Cartoons have been an integral part of our childhood. We had our eyes glued to the screens praising the antics of a talking mouse and expressive cat or lauding the bravery of high school teens solving weird mysteries in haunted mansions. What people assume is that , animated films are only meant for children but these days animated films are gaining a fair share of significance in this industry and people of all age groups are taking delight in watching these films and shows.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse.” – Walt Disney
Walt Disney, a pioneer of the American animation industry, introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. He kickstarted his magnificent career with Mickey Mouse and would go on to build a legacy of some phenomenal films. Later on, we had huge American Animation houses like Hanna-Barberra (founded on 1957), Warner Brother animation (founded in 1980), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon (founded on 1937) showering us with some classic cartoon shows – Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry, Flinstones, Jetsons and the list goes on.
Some of the iconic shows are long gone from television, while others have been modernized with advanced technology. There are still a rare few that still lives and rules our hearts and minds. Whether you like it old or you love it new, we cannot help but give you a trip of nostalgia. Below is the list of top 80s cartoon shows that you must have devoured in your growing up years and still refuse to part with. You can also find several of these best 80s cartoon shows on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1989)
Captain Planet was the first of its kind ensuring daily dose of environmental education to kids. Captain Planet’s planeteers were derivatives of five elements of the earth: Fire, Earth, Wind, Water and Heart. Captain Planet is the hero that we need in today’s world considering the ever-growing pollution and it’s after effects as “”Captain Planet, he’s our hero, gonna take pollution down to zero“.