Thursday, September 29, 2016

Iron Will as Mr. T (plus hashtags)!

I know Stefan told me no ponies. But this is all about Iron Will, who is Hulk Hogan, Mr. T and Mr. Satan aka Hercule rolled into one, in this parody version of the classic NBC "The More You Know" PSA, featuring Mr. T himself, who doesn't want to say his catchphrase, "I Pity the Fool" anymore, but does it anyway. And this parody video pays homage to it. And that's not all. This is my response to Litton Entertainment's complete take over of all of Saturday Mornings and their new block on NBC is nothing but a mockery of what that phrase use to stand for.  It's time to put Litton in their place. They can't brainwash us with their edutainment forever! Stay frosty, bronies and enjoy the video.

I pity the fool, or foal, who doesn't watch it!


Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Death of Saturday Mornings (Officially)! Litton Takes Over Saturdays!

I know Vortexx on the CW was killed off and replaced it with One Magnificent Morning, thus killing off Saturday Morning Cartoon blocks, but this one takes the cake. As of September 25th, 2016, NBC Kids will be replaced with, surprise, surprise, another block made by Litton Entertainment itself, the same Litton Entertainment that has single-handedly killed off every single cartoon block. All because they are following the FCC's enforcement of the Children's Television Act of 1990. Look, I may not be the biggest fan of NBC Kids, but they were just following the E/I guidelines of the FCC. But, the freakin' FCC doesn't care, so they let their pack of edutainment watchdogs from Litton to absorb all of NBC Kids for their base ends. And the name of the block is, believe it or not, "The More You Know," named after the sign off line from those PSAs NBC airs from time to time. Are you freakin' kidding me?

How dare Litton use something like that to fill their pockets and the FCC's, too?! Who are these people think they are, followers of Sigma, who believe that "Evolution requires sacrifice"? In their feeble, little minds, they think that animation should be sacrificed for the benefit of the whole world and for the kids. That is the most ridiculous claim I have ever heard of. And you think they are would be done with this. No, no no. It will be just a matter of time before they go after animation on cable, satellite and the internet, that is, if they have their way with congress and use the FCC as their method. If they continue to cut so much red tape, animation as a whole will be extinct in the matter of years.

Bottom line, Litton Entertainment has become of the King of Saturday Mornings and they see animation as a cancer. The removal of Vortexx may have killed off Saturday Mornings, but the end of NBC Kids, may have been its burial. It sucks being a fan of animation now.

RIP Saturday Mornings (Officially)
1950s - September 24, 2016 (This time for real)

And if they think I am going to watch Discovery Family because of this, they are sadly mistaken. Discovery is as guilty as Litton Entertainment, especially the Hub being dead. Edutainment does not equal ratings, plain and simple.

And believe me, despite this, we will fight on. For justice, for freedom, for honesty, FOR ANIMATION!!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends End Credits (with the 1981 Solo Cartoon End Theme)

My custom made end credits for Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, but with a small twist, it contains the end credits theme of the first 80s Spider-Man cartoon that came before this one. I matched it frame by frame to make it similar to the solo Spidey cartoon. No school like the old school, as they say. Enjoy the show, True-Believers! EXCELSIOR!!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The First Episode of He-Man (in it's normal proper pitch, no less!)

Hey there, Toonsters!

You won't believe what I have stumbled into. A friend of mine named Philip Gipson, share this video from Vimeo on Facebook the other day and to my shock and amazement, it was the first episode of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, "The Cosmic Comet." But, that's not the best part. The best part is, is the fact that this episode itself was shown in its normal. proper pitch.

Long ago, I signed up to and joined in the conversation about the differences between NTSC and PAL over the Filmation shows like He-Man and She-Ra. I suggested using Audacity to fix the audio in its proper pitch as it use to be. Though, I met with some criticisms over my statements, thinking that I badmouthed BCI/Entertainment Rights for ruining the Filmation Library (except for a few), but there was one user who logically explained to me how this procedure works. His name was Grimbot and he told me if BCI were to release He-Man, She-Ra and all the other Filmation shows, they should've slow the frame rate from 25 to 23.976fps, thus restoring it to its normal, proper pitch. But instead, BCI used Interpolation (Ghost Frames) for their frame rate conversion, which are the versions we ended up today NTSC with the PAL Speedup treatment. Using video making software is key to fixing the quality of the shows we like.

Anyway, after the convo, Grimbot, somehow was inspired by my encouragement to fix the quality of the shows, took it upon himself and did it himself, starting with the episode, "The Cosmic Comet." And now, the hard part beginnings. Trying to convince DreamWorks, who now owns most of the Classic Media library, including those of Filmation, to fix the frame rates back to its normal, proper pitch. So that way, the next DVD/Blu Ray re-releases we see, are the true NTSC quality versions of He-Man, and She-Ra and so forth.

So other than having my VHS copy of the He-Man/She-Ra Christmas Special, this is the only normal pitched version of He-Man I will enjoy. So, until then, enjoy the first episode of He-Man in its true proper pitch. And hope and pray more episodes and more Filmation shows will follow this new trend. So Grimbot, wherever you are, thank you. You have made us He-Fans and She-Ravers very proud. Until next time, Stay Frosty, my friends! - NTSC He-Man by Grimbot (I am not making this stuff up. There is a chance that this show and every other Filmation show can be restored. It all depends how DreamWorks responds to our pleas, that is. Only time will tell.)

(He-Man and the Masters of the Universe end credits theme play)

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Let's Fail: Anime Jason vs Discovery Family! - Episode 1: Beginnings

Behold! The first episode of my Documentary/Rant series! Hope you Hubsters, Toonsters, Bronies and Nostalgia Buffs like this one. This is just the beginning!

An Animation Crusader's Job is Never Done!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Jason's Gallery - Happy Birthday, Ami Mizuno! (featuring Cye Mouri and Penny)

Here we have Ami Mizuno celebrating her birthday and getting her special gift, her very own computer book! A gift from both Cye Mouri aka Cye of the Torrent (Suiko no Shin) and the innovator of the computer book herself and one of the most resourceful characters in animation, Inspector Gadget's niece, Penny. Now fighting evil has become more Hi-Tech!

Happy Birthday, Ami!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Rekka Dragon has Gone Solo!

Hey there, Toonsters!

  As you are aware, my good buddy and brother in arms, Stefan, has left the American Cartoon Federation to focus more on the other blogs, including Retro Talk and left me in charge of the ACF to carry on the fight to bring honor and respect back to animation, including those of Western Animation. But, the progress is long and hard, especially doing it all by myself and not to mention doing everything else, including my real life.

TOM-Z: You are never alone, Jay! You got me and all the other toonsters to back you up!


TOM-Z: Stefan may have left, but I haven't. Whatever you need, anything at all, I will be there.

Thanks, TOM. I appreciate it.

TOM-Z: So, what now, Boss?

Good question. As you can see, I see got some blogging left in me. So Toon Ninja Reviews is still up and running. My artwork will still be a part of the ACF. I know he told me no ponies, but I gotta talk to Stefan about making an exception for my steed, Shining Armor. Nothing beats the power of compromising. And since I am starting to use YouTube more often, I will post some of my videos. Speaking of which, I am almost finish with my first episode of my documentary series called "LET'S FAIL: Anime Jason vs. Discovery Family." This episode will be about Discovery's beginnings to its splitting into multiple channels. There will be a few gags in there. Still, I gotta be careful, though. YouTube is still pushy with their copyright issues, even though I made it perfectly clear that my videos are made under Fair Use.

TOM-Z: Man, that is rough.

Tell me about it!

TOM-Z: I hope this video and all the other Anti-Discovery themed videos get lots of views and not get cut off due to false copyright claims.

Let's hope so, TOM.

TOM-Z: I know you will do well here. Stefan will be proud of you. Stay Gold, Jay!

Thanks, TOM!  With that said, expect the first episode of Anime Jason vs. Discovery Family to be released very soon. After I do some little tweaking left and so forth. Until then, Stay Frosty, my friends!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Grand Finale

And Now...The Final Episode.

*On the surface of a Green Planet [planet rock],lies a small 3 story base,called Z Central. Inside the Base's Lounge (a generic lounge with a curved couch,chairs,an entertainment center,a mini-bar,and a fridge.). Various camera men are focused on the curved couch. Sitting in the back of the room is the audience,made up of various cartoon stars*

Announcer [voice]: Welcome to the Ultimate Finale. This Is The American Cartoon Federation's Grand Finale Special. ACF is going out,It's going out with a Bang! Here Are Your Hosts Stefan and Tom Z2.

*The crowd applauds Stefan and Tom Z2 as they enter. Applause ends.*

Welcome everyone to The ACF Grand Finale Special. I'm Stefan and he's Tom Z2. We are live inside the lounge of Z Central,a base owned and operated by Tom Z2 himself. Now,as you know,I'm leaving The ACF to work on my other blogs. My longtime friend Jason,who sadly couldn't be here today,will be taking command.

Tom Z2: I'm sure he'll catch the re-airing though. We're here to celebrate the End of an Era.

*Both Tom and Stefan take a seat on the curved couch as the crowd applauds.*

Tom Z2: Today,we will be doing a retrospect of both American Cartoon Federation,and it's predesessor The Cartoon Historian.

And joining us will be 3 very special guests. So don't go away,we'll be right back.

Announcer [voice]: The ACF Grand Finale Special will return after this.
Geico Gecko Comercial from the 1990's
Announcer [voice]: Welcome back to The ACF Grand Finale Special.

Thanks Announcer,well before we officially begin,I want everyone to give a very warm welcome to our 3 super special guests. Now these 3 should be very very familiar to longtime fans.

Tom Z2: So please give a round of applause to our old friends...Sailor Moon,Gohan Son,and Mina.

*Audience applauds as Gohan,Mina,and Sailor Moon come out,hug the hosts,and sit on the curved couch with them. Applause ends.*

Welcome back guys. We"ve missed you.

Mina: Great to be back.

Gohan: Even though it's only for this one episode.

Tom Z2: So what have you guys been up too?

Gohan: Nothing much. Doing the lecture circuit and rasing a family. *takes out wallet and shows off pictures* This is my daughter Pan.

Sailor Moon: She's adorable.


TomZ2: Is she strong?

Gohan: *puts wallet away* She may be,Though we're not sure. 

Sailor Moon: I've been defending Japan from new enemies,including a ressurected Dark Kingdom,which thankfully,never got a chance to thrive.

Mina: I"ve Been doing stuff. Nothing worthy if mentioning though.I've seen you've been successful with things here,Stefan.

Yup. Also had help from Jason. You guys never met him,have you?

Sailor Moon: Nope. Sorry. I like his work though.

Mina: Me neither.

Gohan: Agreed. We never crossed paths.

TomZ2: As for me,I've been keeping busy with this place,it's no easy task,lemmie tell ya.

Yeah,I've been busy myself with my other webpages. What does everyone think so far?

TomZ2: Love MVW. Retro Talk is coming along nicely. The game reviews are cool. You totalky ripped of KWing,though.

Mina: Can't wait to see whats to come.

Gohan and Sailor Moon nod.

Sailor Moon: Giga Fiction is cool too.

Gohan: Can't wait to see your Street Fighter Series next year.

Legend of Zelda 1 review has been up for Weeks so if you haven't checked it out yet,go for it.

TomZ2: Also seen your plan for a TV Network. We desperatly need a Network like that.

Mina: Most definatly. I also read some stuff on Giga Fiction. Dude,is it a Fan Fiction site or a Mega Man shrine? I mean,seriously. XD

Sailor Moon: Will there be any Sailor Moon based fics on the site?

I'm working on one right now,though it's more of a batch of episode summaries than a full blown fanfic. I'll show everyone soon.

Tom Z2: MVW is coming along great. Vince McMahon could learn from you.

Indeed. So,any new animated favorites?

Sailor Moon: I'm really enjoying Sailor Moon Crystal. It feels like a great improvenent over the original. I also love Star v The Forces of Evil.

Gohan: Been too busy to watch TV,me being on the lecture circuit and all. But,both Pan and Videl love Elena of Avalor.

Tom Z2: Not much cartoon watching nowadays. Been way too busy to watch TV. I did check out some Anime online,though. They're not as great as the Anime of the past,but they're okay. Dragon Ball Super is delivers on action but craps on continuity with a passion. None of the storylines fit in with existing continuity. Toei and Toriyama really need to check back on previous works.

Mina: I love Star v The Forces of Evil as well. Star reminds me of Sailor Venus. Another animated show I like,to some extent,is Steven Universe. I watch it sometimes online. It has it's retarded moments,but otherwise it's not a bad show.

Great. I've been watching Disney mostly,they're the only company I trust with my animation needs these days. BTW,New Ducktales coming next year. Any hopes for the series?

Mina: With Allen Young gone and most of the original cast getting up in years,we're gonna need a fresh new cast.

Sailor Moon: The theme song was fun. Hope they remix it for the 2017 show.


Gohan: From what I read,the show will be a modern take on the original Don Rosa and Carl Barks stories.

Tom Z2: That's what I've heared too. Hope they keep Glomgold Scottish,he's much better that way.

Agreed. He also looked better in the 87 show. We're gonna go to break now,but when we return,out little "panel" will be discusing our favorite posts of this blog. So stay tuned for a trip down memory lane.

Announcer [voice]: The ACF Grand Finale Special will return after this time out.
Karate Fighters Commercial from the 90's
A Super NES commercial from the early 90's.
SlimJim commercial from the 90's starring the Macho Man.
Announcer [voice]: And now,back to The ACF Grand Finale Special.

Thanks announcer. And Now...What We Gonna Do Right Here, Is Go Back....Way Back...Back Into Time.

TomZ2: Time to talk about out favorite ACF posts. Who wants to go first?

Mina: I'm partial to the Spider-Man "Lessons",after all they were my debut episode. The reboot of the Ninja Turtle "lesson" was also a fun episode. 2k3 Mikey was such a fun guest host.

We went for Pizza afterward. I was treating. That Turtle can really scarf down Pizza,like his 1987 counterpart.

Mina: Another fun one was that Dorkstalker interview,that was very funny. Wonder what they're up to now?

Last time I talked with them,which was months ago,they're living out their lives as normal. They still have trouble finding work,though.

Mina: But to me the absolute best episode was 60 Minutes: Caroon Edition. That one rocked and was one if the most unique thing on this site.

I admit,I had lots of fun doing that. Optimus Prime makes a damn great host. I also got to meet Tom 3.0 too.

Tom Z2: One of my favorite episode was the Captain N 2-parter. Nice insight of the series,especially from that interview.

I think it was a mistake on DiC's part to have Jeffery Scott write an entire season by himself.

TomZ2: Another fave would have to be The Sailor Moon retrospect by Jason.

Sailor Moon: I like that one too.

I made a contrabution to that,adding more Manga-Anime differences. I liked that retrospect as well.

Tom Z2: The Episode on Saban Moon was an interesting read too. Though I'm glad That concept never got off the ground.

Sailor Moon: Amen! My reputation in America woud've been decimated had That abomination existed.

Tom Z2: True that. I also felt that the 60 Minutes: Cartoon Edition episode was one ACF's finest. Love Optimus Prime.

Fun fact: I was gonna make another one,but because of my scheduel,those plans were scrapped.

TomZ2: Shame. But thems the breaks,I guess. Another thing I really like were the Cartoon Cronicles. Shame you didn't make anymore,Stefan

Oh,I intend to continue them on Retro Talk.

Sailor Moon: Awesome. One of my favorite episodes was when we did the history of She-Ra. I was the co-host.

You were a good co-host.

Gohan: Everyone was a solo co-host except me.

Sailor Moon: I also liked 60 Minutes: Cartoon Edition and The Sailor Moon retrospect. The What Should Have Been's were great too.

Gohan: I liked those as well. Ultimate Boss was good too.

Tom Z2: Dug the Disney Afternoon Rebirth Promo too. And those Shego summeries were awesome.

I got The Disney Afternoon Rebirth idea from a youtube video. And those Shego summeries were my answer to Legend of Korra.

Mina: The 90's nostalgia list was cool.

It's just something I felt like making. Did one for the 80's too.

Sailor Moon: I'm a fan of the lists too.

Gohan: Me too. My favorites include: Stupid Network Executive Moments,Top 10 Things Disney Needs To Copy From The Eisner Era,and Disney Sequels that are good.

I really expressed my Classic Disney fanboy-ism,haven't I?

Everyone: Yup!

Gohan: The Saturday Morning Block Rater was also a great read.

The Idea came to me while watching videos of old SatAM promos on Youtube.

Gohan: Loved the Top Non-Disney Animation Companies episode too.

I figured I'd show my appreciation to TV Animation Companies that weren't Disney.

Gohan: I loved the Top 20 List of Underrated Animated Gems.

Tom Z2: Same here. Always nice to see some of the lesser known shows get some love.

Inspired by Ben T.Looney's 'Top 11 Underrated Cartoon' videos. After watching them,I figured I'd do my own list.

Gohan: You have lots of Sailor Moon stuff here,but only 1 post dedicated to Dragon Ball.

Yeah,I meant to do more,but like I said,I had other things to do and write about. Hopefully Jason will pick up the slack in that department. Anyway,for me I'd say my favorite posts would be: SatAM Rater,The Show Ideas,The What Could Have Beens,and Most of The Lists. I also love my Retrospect of Weekday Afternoon TV. I'll be doing a Sunday Morning variation on Retro Talk.

Mina: I liked that Retrospect as well. Most of the Specials were fun reads.

Indeed they were. Another,episode I liked was the one on Cartoon What-If's.

Mina: Jamie and Coop were fun guests. I liked that episode as well.

Tom Z2: This site has a crapload of fun stuff. Hopefully,Jason will be able to keep the momentum going.

Sailor Moon: Since Jason is such a fan of mine,he should call me up sometime to co-host.

He'd love that.

Tom Z2: Now that our little time trip is over,it's time to take a small time out. So don't go away,we'll be right back with final words.

Announcer [voice]: The ACF Grand Finale Special will return after this time out.
Burger King Commercial from the 90's
WWF Figures Commercial from the 90's
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures Comercial from the 80's
The "Genesis Does What Nintendon't" Commercial from the Late-80's
Announcer [voice]: And now the conclusion to The ACF Grand Finale Special.

Okay,before we part ways again,let's talk about future endeavors. You already know about mine.

Tom Z2: For me,I'm gonna continue my duities as Chief Operator of this base. Been a pretty uninteresting job as of late,I'll admit.

Gohan: I'm still adjusting to fatherhood. Once I'm done with tbe Lecture Circuit,I'm gonna spend more time with my family and friends.

Sailor Moon: I'm gonna continue what I've always been doing,Punishing Evil in the Name Of The Moon. Eventually,once I'm done with collage,I'll settle down with Tuxedo Mask/Mamoru and start a family.

Mina: I have no clue what I'll be doing in the future. I'm a free spirit,so I could do anything at anytime.

Well that about concludes are show. I wanna thank Mina,Sailor Moon,and Gohan for joining us tonight. And Tom Z2 for usage of his base. Hope you enjoyed this little reunion of the Cartoon Historian Family. Jason,I leave this site in your hands buddy.

'Til we meet again,Stay Gold Space Cowboys.

*screen darkens and the credits roll. After the credits the screen fades to black*
And Now...Because I Promised It...!

Disney Descendants/Marvel XOver

A great evil (shuma gorath jr.) has come to Auradon. Using special stones she got from Dr.Strange,Fairy Godmother grants Jay,Evie,Mal,Ben,and Carlos Super powers to combat this evil.

Ben is granted the Powers of a Super Soldier and becomes Captain Auradon. Carlos is given a Gamma burst to become The Silver Hulk. Jay is given Mutant Powers that grants him Super Speed and becomes Crimson Streak. Evie gets Mutant Powers as well,she gets Psychic Powers and becomes Psylady. Mal gets an increase in her own magical abilities and becomes the Violet Witch.

During their adventures,they meet other heroes,villains,and anti-heroes. They even get aid from the Marvel Heroes themselves.

So Join the VKs and King Ben as they take on the evil Shuma Gorath Jr. and his minions to save the world.

I promised this,and I delivered.
Good Bye American Cartoon Federation,Hello Retro Talk!

Stay Gold,Space Cowboy!