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    Anyone remember this French cartoon - "Robostory"?

    Does anyone remember this French cartoon from the eighties <a href="http://perso.club-internet.fr/arnomag/robostory.jpg" target="_blank">http://perso.club-internet.fr/arnomag/robostory.jpg</a>

    It was very well done - very arty and kinda weird with minimal dialogue, quirky camera angles and hypnotic soundtrack. Anyone seen it or have any copies or know where to get it from?

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    It's listed on this aussie guy's site <a href="http://members.optusnet.com.au/veemon/cartoons.html" target="_blank">http://members.optusnet.com.au/veemon/cartoons.html</a> deal as well.

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    OMG, that list has every cartoon that's ever been shown here, including all those cool cartoons that I used to watch in the 80s.

    I do vaguely remember those French robots, but I don't actually recall what happened in any episodes.

    Anyone else remember The Mysterious Cities of Gold? Voltron? Belle and Sebastian? Great stuff.

    Those were the days of quality cartoons, none of the mindless dribble kids are fed these days.

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    silverexec:

    Anyone else remember The Mysterious Cities of Gold? Voltron? Belle and Sebastian?
    Yeah the Mysterious Cities of Gold was great!

    Belle and Sebastian? Was that the one about the boy and his big white dog making their way through the Pyrenees and other parts of Spain? Had some cool Citroen Light 15s in it.

    My other favorites were Kimba the White Lion, Marine Boy, Battle of the Planets (aka G-force or Gatcheman), Astroboy, Starblazers and Robotech. I've got every episode of Robotech on tape, plus hundreds of the Robotech related Japanese plastic model kits (Macross, Southern Cross and Mospeada). There's a model shop in Parramatta which used to import these, but I also brought back a case of them when I went to California. I recently bought the X-Box Robotech game (Robotech BattleCry). The game has all those really cool head up displays from the show and the Zentraedi fighter pods trail really cool flames when you damage them. The sound effects are cool too.

    Some of the most awesome animation is in Macross Plus (only available on video). That blew me away when I first saw it.

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    My god Graham ... I was trying for years to remember the name of that cartoon with the darth vader looking robots ... it was only a vague memory ... ... Robostory!

    Cool ... did a quick search on the net and found the opening credits ...

    <a href="http://pod-135.dolphin-server.co.uk/~meowsy/gifts/gifts.html" target="_blank">http://pod-135.dolphin-server.co.uk/~meowsy/gifts/gifts.html</a>

    once on the page, just search for "robostory", and you'll find the link to the credits
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    Remember SBS's La-linea ... this is very very hard to find stuff on ...

    <a href="http://199.203.226.133/coolcalb/linea.htm" target="_blank">http://199.203.226.133/coolcalb/linea.htm</a>

    Wish SBS would bring back Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist :p

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    Im 26 and I have never heard of any of them.

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    I recall babar...... :p

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    im sure your froggy cartoons were great but nothing beats 'tintin' & 'asterix'!!
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    danielsydney:
    Im 26 and I have never heard of any of them.
    How could anyone forget this little guy ...

    <img src="http://199.203.226.133/coolcalb/linea-big.gif" alt=" - " />

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    Who the heck is that?

    Looks like some cartoon character you'd expect on a bloody public health/family planning campaign!

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    Who the heck is that? Looks like some cartoon character you'd expect on a bloody public health/family planning campaign!
    I was waiting for that

    ... no it's a character that was only a line (hence la-linea) ... 5 mins long usually and very very clever ... about 100 of these were done .. the artist was Osvaldo Cavandoli. SBS used to run them as fillers (probably 10-20 years ago - hence the reason you probably don't know what it is).

    Impossible to find anything of them now.

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    i remember the line-drawing man, he was way cool! especially when he laughed and spat!

    Used to love my tintin and asterix aswell... the comics though, not the cartoons.

    anyone remember "the red and the blue" and later on, "the green and the orange"??? little plastecine dudes?? I think they were another sbs filler.
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    watched it with my now 26yo son, who went nuts if he missed an episode, with an interesting concept of solar powered flight in the Golden Condor.
    Another discovery that piqued my interest was ancient tombs that had jewelry & models of aircraft that resemble modern jet aircraft. With the tombs rangeing in age from 2500 to 4500 years.
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    mi16_weapon:
    i remember the line-drawing man, he was way cool! especially when he laughed and spat!
    I have 2 mpegs only ... nothing else

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    anyone remember "the red and the blue" and later on, "the green and the orange"??? little plastecine dudes?? I think they were another sbs filler.
    Yep, the red and blue rocked .... still prefer the line man though.

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    My god Graham ... I was trying for years to remember the name of that cartoon with the darth vader looking robots ... it was only a vague memory ... ... Robostory!

    Cool ... did a quick search on the net and found the opening credits ...

    <a href="http://pod-135.dolphin-server.co.uk/~meowsy/gifts/gifts.html" target="_blank">http://pod-135.dolphin-server.co.uk/~meowsy/gifts/gifts.html</a>

    once on the page, just search for "robostory", and you'll find the link to the credits
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    Hey thanks for that link man - what a way cool cartoon that was. cheers

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    Damien Gardner:
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    Yeah the Mysterious Cities of Gold was great!
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    watched it with my now 26yo son, who went nuts if he missed an episode, with an interesting concept of solar powered flight in the Golden Condor.
    Another discovery that piqued my interest was ancient tombs that had jewelry & models of aircraft that resemble modern jet aircraft. With the tombs rangeing in age from 2500 to 4500 years.
    I loved the way the show combined that ancient civilization/scifi thing with the educational segment at the end of the show. Very cool show.

    Those ancient delta wing aircraft-like things made from gold always blow me away.

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    Geez, I'm re-living my childhood just reading through these posts...

    Yeah, line-man was cool, me and my brother never really knew what the series was called so we just called it "Ba-doom ba-doom" because of what the music sounded like...

    Speaking of all those short fillers, how about "AEIOU" with all the kids drawn out of sand? And there was the thing with the little paper duck? All of these had cool music which I still remember.

    I've got most of the episodes of the Mysterious Cities of Gold on tape, but some of them were accidently overtaped much to my horror. I think my ongoing interest in watching ancient history documentaries is directly linked to seeing Cities of Gold as a kid. I even seriously considered studying archaeology I find it so interesting.

    As well as the golden condor, I also loved the Solaris sailing ship with the giant solar collector as a sail. And I remember the first time I saw the rear of the new Mazda 6, I thought "That looks a lot like that ugly Olmec flying machine"

    It sounds like I used to watch a heck of a lot of TV back then.

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    any good comprehensive sites on tin tin?

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    Daniel, check this out:

    The Official Tintin website <a href="http://www.tintin.be/" target="_blank">TINTIN.COM</a>

    Googling for a few seconds came up with heaps of stuff. Tintin's cool! dance head_ban

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