Posts Tagged ‘Ninja Turtles’

Not too long ago I stumbled upon an interesting show on The History Channel called Life After People. It used scientific findings to predict what life “after people” would be like for planet earth. Well I don’t have any scientific findings here but I thought I’d apply their gimmick to a post mortem timeline for the late great Toonami block. It’s been over 2 years and much has changed. In fact, so much has changed that a lot of people probably did not even notice everything that has happened since Toonami was taken off the air. Action animation and anime have found new venues and are now more available to viewers than ever before. So without further ado I present to you, life after Toonami.
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While all things old are made new again when they reach vintage status there is has not been a astonishing amount of remakes of cartoons and franchises from the 1960s and 1970s or years prior other than a few notable exceptions such as Scooby-Doo which is constantly refreshed along with a few other timeless cartoon franchises. You do not often see remakes of action cartoons from the sixties or seventies for instance. The eighties on the hand just keeps coming back. Transformers like Scooby-Doo get more or less constant refreshes but even beyond that several other eighties series seem to keep coming back into style with vintage centered merchandise, DVD releases and modern re-imaginings.
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