(It’s coming out on DVD this year. Not that I’m going to buy it, because I’m really not one of those people who buys old cartoon series on DVD purely for nostalgia value. But it makes me feel better knowing it’s available.)
‘WELCOME TO DIMENTIA FIIIIVEEEE!!!’
That brings back memories…especially with those ‘cross-over’ episodes where old footage got recycled for ‘Spider Man’ episodes and I believe vice-versa. ‘The hills! They walk again!’ is another episode I remember that way. Those damn beetles and their paralyzing eye-beams.
And not just recycled footage…the first time I realized Friar Tuck was *also* J. Jonah Jameson my head damn near exploded.
I’m not one to buy for nostalgia either, but when I caught a few episodes on Teletoon, I found myself enjoying them more than I remembered. Considering they were shorts strung together in a fashion similar to ‘Rocky and Bullwinkle’ when first broadcast, expecting Shakespeare would have been a bit much. 😉
I preordered this back in October, but Amazon.ca keeps saying they’re not coming out. I need this sooo bad.
Huh, I just YouTube’d that the other day for totally unrelated reasons.
When I was a kid, I wasn’t allowed to watch TV…. so of course I would get up at 5am, sneak down to the TV room and watch cartoons until my parents woke up around 6:30-7am. The only cartoons they show at 5am-6:30am are the really lame ones – so I got my fill of Rocket Robin Hood and Hercules. And not much else. Certainly none of the *good* stuff everyone else remembers from the early eighties…
Nice. I’ve been writing in my own blog a series of Robin Hood reviews, focusing on how the characters are portrayed in different shows and movies. This will indeed be a worthy addition.
So BAD. But… so good! MGK, that’s the best news I’ve heard in months. Thanks.
I was trying to explain to someone when the miniseries “Band of Brothers” was being aired that I kept cracking up whenever it was mentioned because it only made me think of the theme song from “Rocket Robin Hood”. They’d never heard of it & didn’t get it.
You’re quite sure you didn’t mean to say, “Oh my eyes”? Because I know that’s what I was saying. 🙂
Here’s a thought though… do you think they can fit it all on one DVD by having it jump from one disc location to another for all the re-used footage? I bet they could…
OH GOD NO
What, they do this before the complete Hercules??
Wow! I’m just amazed that I’m not the only one who remembers this show! I distinctly recall the first time I saw an episode of RRH that had EXACTLY the same plot as an episode of Spider-Man (the one with the dream-manipulating alien monster thing).
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