When cartoons get dubbed they normally change the lyrics to the opening songs as well. Today sounds like a good day to take a look at three different cartoons and their respective french intros that they had. You’ll also find the lyrics below each video as well as a translation to the lyrics in case you want to follow along and practice your French.
Inspector Gadget is one of those weird franchises that has quietly had a few shows through out the decades without anyone really noticing them, in fact a lot of these shows I didn’t even know existed. Let’s take a loot at the theme songs of all these shows, since we know that the original show had the now classic opening theme and see if any of the future shows were able to match it.
Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light is a show I heard a few people randomly mention for a long time; An old forgotten short lived series that I’d never heard about so I was excited to check it out. The concept of the show is in a futuristic world the age of technology suddenly ends as everything electronic seizes to work and a new age, the age of magic comes back. Hmm.. the concept doesn’t make a lot of sense, I mean why did technology randomly stop working but I guess it has potential. For some reason though the show just didn’t seem like it was going to be a good one but I was willing to give it a chance.
All the characters are as generic as they can get, I didn’t even learn any of the characters names after 13 episodes, The leaders of each respective group is Leoric and Darkstorm and the others have similar themed names. The only characters I actually liked was Cindar, of the darkling lords and Cryotek of the spectral knights. Cindar is not very intelligent which gives him some funny lines.. too bad we don’t see much of him until the end. Cryatek is the only one that has some type of personality that can even aspire to rival Cindar. The theme song; The intro is not bad at all, catchy theme and cool action sequences. The outro is just the intro song without vocals and its more bad ass because of it, especially when you see the main guy just randomly whip the screen. Continue reading Looking back on.. Visionaries Knights of the Magical Light (Review)→
As a kid I was able to watch a lot of anime that many people didn’t have the access to, one of those was Kishin Dōji Zenki. I used to love this show so I was really looking forward to checking it out again and so I did. For a relatively unknown franchise that doesn’t seem to get a lot of love, it really isn’t that difficult to find the episodes online. But this show seems to have been a big thing, spawning two different anime arcs albeit relatively short ones and shown in different countries, an OVA the manga of course and even a few Super Famicom games, so it was at least relatively popular to receive all of those mentioned. But how did it really fare upon a re-watch?
The basic premise of the show is that some super duper evil is using these seeds to conquer the world after being awaken. In order to get rid of this threat the descendant of the person who originally got rid of them Cherry or “” is now in charge of doing it. She does this thanks to the guardian that is a demon who is trapped in a child’s body so he won’t be able turn on her master. Only Cherry can break the seal and give the demon guardian his body back in which he is able to combat the evil forces threatening the world. It’s definitely a unique premise but you also need a plot Continue reading Kishin Dōji Zenki Review→
I was obsessed with Dinosaurs as a kid so when I saw this cute little playset with a dinosaur I asked my mother for it. It was a Mighty Max figure and from there on I became a huge fan and had a ton of playsets. Sadly I never got to watch the cartoon besides an episode or two until a few years ago online. The Mighty Max cartoon is very different from the stories on the playsets but is loved by many. While it may be different it’s still an awesome cartoon that I’m sure I’ll talk about in the future but we can take a look at the opening today and some information that might be interesting to fans of the show. Continue reading Mighty Max cartoon intro HD + restoration of episodes→
Thanks to Netflix the world’s greatest thief Carmen Sandiego is back on the spotlight which she hadn’t really had since the 90s. What started as a computer game which received various sequels it also ended up getting various spin-offs, from two ame shows: “Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?” and “Where in time is Carmen Sandiego?” to an animated series, and what better way to show appreciation than with a quick review / overview of the 90’s cartoon “Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?”.
We should first talk about the opening which is super catchy and there’s a reason for that since it’s actually a modern version with lyrics of Mozart’s “Singt dem grossen Bassa Lieder”. They really did a good job that this was some sort of crazy quest to find this one person who keeps outsmarting them all in the intro. Since it’s a song that you’ve heard so much in life it means that you already feel familiar with the show even if it’s your first time. You’ll never be as excited to start an edutainment show as you will with this opening; Sorry Magic School Bus. Go ahead and listen: Continue reading Looking back on.. Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? Review→
The Nick CG show had a crossover with the original TMNT show from 1987 by Fred Wolf. In it you can see the original toon turtles in 3D and the CG turtles in 2D. It was definitely a cool episode that brought a lot of nostalgia. While the original turtles looked odd in CG, it was still neat to see them being interpreted like that. So why don’t we take a look at a remake of the original iconic opening re-done in CG?
It doesn’t quite fit the look the original turtles have on the CG Nick show since it is a much more realistic take on them. The amount of polish is amazing as everything looks so professional. It definitely misses a little bit of the mood of the show though by taking these artistic liberties. Now I don’t fault them for it but it’s worth pointing out. Oddly enough this isn’t the only time the intro has been remade in 3D. Continue reading Original TMNT 1987 cartoon intro and episodes in CG→