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The top 50 80s kids' TV themes

From Bananaman to Grange Hill, join us in a spot of TV nostalgia as we celebrate 50 great 1980s kids' TV theme songs...

There comes a time to turn away from the horrors of the world and retreat underneath the soft, comforting duvet of nostalgia. That time is Friday. That metaphorical duvet is below.

Here are fifty of the best kids’ TV theme songs (spread over two pages and in arbitrary order) of the 1980s. Some, like Alan Hawkshaw’s distinctive Grange Hill intro, are unarguable classics of the era, while others, like Mike Harding's Count Duckula, only started in the late-eighties and spent the rest of their run in the next decade.

Obviously, there being only 50 on this list, we may have missed out your favourite (deliberately or otherwise). Let us know if so, but remember that links may take a while to appear in the comments thread because
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SilverHawks: Win Volume Two of the Animated Series

Following the success of ThunderCats, Rankin/Bass released another animated series called SilverHawks. In this show, bionic policeman Commander Stargazer recruits the SilverHawks, a team of heroes who are "partly metal, partly real." They fight the evil Mon*Star, an escaped alien mob boss who transforms into an enormous armor-plated creature.

SilverHawks ran for 65 episodes in first-run syndication in 1986. The voice cast features many of the same talents who starred in ThunderCats. The cast includes Peter Newman, Adolph Caesar, Earl Hammond, Bob McFadden, Maggie Wheeler, Doug Preis, Peter Newman, and Larry Kenney.

The second and final volume of the animated series has just been released as part of a four DVD set. You can purchase all 33 episodes in SilverHawks: Season 1, Volume 2 or you can try to win a copy here. To enter, you need to merely post a comment below. You can
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Wondercon 2011: ThunderCats Panel

Three hipster doofuses and one awesome Tommy Lasorda-esque older man took to the stage to unveil new footage of Cartoon Network's reboot of ThunderCats.

The older fella was legendary voice actor Larry Kenney who brought chills to the crowd by intoning "Thunder! Thunder! ThunderCats! Hoooooooo!"

Sadly, nothing in the following reel had any of the oomph seen in Kenney's stage presence.

The teaser opened with an image of Thundera and I thought, "oh, how cute - they are opening with the old show before they show us the new."  No.  This is the look of the new show.  I won't go overboard and say the animation looks exactly the same as the 1980s.  I'll give credit and say it looks like perfectly good animation from the 1990s.

In the teaser we saw the ThunderCats riding light blue beasts, Lizard creatures attacking a fortress with catapults of fire and
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Thundercats Writer Steve Perry Murdered

Steve Perry wrote for comic books from the 1970s and was one of the original writers for the cartoon adventure series Thundercats in the mid-1980s.

Perry was born on December 12, 1954. He became interested in writing at an early age, and was penning science fiction tales for publication by the early 1970s. He soon teamed with artist Steve Bissette to produce comic stories for the independent anthology Abyss in 1976. Perry wrote for the Marvel titles Epic Illustrated and Bizarre Adventures later that decade. He and artist Tom Yeates created the Native American science fiction comic book series Timespirits for Marvel’s Epic imprint in the early 1980s. Perry also wrote for the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents revival and the Blackthorne Comics jungle adventure Salimba.

He began writing for Thundercats in 1985, and contributed to the Rankin/Bass animated production Silverhawks. Perry also wrote comic book adaptations for both series for Marvel.
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