Episode 84: Robin & The Dreamweavers

Robin & The Dreamweavers

So much worse than we could have ever imagined.

Yes, it’s here at last. Robin & The Dreamweavers. The darkest chapter of the Lou Scheimer legacy. This “movie” was brought to you by man who gave us Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids, Groovy Goolies, Faux Busters, Pinnochio & The Emperor of the Night, He-Man, and She-Ra. As it turns out, this isn’t a movie at all, but rather a very poorly made premium channel pilot. Much like the Gen 13 pilot, Robin & The Dreamweavers was doomed to a fate of obscurity upon completion. (That is, until the internet set it free!)

We’re joined this week by Kittyhawk and Trevor Jay. We had to steel ourselves to power through this thing. A couple of us didn’t make it. But for the most part, we’re unscathed.

By the way, please send in your Naga laughs! HO! HO! HO! Information at the beginning of the podcast.

Magic tattoo birthmarks
Reusing Bravestarr sets
TV Pilotitis
90s techno babble
Air drumming
Boob keyboard
Net raves
The Brogrammer
Gay Vincent Price
Roger Rabbit haxxor
Brenda: the original and true creator of Farmville
Doors to nowhere
Eye fetishes
A tube of cat urine
XXX’s giant phallus
Porn is evil
The truth about Sweedish school girls
A comet falls offscreen
The Scheimer exposition machine
This movie is NOT sexy

The following screen shots were color corrected, because the DVD transfer is really bad and washed out. The actual DVD looks like shit.

Air Drums

Air Drums

The Dreamweavers

Here are the Dreamweavers.
Also, get used to this background painting. You’ll be seeing it a lot!

The Cottage

Robin’s Frottage Cottage

The Brogrammer

A video game programmer trying to impress a girl. The pig!
Oh well. At least he didn’t try to pick her up in an elevator.

Brenda Plump

Here is the only panty shot in THE ENTIRE MOVIE. Yeah. It’s Brenda.


Dr. Octopus has a child with Shadow Weaver.

What is GOING ON here?!??!

Wait… What?! WHAT?!?!

Robin Soundtrack

Why would anyone WANT this?!

A Gift From Kittyhawk

Gee, look what arrived in the mail on the same day as this episode released!

Episode 77: He-Man and The Terrible Era of Filmation!


Orko!!! How did you get in here?! Don't tell anyone what you saw!

Well, it was coming sooner or later. We’ve delved into Filmation. On this episode, we talk mainly about He-Man and its spin-offs. Other topics include a very disorganized look back at the history of Filmation, Daffy Duck Meets The Groovy Ghoulies, the Faux Busters, Happily Ever After, the legacy of Lou Scheimer, and even a lost “gem” that Erika Scheimer didn’t want the world to know about.

Yes, it’s He-Man tonight, ladies and gentlemen. And helping us is Andy, a listener of the show and quite the He-Man buff himself. While we blast the (extremely) limited animation and overuse of rotoscoping, Andy brings in his knowledge about the toy franchise.

Topics covered:
How to pronounce Conan
“…but, Adam!”
Teela is fucking stupid!
Two men on a horse
Orko walked in on He-Man with his sword in his hand
Theatrical five-part episodes
Taking moral advice from a klepto
Skeletor’s faceturn
Princess Adora is hot
The New Adventures… not how I remembered ’em!
King Randor kicks ass in the ’02 series!

Also, be sure to check out Blanchard’s Powers Of Grayskull series for a more indepth, episode-by-episode coverage.

Well, this looks rather...erm... you know...

Boy, when Teela finds out about this...

Adora Transforms

Only 25 years to get an action figure

Episode 76: The Dirty Pair!

The Dirty Pair

Kei and Yuri

This week, we talk about a classic. Ben and I talk about the Dirty Pair, a franchise that has seen animation, comics, and novels. And we talk about all of it; the light novels, the original anime, the OVAs, the movies, Dirty Pair Flash, and the Adam Warren comic series.

As you might imagine, this is one of my all-time favorites. It’s got girls with long, lucious legs in a space utopia filled with flying cars, interstellar space travel, rocket backpacks, robots, and all sorts of neat stuff!

Who doesn’t love the Dirty Pair?! Terrible people. That’s who.

This episode was recorded to coincide with the release of the new Dirty Pair movie box set, which includes both the ADV English dub and the highly sought-after Streamline Pictures English dub! Yes, it’s justice for Carl Macek. You need to buy it right now!

We’ll return to Dirty Pair in July with the DVD release of Dirty Pair Flash!

The original novel version of the Pair

The original novel version of the Pair

Adam Warren's Dirty Pair

This image may require a mop.

Episode 59: Environmentalism in Cartoons

Captain Planet

Captain Planet - He's a zero!

This week in Animation Aficionados, we’re talking about environmentalism in cartoons. What’s good. What’s not. What’s downright condescending. It’s all here. So get out your Planeteer rings, cut up some soda can rings, and dig out your NiCad batteries. We’re giving a shout-out to Mother Earth!

Widget the World Watcher


The Hitler-Stache

Hitler's mustache is SO OFFENSIVE, that they turned him into Triple-H.

Stuff we talk about:
Captain Planet
Toxic Crusaders
Widget The World Watcher
Yogi’s Gang
Tiny Toons
…& more!

Bonus! Bonus!
Download Ben Heckendorn’s Possumus Woman!

Possumus Woman Poster

Toxic sludge creates a monster... and there are no condescending environmentalist messages anywhere! YES!

Click on image:
From Ben Heck's "Possumus Woman"

"One of only 3 left on Mother Earth. The Marcupoflias Plant blooms once every 30 years, is ingenous only to this area, and can cure cancer."

Episode 47: Superman Doomsday

Superman Doomsday

Superman gonna be okay, Uncle Lar'?

Here we go. The members of Animation Aficinados and Tooncast Beyond are going to let our powers combine! Today, we’re talking about Superman Doomsday, the DC Universe animated film in which Superman Doomsday, a movie in which one of the two titular characters dies twenty minutes into the movie and is never seen again. Can you guess which one? (Hint: It wasn’t Superman)

This is the extended cut of the show. You get more than ten minutes of extra audio! Our usual cold opening, plus a post-show!

This episode was about:
That skirt
The saga of the super mullet
Brokeback Luthor
Solid Snake with super powers
Puking up a bucket of blood
Superman: filthy, dirty murderer
You will NOT believe that Adam Baldwin can fly.
Blanchard enjoyed a lobotomy
Courtesy flush or upper-decker? Decisions, decisions.

Craterface Superman

Revealed for the first time in this film is Superman's struggles with acne as a child.

Sleazy Jimmy

Jimmy Olsen: Pimp. Seriously, how did we forget to mention this?!