Western Animation: The Comic Strip
The Comic Strip
was a 1987 Rankin/Bass Productions Animated Series
which ran for one season, 65 episodes in all.
The premise: four different cartoons (with different animation styles) were shown in rotation sequence, with two of the four appearing in roughly 12-minute slots per 30-minute episode.
The four cartoons were:
- Mini Monsters, which chronicled the adventures of two normal children at a summer camp also attended by the children of some of fiction's most famous monsters (including the children of Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster and the Wolf Man);
- Karate Kat, about an anthropomorphic cat detective who fought crime using karate skills;
- Street Frogs, showing the escapades of a Five Frog Band of aspiring musicians and street dancers;
- Tiger Sharks, showing a team of human/marine hybrids and their underwater adventures. Of the four, this was the only cartoon to be consistently shown in two-part episodes. This series had an animation style similar to the earlier-produced ThunderCats and SilverHawks that distinguished it from the other three shows in the line-up.
The series as a whole shared many of the same cast and crew with the ThunderCats
series, being the second series to be made in the wake of ThunderCats
's popularity, after SilverHawks
Not related to, or to be confused with The Comic Strip Presents
A clip of the show's intro can be seen here
Tropes present in The Comic Strip: