new G.I. Joe cartoon – Resolute

Recently I saw a new G.I. Joe cartoon on TV.  Actually, it was more of a movie, called Resolute.  It was on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (which I don’t watch often, but happened to find this).

If you like action movies and/or the original G.I. Joe cartoon, you will like this.   The story was great, the graphics were great, and the sound was incredible — movie-quality (and featuring lots of bass).  (Although the web version doesn’t have quite the graphical and sound quality; if you can catch it on TV, do so.)

But this is not your ’80s G.I. Joe!  By that, I mean that people actually die sometimes.   (If you were growing up in the ’80s, you probably remember how it was — on cartoons and even TV shows like the A-Team, no one ever died, and they made sure to not even imply it.)

There are several parts to this one episode, and all together it may be close to an hour in length.   So it takes some time.  But if you have any interest in it, I highly recommend watching it.

Click here to watch it.

Why are there shows that aren’t cartoons on Cartoon Network?

Here at Buffet o’ Blog we often write about random things that are funny, although sometimes we’ll comment on a random event that is stupid.  This is one of the latter.

There’s a television channel called Cartoon Network.  What would you expect them to show?  Cartoons, right?  For years that’s all they showed.  In recent years, the quality of the cartoons on the channel have went down (in my opinion), and perhaps that’s part of their motivation in how they’re shaking things up.  They’re now showing some TV shows and movies that are not animated.  What’s up with that?!?

There’s plenty of channels to show non-cartoons, but there’s a shortage of cartoons on TV these days, and now what was previously the best channel for watching cartoons is going away from it somewhat.  This is quite disturbing.  What’s happening to the world?

It’s not like there’s some shortage of good cartoons.  There’s a lot of them off the air that should be shown more often.  You want I should list a few?  How about Looney Toons, Popeye (the old ones), Pink Panther, Batman: The Animated Series, Superfriends (all versions), Justice League, Scooby Doo, Transformers, G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K. (does anyone else remember that show?), Freakazoid, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Ren & Stimpy, Kenshin, Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory, Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Cartoon Planet (with Space Ghost, Brak, and Zorak — they really should bring it back since it’s apparently not ever coming out on DVD), The Tick, Futurama, etc.  Even Masters of the Universe (He-man), as cheesy as it was at times, is better than some of the modern stuff.

Okay, if they would show even just HALF of these cartoons, they could mix in some new stuff (and pick the best of it), and have a very successful channel.  So why aren’t they doing this?  Are times that bad financially that they have to pick the cream of the crap?  Or is someone tightening the budget to squeeze more profits?  Or are the people in charge so confused that they prefer the really childish, nonsensical stuff that often fills the station these days?  Either way, maybe they should put me in charge.  🙂