Each generation is remembered for the movies that are released, the musical successes that sound the most on the radio at all hours and that they put on every week in the clubs and also for what they show on television. Maybe you weren’t born yet (server either), but those who had the opportunity longingly remember the following 80’s cartoons .
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15 Imperishable 80s Cartoons
The following cartoons were the favorites of the little ones in those years:
15. Care Bears (1985 – 1988)
Greeting cards gave way to soft teddy bears that, in addition to being one of the most requested entertainment for Christmas, would end up having its own show for television .
The loving bears (“Care bears” in English) were a group of bears of various colors, each one with a different personality thanks to the button they wore on their chest.
14. David, the Gnome (1985)
Spanish-made drawings also have a place in this list. The story introduced us to David and the rest of his tiny family of gnomes, whoThey lived in the forest in perfect harmony with the fauna and flora , but they had to deal with four hateful trolls, who tried by all means to eat them.
This beautiful story contained an important message that extolled the value of friendship and taught to respect nature. By the way, it has one of the most dramatic endings of the 80’s cartoons , which surely traumatized more than one in its day.
13. DuckTales (1987 – 1990)
“Uncle Rico”, “Rico McPato” or “Uncle Scrooge” were some of the names with which we knew Scrooge McDuck, the wealthy relative of Donald Duck, also from the Walt Disney factory .
Accompanied by his three nephews, the four characters embark on all kinds of adventures, with which Uncle Scrooge made known to the little naughty those key episodes in the history of humanity, while trying to protect his fortune from rivals who also coveted it.
12. GIJoe (1985 – 1986)
It wouldn’t be the first time that a popular toy line among the younger audience would end up becoming an animated series with great audience success. And it is that the brave soldiers of this command shone brightly since the Hasbro company launched them on the market in 1982, to later star in various vignettes by the hand of Marvel. With his appearance on the small screen, GIJoe would end up becoming one of the best action cartoons of the eighties.
11. The Real Ghostbusters (1986 – 1991)
This animated fiction brought back the same protagonists who, two years earlier, had made their first appearance in theaters in Ivan Reitman’s film; only this time they lose their flesh and blood form to become two-dimensional characters.
The authentic Ghostbusters continue to accept the paranormal cases that devastate New York City to cleanse it of the most malevolent ectoplasms, always accompanied by their faithful companion Slimer (“Moquete” in Spain) and assisted by his hard-working secretary.
10. The Knights of the Zodiac (1986 – 1989)
Saint Seiya, its original name, is one of the most highly valued Japanese anime in the Japanese country and one of the cartoon series of the 80s that had the most echo at the end of the decade .
The Knights of the Zodiac are a group of young people with special powers that have been conferred on them by the constellations of the Universe, to use them as protection from the goddess Athena, who has returned reincarnated in the body of a human girl.
9. Inspector Gadget (1983 – 1986)
This clueless detective was always interrupted by his usual chores with a mission that required little of his investigative skills and much of the myriad of gadgets he kept under his trench coat. Inspector Gadget, along with the help of his niece Sophie and his cat Sultan, formed one of the most cunning trio of characters of the eighties , always ready to stop the Doctor Gang and his criminal organization MAD
8. Transformers (1984 – 1987)
Long before Michael Bay turned them into a film franchise saturated with pyrotechnics and special effects, the Transformers were one of the most popular cartoons of the eighties.
The plot focuses on the ancient war between two factions of alien robots capable of metamorphosing into all kinds of vehicles: the Autobots (led by Optimus Prime), sent to Earth to protect humans, and the Decepticons (with Megatron in command). , who have set out to destroy our species.
7. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983 – 1985)
You may know him from the redoubled parodies of the famous YouTube channel “El Bananero”, but He-Man was one of the most emblematic cartoon characters of the eighties animatedof those years, despite his peculiar attire and haircut.
The action takes place in Eternia, a planet that Prince Adam must protect from the evil Skeletor. To do this, he will acquire superpowers that will make him the most powerful human being in the Universe: He-Man.
Known by all is their war cry:
6. The Smurfs (1981 – 1990)
Produced by Hanna-Barbera (the same people responsible for Yogi Bear or The Flintstones), The Smurfs had the honor of being one of the cartoons of the eighty longest until the arrival of The Simpsons, What a smurf!
This community of small beings that lived under the mushrooms in the forest had to escape from the evil sorcerer Gargamel, who tried to enslave them for his dark purposes of black magic for a whole decade.
5. Dungeons and Dragons (1985 – 1986)
Three seasons of Dungeons and Dragons, which was inspired by the popular role-playing game of the same name. The animation series tells us how a group of children go through a portal that leads them to a world full of fantasy from which they will try to get out. To do this, they will receive all kinds of magical weapons that an evil man longs to possess and will not rest until they are in his power.
4. The Simpsons (1989 – Present)
Almost 30 years ago the yellow family of Springfield began their adventures on the television grid around the world. The Simpsons made the leap to the small screen as an animated series in mid-December 1989 on Fox, after being released as a short film on a popular weekly show in the United States.
Although it may be time to give them a break, these cartoons from the eighties left us with an excellent taste in our mouths and gave way to another period full of great series. To this day, it is already the longest-running series in the entire history of television .
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3. Dragon Ball (1986 – 1989)
Although it was censored in some countries for its high content of violence (the hand-to-hand fights were really crude), Dragon Ball is one of the eighties cartoons for which time seems to stand still. happen.
We remember with special nostalgia the first season, where the training of little Goku is narrated; but also the continuation of it, Dragon Ball Z, where an adult Goku introduces his son, Son Gohan, into the world of martial arts.
2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 – 1996)
They bear the names of the four most influential Renaissance artists of the fifteenth century, they live in the sewers of New York, each one is a specialist with their respective weapons, they cover themselves with masks and colored ribbons to protect their identity and they love to eat pizza while playing to video games and watch movies . If the same image as us comes to mind, it is because you are thinking of Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo, the four righteous and anthropomorphic turtles.
This charismatic quartet and their master Splinter (a human turned into a giant rat), are dedicated to fighting their archenemy Shredder, former disciple of the sensei and leader of the fearsome Foot Clan, an organization through which he will carry out his plans of conquest. .
1. Champions: Oliver and Benji (1983 – 1986)
It was originally a multi-volume manga titled Captain Tsubasa (1981) to later be adapted for television in a prolific anime that gave way to several sequels.
Matches that went on forever for several chapters, pirouettes that broke the basic laws of physics (Who hasn’t tried to emulate the Derrick twins’ “Infernal Catapult”
), soccer fields that stretched miles and miles, balls that they deformed at will… Champions offered an exciting spectacle never before seen in previous eighties cartoons and that we will hardly see repeated, for this reason we grant it first place in our ranking.
Those of us born in the nineties were lucky enough to be able to enjoy the rivalry between Oliver Atom and Mark Lenders, without forgetting other charismatic characters such as Ed Warner, Benji Price, the aforementioned Derrick twins and Philip Callahan, among many others. We also had a bad time when Julian Ross suffered one of his heart failures and we sang the lyrics of one of the most memorable cartoon songs at the top of our lungs. You know it as well as we do, so admit it.
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