Thursday, August 28, 2008

Lost Cartoons of Yesteryear #1

I figured since I like cartoons so much I'd start to blog about them.

For the first one I picked Flash Gordon. I loved this one as a kid! The animation was great, although Filmation did use a lot of rotoscoping. Rotoscoping is where the animators trace over a live-action film, to give the animation a more realistic look. It's been used for year, and being an aficionado I've grown to recognize it right away.
Still, the series followed the original Alex Raymond comic strip series rather than veering off into a different interpretation.
The series came out in 1979 during the Star Wars craze, and why not, Star Wars was originally inspired by Flash Gordon!

My brother and I both had action figures base on the cartoon. Ryan my brother had Flash and I chose Lion Man, he was always my favorite.
The series is currently on DVD and is well worth it, it definitely stands the test of time. I've currently got my son Lars hooked on it!

I sold my baby!

I sold my Geo Metro last Friday. Man that was a hard thing to do, I've owned it since I was 19. I bought it in 1993 and have been the original owner since. So getting rid of my first car wasn't easy. It's been a great car, it got 45 miles to the gallon on the highway. Being only a two seater means I can't take the kids in it though, so it's not really practical anymore.
I've had a lot of great memories of driving around in this car and will miss it.
Here's to you old blue!