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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
G.I. Joe Cartoon 1985 Title.jpg
"Yo Joe"!
Genre: Military action-adventure
Running Time: 30 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: September 12, 1983 – November 20, 1986
Network(s): First-run syndication
Created by: Hasbro
Distributed by: Claster Television
Starring: Michael Bell
Arthur Burghardt
Corey Burton
William Callaway
Brian Cummings
Dick Gautier
Ed Gilbert
Chris Latta
Morgan Lofting
Mary McDonald-Lewis
Bill Ratner
Bob Remus
B.J. Ward
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 95

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero is an animated television series created by Sunbow Productions, based on Hasbro toy line G.I. Joe. It ran for two mini-series from 1983 to 1984 and for two seasons from 1985 to 1986.


The series follows the adventures of the G.I. Joe, the codename for America's daring, highly trained special mission force. It's purpose, to defend human freedom against Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world.

Why it Rocks

  1. It's faithful and perfect to the source material.
  2. Great voice acting.
  3. Awesome animation.
  4. Memorable villains look evil and awesome.
  5. Great music choices, especially the opening themes.
  6. Amazing, funny and memorable characters.
  7. Often mocked rival franchises such as The Simpsons, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

Bad Qualities

  1. In Season 2, Serpentor was created by Dr. Mindbender. But without Sun-Tzu's DNA, Serpentor is extremely impulsive for to take to the world. And Cobra Commander hates him, trying to eliminate him.
  2. The animation for some episodes of Season 2 was awful.