• The Secret Saturdays

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    (Re)Animations: The Secret Saturdays (2008)

    Debuting alongside Star Wars: The Clone Wars on October 3, 2008 The Secret Saturdays is perhaps one of the most overlooked series in Cartoon Network’s extensive catalog. Created by Jay Stephens (Tutenstein), the show centered on a family of “planet-saving scientists” who tirelessly battle to prevent the existence of cryptids (unusual beasts from legend or […]

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  • 2000s Invisible Man

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    Lost Signals: Invisible Man (2000)

    In 2000, Syfy (then known as Sci Fi Channel) was undergoing a transition in programming that included the introduction of “original programming.” Among these new shows was Invisible Man, a heist show that mixed classic HG Welles science fiction with a modern comedy-drama. The story followed Darien Fawkes (Vincent Ventresca), an inept cat burglar who […]

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  • Dave the Barbarian

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    (Re)Animations: Dave the Barbarian

    “They ain’t the bravest heroes, but they are the only ones we got!” I once heard that good parody comes from knowing your source material down to the letter and then mocking it in all the right places. I can think of few other cartoons that utilize on this formula as perfectly as Dave the […]

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    (Re)Animations: X-Men: Evolution (2000)

    After director Bryan Singer helped revive comic book properties as bonafide moneymakers with X-Men, his 2000 adaptation of the Marvel series, the comic book team was primed for an animated reboot. Like many other companies before them, Marvel and Film Roman took the youthful approach by establishing a new continuity of the “merry mutants” in […]

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  • Justice League Unlimited

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    (Re)Animations: Justice League Unlimited (2004)

    In 2004, Justice League was coming to an unofficial end, the intended series finale “Star Crossed” which found the team battling Hawkgirl’s native people (Thanagarians). Shockingly, Cartoon Network and Warner decided to revive the series with a successful reboot (and new theme song), branding it Justice League: Unlimited. The new series picked up right after […]

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  • Justice League animated series

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    (Re)Animations: Justice League (2001)

    For many years, Bruce Timm and the DC/Warner Bros. partnership aspired to bring fans an animated series that chronicled the adventures of DC’s biggest super team: the Justice League. Though the development of the series spelled doom for Batman Beyond, many fans would agree that the sacrifice was well worth it. Super Friends (1973) was […]

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  • Rocket Power - Nickelodoen

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    (Re)Animations: Rocket Power (1999)

    In 1999 the Nickelodeon network underwent a reboot of a sorts, where they started introducing more hip and edgy programming that zeroed in on the entire X-Games generation. One of the more vocal series was Rocket Power, an animated sports comedy that is maligned by many Nickelodeon fans as pandering, vapid, and stupid. While I […]

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