Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Golden Age of Cartooning

From Movie Muse Scraps

Being an unabashed child of the 1980's, I have long held that this decade was the Golden Age of animation. Most of it, in my opinion, can be attributed to the fact that there were so few channels available and each one of them was competing for the demographics. While a good number of cartoons that I watched were, basically, half hour toy commercials, they were all at least entertaining and, more often than not, made you think. Below are a few of my must see series. In other words, those shows that I annoyed my sister with by demanding that we watch them.

A very special thank you to Charlie Niemeyer, who's now defunct show, Charlies Geekcast, put me in this mindset.

Spider-Man, Iceman and Firestar. You just can't go wrong. Well, they did with the dog.

Bruce Banner and the Incredible Reappearing Clothes

Yes, I know that this was from the 70's, but I first saw it on Nickelodeon in the 80's.

Still the best Flash Gordon adaptation out there.

This is probably my favorite version of the show, Wonder Twins and all.

It didn't take me long to realize that the Earth would be destroyed right around when I graduated High School. Still, a fun show.

I actually had some toys from this show. The figures had little wheels that made sparks to light up their chest emblems. Not something you'd see today.

My very first lay-away item was the Thunder Tank.

Great show with an astronomy lesson at the end of each episode.

I had a mess of these figures. And all the stuff was mix and match.

This one's for my Quantum Cast co-host.

Yeah, it's kidified, but I still like it. OK, you can get rid of the mice and I wouldn't complain.

Still my favorite version of the Transformers.

The first time I ever won something it was a He-Man contest at Burger King.

No, they couldn't hit anything they were aiming at, but I still loved this show,

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