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Best 80s cartoon?

Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by Kyriakos, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    I liked Dastardly and Muttley. :)

    Let's see... Flintstones, The Jetsons, Birdman, The Herculoids, Shazzan!, Marine Boy, Kimba (the old ones before they changed that wonderful theme music to some insipid crap), Underdog, Tintin... I watched Scooby-Doo if there wasn't anything else on and I wanted background noise. Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm were entertaining though. Of course my favorite character was Moonrock. I'm probably forgetting a bunch of them.
     
  2. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    In that case, there's the Pink Panther, Road Runner, and Noggin the Nog.


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    And, of course, (how could you forget?) Captain Pugwash.


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  3. Kyriakos

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    The Pink Panther was very cool :D

    Great Theme too, obviously.


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  4. Valka D'Ur

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    Yeah, I forgot to mention Bugs Bunny and the Road Runner, Tweety & Sylvester, etc.

    The very best, however, were the Peanuts specials. You just can't beat the Charlie Brown Christmas special or the Great Pumpkin.
     
  5. Kyriakos

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    Probably the bleakest cartoon of the 80s (it had some rather interesting elements like monsters of a dual nature that dwelled below the ground).


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    Inhumanoids, the evil that lies within (from down in the fiery depths of the earth where nightmares...begin) ;)
     
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    Anyone can still remember Captain Planet ?? :D
     
  7. Camikaze

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  8. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Rob (R8XFT) Ancient Briton Super Moderator

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    I remember watching Visionaries. I think that the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon was in the 80s as well.
     
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    And Mr Benn was good

    The Flintstones, Tintin and Scooby - Doo were good. I have not seen or do not remember the others.
     
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    You never saw Underdog or The Jetsons? :(
     
  12. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    '80s cartoons are pretty much all junk, people just nostalgia-fy themselves into thinking they were decent.

    '90s cartoons, on the other hand, are objectively great, and I'll fight the man who say's they're not.
     
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    Speaking of French cartoons, this may technically be from the 1970s but it owned and still owns, just watch that damn intro sequence (the version I found has Norwegian speech so unless you understand that you might as well quit after the intro).


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    I think that was from the 90s, which makes the inclusion of Soviet Union girl all the more brilliant.
     
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    How about Captain Future with its popular German soundtrack (many synchros had their own ost)

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    skip to 0:07
     
  16. lindsay40k

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    I can't argue with Ulysses 31.

    All I can add to what's been said already is the Mysterious Cities of Gold.


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  17. Kyriakos

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    Well, i still recall this scene:


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    Really, Inhumanoids was quite artistic in some of its ideas and drawings. Decompose :)


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  18. therottweiler

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    My two favorites were Robotech and Dungeons and Dragons.
     
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    I remember seeing Astro Boy in my younger years, so that would make it shown in the 80's where I lived.
     
  20. Evie

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    Gotta back lindsay40K here. There were many good ones, but Mysterious Cities of Gold stand head and shoulders above the rest.

    That it got an actual, honest to God, plot-continuing sequel (labeled as season 2 of the original; ie NOT a reboot/reimagining/remake) three decades later s pretty telling. That the channel that got them in Quebec is using it as the absolute highlight of their holiday season schedule (pretty much the best slot available) says even more. That said channel getting the rights to the series and announcing when it would air were both headline-worthy items for entertainment news sections in major medias says a great deal as well.

    In the French speaking world, and especially Quebec, Les Mystérieuses Cités D'Or was the generation-defining classic of the eighties.
     

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