July 30, 2011
This fantasy series was about Galtar, Princess Goleeta, and her younger mind controlling brother, Zorn. Galtar, with the help of his Golden Lance, is fighting with Tormack, the tyrannical usurper of the kingdom of Bandisar who is conquering their entire world.
Tormack is responsible for the death of both Galtar’s parents and assassinating the rest of Goleeta and Zorn’s family. Tormack, among others like him, wants the power of Galtar’s supernatural weapon, the Golden Lance, in order to combine it with the stolen ancient and indestructible Sacred Shield, which rightfully belongs to Goleeta and Zorn. For whoever holds both cannot be brought down in any form of combat.
Also aiding Galtar and his friends are his loyal horse, Thork and the powerful red dragon known as Raven’s Claw. Further hindrances (plus comic relief) to this trio comes from inept father and son mercenaries Rak & Tuk, who have a history of double crossing others at every turn, claiming that it is the only work they know.
Sadly this series was only aired for one season of a total of 21 episodes. It was made by Hanna-Barbera, who is the animation studio responsible for Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Top Cat, The Smurfs, and many more.
I watched a lot of Galtar when I was growing up as repeats of the show were frequent during the years as this was a popular cartoon full of adventure, action, and a well written storyline which was purely made for fans as there was no toy line.