Daily Cartoon: Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks S02E09B “Switch Witch”

Welcome to another Halloween cartoons recap! I’m feeling that holiday spirit flow through my veins and today we’ll check out another show that I’ve never seen before: Nickelodeon’s Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks which began in 2015.

I really liked the original Alvin and the Chipmunks from the 80s when I was a kid, but haven’t had the interest to check out any post 1990-ish Alvin-related stuff. But thanks to my need to find Halloween themed cartoons combined with the magic that is Hulu, I’ll be seeing my first bit of action from this series today.

Alvinnn!!! is another of these shows that does A and B stories and we’ll only be watching the B story. So let’s dive in and see how this reboot stacks up. Continue reading

Daily Cartoon! Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue!

It’s been a long time since I’ve put fingers to keyboard for one of these so I wanted to make it a good one.

Folks, when I was a kid, Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue was a fucking happening! We were still heavy into the “Just Say No To Drugs” era in the States which literally meant nothing to me since my 8 year-old ass had absolute zero access to drugs to even consider saying no to, but it did mean we got some terrific animated specials concerning the dangers of recreational drug use.

This originally aired in the US on April 21, 1990 and was simulcast across all four major networks in the Saturday morning cartoon blocks. I can remember being in the 3rd grade and having this be part of the announcements because it was THAT fucking major. Not because any of us really cared about saying “no” to drugs at the time, but because it sounded like the most bad-ass team up of cartoon characters that would ever exist.

I don’t really remember the specifics of it outside of a bunch of characters helping a kid get her brother off the pot or something, but I do remember being disappointed that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were such a tiny part of it. The Turtles were over as fuck at the time and I wanted them to be major players.  Continue reading