Top 10 1980s TV cartoon theme songs

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The 1980s saw an explosion in the amount of animated programming produced, thanks to the rise of first-run syndication. As such, the decade saw a lot of changes in animation. The 80s started off with some 70s-style holdovers early on. The mid-decade saw the rise to dominance of some of the 1980s’ signature programs (“The Smurfs,” programs … Read more

The “Jem” movie is one of the year’s biggest flops

"Jem"

This weekend’s box office figures are in, and the “Jem and the Holograms” movie did worse than even initially low expectations projected. The live-action film based on the popular 80s cartoon opened this weekend with a total of $1.3 million. It’s the fourth worst opening ever for a film opening in more than 2,000 theaters, … Read more

Anthony’s miscellaneous comics picks for October 2015

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Here’s a look at what’s coming out for non-DC and Marvel comics in October 2015. Archie A full list of solicitations is available here. The Black Hood, vol. 1: The Bullet’s Kiss, on sale Oct. 7, $15 IDW A full list of solicitations is available here. Back to the Future #1 (of 5), $4 Jem … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “Jem and the Holograms”

Jem and the Holograms

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Jem and the Holograms.” The series featured the adventures of a rock group called the Holograms. It aired in first-run syndication between 1985 and 1988. Background The premise of the series: Jerrica Benton is the owner and manager of both Starlight Music and Starlight House (the latter a foster home … Read more