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?