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Posted 10/3/15 , edited 10/3/15

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Ejanss Pretty much "The last 80's action toon" before anime came in and the American ones all moved to cable, although being Turner, it was pretty much on its way to cable to begin with.
And yeah, Peggy Charren and the naively undefined E/I requirement pretty much destroyed all broadcast-syndication cartoons in the early 90's as we know them. :(


I can't understand this at all, cartoons went from cats in freakin fighter jets and general "save the world stuff" to "stupid people with stupid 1st world problems". Some remained (the ones too big to fail like "Batman") but in general cartoons have really stepped down their ambitions.


Well, that was one of the casualties of the E/I requirement:
Busybody Peggy had never quite bothered to outline what "educational content" was supposed to be, so after a few loophole-abuses by local stations ("The Jetsons teaches kids about the future!"), the FCC stepped in, and shackled the E/I down until practically any fantasy was considered a violation, and for most of the 90's-early 00's, there wasn't room to develop any free-broadcast cartoon series except realistic 1st-world-problem-solving slice-of-life kids like Arthur and Doug.

Don't know how much of the E/I's still around, but cable's pretty much dictated its own rules now, and the rule is "Whoever has the (corporate) gold makes the rules."
Which, on Warner channels, means Batman, on Paramount channels means Spongebob and the Turtles, and on Disney channels, means Marvel and Clone Wars. If cats in fighter jets don't have a corporate sugar-daddy, they gotta hang out on the Netflix/Hulu streams looking for change.
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Posted 10/3/15 , edited 10/3/15

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Well, that was one of the casualties of the E/I requirement:
Busybody Peggy had never quite bothered to outline what "educational content" was supposed to be, so after a few loophole-abuses by local stations ("The Jetsons teaches kids about the future!"), the FCC stepped in, and shackled the E/I down until practically any fantasy was considered a violation, and for most of the 90's, there wasn't room to develop any free-broadcast cartoon series except realistic 1st-world-problem-solving slice-of-life kids like Arthur and Doug.

Don't know how much of the E/I's still around, but cable's pretty much dictated its own rules now, and the rule is "Whoever has the (corporate) gold makes the rules."
Which, on Warner channels, means Batman, on Paramount channels means Spongebob and the Turtles, and on Disney channels, means Marvel and Clone Wars. If cats in fighter jets don't have a corporate sugar-daddy, they gotta hang out on the Netflix/Hulu streams looking for change.


Or if they get a jap-corp to sign on maybe they'll join us on Crunchyroll

If we are many we got the cash, that's the beauty of the internet and the very glimmer of the idea exist because of the internet! Let's "bootparty" these PC-wankers with a full broadside support for the Swat Kats

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Also "F" cable. TV is a dead medium! Do yourselves a favour "Throw out your TVs!" Go Internet all the way!

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A Netflix exclusive? You know that would be just all right! Let the TV-nutjobs rot away in front of their old screens!
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Posted 10/3/15 , edited 10/3/15
wait, this is a thing!?

hell yeah, bro!

shows like this is what make people wanna go into the scrapyard and turn spare parts into a fighter jet!
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Kid2daKrazx wrote:

wait, this is a thing!?

hell yeah, bro!

shows like this is what make people wanna go into the scrapyard and turn spare parts into a fighter jet!


It's a thing. Didn't know about it myself till last day.

Spread the word and support, the Radical Squadron will be back in the air.

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Awww, Crud!

T-Bone was always great. Razor was decent, but T-Bone was always my favorite of the two.

Fun series.I may have to rewatch it, just because of this.

The second OP song was the stuff of legends when I was a kid.

Need to bring back SatAM for Sonic and co, while we're at it.
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Awww, Crud!

T-Bone was always great. Razor was decent, but T-Bone was always my favorite of the two.

Fun series.I may have to rewatch it, just because of this.

The second OP song was the stuff of legends when I was a kid.

Need to bring back SatAM for Sonic and co, while we're at it.


Check 2nd season if you are serious, it has more animation, story and firmly set a baseline for a solid set of episodes. Then it got F'n shot down by PC AA! You know as well as I do that if an anime-corp had syndicated this it would be running on par with Naruto and Pokémon by now!
Posted 10/3/15 , edited 10/3/15
It's shit. But back in the day it was awesome because it had the music, and rawr dinosaurs.

You can't beat this theme, though. PREPARE TO GET PUMPED UP!

And, haha, this amazingness right here.

It's all shit now, though.
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Posted 10/14/15

Hrafna wrote:

It's shit. But back in the day it was awesome because it had the music, and rawr dinosaurs.

You can't beat this theme, though. PREPARE TO GET PUMPED UP!

And, haha, this amazingness right here.

It's all shit now, though.


Things age I agree, 1st season can't hold up by "modern standards" but 2nd season is still "watchable" and simply put: "Swat Kats just didn't get the chance it deserved."

With the fans support and the internet I'd say the Kats can compete in the "modern age"
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Posted 10/24/15
I hope that drawing back, for the time thought one of the best.

However if happens, this time to make the story of how "T.Bone" and "Razor" became famous Swat Kats.
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Posted 10/24/15
Why am I just now finding out about this?! I would've backed this for sure. I loved Swat Kats as a kid!
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