REmake/REmodel: Saturday Morning Eighties Cartoons

Si Spurrier instructions:


It has been noted that today's world has taken a peculiar lurch toward 80sdom. Uberconservatism in politics, racism in the news, trouble in the Falklands, riots on the streets, assaults upon the welfare state, godawful haircuts, an overzealous deployment of secondary colours in fashion, yuppiescum wiping their arses on the communal cashpot, and a general all-consuming pall of evil, doom and villainy hanging above the West.

How did we survive it last time? With a torrent of French/Japanese/American animations about groups of broadly-anatomically-correct men and women in cellshade supercolour costumes, hitting/shooting/chasing shit, fighting against mincing cacklefops, walking jerkily past lavishly-painted backgrounds and always always always ending the day laughing unconvincingly at an irritating slapstick pet/sidekick and decrying the Evil Of Drugs.

Also, the greatest themetunes EVER KNOWN.

I want you to deliver us from cultural evil, nothing more. Just as the original versions of these splendid fictions saved us all in the 80's, you shall pick one, you shall modernise it, you shall reinvent it in ways hitherto unforeseen, and YOU WILL SSSSSSSAVE US ALLL.

I've completely cheated and picked about a million entries to showcase, because the quality was so freakin' high:

@ Herr Hussein

@mthemordant —

@Brian Le Golem —

@Brendan McGinley —

@MojoKingBee —


@Harterr —


@allistermac —


@Dirtbag Kingdom —

@DBed —

@Sobreiro —

@kmcleod —

@mykeallen —

Full thread can be found here:

And the NEW challenge, open to all comers – a gloriously shameless tie-in to the forthcoming CROSSED WEBCOMIC is here:

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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