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Carter Gonzalez

SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron is an animated television series created by Christian Tremblay and Yvon Tremblay and produced by Hanna-Barbera and Turner Program Services. The series takes place in the fictional metropolis of Megakat City, which is populated entirely by anthropomorphic felines, known as "Kats". The titular SWAT Kats are two vigilante pilots who possess a state-of-the-art fighter jet with an array of weaponry. Throughout the series, they face various villains as well as Megakat City's militarized police force, the Enforcers. The show originally premiered and ran on TBS's syndication block The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera from 1993 to 1995.

Every episode of the series was directed by Robert Alvarez. The bulk of the series was written by either Glenn Leopold (13 episodes) or Lance Falk (6 episodes). Jim Stenstrum contributed two episodes, while David Ehrman, Von Williams, Eric Clark (with Lance Falk), Mark Saraceni and Jim Katz all contributed one episode each. There were a total of twenty-five finished episodes and a special episode, that features a report on the SWAT Kats and of all their missions and gadgets as well as three unfinished episodes and two episodes still in the concept stage. The show re-aired on Cartoon Network and Boomerang. A revival of the series is currently being funded via Kickstarter. Which recently exceeded $100,000 in funds, guaranteeing new SWAT Kats animation for the first time in over two decades.

With it's 2,014 Backers on Kickstarter and total of $141,500.00 was raised on August 22, 2015 to bring the series back. On February 12th, 2015 Gary Owens the Voice of Commander Ulysses Feral has passed away with his Complications of Type 1 Diabetes. You will be Missed Commander Feral, you would be proud to see the SWAT Kats back in the air again. Eight Years later after the Release of SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron, it would seem to be a dark day in American History happened. Four airliners were hi-jacked by Islamic Terrorists of Al-Qaeda. The first two planes know as, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 Crashed into the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the third plane known as American Airlines Flight 77 Crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia and the fourth plane was known as United Airlines Flight 93 was heading towards Washington D.C. But the Terrorists were killed by the Passengers causing the plane to crash into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Osama Bin-Laden was the Mastermind of the attack and was wanted by the FBI, 10 years later the Manhunt for Osama Bin-Laden was over when he was killed in a Compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan by American Special Forces on May 2nd, 2011. Today, T-Bone and Razor are paying respect to the victims of 9/11 by walking with flowers and American Flags. We'll Never Forget. I pray for the Men and Women who are over Seas fighting the War on Terror to be safe.


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