Saturday, January 15, 2011

Toon Rock: New Kids on the Block (1990)

At the apex of the late 80's bubblegum pop revival, the New Kids on the Block seemed to be everywhere. Thanks to then-manager Maurice Starr, the boys had their images licensed for comic books as well as a short-lived animated series that aired on ABC in 1990. KatieNKOTB uploaded this sample to YouTube:



Unfortunately, the series lasted just one season, and DIC, which produced it, replaced the New Kids with Hammerman the next year. DIC & ABC got the worst of that deal, that much is certain. The experience, however, had a lasting effect on Donnie Wahlberg, who has made a successful transition into a more full-time acting career, with credits including "Saw" and some television work. Hey, it worked for his brother, Mark, too...........

Rating: C.

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