I was not a British child of the 1980s (despite exposure to Dangermouse and Count Duckula via Nickelodeon), so I’d never heard of The Trap Door until fairly recently. Here is an episode where the main character finding a radio is used as an excuse to play the full-length theme song. Well, who can resist an adorably creepy New Wave musical number?
Title cards to episodes 1-5 of Defenders of the Earth. While the majority of the show’s title cards were unique, they would use the same ones for multi-part stories; since “Family Reunion” was a follow-up to “A House Divided” (both focusing on the Phantom’s renegade older brother), the reuse on display here is appropriate.
The “written by” font on “Escape from Mongo” feels sorta embarrassing. IIRC, it’s super-imposed over the image and not actually a part of it.
What better way to celebrate American Thanksgiving than with an animated special by Nelvana, Canada’s (once?) premiere animation studio? Also included: derivatives of The Devil and Daniel Webster starring funny animals and Romeo and Juliet starring robots, plus a Christmas special with the ’70siest-looking Three Wisemen aliens ever.
Another ex-rental VHS cover scan. On this one, the store had cut the front off the box and slipped it into a clear plastic cassette case, so I don’t actually have a copy of the rear.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe wallpapers, from the Madman Entertainment website. Unlike He-Man, Skeletor does not have more than one pose, apparently.
Koko the Clown animation model sheet. Scan from Jeff Lenburg’s Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons.
Remember Witch’s Night Out, a Canadian-animated Halloween TV special starring Gilda Radner as a witch? It used to air on the Disney Channel in the US? Well, I’ve attempted to use my meager audio-editing skills to make a clean version of “Witch Magic”, the intro/outro song from the special. Enjoy!
Transformers: Animated size comparison charts.