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Friday, October 15, 2010

Thundarr The Barbarian: The Complete Series DVD Review

Thundarr The Barbarian: The Complete Series DVD Review

Now Available on DVD Exclusive Online via the WarnerArchive.com: http://bit.ly/WAC_Thundarr

Synopsis: Man’s civilization is cast in ruin when a runaway planet speeds between the Earth and the Moon, unleashing cosmic destruction. Two-thousand years later, Earth is reborn from the ashes with a savage landscape, strange creatures and a primitive sense of justice. But one man fights to spread peace throughout the land: he is Thundarr the Barbarian and you can own All 21 Exciting Adventures in a 4-Disc Collection starring Thundarr and his companions Ookla the Mok and sorceress Princess Ariel. Using their strength, courage and wits plus Thundarr’s magical Sunsword, they journey from village to village, liberating slaves and battling all kinds of beasts, mutants, wizards, thieves and robots. The future of Earth may be shrouded in darkness, but Thundarr the Barbarian bursts into action as a shining symbol of hope for humanity.

Review: Thundarr the Barbarian is a shining example of classic animation!  Its a great freeze-frame in time for what used to be entertainment for kids.    The show, produced by Ruby-Spears, ran in the early 1980s, which was during the Filmation Blackstar days, but prior to Masters of the Universe. 

The show's character design was done by the legendary Alex Toth, who was also responsible for the design on the Super Friends television show.  The series was very Conan-esque with a lot of comic book influences.  Does it hold up well?  Honestly, no, but its one of those shows that you have affection for, because you grew up on it!  This is the complete series for the first time on DVD and this is a fantastic opportunity to finally own it!


Interest Range: Classic Animation