So if Tad Stones’ re-imagining that I went over last night failed to properly reboot the ideas and core of Thundarr The Barbarian then what went into making the original? What was in their heads when creating such a unique show? Well, someone posted the short documentary Lords Of Light from the Thundarr DVD, and that shows what should have been on Tad’s mind when trying to reboot the 80s classic cartoon. So why don’t I just post that while I can?

If you want to see the real show, here’s a link to Amazon selling it. I do recommend it as it’s a darn good show.

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  1. Sean says:

    I’ve watched this documentary before on my 1980s Saturday Morning Cartoons DVD. The documentary shows that Ruby and Spears put a lot of strong attention, effort, and thought into creating the Thundarr the Barbarian cartoon. If a good quality updated cartoon or comic book comes out in modern times, various other locations can be explored by our three heroes. For instance, I like how the 80s Thundarr the Barbarian cartoon had our three heroes visiting a variety of areas: New York City, London, Boston, San Francisco, San Antonio, etc.

    I watched all 21 Thundarr the Barbarian episodes online during the month of April. In March, I had watched all the episodes of Galtar and the Golden Lance online. I’ve had the Blackstar DVD for 12 years now, so of course I’ve seen all of those shows. My final judgement is that Galtar and the Gold Lance is ok, but not as good story wise and character wise as Thundarr the Barbarian and Blackstar. For me, Thundarr and Blackstar are tied as being high quality early 80s cartoons featuring the mix of science fiction and fantasy.

    Oh, from my April viewing of Thundarr the Barbarian episodes, I finally learned that Princess Ariel is of Chinese American background (she’s not Native American, Mexican, South American, or South Asian Indian like I had thought). In the episode where they are in San Francisco, she notes how they are in Chinatown, and how her ancestors probably lived in some type of similar Chinatown in the past. Thus, Princess Ariel is one of the earliest Asian American female cartoon heroes. So a good question now is what Asian American or Asian actress should portray Princess Ariel in a live action Thundarr the Barbarian movie?


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