I’m expanding on this thread Favorite Anime Theme Song. How do I start the thread. I dunno. There doesn’t seem to be all that many good cartoons on air Saturday mornings anymore. I watch a few like “Batman Beyond” and “X-Men Evolution” but that’s it. Occasionally I catch “Men in Black” when I’m home, but the days seem to be innudated with the Pokemons and Digimons that must be wearing on the psyche of pop-culture. But none of those have any memorable music. Not during the opening theme, or in the show itself.
If you were to play the background music to many of these shows, it would be as evocative as the music you hear in elevators. Hell, even for all of their shortcomings, Hanna-Barbera has managed to have memoriable music in about 1/3 of their shows over this previous half-century.
HB has produced about…what?..50 million cartoons over the years – many just ebing recyclings of past toons of theirs. Exactly what fundimental difference is there among “The Flintstones”, “The Jetsons”, “Roman Holidays”, and “Wait 'til Your Father Gets Home”? Actually sadly enough, I see a resemblance between “Father Gets Home” and “King of the Hill” Anyway…
Anyway I’m guessing the last good cartoon theme was the brooding theme to “Gargoyles.” If you were to just play the music, I could recognise that the show was in fact Gargoyles, and I could make a good guess as to what was happening and where.
Or also the Simpsons, since nomatter where the theme is played it will be recognized by anyone, even if they don’t own a TV or came in off of Mars, much like the Gilligan’s Island theme.
OK the floor is now open.