Category Archives: Animation Block

Geek Theories: The Metalocalypse Prophecy

So, anyone who knows me knows I have a perhaps unholy love for the animated series Metalocalypse. While the show boasts great humor, awesome music, and top notch animation, it…

Animation Block: Saber Rider & the Star Sheriffs

Can lightning strike twice? World Event Productions hoped so. Voltron had been a smash hit for the production company, but plans to introduce new giant robot programs under the same…

Animation Block: It’s a Good Time to be an Animation Fan

The spectre of nostalgia often rears its head when people talk about their passions. We often develop our tastes when we’re young, and we consequently tend to hold fond memories…

Animation Block: Gargoyles

As animation blocks go, I almost avoided this one, mainly because I figured that surely everyone in the world has heard of Gargoyles and acknowledges its greatness. Still, 1994 was…

Animation Block: Bravestarr

By 1987, the landscape of American animation had changed dramatically. Anime was slowly creeping in, while merchandise-derived shows were trying to keep up with the older audiences and attract new…

Animation Block: Dungeons and Dragons

Dipping back into the Marvel Productions well once more, the show Dungeons & Dragons was always a favorite of mine. Like many children of the era, I was banned from…

Animation Block: The Legend of Prince Valiant

As said elsewhere, the 1990’s was a strange time for Western Animation. While most critics of the time and even today argue that animation is best suited for children, there…

Animation Block: Defenders of the Earth

By the mid-1980’s, Marvel Productions was on a roll. The success of G.I Joe and Transformers had spurred the company into attempting to do their own projects without the Sunbow…

Animation Block: Exo-Squad

In Western animation, most shows are episodic. This is logical, because the target audience is kids, who aren’t exactly known for their ability to keep up with long, intricate plots….

Animation Block: Conan the Adventurer

“Conan! The Adventurer!” “Conan! Warrior without Fear!” The 1990’s were a strange time for American animation, perhaps more so than the 1980’s. The stalwarts of the previous decade were changing…