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Cartoons: Captain America (1966)
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History of Captain America
History of Captain America:
America", based on the Marvel Comics
superhero, was it's own TV cartoon series in 1966. The stories
are quite good, but it seems to be hindered by cheap animation.
The animation is mostly still images with very limited movement.
What's great about this show is that you get to see WWII era Captain
America with sidekick Bucky fighting The Red Skull who at this time
only wore a mask (his red skull wasn't for real, yet). Despite
the crude animation technique, the colors are pretty brilliant.
This show is worth watching if you like Captain America. It also
has a neat theme song. A little corny, but cool for young
kids. It's very true to the comic version of Captain America, but
toned down some for younger audiences. Cap fights the Nazis, but
for some reason when they show "the leader" he isn't drawn like
Hitler. Perhaps ol' Adolf was too scary for children. They
also don't talk much about killing or the real horrors of war like the
comics do, usually only showing people getting knocked out with gas or
by fighting. It's a fun, safe show for everyone!