Saturday Morning Cartoon: X-Men: The Animated Series
It’s crazy that we haven’t mentioned X-Men: The Animated Series on our Saturday Morning Cartoons segment yet. We have an entire show dedicated to watching old X-Men cartoons, The Mutant Ages!
Of all the shows we’ve posted here, X-Men: The Animated Series is one that everyone here at Atomic Blue watched and was obsessed with. It got to the point that we had X-Men themed parties while watching this cartoon and dressing up like the X-Men.
The thing that makes the X-Men so great are that they are outcasts with superpowers. They are faced with prejudice and extreme political conflict while trying to live normal lives. We love the X-Men in all of their incarnations. They are the heart and soul of Atomic Blue Productions. We ARE the X-Men, when it comes down to it.
Something that goes unaccredited for this show was how deep the thematic overtones go. Yes, we know it was about politics, but if you break it down like Maddy and Ryan do on the Mutant Ages, this show was presenting a lot of very different political views. Since the show was for kids, it’s masked under a bunch of goofy one liners, but the themes are still heavy and dark.
Also everyone is super gay? And we’re representing that!
We can’t recommend this show enough. Go watch it. Like stop reading this and just go binge-watch X-Men: The Animated Series right now.
Also Wolverine/Gambit and Rogue/Storm are totally dating.