For those of you who are my age, born in the early 70’s, will most likely remember that as a child the best thing of the week was Saturday morning Cartoons.
I do not begrudge today’s generation their ability to watch with a few clicks of a button their cartoons any time they want although they honestly do not know how much nicer they have it!
Were adult’s now, so I thought that I would give you a couple of Adult Cartoon’s you can watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon while the kids are otherwise not interfering.
Click the images below to view these on Amazon.
While both of these are fantastic, I like Wizards more than Heavy Metal.
It has some fantastic jokes, memorable lines, great story line, and characters you will remember. Typical 70’s animation that I fell in love with as well. Here is part of a summary from an Amazon review.
The story goes that the Earth gets consumed in apocalyptic fire as man unleashes his most terrible achievement upon himself, and many years after his destruction, various forms of life begin to come forth, including fairies, elves, pixies along with mutants, beings once humans but changed over thousands of years of exposure to radiation. Almost all technology is gone, wiped from the face of the Earth, and, in its’ place, magic has prospered. Born of the same mother are two brothers who become powerful wizards, one good, Avatar, and the other evil, Blackwolf. After a tremendous battle, Avatar vanquishes Blackwolf, but not before Blackwolf issues a statement that indicates he will not go quietly into that good night.
-Cookieman108 Amazon Review
Another great classic is Heavy Metal!
Forgive me if I have any of this wrong but here’s a brief story. The movie was made using a lot of Heavy Metal music. In some cases, a lot of the legal necessities, like permission, were not taken care of properly. The result is that this movie was released, sued, and then pulled from stores. It became a popular underground movie, passing its way around on dubbed VHS tapes for a while.
Eventually, the duration for the ban was hit, and the movie was not only re-released, but a sequel (not nearly as good) was released.
Based on the fantastical illustrated magazine Heavy Metal, producer Ivan Reitman enlists the help of some of Hollywood’s animation masters to create the otherworldly tale of a glowing green orb from outer space that spreads destruction throughout the galaxy. Only when encountered by its one true enemy, to whom it is inexplicably drawn, will goodness prevail throughout the universe. Richly and lavishly drawn, the vignettes of the orb’s dark victories include the character voices of John Candy, Harold Ramis and a pounding soundtrack by Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Devo, Donald Fagen, Don Felder, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, Journey, Nazareth, Stevie Nicks, Riggs, and Trust. Highly imaginative and full of surprising special effects, Heavy Metal set the standard for the alternative contemporary animation. An intoxicating experience not to be missed!
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