Tuesday, January 29, 2019

By the Gods!

Thundarr, Ookla the Mok and Princess Ariel in THUNDARR THE BARBARIAN (1980-1981)

This cartoon is surprisingly good and quite elaborate for a 'Saturday Morning' production. A live action version of this would be cool. It's part science fiction, part Sword & Sorcery, part PEPLUM. Someone uploaded the entire series to Youtube and I was fortunate enough to have seen it all episodes. From what I can see, the episodes have been removed. Well worth watching.


Bob Johns said...

I was bummed as a child that this did not last longer a fun show for the early '80s.

Richard Svensson said...

It's a pretty darn interesting fantasy series, with an extremely doom-laden premise, considering it's supposedly for kids. A live-action version would by now be (probably) way, WAY expensive and too big a risk for any production company to greenlight. I have a collection of episodes on VHS.
For a while there was talk about Robert Rodriguez developing a live-action adaptation of Ralph Bakshi's "Fire & Ice", but I haven't heard anything about that one for quite some time.