December 8th, 2009

Hercules

Presenting the World's Greatest...uh...Justice League!

I did my Justice League presentation and it went over pretty well. I covered a LOT of history in it, talking about Johnny Quest being the first prime time animated action/adventure show that failed miserably, then the Great Saturday Morning Exile, then the 90's with animation as a commodity for adults to buy, the rise of Bruce Timm as an auteur, and finally the Post Network Era and Cartoon Network, which set the stage for Justice League, a successful prime time animated action/adventure cartoon. I talked about its mass appeal, particularly why adults like it, and showed these clips:

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