It’s no doubt that the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s were the prime time for cartoons.
Who can forget The Flintstones, Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny, The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Chip ‘n Dale, or Denver the Last Dinosaur? Today’s kids have no idea how great were the cartoons we used to watch. For some of us, these were better than classics bedtime stories.
Let’s take a trip down the memory lane and remember our favorite cartoons that we wish we could still watch today:
Denver the Last Dinosaur
Featuring a guitar-wielding dinosaur, this American cartoon was educational and fun to watch. Many episodes focused on ecology, conservation, and true friendship. Released in 1988, Denver the Last Dinosaur ran for two seasons and had 50 episodes.
Dexter’s Laboratory was a favorite choice for all nerdy kids out there. With his sharp, witty mind, Dexter built an awesome laboratory that his parents knew nothing about. His crazy inventions were really cool, leaving us dreaming about the future of technology.
Dragon Ball Z
Launched in 1989, Dragon Ball Z achieved a cult status. This Japanese anime TV series depicted the adventures of Goku, a child whose mission was to defend the earth against androids, monsters, and intergalactic space fighters. Over the years, it spawned over 57 video games and three TV specials.
You must remember Johnny Bravo, the obnoxious muscled guy chasing every woman in sight! This awesome cartoon ran from 1997 to 2004, featuring a young man who ends up in bizarre situations while trying to get women to date him. His pickup lines are still popular today.
Top Cat was released in 1961, featuring the coolest cat to ever have lived in a dumpster. Produced by Hanna Barbera studios, this animated TV series had 30 fun-filled episodes. Its characters were inspired from “The East Side Kids,” a popular 1940s film. According to critics, most episodes can be seen as social commentary, so your kids can actually learn something from this show.
Even today’s kids have heard about Popeye the sailorman. With his thick arms and superpowers, Popeye was a great role for children and teens. Moms loved it too! After all, it was the perfect excuse to trick the kids into eating their veggies.
How many times have you found yourself daydreaming about having a robot maid and driving a flying car while watching The Jetsons? Launched in ’60s, this animated sitcom was well ahead of its time. Jetsons: The Movie, which was released in 1990, served as the series finale, so it’s worth watching it.
Tom and Jerry
Back in the ’80s, we would not miss a single episode of the original Tom and Jerry. This iconic animated series was so fun to watch! We still remember the never-ending fights between Jerry the mouse and Tom the cat.
Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character; created in 1940 by Leon Schlesinger Productions and voiced originally by the legendary vocal artist, Mel Blanc. Bugs is best known for his starring roles in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated short films, produced by Warner Bros. during the golden age of American animation.
From the cool dinosaurs to the awesome music, every bit of The Flintstones was a delight. It’s impossible to forget the cars made up of stones, the baby elephant serving as a vacuum cleaner, Fred and Barney’s friendship, and the fun stories featured in this popular series.