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Friday

12

May 2006

Cartoon Nostalgia

by Alexandre Denault, on Transformers, Classics

When I was growing up, I liked to watch the after-school cartoons, such as G.I. Joe, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, He-Man, etc. I learned english with these cartoons (and many Sierra type-to-do-something games). Now and again, I still like to watch one of those old shows. I shouldn’t be suprised to see that my nostalgia for those cartoons is actually big business.

Most of the series I mentionned above are available on DVD. G.I. Joe and Transformers are particularly expensive, but that’s not surprising since they target a niche audience: people who like to watch the classics.

However, a lot of the old classic are good licenses. Its not surprising to the cartoon network recycling these licenses.

Transformers vs Transformers Armada

G.I. Joe vs G.I.Joe Sigma 6

He-Man vs new He-Man :

These are just three of the series that come to mind. I know that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle has also been updated with a newer look. Even Power Ranger, who is going into its 14th season, is slowly updating itself to a more modern look.

All of this bring a question to mind: if these series are still alive after 10-20 years, what are the odds my kids will be watching another remake of the same series?

Alexandre Denault
Alexandre Denault

Veteran software developer and holds a PhD in Computer Science. Avid computer enthusiast (geek) who has been dabbling with technology ever since his Dad brought home an 8086 computer.

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