Best FILMATION cartoon?

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Best FILMATION cartoon?

  1. Star Trek: The Animated Series

    4 vote(s)
    9.8%
  2. DC Comics features (Batman and Robin/Superman/etc)

    12 vote(s)
    29.3%
  3. Fat Albert

    2 vote(s)
    4.9%
  4. Flash Gordon

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
  5. The Archies/Sabrina

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. He-Man/She-Ra

    14 vote(s)
    34.1%
  7. Bravestarr

    6 vote(s)
    14.6%
  1. QLRformer

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    Filmation Studios (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filmation#Filmography) ranks one of the most underrated animation studios ever. Even though their animation was a notch below Hanna-Barbara Studios who themselves pioneered the use of stock footage to reduce costs (they used the same figures AND the same scenes), they balanced it out with great moralistic stories and exemplary voice-acting (the general studio cast included Filmation producer Lou Scheimer and his wife and daughter) and music.

    Although I want to say FAT ALBERT (one of Filmation’s first and most special, path-breaking works, plus Bill Cosby), my vote goes to He-Man. That was the studio’s breakout show: a fantasy featuring Superman the Barbarian and Prince Adam Kent, a combo of both magic and tech, some great stories, and most significantly Allan Oppenheimer as Skeletor, an evil wizard who could also be a source of great humour (see him rant at He-Man or at one of his henchman’s screw-ups). Oppenheimer played most of Filmation’s villain, and his performance as Skeletor ranks amongst one of his best ever.
     
  2. Sideways77

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    The DC stuff. B:TAS is genious.
     
  3. DethPike

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    But that's Warner Bros.

    Filmation did really old ones, back in the day.

    NO GHOSTBUSTERS??? Shame on you, poll.
     
  4. QLRformer

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    LOL I love that show a lot but I didn't think it was as popular as the other franchise, so I didn't mention it. Sorry.
     
  5. Yggdrasil

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    BraveStarr.

    Loved that shit as a kid!
     
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    i do like their dc stuff! and bravestarr is fun too!
     
  7. Shatterpoint

    Shatterpoint Neato

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    As a fellow Go-er, I'm outraged.

    (Yes, that is the official name for the fans, suddenly Transfans doesn't sound that bad does it?)
     
  8. ThrustJan

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    Both He-Man and Ghostbusters.

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    Batman The Dark Knight TFW2005 Supporter

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    Filmation Ghostbusters was awesome and should be in the poll.
     
  10. SouthtownKid

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    lol Wrong Batman.

    Anyhow, my vote is definitely for the excellent Flash Gordon cartoon. I loved that show as a kid... very true to the original comic strips... and I was happy when it got a dvd release and was as good as I remembered it. It had serialized storytelling, which was very unusual for American cartoons of the time.


    Tarzan should be on the poll, too.
     
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    secet of the sword movie is cool
    krowl the owl is cool
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    They're all bad.

    Sorry but I cannot sit through He-Man nor She-Ra.
     
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    Writing wise of the choices, I go with Trek.

    Ghostbusters is great too.
     
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    He-Man and She-Ra are tripe (sorry, He-Man fans). If you weren't the right age to have enjoyed those shows as a young kid, they aren't going to do anything for you.

    But Flash Gordon (at least the first season) was a surprisingly faithful adaptation of the Alex Raymond original. It's almost universally considered one of the most faithful adaptations of the original in the characters' entire 78 year history.

    Star Trek wasn't bad, either, and had it's moments.

    The DC cartoons kind of run the gamut. Some of the Superman, Batman & Aquaman cartoons are actually pretty good and fairly accurate representations of the characters as they existed. That said, if you aren't a fan of Silver Age comics, the cartoons aren't going to do much for you. Also, Filmation's first Batman cartoon is much better than their second. I have no idea why they've only released the worse of the two to dvd so far.

    So no, not all the Filmation cartoons are bad.
     
  16. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    He-man wins. Hated that Ghostbusters cartoon as a kid because it was not the REAL Ghostbusters. Bravestarr was ok. Fat Albert is a classic (I do want to see it again after seeing the live action movie on TV). Loved the Archie comics but thought the show was just ok.
     
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    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I think people are thinking of the wrong Batman.
     
  18. The Crazy Collector

    The Crazy Collector Well, that's just Prime!

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    "Go-er"? Sorry, you lost me there. I assume this is some kind of referrence to the Ghostbusters fandom, but can you please clarify? My nerd-powers seem to have failed me..... :redface2: 
     
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    Keep in mind this is a completely different Ghostbusters than most people are familiar with. It pre-dates the Bill Murray movie. There's an ape in this one.

    At least one person has admitted they are talking about the wrong one. But don't assume everyone is. I like the Filmation DC cartoons a lot. Well, some more than others. But I grew up with Superman/Batman/Aquaman.
     
  20. Belgrath

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    He-Man/She-Ra, hands down IMO. And the Star Trek cartoon wasn't that bad.
     

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