Ok, admit every loves cartoons no matter what age you happen to be. Watching Saturday morning cartoons has been a ritual for young kids for countless years and everyone always had one or two(or more) cartoons that they could not wait to watch each and every weekend. One of the greatest time periods for cartoons was most definitely the 1980s. Let’s go on a bit of a flashback and remember some of the most popular cartoons of the era.
Alvin and the Chipmunks-You cannot think of 1980s cartoons without thinking of Alvin and the Chipmunks. Dave Seville and the famous singing trio of Alvin, Simon, and Theodore were back for a whole new set of adventures. This hugely popular cartoon was originally based on a 1960s series and eventually introduced us to the Chippettes (Brittnay, Jannette, and Eleanor).
The Best of Scooby-Doo-Scooby Doo has been a reigning cartoon icon for decades and remains one of the world’s most popular cartoon series. The Best of Scooby Doo was a showcase of around twenty-five episodes of the 1969 classic “Scooby Doo Where are You?” as well as twenty-four episodes of the 76 show The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour.
Care Bears- This very thoughtful bunch of bears live in the cloud city of Care-A-Lot. Bears like Cheer Bear, Birthday Bear, Champ Bear, and Friend Bear monitor the world for bad feelings and race to help the minute the Care-O-Meter goes off. The Hall of Caring is where the Care Bears discussed all really important matters with Tenderheart Bear. These famous cartoon bears used the Care Bear Stare to send good feelings to those in need and to defeat evil forces.
Jem and the Holograms-Jerrica Benton leads a double life. She is first of all an heiress and businesswoman. Now with her hologram projecting earrings and computer Synergy, she is able to transform into the outrageous rockstar Jem. While Jem and her band the Holograms deal with the competition given to them from less than nice bands, Jerrica also keeps busy with the haven she founded for teenage runaways.
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids-One of the earliest comedy routines revolved around his childhood. “Hey Hey Hey…it’s Fat Albert!” is most definitely one of the most recognizable cartoon catch phrases in history. This cartoon was based on Bill Cosby’s childhood in Philadelphia and often dealt with family issues and other serious topics.
Rainbow Brite- Rainbow Brite and her group of color kids battle Murky Dismal and his rather silly assistant Lurky from stealing all the color from the world. Rainbow’s real name is Wisp and she has a beautiful talking horse named Starlight. Twink is the head of the color sprites that mine the color crystals that Rainbow Brite uses to add colors to the world.
This is just a small sampling of the memorable cartoons from the 1980s. So why not find some of your favorite toons from your childhood and take a fun walk down memory lane. If you have kids you can show them some of the cartoons you enjoyed watching when you were younger.