The Eighties were a great time to be a kid. Color televisions were becoming a household item and children could finally get some dedicated TV time. Compared to the present age, things were quite different back then. Today, parents are forcing the kids to get out and play. Back then, parents had to drag their kids off the streets to come inside the house.
Cartoons were a source of entertainment not only for kids but even adults. Some shows became classics and were turned into movies. In this article, we will talk about the top cartoon shows from the 80s, get ready for some nostalgia.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (also known as Ninja Turtles) is a story of four human-like turtles known for their wise-ass comments and love of pizza. The series was more light-hearted than the original comics and featured a very catchy theme song. The series started on TV in 1987 and went on till 1996.
DuckTales has more fans now than it had back in 1987. The series tells the story of Scrooge McDuck, a super-rich duck who loves to swim in his vault filled with gold. His world is surrounded by his wealth and his three nephews and a niece. It got syndicated and was translated to a dozen languages; entertain kids and adults alike all over the world. Most of the stories were about seeking hidden treasures or stopping criminals from looting Scrooge’s gold vault. Just like all cartoons of that time, it gently tells us how the loving uncle cares more about his nephews and niece than his gold.
- He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe
He-Man is a story of Prince Adam of the planet of Eternia. Whenever he holds Sword of Power and says the words “By the Power of Grayskull!” he gets magical superpowers and becomes He-Man. Along with Adam, his cowardly pet tiger Cringer also transforms into a ferocious Battle Cat when he says the magical words. He-Man works hard with his other friends to protect Eternia from the evil plans of Skeletor who wants to conquer Castle Grayskull to become all powerful.
- The Real Ghostbusters
Every kid from the 80s knows the theme song for The Real Ghostbusters. It is probably the most popular theme song ever. Spun off from the 1984 comedy movie Ghostbusters, the series ran from 1986 to 1991. The Real Ghostbusters follows the adventures of four Ghostbusters, their secretary Janine Melnitz and their mascot Slimer, as they run around New York capturing and chasing evil spirits.
- Alvin And The Chipmunks
No list on 80s cartoons can be complete without mentioning the Alvin And The Chipmunks. Produced by Bagdasarian Productions, the series ran from 1983 to 1990. If you ever get bored with the movies being released now, go back in time to see these chipmunks. It follows the lives of singing human-like chipmunks that started off with The Alvin Show in 1962.
There you have it, the top cartoons from the 80s that will fill you with Nostalgia.