52 Episodes with a remarkable written script
On the 24th of September 1985, this remarkable cartoon was made until 26th of March 1987. The Spartakus series consists of 52 episodes, each between 20 and 25 minutes in length where the intro and ending together are quite long. It is all divided into two 26-episode seasons.
It is a fantastic cartoon that went on air here in Norway on NRK (national tv), Antenne 2 in France and on many other channels around the world. The English version of Spartacus aired on the American cable television network Nickelodeon from 1985 to 1987 and in reruns on early Sunday mornings through 1990.
The plot of Spartakus And The Sun Beneath The Sea
Ever since the time of the Great Cataclysm, the Arkadians have lived deep in the center of the Earth. They believed they were the only survivors of this great devastation. Their civilization thrived under the power of their sun, the Tehra…until it began to fail. In desperation, the children of Arkadia broke the law and entered the forbidden Archives, searching for a solution. What they discovered gave them hope. Anxiously, they used their special powers and created a messenger to the people above. They named her Arkana.
Its a bit hard to understand for minors. But for more grown up children and teenagers, Spartakus story is complex but interesting. The plot is so weird that you must twist your head around 720 degrees sometimes. But you will survive.
The animation quality of the cartoon is really good and the music sticks to my mind even today. Spartakus was one of the greatest 80’s cartoons productions. This is quality from start to end of each episode. None of the episodes are dull or not interesting. It keeps you hooked.