Cartoons and stuff i watched in 80s and early 90s

by mattcymru | created - 15 Sep 2018 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

its been 25 years since i moved to highschool and stopped watching cartoons. i also moved to the middle of nowhere and life has been hell since. so i make this list to mark the moment! makes me want to cry. ok i might not have watched all of them but i do remember them. for some reason i dont think i liked transformers that much?

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1. The Real Ghostbusters (1986–1991)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

The continuing adventures of the staff of the ghost removal service.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier, Frank Welker, Arsenio Hall

Votes: 7,815

2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.

Stars: Cam Clarke, Barry Gordon, Rob Paulsen, Townsend Coleman

Votes: 28,298

3. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983–1985)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull.

Stars: John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 14,922

4. Inspector Gadget (1983–1986)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A bumbling bionic police inspector stumbles about on his cases, while his niece and dog secretly do the real investigative work.

Stars: Don Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker, Luc Durand

Votes: 16,925

5. Count Duckula (1988–1993)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a vegetarian vampire duck and his servants.

Stars: Barry Clayton, Jack May, Brian Trueman, Jimmy Hibbert

Votes: 3,197

6. Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light (1987)

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The planet Prysmos - post-technological loss. Two groups rise to dominance from the devastation to wage war upon each other. One is controlled by honest and law-abiding people and the other... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Blu, Roscoe Lee Browne, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings

Votes: 789

7. BraveStarr (1987–1989)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Family

A Native American marshal and his friends keep the peace on the frontier planet of New Texas.

Stars: Pat Fraley, Erika Scheimer, Susan Blu, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 2,257

8. Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990–1996)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A quintet of teenagers work together to encourage environmentally responsible behaviour and can summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters.

Stars: David Coburn, Joey Dedio, Kath Soucie, LeVar Burton

Votes: 9,782

9. Taz-Mania (1991–1995)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The daily satirical adventures of the Looney Tunes star The Tazmanian Devil, along with his extended family, friends, and enemies on the island of Tasmania.

Stars: Jim Cummings, Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Miriam Flynn

Votes: 8,394

10. Snorks (1984–1988)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The Snorks are playful, multicolored underwater creatures that use their built-in snorkels to dart about and make music.

Stars: Michael Bell, Nancy Cartwright, Barry Gordon, Edie McClurg

Votes: 2,281

11. The Animals of Farthing Wood (1993–1995)

25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A group of wild animal friends are forced to move to a park after humans drive them away from their old home.

Stars: Rupert Farley, Stacey Gregg, Ron Moody, Jeremy Barrett

Votes: 2,966

12. Ewoks (1985–1987)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The adventures of the Ewoks in Wicket W. Warrick's youth before the Battle of Endor.

Stars: Jim Henshaw, James Cranna, Cree Summer, Sue Murphy

Votes: 1,454

13. Star Wars: Droids (1985–1986)

Animation, Adventure, Family

The adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO years before serving the Rebel Alliance.

Stars: Anthony Daniels, Dan Hennessey, John Stocker, Graeme Campbell

Votes: 1,239

14. Defenders of the Earth (1986– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Four of the greatest comic strip heroes join forces to battle Ming the Merciless.

Stars: Loren Lester, Lou Richards, Peter Renaday, Peter Mark Richman

Votes: 1,163

15. Fantastic Max (1988–1991)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family

A young baby and his toys travel space and time going on amazing adventures in his crib spaceship.

Stars: Ben Ryan Ganger, Gregg Berger, Nancy Cartwright, Elisabeth Harnois

Votes: 189

16. The Herbs (1968–1972)

15 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Animated adventures of characters in a herb garden, such as Sir Basil and Lady Rosemary, Bayleaf the gardener, Sage the owl, Dill the dog and Parsley the lion.

Star: Gordon Rollings

Votes: 114

18. Huxley Pig (1989–1990)

10 min | Animation, Family

With his suitcase full of dress-up clothes, Huxley Pig can do anything, go anywhere, and meet anyone he likes. With his friend Sam Seagull, Huxley performs as a clown at the circus, becomes... See full summary »

Star: Martin Jarvis

Votes: 35

19. Rude Dog and the Dweebs (1989– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Rude dog drove around in a pink Cadillac through Beverly Hills, trying to avoid a dogcatcher and getting into trouble with other dogs.

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Dave Coulier, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings

Votes: 150

20. Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–1995)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The wacky adventures of the new young hip generation of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters, most of them descendants of the original classic toon cast.

Stars: Charlie Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille, Joe Alaskey

Votes: 10,740

21. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.

Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Vic Perrin

Votes: 27,100

22. Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979–1982)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo travel from town to town in their van, The Mystery Machine, solving cases of hauntings, monsters and unexplained occurrences. Joining the gang is ... See full summary »

Stars: Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North, Frank Welker

Votes: 3,055

24. Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The continuing animated adventures of Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Swee'pea and Popeye.

Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Jackson Beck

Votes: 8,373

25. The Mysterious Cities of Gold (1982–1983)

TV-Y7 | 28 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A trio of kids must search throughout 16th Century South America for personal answers linked to the legendary El Dorado.

Stars: Janice Chaikelson, Adrian Knight, Michael Rudder, Terrence Labrosse

Votes: 3,213

26. DuckTales (1987–1990)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The globe-trotting treasure-hunting money-making adventures of billionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephews.

Stars: Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern, Chuck McCann

Votes: 26,948

27. Denver, the Last Dinosaur (1988–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

When an unusually intelligent dinosaur unexpectedly hatches from a fossilized egg in present-day California, a friendly group of human teenagers adopts him and teaches him how to hide from prying eyes and master skateboarding.

Stars: James Swodec, Loïc Baugin, Stéphane Bazin, Béatrice Bruno

Votes: 2,111

28. Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (1988–1990)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Disney's fun-loving chipmunks are re-imagined as the leaders of a team of pint-sized crime-fighters, rounding out the team are two mice, Gadget Hackwrench and Monterey Jack and Zipper, a fly.

Stars: Peter Cullen, Corey Burton, Tress MacNeille, Jim Cummings

Votes: 15,481

29. Sharky & George (1990–1992)

26 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Two fish private detectives, big pink shark-like fedora-wearing Sharky as the muscles and small slick bluish-orange George as the brains, fight crime and mad villains in the noirish underwater city of Seacago, reminiscent of 30s Chicago.

Stars: Mark Camacho, Arthur Grosser, Dean Hagopian, Paul Hawkins

Votes: 346

30. The Raccoons (1985–1992)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

The adventures of a family of Raccoons and their friends.

Stars: Michael Magee, Len Carlson, Marvin Goldhar, Bob Dermer

Votes: 1,550

31. The A-Team (1983–1987)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.

Stars: George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz, Dirk Benedict

Votes: 31,440

32. Super Gran (1985–1987)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

The adventures of a super-powered granny who fights crime in her community.

Stars: Gudrun Ure, Iain Cuthbertson, Bill Shine, Alan Snell

Votes: 374

33. Garfield and Friends (1988–1995)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Stories about Garfield the cat, Odie the dog, their owner Jon and the trouble they get into, and Orson the Pig and his adventures on a farm with fellow farm animals.

Stars: Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, Howard Morris

Votes: 9,496

34. The Family-Ness (1984–1985)

5 min | Animation, Family

Two Scottish children discover that not only is The Loch Ness Monster real - but that there is a whole family of 'Nessie'. Most of the yellow creatures are named after a personality trait like Eager-Ness, Sad-Ness or Silly-Ness.

Stars: Peter Hawkins, Susan Sheridan

Votes: 200

35. Danger Mouse (1981–1992)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans.

Stars: David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey, Brian Trueman

Votes: 2,871

36. She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985–1987)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Princess Adora raises her magic sword and becomes She-Ra, the most powerful woman in the universe, to aid her friends in defeating the Evil Horde so their planet Etheria can be free.

Stars: Melendy Britt, George DiCenzo, John Erwin, Linda Gary

Votes: 4,540

37. Going Live! (1987–1993)

192 min | News

Children's Saturday morning magazine/variety show featuring cartoons, sketches, games, music videos, special guests and features.

Stars: Sarah Greene, Phillip Schofield, Peter Simon, Trevor Neal

Votes: 83

39. Get Fresh (1986–1988)

Family

Get Fresh was a Saturday morning children's TV show in the UK. Set in a spaceship called the millennium dustbin each week the hosts would travel to different towns around the country and ... See full summary »

Stars: Gareth Jones, Charlotte Hindle, Phil Cornwell, Josie Lawrence

Votes: 25

40. Paw Paws (1985– )

TV-Y | Animation, Adventure, Family

The adventures of a Native American tribe of humanoid bears.

Stars: Don Messick, Frank Welker, Susan Blu, Ruth Buzzi

Votes: 115

41. The Pink Panther Show (1969–1976)

TV-G | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The Pink Panther is a heroic, moral cartoon cat with pink fur and the manners of an English aristocrat. He only becomes flustered or angry at obtuse or offensive humans who try to disrupt ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Frees, Rich Little, Dave Barry, Mel Blanc

Votes: 14,116

42. Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors (1985– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A young man leads a small band in search of his father while fighting the forces of Sawboss using the various vehicles they carry with them.

Stars: Ernie Anderson, Darrin Baker, Jean Chalopin, Gilles Guillot

Votes: 1,183

43. Knightmare (1987–1994)

25 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Dungeons and Dragons-style show that lets contestants explore a computer-generated fantasy world, with wicked special effects and cunning puzzles.

Stars: Hugo Myatt, David Learner, John Woodnutt, Paul Valentine

Votes: 739

44. Art Attack (1990–2007)

Family

An educational series presenting various art project suggestions and creations.

Stars: Neil Buchanan, Peter Corey, Mitchell Knight, Jim Sweeney

Votes: 2,038

46. Challenge of the GoBots (1984–1985)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Gobots are loosely based on the Tonka toy line. There are two warring factions: the Gaurdians, lead by the charismatic Leader-1, and the Renegades, lead by Cy-Kill, who is bent on dominating Gobotron and then the Earth and the galaxy.

Stars: Lou Richards, Bernard Erhard, Marilyn Lightstone, Frank Welker

Votes: 698

47. The Transformers (1984–1987)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

Stars: Frank Welker, Peter Cullen, Corey Burton, Christopher Collins

Votes: 19,082

48. Hammerman (1991–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Family

The adventures of a musical superhero armed with magical living shoes.

Stars: M.C. Hammer, John Stocker, Clark Johnson, Jeff Jones

Votes: 146

49. The Original Ghostbusters (1986–1987)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy