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Desc:King Features' attempt to cash in on 80s action cartoons. But ... no Snuffy Smith?
Category:Cartoons & Animation, News & Politics
Tags:flash gordon, phantom, Mandrake, Lothar, much more acceptable Lothar
Submitted:Bort
Date:06/01/12
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Bort
I posted this not because it's particularly bad or particularly good, but mostly because it was a peculiarity, trying to fit three different newspaper strips into a single story adapted for mid-80s style action cartoons. You can also see where they were also trying (and I must guess, failing) to produce a toy line, like Ming's robot that talks like a Mooninite.

The other point of interest is Lothar: as originally portrayed in the 1930s he was an uneducated African in a leopard skin and a fez. Later he was given more Western clothing so he looked more like a pimp. For this cartoon they've reimagined him as a Man of a Thousand Talents (beating Michael Holt by a dozen years).
themilkshark
The theme song.
chumbucket
All I remember of this show (whisper..this show!)

MrBuddy
Snuffy Smith? What about The Shadow? He was a 1930s hero too you know!
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