What cartoon epitomized and shaped your childhood? For me there were three that I
Hong Kong Phooey -
The theme alone
defined the greatness of this cartoon, it being stupidly simple to remember. Then
there was the re-enactment of seemingly classic fight scenes. Sub-consciously this
must have sent me on the path to 19 yrs of Taekwondo.
Catch the pigeon –
This used to frustrate the hell out of me! It can’t be that hard to kill a pigeon.
Bring on a MOAB and
have done with it.
Grape Ape – I doubt many will remember
this one, only sixteen episodes, but someshow they etched into my brain and stayed
there, although I have no idea why.
Why this retro look back? Because I know what cartoon is shaping my sons minds and
it is Samurai Jack. It is
truely an awesome and meaningless cartoon, steeped in wonder and confusion. The shapes
of the worlds are a joy to watch and the subtly of the atmospheric music is brilliant.
It is the spaghetti western of cartoons. Watch an episode and then vote to get
this released to
the world for all to enjoy.