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.
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.
Continuing our series of reviewing Christmas cartoons, here is our review of Mickey’s Christmas Carol…potshot style. This was taken from the airing of of show on ABC Family.
Its been a Christmas tradition for 51 years, but still it deserves to be potshotted, err…reviewed. So here is the official Icygeek review of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer…potshot style.
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…
I will be doing my “potshotting” of classic Christmas cartoons this year. What better way to start than with “A Charlie Brown Christmas”?
It’s been awhile since we’ve done any potshotting, so let’s do some more by looking at the true Thanksgiving tradition (sorry Survivor Series) of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Does this 1973 classic hold up as well as this 1972 one? Let’s see.
Well, 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).
As promised, since we ran behind in our promised weekly series of Potshots, we are now looking at the twelfth episode of Visionaries, entitled Sorcery Squared. This episode was between the two episodes I remembered the most from the series, so it’s kind of interesting to see how it went. Let’s see
As 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.