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80’s Cartoon retro-look for the winning April 15, 2011

Posted by Robot Shakespeare Co in Awesome.
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Districtgeek posted a great article last week on 80’s cartoons and the surge of remakes and reboots going on.
I particularly liked this part on NES cartoons (and of course, the live action film The Wizard):

“What was better than video games -and- cartoons? Captain N got to travel through the game wolrd and see everything, from Mega Man to Donkey Kong. And the Super Mario plumbers, though anchored in real life, did get to hop the pipes and enter the video world, too. It was virtual reality way before VR troopers. Along those lines, though not a cartoon, was the Wizard, a movie about a kid who got to see the world and kick ass in an inaugural tournament of Super Mario Brothers 3. This movie was epic, in that it was a sneak preview of the actual game (not having been released yet), much like they do at modern day conventions.”

Give it a read.

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