Daniel Beckham (danbeck@dealnews.com)
Fri, 8 Sep 2000 15:03:40 -0500


Tranzor Z... that's all I need to say.

Daniel

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From: "Brett Jensen" <heero@earthlink.net>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2000 12:42 AM
Subject: Re: [gundam] For the Barrel news

>
>
> Chris Maier wrote:
>
> > I think he was also involved with He-man to an extent. There are also
some
> > homages to some literature in that, too. Now that's one show that didn't
> > have Japanese influence. Today it looks like utter crap.
>
> It is crap. The first Masters of the universe toys came out with Little
marvel
> comics that were cool. He-man was just He-man, a barbarian who appeared to
live
> in a cave! he wasn't that sissy prince who turned into He-man. I hated the
> cartoon, plus skeletor sounded so stupid.
>
> > Mighty Orbots is even more anime than any of the others, since it was
> > co-produced by Americans and Japanese, instead of just being animated.
>
> Yeah, I haven't seen it since it was broadcast, so my memory is pretty
dim. I
> loved that show when I was little though. (not as much as BotP though.)
>
> > the director of Bubblegum Crisis 2040 apparentally helped in the
animation
> > process of both Thundercats and Silverhawks.
>
> Look at the Newspaper in episode 1 (or mabey two) of the original BGC,
Panthro's
> picture is on it! There is also a Silverghawks pinball machine in Megazone
23 pt
> 2
>
> > Inspector Gadget apparentally is a French/Japanese co-production, and
when
> > it was imported to America they decided to go with the Maxwell Smart
voice.
>
> Figures, he looks a bit Smurfish. ^_^
>
> > Plus, let's not forget that a lot of Warner Bros. cartoons are animated
by
> > Japanese animators. Specifically Batman Beyond was worked on by the
studio
> > that animated Macross.
>
> Hmmm... I know TMS (Orguss, Galaxy rangers) did alot of Batman the
animated
> series episodes. which studio are you thinking of? Several handled the
animation
> duties on Macross, while Studio Nue produced it.
>
> > In most American/Japanese co-productions, the characters almost always
look
> > Elfquesty, with semi-big eyes with spock-style eyebrows. Just look at
the
> > kids in Thundercats and Penny from Inspector Gadget. They sort of looked
> > mixed-style.
>
> Agh! I just had a flashback of "The Littles!" Though I hate furries, I've
> allways had a soft spot for the Thundercat design work. It's a pretty
campy
> fantasy show, but I still like it.
>
> ---Brett Jensen
>
>
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