It’s not quite Chez Cereal, (pronounced: shay sii ray-ahl) but a similar idea has been done. I share Robbie’s sentiment about this.
This weekend Julai discovered they’re streaming the entire animated series of The Mysterious Cities of Gold on Netflix. I only vaguely remember MCoG airing when I was little, but it stands the test of time.
The series is set in 16th century Mesoamerica with a mix of historical and fantastical elements. The opening theme and soundtrack are excellent, and there are some remarkably trippy sequences and adult themes for it ostensibly being a kid’s cartoon. The educational segments at the end of each episode aren’t bad either! (There’s footage of an iguana eating a cactus that I can’t get over.) I’ll say the English dubbed vocals aren’t superb, but what can you do. The adapted musical score more than makes up for it. We love it, and have made it a new Saturday morning tradition, which we also enjoy with our cat, Wizard.
I asked some folks on Facebook and Twitter what kind of new R&B merch they’d like to see and got some great ideas, thanks to everyone who pitched in. I’ll let you know what I come up with! In the meantime, I’m trying to make some room in the shop, so I’ve marked down the prices on my inventory of t-shirts.