Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Toons You Might've Missed: Sgt. Savage and the Screaming Eagles (1994)

A while back, we discussed the 1995 G. I. Joe Extreme series. That wouldn't have happened had Sunbow, which gained a fresh license for the franchise, had succeeded in adapting a new addition to Hasbro's long running line of G. I. Joe action figures.

Sgt. Savage and the Screaming Eagles never aired on television. It was one of the earliest animated DTV's (Direct to Video), released in 1994, and used to promote Hasbro's newest action figures (commercials are included with the following video). Unfortunately, the toys didn't sell, and a year later, Savage was incorporated into G. I. Joe Extreme. Of the Eagles, only Mouse would later resurface, in a cameo appearance in the movie "G. I. Joe: Retaliation", last year, nearly 20 years after his debut.

And, so, for your entertainment pleasure, this is our way of marking Veterans Day. There will be no rating.

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