Daily Cartoon: Garfield’s Halloween Adventure

Welcome to another Halloween cartoon recap! Today we’re checking out Garfield’s Halloween Adventure from 1985 which is older now than the Adam West Batman series was when I watched it as a kid and still had a future.

This tells you two things:

  1. I am old.
  2. Adam West is dead from being THAT old.

Which isn’t very nice of me to say, but it is true.

I’ve never really been a fan of Garfield. I know a lot of you are and these old specials have some great meaning to you, but, honestly, I just always thought Garfield was an asshole. All cats, pretty much. I don’t like cats. Maybe that’s it. I just don’t like cats.

Wow. That got solved way easier than I thought it would. Who needs therapy when you have a blog?

I don’t really remember this special, actually. I’m very familiar with Garfield’s Christmas one, but this? Not so much. My Mom was and is super into Christmas so she used to make us record all the Christmas specials each year. We had a bunch of VHS scattered around the house back then with everything from Garfield to Rudolph to Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus. But Halloween? My Mom didn’t put over Halloween like that. Continue reading

Daily Cartoon! Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue!

It’s been a long time since I’ve put fingers to keyboard for one of these so I wanted to make it a good one.

Folks, when I was a kid, Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue was a fucking happening! We were still heavy into the “Just Say No To Drugs” era in the States which literally meant nothing to me since my 8 year-old ass had absolute zero access to drugs to even consider saying no to, but it did mean we got some terrific animated specials concerning the dangers of recreational drug use.

This originally aired in the US on April 21, 1990 and was simulcast across all four major networks in the Saturday morning cartoon blocks. I can remember being in the 3rd grade and having this be part of the announcements because it was THAT fucking major. Not because any of us really cared about saying “no” to drugs at the time, but because it sounded like the most bad-ass team up of cartoon characters that would ever exist.

I don’t really remember the specifics of it outside of a bunch of characters helping a kid get her brother off the pot or something, but I do remember being disappointed that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were such a tiny part of it. The Turtles were over as fuck at the time and I wanted them to be major players.  Continue reading