Review Your Favourite Cartoons Growing Up?

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  1. I_dont_care

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    Ah, I watched cartoons until I was "too old" to watch them! :)
    I got a kick out of the following:
    On Saturday Mornings, I enjoyed...
    The Beatles cartoon.
    Underdog.
    Atom-Ant
    The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner show (all of it's incarnations).
    Space Ghost
    Birdman
    Herculoids
    Spider-Man
    Fantastic Four
    Samson Jr
    The Impossibles
    Frankenstein Jr
    The Mighty Heroes/Mighty Mouse
    The Beagles
    Bullwinkle

    Later, I liked
    The Adventures of Superman
    The Batman/Superman Hour with Aquaman
    Everything's Archie
    Scooby Doo
    Josie and the Pussycats
    Space Academy and Jason of Star Command (live action)
    Shazam/Isis (live action)

    During the week on local TV it was live action Batman. Three Stooges. Bozo (with many cartoons like Popeye, Casper, Beetle Bailey, etc).
    Bugs Bunny. Speed Racer. The 8th Man. Gigantor. Astro Boy. Marine Boy. Kimba and Prince Planet.
     
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  2. Alex Vojacek

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    On my top 5

    1- Tom & Jerry
    2- Droopy (Tex Avery version)
    3- All the Text Avery cartoons, even banned ones.
    4-Robotech
    5-He-Man & She-Ra

    Tex Avery for me was, the Genius if it's time in the animated cartoons, their jokes were so sharp you can't stop laughing!
     
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  3. I_dont_care

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    I love the Tex Avery cartoon I think it's called "Quiet Please" where a guy goes away to get rest at a super quiet resort, and there's a man and woman in the next room cutting it up with a trumpet and giggling.
     
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    He-Man
    She-Ra
    Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors
    Dinoriders
    Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends
    Mask
    The Racoons
    Ghostbusters
    The Real Ghostbusters
    Transformers
    Duck Tales
    Dungeons & Dragons
    Ulysses 31
     
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  6. Gavin

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    I loved Battle of the Planets. Also the english dub of Space Battleship Yamato (Star Blazers). I also have vague but fond memories of a Flash Gordon cartoon that was around during the 80's.
     
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    What, no love for The Jetsons? Johnny Quest? Deputy Dawg?
     
  8. Janine The Barefoot

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    George of the Jungle
    Roadrunner
    Bugs Bunny & Friends
    The Jetsons
    Johnny Quest (original)
    The Flintstones
    Rocky & Bullwinkle (which included lots of great other "inside" Toon-within-a-toon)
    Atom Ant
    The Tick
    Thunderbirds are Go (the puppets)
    The Electric Company (the original)
    ..... and that's all I've got for now!

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    The Jetsons did predict one thing right - push button finger (except it turned out to be carpal tunnel!).
     
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  10. Nick91

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    The Simpsons: The only one of these that I still watch occasionally if it's on tv.

    Animaniacs:
    Loved that show.

    Dastardly and Muttley
    in Their Flying Machines: Those poor fellas never could catch that darn pigeon.

    Tom & Jerry: Mostly the classic ones, but I also had a VHS with obscure episodes from the 1970s. My favourite from that series was when they go bowling.

    Muzzy in Gondoland: Ok, granted that we were pretty much "forced" to watch it in the third grade English class, but despite the fact that its educational language lessons were often slow and repetitious, a parking meter/clock-eating green monster is totally awesome for a 9-year old. I wonder if this was some kind of precursor to Shrek?

    The Flintstones & The Jetsons: Another two great old school Hanna-Barbera shows that Cartoon Network used to show during my childhood. These two in particular complemented each other quite well, although I preferred Fred more than the somewhat dull George.

    Dexter's Lab: One of the best among the (at the time) new Cartoon Network series that came out in the later half of the 90s. Who didn't want to have their own laboratory hidden in their house? Others include Ed, Edd & Eddie, Powerpuff Girls, and Cow & Chicken (bizarre for the faceless parents and the scary red devil character). Johnny Bravo too, he was a cool dude! The animations weren't exactly top-notch, but that was compensated by decent entertainment value.

    Almost everything made by Disney, including shorts with Mickey, Donald & Goofy in the 30s & 40s. Also many Looney Tunes shorts from the same era.

    Then there were a ton of childrens' shows (both cartoon and non-cartoon) that my country's national channel used to air every day at 6 PM. The names of the cartoons evade me right now; I remember this one about a teenager with glasses and a yellow shirt. Think he was meant to be antropomorphic or something, and he had a friend who was a bunny IIRC. Oh, and The Busy World of Richard Scarry is another favourite that they used to show every now and then.

    Nickelodeon & Fox Kids had some decent shows, but in Nickelodeon's case, I preferred life action shows such a All That. In Fox Kids, there was this program called Braceface, but I will never admit to watching episodes of it. NEVER. Lol.

    Lastly, when was really young, there was a channel called The Children's Channel (TCC). It became defunct already back in October 2000, and I honestly don't remember any specific shows, but it was by far the most watched tv channel. It exposed me to English at a very young age, as they never dubbed it to my language, thank God. So, I already knew some English by the time I had my first English class (which coincided with TCC shutting down, hmm...).

    There's probably more, but this is what I can think of from the top of my head.
     
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    Wasn't that one of the regular features in Banana Splits?
     
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    Bless you, you wonderful woman! I can hear the theme song as I write this! YES! TBS.... I'd been making myself crazy trying to remember the name of that bloody show. I think they're also responsible for a number of other brilliant cartoons!....
    Which I will now have to go Google!

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    @Janine The Barefoot

    It came to me because I'd been over on The Monkees thread and their song was poodle-ing about my brain!
     
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    I.... (ahem...)...... own their Greatest Hits CD and love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    See that's now reminded me of Bananaman - one of my favourite superheros growing up. And Danger Mouse was the other.
     
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  17. Janine The Barefoot

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    Loved, loved, loved Danger Mouse!
     
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  18. Gavin

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    It's time for the big budget live action movie remake!
     
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    Great. I can see the Zack Snyder version now, all washed out colors and lens flare and unnecessary zooms and action edited by a five-year-old with ADHD.
     
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  20. Gavin

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    I suspect a five-year-old with ADHD would deliver a far more coherent movie than Snyder. Perhaps DC should investigate this option. Would save them money on directors fees too.
     
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