Archive for category: Cartoons

Pokemon Article Deep Dive

Sometimes you get to a weird place on the Google News Archives. Today is one of those days. I wanted to do an article about schools banning POGs, but instead we’re stuck with these really strange headlines about Pokemon. Accompany me on this journey, won’t you. Burger King runs low on Pokemon toys, The Tuscaloosa News, November 13, 1999. Noted...

90s Moments You Forgot: Do The Bartman!

All these years later, with even the hardcore fans feeling like the show has way beyond run its course, it’s hard to imagine the original hype surrounding The Simpsons. You would have thought the Sprinfield family was leading the second British Invasion. Simpsons merchandise was everywhere, video games were being cranked out, and they even had a record. Wait, a...

Saturday Morning Recap: Vol. 118

Remember when Saturday mornings were worth getting up for? While we can’t provide a four-hour block of programming, here’s some retro news you may have missed (or simply want to revisit) from the past week. Saturday Morning Programming: Hey, they’re making a Rocko’s Modern Life movie! So, let’s check out the classic show. Television:   AV Club has the latest...

Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie: Based on the Game: Well, Sort Of

It was one of those videos I kept spotting in the discount bin at K-Mart.  Every time I stopped by the electronics section, there would be four or five copies marked down, ready for someone to give a loving home to these tapes.  At some point, the price dropped a dollar and I decided to take a risk on a...

Winston Action Figure Surprise

My house was littered with piles of The Real Ghostbusters toys back in the 80s. They made a hundred variants of each character, which was great and made no sense because it never overcame the problem of there being only four Ghostbusters playable at one time (Janine, Slimer, and Louis occasionally joined in, of course). So, what you ended up...

Ghostbusters 2016 – Updated Trailer

It’s not often you get the chance to re-paint the Mona Lisa, yet here we are. Check out what happened when we lined up the “Ghostbusters Meet the Laser Ghost” story book record from the 80s with the newest Ghostbusters offering. It works way better than you’d expect.

PopRewind Podcast: Ghostbusters (2016) Movie Trailer Reaction

To satiate your burning desire for more Pop Rewind Podcasts, and to kill some time because the next episode going up is a beast to edit, we have a minipodcast for your earholes. In this bite-sized audio treat, Lee and Linz react to the Ghostbusters (2016) Movie Trailer. Is it a reboot? Is it a remake? Is it a direct...

Moon Tiara… Valentines? Sailor Moon Valentine’s Day Cards For Your Loved Ones!

You could say that we had you covered last year when we scanned in Sonic the Hedgehog Valentines Day Cards AND also teamed up with Rediscover the 80s to bring you 10 ’80s-Themed Valentines We’d Like to Receive. But that isn’t enough. You need something else for your special someone… something a little more… dare I say, animated? Never fear,...

Adventures in Early Internetting: Beavis & Butt-Head in Cyber-Butt

Early Internetting is a topic near and dear to our hearts. One fond memory of Early Internetting is that lone computer with Internet access in the school library. Each class was dragged down to get introduced to the one computer for a school of hundreds. Sure, we had CD-roms and actual books for research, but having the Internet at school?...

17 Things You Didn’t Know About Rocko’s Modern Life

Article-posting day is a very dangerous day. Luckily we have Rocko to soothe our fears today. Here are 17 Things You Didn’t Know About Rocko’s Modern Life. 17 – Rocko Had a Video Game in the Works Before the Series Even Aired Not only was Rocko’s Modern Life a show, it was also a video game. Rocko’s Modern Life: Spunky’s...