Now the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ are imaginary cartoon characters



I have to hand it to James Gunn, keeper of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” flame.

While reading up on movie world happenings for this week’s installment of my film news blog for the awesomely attractive Syracuse New Times site, I came upon the Cinema Blend story that reported how the director had posted on Facebook a depiction of his cast of oh-so-popular characters as they would have looked if drawn for Saturday morning cartoon fame for the classics produced by Hanna-Barbera.

Good idea, yes? Far-fetched, yes. Still …

If you’d like to read my post today on that site, click the link below.

Also, I write about the empireonline report that Gugu Mbatha-Raw has agreed to be the lead in “The Free State of Jones.”

I put her last movie, “Beyond the Lights,” in my top 10 of 2014.

I made Gugu the star of my own post last year on The Blog of Funny Names. I am impressed, no doubt.

“Guardians” or “Flintstones,” and why? Marvel or Hanna-Barbera, and why? Gugu for you?

37 thoughts on “Now the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ are imaginary cartoon characters

  1. I have not seen this but it has been recommended to me twice by good friends, in the human form of film, Mark. I would probably see this with my grandsons, if they wished to. I would also laugh and enjoy the Flintstones, since you asked us to choose…. smiles!


  2. I loved comic books as a kid. When I was very small, I liked Archie & Veronica. πŸ™‚ When I got to be nine or so, I discovered Marvel comics. Wow. That was all it took: the smart mouthed Spidey, the cool Fantastic Four… I was hooked. Dr. Doom was my favorite character. I was also a DC fan, loving Superman, Batman, the Justice League of America. Remember Dr. Strange? That was a great comic book, too.

    I always traded comic books with the boys, not the girls. The girls liked the mushy stuff. The boys had the good comics! πŸ˜€


  3. haven’t seen guardians yet, but i have it on request from my library and am excited to see it. as you know, i’m not a huge superhero movie fiend, but this looked funny, so i’m in. as for the toons, i loved the flintstones, loved all of the characters and jetsons were pretty cool too )


  4. I added Go All The Way to my running playlist because of that movie. You can either fight the earworm or surrender to it.

    Those Hanna-Barbara cartoons look even worse today than they did back then when they were new. Just awful, lazy, uninspired things.


  5. That was some cute Hanna Barbara-ing of the Guardians of the Galaxy! But I like the G.O.T.G. as they were. And I wouldn’t like to see the Flinstones turned in to Marvel creatures. So I would go HB for Flintstones and Marvel for GOTG. That way, we all win! πŸ™‚


  6. Hanna Barbera did produce the SuperFriends, so hmmm. I can just say both.

    When M was little, we still got Boomerang on cable, which was Cartoon Network’s ‘classic’ channel. At his young age, all the classics were still all the original Hanna Barbera shows. I don’t like to buy a bunch of DVDs but we do own all of The Wacky Races because that was his favorite (and mine πŸ™‚ )


  7. Flinstones for all the reasons given by the HB supporters above. Captain Caveman is tops with me and the Smurfs were cute, too. The recent movies haven’t even touched on that cuteness. You are making me nostalgic as you did Kerbey.

    Gugu is good with me now that I know all about her from your most excellent and top-notch BoFN reporting skills πŸ™‚


    • I feel like I am bringing worlds together here today, Liz. Well, Mr. Gunn did with his FB cartoon, the Cinema Blend reporter did with his story, and then I was the third person in the chain. But you know what I mean. People are digging the HB/GotG thing! And Gugu. πŸ˜‰


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