Saturday, October 2, 2010

Demon Dogs! Thundarr has arrived on DVD!

"From out of space comes a runaway 
planet, hurtling between the Earth and the Moon, 
unleashing cosmic destruction. Man's civilization is 
cast in ruin. 

Two thousand years later, Earth is reborn... 

A strange new world rises from the old: a world of 
savagery, super science, and sorcery. But one man 
bursts his bonds to fight for justice! With his companions 
Ookla the Mok and Princess Ariel, he pits his strength, 
his courage, and his fabulous Sunsword against the 
forces of evil. 

He is Thundarr, the Barbarian!" 
Yes, the 1980's cartoon, "Thundarr the Barbarian" is finally 
available on DVD.  This Saturday morning cartoon was created 
by Steve Gerber,  and while the three central characters were 
designed by Alex Toth, the general look and feel of the show 
belongs to Jack Kirby.

Below are a few screen captures which show a sampling of characters 
likely designed by Kirby.

Kirby-Tech and futuristic Kirby cities also found their way into the Thundarr series.  Of course, all of Kirby's designs were simplified due to the limited animation constraints of the time:

The Thundarr dvd can be ordered here: THUNDARR DVD

The site does warn that the dvd has NOT been remastered, so don't expect HD 3-D or any other modern enhancements.   Unlike Space Ghost and some of the other sci-fi cartoon shows of the past, Thundarr is fairly well-written and can be enjoyed by adults as well as children, so order yours today and relive the future of your past.


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