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Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: Hong Kong Phooey

by Matthew Williamson May 4, 2010
There are a select few cartoon theme songs that have entered the public zeitgeist: tunes that are easily recalled even by people who have not seen the original cartoon.  Many of them originate from cartoons or characters that everyone knows: the Flintstones, the Jetsons, Spider-Man, Speed Racer.  But one rather curious Hanna-Barbera effort from the […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: Iron Man Season 2

by Matthew Williamson March 20, 2010
“I always believe that Opening Titles of a show are very important. They should provide intriguing visuals that not only sum up the series, but also merit repeat viewing. To accomplish this, the artistic concepts must of necessity be dynamite. Otherwise, the audience may simply decide to change channels before the episode begins again. There […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: "Cowboy Bebop"

by Ed Liuon October 21, 2009
The opening credits to Cowboy Bebop are like the best improvised jazz: it may seem spontaneous, but close analysis reveals powerful structure and intelligence underneath. While improv jazz is inherently free-form, the best improv jazz still uses structure and a few rules to make sure it sounds like music instead of meandering nonsense. There’s a […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: "Batman Beyond"

by Eileen Cruzon October 6, 2009
Work with me on this one. We’re all going to pretend that we’re actively working in the animation industry for a moment. It’s sometime in the mid to late 1990’s. We’re in a meeting, discussing the future of the animated Batman property. We’re going to “freshen up” the franchise with a “teen-aged” Batman. Our demographic […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: "G.I. Joe (1985)"

by Ed Liuon September 23, 2009
I’ve mentioned my love of the G.I. Joe opening credits sequence before. The opening credits in the video clip embedded below are the ones that started off the full TV series, but the reasons why I like it are present in all the versions that have existed. I think these credits have a remarkable sense […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: The Incredible Hulk (1982)

by Matthew Williamson September 11, 2009
There really hasn’t been a “definitive” non-comics version of the Hulk in the way that Spider-Man, Batman, and X-Men have. The 1982 version of the Hulk comes closest. It’s very much the antithesis of the 1970s live-action series. That series focused on David Banner’s life on the run with a mute, depowered Hulk (ooh, he […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: The Huntsman

by Matthew Williamson August 11, 2009
Main title sequences are possibly the most important part of creating a cartoon.  It is the one element that viewers will most notice, as it is the one thing that will consistently air day in and day out.   We’re gonna post the best ones we can find, be it stuff you’ve seen before and stuff […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: "Thundercats" Ho!

by Eileen Cruzon August 11, 2009
From the opening trumpets, to the over-the-top whining electric guitars, to the beautifully detailed and yet still fluid animation, there’s only one word suitable to describe the Thundercats opening theme, “badass”. It’s a slick 1:15 of animation that gets you entirely psyched up to watch a cartoon that’s not nearly as good as what you […]