.I. Joe on DVD in the past couple of years, there are still some big holes in my collection that seemed would go unfilled forever. Well some 80s cartoon god must have heard my laments because there are a ton of new to DVD titles coming in the next six months or so!
As you can see from the advertisement above, the Warner Archive (manufactured on demand DVDs) is releasing some great catalog titles including the Go Bots (shipping on May 17th), Mr. T (shipping today), and finally a complete set of the Herculoids (shipping on June 14th) on DVD!
In addition to these awesome WB titles, Shout! Factory is currently prepping releases of M.A.S.K. (shipping in August), the Japanese Transformers Headmasters series (shipping on July 5th), as well as a re-issue of Jem (to be announced officially soon) on DVD.
Still keeping my fingers crossed that the Warner Archive will release the second half of the Silverhawks someday…