There was perhaps a miscommunication between the animators and the
toy designers. The Dreadnok Swampfire was supposed to change colors, not
Zartan's sister and brother, Zarana and Zandar, and even the song notes
that the Swampfire was to change colors in sunlight. But as Breaker said
in the miniseries G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero: "Nobody's perfect."
The contrast between the murky waters and mist-shrouded trees in the
background versus bright lasers and quickly moving allows the Joes to appear
even more vibrant in the eyes of the viewer.
Because the animators cut to a shot of the Dreadnok Thundermachine, which is carrying Ripper, Buzzer and Torch, barreling towards the camera, the audience is drawn into the action.
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