BraveStarr is an American space western series in the science fiction western animation genre. It is set in the 23rd century on a multi-cultural desert planet called New Texas.
On the distant, dry and desolate planet of New Texas the discovery of Kerium, a rare and powerful magical crystal, brings an infinite number of colonists from all corners of the galaxy. Some are good, some are bad but none are more dangerous than Tex Hex the leader of the Carrion Bunch. The mayor of New Texas partitions the earth council to control his outlaws. HE needed an army of lawmen, a thousand, to rid the planet of criminals and bandits – they sent only ONE – but he was enough. His name was Marshal Bravestarr.
With his mystical powers, Bravestarr can call on the power of animals to help him win his battles. He can use the strength of a bear to move a bolder, the speed of a puma to catch the criminals, the eyes of a hawk to see into the distant or a wolfs acute hearing to listen to plots unfolding.
The original episodes aired from September 1987 to February 1988 in syndication. Oddly it was created a year after a collection of action figures released in 1986 by Mattel, the bad timing contributed to the peril of this science fiction western animation series. BraveStarr was the last animated series produced by Filmation and Group W Productions to be broadcast before Filmation shut down in 1989.