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Episode 68 – Animation 101

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Episode 68 – Top Ten Cartoons!

Hello everyone, thanks for joining us once again for another episode of the show. This week we give you our top 10 cartoons and it wasnt easy. I think we all re wrote our lists several times and I know I could have changed mine around a couple more times! Please leave us a comment about your favorite cartoons!

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The Rambler’s picks –

1. Archer

2.Thunder Cats 2011.

3. Laser Tag

4 Duck Tales

5. Teen Titans

6 Gargoyles

7. Mask

8. Transformers series

9 Gi Joe

10. Batman Brave and the bold

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Roy Folkker’s picks –

1. Captain Simian (AND THE SPACE MONKEYS)

2. Star Blazers

3. Duck Tales

4. Archer

5. Gargoyles

6. Batman the Animated Series

7. Boondocks

8. Venture Brothers

9. Dungeon and Dragons

10. Tom & Jerry

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Greenloontern’s picks –

1. Spiderman & his Amazing Friends 

2. Batman the Animated Series

3. Thundercats

4. G.I. Joe

5. Gargoyles

6. M.A.S.K.

7. Dungeons & Dragons

8. Robotech

9. Samurai Jack

10. Justice League Unlimited

Episode 58 – Animation 101: Teen Titans

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Episode 58 – Animation 101

On this weeks episode the Rambler and Greenloontern review the Titans animated universes.

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 Ratings –

The Rambler – 4.5 out of 5

Greenloontern – 4 out of 5

 

 

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Ratings –

The Rambler – 4 out of 5

Greenloontern – 4.5 out of 5

 

Episode 45 – Animation 101: Justice League

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Episode 45 – Justice League / Justice League Unlimited

 

On this episode of the Menagerie, Greenloontern, the Rambler and the Randomizer take a look back at the Justice League from DC and Warner Bros. About half way through we decided to continue the discussion with Justice League Unlimited Which is by far my favorite series.

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Members:
Animal Man (DC Animated Universe)
Atom-Smasher (DC)(Animated Universe)
Aztek (DC)(Animated Universe)
Batman (DC)(Animated Universe)
Big Barda (DC)(Animated Universe)
Black Canary (DC)(Animated Universe)
Blue Beetle (DC)(Animated Universe) (Ted Kord)
Blue Devil (DC)(Animated Universe)
Booster Gold (DC)(Animated Universe)
Captain Atom (DC)(Animated Universe)
Captain Marvel (DC)(Animated Universe)
Creeper (DC)(Animated Universe)
Crimson Avenger (DC)(Animated Universe)
Doctor Fate (DC)(Animated Universe)
Elongated Man (DC)(Animated Universe)
Etrigan the Demon (DC)(Animated Universe)
Fire (DC)(Animated Universe)
Firestorm (DC)(Animated Universe)
Flash (DC)(Animated Universe)(03 – Wally West)
Green Arrow (DC)(Animated)(01 – Oliver Queen)
Green Lantern (DC)(Animated)(04 – John Stewart)
Gypsy (DC)(Animated Universe)
Hawkgirl (DC)(Animated Universe)
Huntress (DC)(Animated Universe)(01 – Helena)
Ice (DC)(Animated Universe)
Martian Manhunter (DC)(Animated Universe)
Mary Marvel (DC)(Animated Universe)
Mr. Miracle (DC)(Animated Universe)
Mr. Terrific (DC)(Animated Universe)
Orion (DC)(Animated Universe)
Power Girl (DC)(Animated Universe)
The Question (DC)(Animated Universe)
The Ray (DC)(Animated Universe) (01 – Ray)
Red Tornado (DC)(Animated Universe)
S.T.R.I.P.E. (DC)(Animated Universe)
Shining Knight (DC)(Animated Universe) (01-Sir Jus
Stargirl (DC)(Animated Universe)
Steel (DC)(Animated Universe)
Supergirl (DC)(Animated Universe)
Superman (DC)(Animated Universe)
Vibe (DC)(Animated Universe)
Vigilante (DC)(Animated Universe)
Vixen (DC)(Animated Universe)
Wildcat (DC)(Animated Universe)
Wonder Woman (DC)(Animated Universe)
Zatanna (DC)(Animated Universe)
Zauriel (DC)(Animated Universe)

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Comic Books

The show also had a comic book series:

46 issues – Published from November 2004 – August 2008 (DC Comics)

Collected Editions: Volumes 1 – 5

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Justice League Unlimited Maquette by DC Direct

Black Canary, Green Arrow, Batman, Martian ManHunter, Flash, Aquaman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern(John Stewert), Hawk Girl,

Manufacturer DC Direct
Type cold-cast porcelain
Height 9.25 inches tall (heights vary)

There where also more statues produced for the Superman Animated, Batman Animated and New Batman Adventures

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Action Figures 4.5″

In my opinion the greatest series of action figures created since the MARVEL SECRET WARS figures back in the 80’s. A simple yet beautifully sculpted figure with just the right amount of articulation! Produced by Mattel from 2003 – 2011, I wont even pretend I know the exact number of figures produced but here is a pretty good WIKI to investigate them more: DC UNIVERSE

 

Let us know what you loved about this series, did you collect the action figures? Tell us about it! Thanks for listening!

Episode 39 – Batman Beyond

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Episode 39: Animation 101 – Batman Beyond

 

On this weeks episode the Rambler, the Randomizer and Greenloontern discuss the classic 1999 series Batman Beyond!

 

Check out this sites for a list of :

Classic Cartoons

Batman Beyond Toys

Episode Guide

Comic Books: 

There have also been several comics featuring these stories. Countdown to Final Crisis introduces Earth-12 in the Multiverse, a universe entirely populated by Beyond versions of characters. Terry McGinnis has also been introduced into the regularDC UniverseBatman Beyond was created by Alan BurnettPaul DiniBruce Timmand Glen Murakami, first appearing in the episode Rebirth of the animated series. (1999Grant Morrison adapted the mythos into mainstream continuity in Batman#700. (2010)

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Let us know what you think of Batman Beyond and don’t forget to check out our YOUTUBE channel!

 

 

 

Episode 35 – 300 Peabodies & a Sherman!

This week on the Menagerie, the Rambler and I review Mr. Peabody & Sherman along with 300: the rise of an empire.

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Episode 35 – Movie Reviews

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Mr. Peabody is a cartoon dog who appeared in the late 1950s and early 1960s television animated series Rocky and His Friends and The Bullwinkle Show, produced by Jay Ward. Peabody appeared in the Peabody’s Improbable Historysegments created by Ted Key, and was voiced by Bill Scott, while Sherman was voiced by Walter Tetley.

The cartoons are about Peabody, a beagle who is the smartest being in existence. Peabody has accomplished many things in his life as a business magnate, inventor, scientist, Nobel laureategourmand, and two-time Olympic medalist.[1] One day, Mr. Peabody becomes sad and lonely and decides to adopt his own human son. In an alley, he meets Sherman, a dorky, glasses-wearing, orange-haired boy. After saving Sherman from a group of bullies, Peabody discovers that Sherman is an orphan and decides to adopt him.

After a court appearance and a talk with the President and the government, Peabody becomes Sherman’s new guardian. Mr. Peabody tells Sherman to not call him “Daddy” and to call him by his name, “Mr. Peabody.”

Peabody realizes that boys need running room and so invents the WABAC machine as a birthday gift for Sherman. He and Sherman then go back in time to see a Roman speaking in Latin; Peabody then adds a translator circuit to the machine so that everyone seems to speak English and see the Roman again finding out he is a used chariot salesman. Their next trip is to see Ben Franklin flying his kite, but Peabody and Sherman discover that they cannot interact with the past, so Peabody makes some more adjustments, turning the WABAC from a time machine into a “should-have-been machine.” This results in the past they visit being totally cockeyed (including anachronisms and famous people behaving totally out of character).

For example, Paul Revere is unable to make his famous ride through Boston because his horse is actually a statue. In another trip Robin Hood has suffered a head injury causing him to behave the opposite of normal—shooting bows (rather than arrows) at peasants and wanting to steal from the poor so as to give to the rich. – This is why I loved the old cartoon!

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Episode 31 – Green Lantern 101

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Sorry everyone, we had a corrupted audio file, so as you may have noticed you heard nothing! But it is all fixed now so have a listen,

On this weeks episode of the Geeks Menagerie we bring you another Animation 101 featuring 2 animated Green Lantern movies!

Episode 31 – Animation 101: Green Lantern

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Green Lantern: First Flight – 3 out of 5

Series Name: Green Lantern – First Flight

Original Release date:   July 29th 2009

Movie Length: 1 hr 17 min

Writers: Alan Burnet

Directors: Lauren Montgomery

Executive Producers: Bruce Timm & Sam Register

Synopsis:

Test pilot Hal Jordan is recruited to join the Green Lantern Corps after the death of his predecessor Abin Sur. He is  placed under the supervision of senior officer Sinestro. The newly recruited officer of sector 2814 soon discovers his mentor is actually the central figure in a secret conspiracy that threatens the philosophies, traditions and hierarchy of the entire Green Lantern Corps. Hal must quickly hone his newfound powers and combat the treasonous Lanterns within the ranks to maintain order in the universe.

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Green Lantern: Emerald Knights – 4 out of 5

Original Release date:   June 7th 2011

Movie Length: 1 hr 24 min

Writers:

“The First Lantern” – Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim

“New Blood” – Peter Tomasi & Chris Samnee

“Mogo Doesn’t Socialize” – Dave Gibbons

“Abin Sur” – Geoff Johns & Kevin O’neil

“Emerald Knights” – Alan Burnett & Geoff Johns

“What Price Honor?” – Ruban Diaz, Travis Charest & Eddie Berganza

Directors: Christopher Barkeley, Lauren Montgomery & Jay Oliva

Executive Producers: Bruce Timm & Lauren Montgomery

 Synopsis:

On Oa, the headquarters planet of the intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps, the Guardians of the Universe see alarming evidence that the feared villain, Krona, is coming to destroy the planet. While the Guardians move to evacuate, Green Lantern Hal Jordan helps the unsure new recruit, Arisia, by telling her several stories of fellow Lanterns and the challenges they faced. Through him, we see the adventures of Avra the first Lantern, Princess Laira, Kilowog, the unsociable Mogo and Jordan’s immediate predecessor, Abin Sur. When Krona arrives, those stories prove more valuable than anyone expects as Arisia draws a special inspiration from them.

 

Episode 26 – Super Heroes & Powers

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Hello again everyone! Time for another awesome episode of the Geeks Menagerie Podcast!. This week we chat about our favorite heroes, villains and super powers! Please join us in continuing the discussion, who is your favorite hero and villain? What powers would you want to wield?