15 Cartoons All 80s Children Should Remember
One reason it was great being a young person in the 1980s was that the huge selection of legendary animations we could enjoy watching. Please cast your eyes within the subsequent 15 animations, listed in alphabetical sequence, and we are confident you’ll agree we had it great when we were children!
A western however place in space, BraveStarr has been the final series to be made by legendary 80s animators Filmation until they shut down in 1989. Marshal BraveStarr was a Native American who naturally utilized the power of soul creatures to give him ‘Eyes of the Hawk,’ ‘Ears of the Wolf,’ ‘Power of the Bear,’ and ‘Speed of this Puma!’
Containing some fairly mature themes in its stories, The Centurions were Max Ray (Sea Operations Commander in Green), Jake Rockwell (Land Operations Specialist in Yellow), and Ace McCloud (Air Operations Expert in Blue). Who was your favorite?
3. Challenge Of The GoBots
Did you always think this show was simply called’GoBots’? Us too, but’Challenge of the GoBots’ was its full title, and although many may believe it to be a poor person’s Transformers, we sort of liked it.
4. Defenders Of The Earth
Nowadays you can not move for superhero cartoons on your TV, but again in the 1980s we had to make do with just a few, including Defenders of the planet, which included Flash Gordon, The Phantom, Mandrake the Magician, Lothar and large bad guy Ming the Merciless.
5. Dungeons & Dragons
My sister is angry in our mother for traumatising us by letting us watch Dungeons & Dragons if we were small children, but although I agree that it was extremely scary in places, that actually made me like it !
6. He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe
Certainly, the definitive cartoon series for us 80s boys, He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe was a series that we will never forget, and one that we still love to this day.
7. Jayce And The Wheeled Warriors
Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors was created to sell Mattel’s ‘Wheeled Warriors’ toys, but sadly, as good as the 65 episode cartoon series was, the plot was left completely unresolved!
Once we grew out of He-Man, M.A.S.K. was the show that quickly became our favorite, especially as we owned a number of the toys also.
9. Pole Position
Pole Position was created to support the popular computer game of the same name, although there was in fact very little similarity between the two.
10. The Real Ghostbusters
Another show that frightened the life out of us as children, particularly during the superior first series, The Real Ghostbusters had surprisingly adult topics and story-lines.
11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The word ‘Ninja’ may have been replaced by ‘Hero’ for some of us, but it didn’t matter what it was called as the show was great and much loved by many an 80s lad.
13. The Transformers
14. Ulysses 31
15. Visionaries: Knights Of The Magical Light