12 Classic Cartoons That No-One Mentions Anymore!
There are some 80s cartoons that everyone loved and still get talked about and mentioned all regularly now. Often they are amazing still, though sometimes we’re kind of looking back at them through rose-tinted glasses. However, things like He-Man, Transformers and Thundercats remain true classics!
But what about the cartoons that don’t tend to get mentioned anymore? What about some of the classics that have simply been lost and forgotten – often unfairly? Let’s take a look at some of those cartoons that seem to lose out to the big names in nostalgic conversations everywhere….
1. The Ewoks
The cartoon based on the Star Wars characters from Return of the Jedi, and turning a token character in the film, played by the wonderful Warwick Davis in to a leading role. It had its charm and was popular at the time.
2. Family Ness
This was really popular in the day, and we all loved seeing which of the Family Ness would be involved in the story each week. I can’t be the only one who went to Loch Ness as a kid and wished I had a thistle whistle!
3. Gummi Bears
A Disney classic, but one that seems to have been largely forgotten, yet at the time every kid would go around humming that damned catchy theme tune!
4. The Moomins
These loveable characters were just good, old fashioned family entertainment and a nice cartoon for kids everywhere to watch without worrying about any of the stories getting too scary or out of control!
5. Penny Crayon
The cartoon starring that “woman with the distinctive voice from Hi-Di-Hi”, Su Pollard. Penny could draw anything and it would come to life in an enjoyable cartoon.
6. Sharky and George
The crime-busters of the sea, Sharky and George were detectives who were a fish and a shark and would get in to all kinds of funny situations solving the mystery each week!
These were cool at the time but never seemed to take off like He-Man and Thundercats did, but it was just as fun and just as action packed as both of those classics.
8. Defenders of the Earth
This was huge at the time, with a group of intergalactic heroes, including Flash Gordon saving the day every week, and one character, Phantom, even went on to have a big budget film made.
9. Battle of the Planets
One of the classics that we used to love, this was very Japanese in its style, almost looking like Manga at times, and was a fantastic cartoon full of action all the way through!
10. Ulysses 31
A sci-fi take on the Ulysses story, this was taken in to a futuristic setting and always seemed to be competing with Battle of the Planets for being people’s favourite.
This was a lovely cartoon with some vibrant and colourful characters who were all made from two different animals melded together. Bumble-Lion, Rhino-Key and the gang gave us some great memories!
12. Ox Tales
Ollie the Ox got me through one of my summer holidays as this was a genuinely laugh-out-loud classic that was funny every day, and always saw Ollie getting himself in to trouble somehow and never failed to raise a smile!
Which of these was your favourite? Have we missed some more classics off that never seem to be talked about anymore? Let us know all of your thoughts in the comments as always!