Saturday Morning Jukebox: Cartoons
For a cartoon, it actually had a pretty fleshed-out world. A bit of the Freak of the Weak plotting, but fun nonetheless. Of course, then I watched an episode a couple of years ago, and part of my childhood died.
Who couldn’t like a kid show about war? I watched a few of my favorite episodes in the run-up to going to see the movie and was pretty deflated by what I saw. It’s amazing the mundane stuff that will touch a child’s imagination. But seriously, who couldn’t like a kid show with guns and crossfire (that never seemed to hit anyone, but still)?
I still play the old Nintendo game from time to time. Darkwing was the inspiration behind the design of a superhero I drew up in junior high.
I was big into private investigator shows (I watched Simon & Simon alongside this) and Chip and Dale were two of my favorite Disney characters, so this was a pretty natural match.
Gargoyles came along later, but I enjoyed it greatly when it did. It seemed like a cross between Batman: The Animated Series, and the old Bard’s Tale computer games on my Apple IIe.