Friday, July 30, 2010

Nostalgia Theater: Teen Wolf Edition

In my last "Nostalgia Theater" I looked at the Back to the Future TV show, and so I thought it would be appropriate to dip back into the Michael J. Fox film catalog for this entry.  Yep, I'm talking about Teen Wolf.  While the 1985 original, starring Fox as a high schooler struggling with lycanthropy, may be most remembered these days for its truly awful 1987 sequel starring an embarrassed Jason Bateman, the first movie was successful enough to earn its own animated show, which aired for twenty-one episodes on CBS between '86 and '87 .  Here's the intro:

As you can tell, it's got most of the hallmarks we've come to expect of mid-to-late '80s animation: hip theme song: check, day-glo colors: check, movie tie-in: check?  Unfortunately, the Teen Wolf 'toon is pretty much  forgotten these days, as I've mentioned it to a few folks and gotten some very awkward looks in response.  So, to everyone ever who doubted me on this show's existence, let this post be my call for you to bite me.

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