Gen-X Cartoon Review: Yankee Doodle Cricket

We wanted to review an anime that would be perfect for Independence Day, but sadly even by asking a couple of Facebook forums the closest we got to a suggestion was one that featured a lot of fireworks (and we’ll probably review that anime later this week).  However, we remember a cartoon from our childhood called Yankee Doodle Cricket and, thanks to an anonymous helper, we managed to obtain a copy.  So here is our review of Yankee Doodle Cricket.

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80’s Cartoon Review: Centurions Episode 1

While we like doing anime reviews, we at Icygeek do want to highlight classic action cartoons from the 1980s.  From now on we will try to do this every Friday.  Today we are looking at the first episode of The Centurions, a series that lasted one year with an amazing 65 episodes.  There was an accompanying toyline as well.  How is the cartoon?  Peruse our potshots and then read out summary below.

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Potshotting: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales

In order to have all the commercials a modern broadcaster wants, and to not cut out anything from a Christmas classic like A Charlie Brown Christmas, it was decided to make it an hour long.  How does one do this?  They do it by throwing a bunch of paint on some animation cels and hope it works out well.  That is the story behind Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales.  Is it as good as the classic?  Weeell…

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80s Cartoon Potshots: Visionaries Episode 13

Visionary OsteonWell, it is the end of an era.  This is the very last episode of Visionaries to review.  I think after watching the previous 12 we have a good idea why the TV series failed, as did the toy.  Thankfully, we go out on a high note as this was one of the few episodes I really remembered from back in the day.  Here is Dawn of the Sun Imps, where both sides in the Visionaries war must fast their greatest challenge yet, and ever as well unless they are ever brought back (and if they are, hopefully better done than the Jem movie).

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80s Cartoon Potshots: Visionaries Episode 11

Visionary OsteonAs promised, since we ran behind in our promised weekly series of Potshots, we are now looking at the eleventh episode of Visionaries, entitled Honor Among Thieves.  This was perhaps the best remembered episode for us at Icygeek (with the pilot and 13th episode being the other notable ones), and it is little wonder, as it marks what could have saved Visionaries if had been more like this episode.  The rivalry between Ectar and Reekon really could have gone somewhere.

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