Saturday Morning Cartoon

It’s time for another Saturday Morning Cartoon and today’s is a weird one. The 1986 film Highlander wasn’t a big hit when it was originally released but it slowly became a cult favourite on home video. So much so that in 1991 a sequel was spawned that was just awful. Despite being panned it still made some money and a television series was spun off in 1992.

In 1994 a Canadian French animated series was created by Gaumont Multimedia. The series was set in the far future where the world has become a post-apocalyptic wasteland. An evil immortal named Kortan has taken over part of the world and the only hope for mankind is the descendant of the original Highlander Connor MacLeod – Quentin MacLeod. It’s sure a good thing that after thousands of years the MacLeod clan can still pump out an immortal or two.

The cartoon toned down a few of things from it’s R-rated origins. For one thing, Quentin didn’t chop of other immortals’ heads to gain their precious precious super-powers aka the Quickening. Instead they shared the quickening by holding on to a sword instead in a rather friendly not trying to kill each other way. And yet the bad guy still did things the old fashioned way. Chop, chop, chop.

Author: Shane Hnetka

Shane Hnetka has spent most of his life watching movies and reading comic books. He has decided to use this vast knowledge for evil instead of good.