A barbarian and his companions wander a devastated future Earth and fight evil where ever they find it.

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 Ookla the Mok / ... (7 episodes, 1980-1981)
Robert Ridgely ...
 Thundarr / ... (4 episodes, 1980)
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 Princess Ariel / ... (4 episodes, 1980)
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 Narrator (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Captain Corden / ... (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Mindok The Mind Menace / ... (2 episodes, 1980)
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 Tai / ... (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
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 Additional Voices / ... (2 episodes, 1980)
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In the year 1994, a comet hurtles between Earth and the moon. The moon is destroyed, and the Earth loses its ozone layer--causing the entire planet to be laid waste. Centuries later, Earth has become "a world of savagery, super-science, and sorcery," inhabited by various evildoers, scavengers, and magicians. Thundarr, a warrior who wields a powerful sword, is joined by his friends Ookla the Mok and Princess Ariel as they make their way through this strange world. Written by Brian Barjenbruch

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4 October 1980 (USA)  »

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Arok le barbare  »

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Twenty-one half-hour episodes were produced by Ruby-Spears Productions, an animation house formed by former Hanna-Barbera head writers Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, from October 1980 to September 1982, when the show went off the air. See more »

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[repeated line]
Princess Ariel: Thundarr, no! You can't just rush in!
[when he does anyway, she allows herself an exasperated sigh]
Princess Ariel: ... Outvoted again.
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From a girl's point of view....
20 May 2001 | by (underground) – See all my reviews

'Thundarr the Barbarian' has been one of my favorite cartoons for years, holding a place beside 'Dungeons and Dragons', 'Heavy Metal' and 'Pirates of Dark Water'. I started watching it when I was about 8 years old, and it was the coolest cartoon out there. You had a post-apocalyptic world full of mutated creatures and awesome sorcery. You even had the occasional army of robots. What's not to like? While Thundarr did refer to the females as 'woman', it was always amusing to me. He was the epitomy of what a barbarian would and should be; big and dumb. And Ariel just plain rocked! She could do anything from creating bridges to levitating Ookla, no small feat. Even though she was a sorceress, she always seemed to take the logical route in a battle, like locking Gemini's face plate shut so he couldn't shoot rays from his eyes. Ookla the Mok was like a cross between Chewbacca and a lion, and had one of the weirdest horses I ever saw! The animation was great and it inspired me to want to do animation. The show gave me an interest not only in animation and magic, but also in science. Everything about it was cool, and even now I enjoy the episodes so much, I have them on tape. It's really a shame that more weren't made. Demon dogs!


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