Cartoons: What they looked like in the 80s

My dad calls the 80s the Golden Age of Cartoons. After scouring YouTube for intros to his favorite weekend cartoons, I found a collection of what the author labeled as the “80s cartoon intro overload.”

Dada Joel’s favorites became apparent as I loaded the first few videos. I remember him humming—or even (gasp!) singing—some of the cartoons’ themes. Most of these cartoons are alien to me—Bionic Six, Thundercats, Silverhawks, Dino Riders, Pole Position, and a whole lot more.

I liked the intros of the Visionaries and Spiral Zone cartoons the best.

There are, however, familiar ones like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which has been revived through another cartoon of the same name and being shown on Cartoon Network. In the video, TMNT, as the show is more popularly known, has a different title, “Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles.” This is probably to avoid alienating some viewers who don’t know what the heck a ninja is. TMNT isn’t the only cartoon in the video to sport a different title. G.I. Joe is called “Action Force.” Dad says this is why some G.I. Joe toys in the 80s sported the Action Force logo and not the former.

If you want to view the videos, go to YouTube and search for “80s Cartoon Intro Overload,” or click through to the next page and select from any of the six posted there. 🙂

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2 Responses

  1. […] Hopefully, it will not disappoint as much as Spiderman 3. I wish it will be as successful as the 80s cartoon series and the animated movie that inspired an entire […]

  2. unlike spiderman, which is known by everyone in my large household, 3 of my 7 children did not know TMNT. they could not relate with the movie when they watched it. the younger ones were wondering why the elder ones were so excited to watch it.

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