Category: Cult Cartoon Essentials

Chozen

Created by Grant Dekernion, Chozen aka Phillip Cullens (voiced by Bobby Moynihan, singing voice provided by Grant DeKernion) is a 28-year-old, white, gay rapper who was framed for crimes he did not commit. Chozen served a 10-year prison sentence and upon his release, he sets out to reclaim what is his. […]

Aqua Teen Hunger Force

Created by Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro, Aqua Teen Hunger Force follows Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad on their surreal adventures which often also feature their next door neighbour Carl Brutananadilewski. The main villains are The Mooninites – two aliens from the Moon who frequently appear, serving as primary […]

Mr. Pickles

Created by Will Carsola and Dave Stewart, Mr. Pickles follows the Goodman family, their 6-year-old son named Tommy and the family’s border collie Mr. Pickles. Tommy and Mr. Pickles spend their days romping around Old Town, while unbeknownst to Tommy and the family – except for Tommy’s grandfather Henry – […]

Thundarr the Barbarian

Thundarr the Barbarian was crated by Steve Gerber and produced by Ruby-Spears Productions. It ran for two seasons (21 episodes) between 1980 – 1982 and was set in the year 3994. Unfortunately (like a lot of possible futures) the Earth is a post-apocalyptic wasteland divided into kingdoms or territories — the majority […]

Batfink

Originally running from April 21st 1966 – October 4th 1967 (A total of 100 6 minute episodes were made), Batfink was created by Hal Seeger as a parody of Batman and The Green Hornet. Batfink (voiced by Frank Buxton) was a superpowered anthropomorphic grey bat in a yellow costume that had […]

Skeleton Warriors

Skeleton Warriors was a 13-episode cartoon series created by Landmark Entertainment Group, which originally aired between 1994–1995. Set on the distant planet of Luminaire, the series follows two sides battling to control the Lightstar Crystal – a powerful crystal that powers the great city of Luminicity. The evil Baron Dark, attempts to […]

Cyborg 009

Cyborg 009 was created by Shotaro Ishinomori. The anime show ran for 26 episodes in 1968.  The plot revolved around nine people from around the world who are kidnapped by the evil Black Ghost organization and undergo experiments which turn them into cyborgs with superhuman powers. The nine cyborgs […]

Ōgon Bat

Ogun Bat is a Japanese superhero created by Takeo Nagamatsu in 1931 and is considered to be the first Japanese superhero. The anime ran 52 episodes between April 1st 1967 and March 23rd 1968. In Ogun Bat, Professor Yamatone and his family visit present day Egypt, and discover an ancient tomb belonging […]

Cutey Honey (1973)

Cutey Honey aka Cutie Honey was an anime television series created by Toei. It ran for 25 episodes between 1973-74. Honey is a 16 yr. old girl who discovers she is an android after her father is killed by the Panther Claw organisation. The Panther Claw hoped to attain “unlimited wealth” […]

Mazinger Z

Mazinger Z  is a Japanese super robot who has been constructed with a fictitious metal called Super-Alloy Z. The anime series ran originally from December 1972 to September 1974 (92 episodes). Mazinger Z was built by Professor Juzo Kabuto as a secret weapon against the forces of evil, represented in the series by […]

King Arthur and the Knights of Justice

King Arthur and the Knights of Justice was a 1992 American cartoon series produced by Golden Films, C&D (Créativité et Développement) and Bohbot Entertainment. It ran for two seasons of 13 episodes each. The series was the brain child of Diane Eskenazi (Golden Films) and Avi Arad (Toy Biz chairman, CEO […]

Hammerman

Hammerman  hit the screens in 1991 and hung around for 13 episodes all featuring rap star MC Hammer who hosted the  show in live action segments and also sang the show’s theme song, telling about the origin of Hammerman. The plot revolved around Youth center worker Stanley Burrell (Hammer’s […]

Care Bears

The Care Bears hit the TV in 1985 and ran for a total of four seasons (60 episodes). In the show they live in a faraway place up in the clouds called Care-a-Lot, which constitutes a part of the Kingdom of Caring. With the help of the Care Bear […]

Bucky O’Hare and the Toad Wars

The storyline of Bucky O’Hare takes place in a parallel universe (the aniverse), where a war is ongoing between the slightly inept United Animals Federation (run by mammals) and the sinister Toad Empire. The Toad Empire is led by a vast computer system known as KOMPLEX, which has brainwashed […]

Bananaman

“Ever alert for the call to action” Bananaman was a parody of traditional superheroes, being portrayed as “Little” Eric, a schoolboy who is transformed into a muscled, caped figure when he eats a banana. It ran for three seasons (40 episodes) between 1983 and 1986. The cartoon featured the […]

The Wuzzles

“Two types of fun, wrapped up and rolled into one!” The Wuzzles was first broadcast on September 14th 1985 and it ran for 13 episodes. It developed from an idea of Michael Eisner for his new Disney television animation studio, the premise is that the main characters are hybrids of […]