How Did I Miss The ‘Defenders of the Earth” Cartoon From 1985?!

Wait a second here! How could it be that I’ve never heard of the cartoon ‘Defenders of the Earth’ from 1985?! Up until a few minutes ago I never even knew it existed. This cool 80’s cartoon even aired for 65 episodes and featured legendary comic characters The Phantom, Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician, Lothar along with their children kicking villain ass. I know, everyone probably has seen the shit out of this show except me, I grew up in Wisconsin, never had cable tv and perhaps there it just simply didn’t air around where I lived?!

Whatever the case I’m a bit stunned I missed out, as a kid in 1985 I would have loved this show. The animation looks solid too, and even as a kid I could tell when cartoons had shoddy work done on them, my first thought was that it looked like the same animators that worked on G.I. Joe. There was even a Marvel Comic book series of it too..

I guess Marvel legend Stan Lee even wrote the lyrics for the damn theme song! Damn! Is this some sort of proof of the Mandela Effect manifesting in my life? Anyway this is like a King Features version of The Avengers and I think this could make a pretty cool little movie. Anyone else miss this as a kid?!!

 

Wait now there were also action figures too?! What? Hmm….I am perplexed!!

 

 

And some Robot Chicken…

 

 

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3 comments

  1. Rob Wantz

    It was in deep syndication and hard to find growing up, like only Sunday mornings. When I was in high school during the early 90s it was on Sci Fi channel’s weekly cartoon mornings…wow miss those days. It would be great to see this make a comeback. Amazon Prime has them up to watch on their streaming service, work getting the 30 day free trial for.

      • Rob Wantz

        I watched it on Amazon Prime a couple months ago. It’s still a great show if you remember it was the 80s but sadly after a few episodes…I’m good, don’t need to watch more for a while. Good luck and god speed to you on your journey into the world of Defenders of the Earth. I really hope you enjoy it.

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