Saturday Morning Commercials Sold a Generation: The More You Know!
Nov18

Saturday Morning Commercials Sold a Generation: The More You Know!

It seems like only yesterday that analog television, giant bowls of cereal, laying around upside down on the couch with siblings, and impatiently waiting for a favorite character to pop up on screen were the norm. It was a time before Cartoon Network even existed. It was “Saturday Morning Cartoons” time. A decade wherein kids didn’t have the option to sit for hours on end on any given day watching marathons of...

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80s Cartoon Mashup Will Make Your Day
Jul21

80s Cartoon Mashup Will Make Your Day

What do you get when mashup intros of He-Man, Inspector Gadget, Captain Planet and more? An awesome 80s styled song that will completely make your day. That’s exactly what DJ Jeopardy did and we can’t thank him enough for it. “There are also references to The Family-Ness, The Mysterious Cities of Gold, and an ’80s Phillip Schofield (with much darker hair, we might add!),” according to DigitalSpy....

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Artist Matthew Skiff Makes 80s Cartoon Heroes and Villains Friends
Jul08

Artist Matthew Skiff Makes 80s Cartoon Heroes and Villains Friends

Ever wondered what it would be like if Master Splinter and Shredder were secretly best friends who loved to share pizza? Well, you would be in company with artist Matthew Skiff who actually created images of 80s cartoon heroes and villains as if they were best friends. “Matthew Skiff is a Los Angeles-based artist who, according to Branded in the ‘80s, wondered what it would look like if He-Man and Skeletor were actually pals...

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Inspector Gadget: 86 Episodes Were Not Enough For 80s
Jul07

Inspector Gadget: 86 Episodes Were Not Enough For 80s

The 80s Inspector Gadget show that first captivated fans in 1983 went on for a total of 86 episodes. Some how, 86 episodes just doesn’t seem to be enough. Remember that classic opening on a Saturday morning? Yeah, we remember it too and it was absolutely awesome. So to were the entire episodes that featured Inspector Gadget, Penny, Brain and the evil Dr. Claw. These were brilliant, well-thought-out episodes that were pretty...

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The original Transformers movie is coming back to DVD
Jun13

The original Transformers movie is coming back to DVD

There’s an entire generation of moviegoers who believe “The Transformers” movie franchise sprung from the ADD-addled mind of Michael Bay. We, of course, know the truth, and the proof will hit stores Sept. 13, when Shout! Factory releases a 30th anniversary DVD of “Transformers: The Movie.” As a child of the ‘80s, you know Transformers originated as a Saturday morning cartoon. After a successful debut season in 1984, the Transformers...

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5 80s Cartoons That Are Still Famous Names Today
Jun06

5 80s Cartoons That Are Still Famous Names Today

The 80s was one of the golden eras when it came to cartoons. So many 80s cartoons have managed to transcend time and have continued on to be popular staples in TV today. We created a slideshow of 5 80s Cartoons That Are Still Famous Names Today due to the sheer nostalgia that comes with it along with reboots and films. Most recently the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 80s cartoon came back into the spotlight and with it also came a new...

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Cartoon Parody Video Combines Three Classic 80s Cartoons Into One Insane Show
Apr25

Cartoon Parody Video Combines Three Classic 80s Cartoons Into One Insane Show

Masters of the Universe, Challenge of the Gobots and Bionic Six were some pretty iconic Saturday morning cartoon shows in the 80s. Now, the three cartoons have been brought together to form one hilarious 80s cartoon intro that really trolls the shows and what would be considered today as a cheesy intro sequence. The man behind the intro is Jared Jeffries, a YouTuber who specializes in revisiting films and shows from the past and...

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This He-Man Reality Show Cut is Hilarious
Apr06

This He-Man Reality Show Cut is Hilarious

With all of “The Real Housewives“ spin-offs online it’s hard to think that He-Man, one of the classic 80s cartoons, would be able to compete. Well, in The Real Masters of Eternia, a video cut by DreamWorksTV, He-Man happens to take on the reality television world. It’s a He-Man reality show we never saw coming. “Evil Wizard Moustache Wax” and “Keyboard Battle Cat” are particular highlights, though I expect...

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Walmart Employee Nails An Impression of Shaggy & Scooby Doo
Mar31

Walmart Employee Nails An Impression of Shaggy & Scooby Doo

Really wish all cashiers were like this guy. A Walmart employee was ringing up a couple of customers and decided to show off his amazing impressions of Shaggy and Scooby Doo. The beloved cartoon characters flourished in the 80s and we later on realized that they may have also been stoners, well, Shaggy at least, Scooby just had a great big appetite. He begins by telling the customers he’s going to tell them his life story. Then,...

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Disney Revisits ‘Chronicles of Prydain’ 30 Years After ‘Black Cauldron’ Tanked
Mar21

Disney Revisits ‘Chronicles of Prydain’ 30 Years After ‘Black Cauldron’ Tanked

Disney, along with much of the film industry, is now actively rebooting some of the most classic cartoons, movies and television shows. However, the company is taking it one step further and trying to breathe new life into the failed Chronicles of Prydain. In 1985, Disney changed the game of animated film with the “ground-breaking” technology that was used in the creation of The Black Cauldron. Now the company looks to try...

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Rainbow Brite Characters Reimagined As X-Men Are Adorably Awesome
Mar09

Rainbow Brite Characters Reimagined As X-Men Are Adorably Awesome

Remember the cute and adorable characters of the classic 80s cartoon film Rainbow Brite? Well, the characters are getting the X-Men twist on the characters and it makes for a pretty interesting mashup of generations. Rainbow Brite featured seven assorted colors of children one of which happens to be Wisp. Wisp had the responsibility of restoring color to a gray and bleak world. As the characters saved a world, the mutants of X-Men...

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Woman Driving Mystery Machine From Scooby-Doo Leads Police On Chase
Mar08

Woman Driving Mystery Machine From Scooby-Doo Leads Police On Chase

Throughout much of the 70s and the entire 80s, Scooby-Doo proved that four teen characters with passion to solve creepy mysteries, along with their four-legged friend, could make for one of the most classic cartoons in television history. Now, it looks like the beloved vehicle of Scooby-Doo and his gang, the Mystery Machine was caught on the wrong side of the law. Sharon Kay Turman, 51 led Redding, CA police officers on a high speed...

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80’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Making A Big Return To TV
Mar08

80’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Making A Big Return To TV

The 80s sparked a ton of crazes with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles being one that has transcended multiple generations since. Now, the 80s Turtles are returning in a “trans-dimensional” twist to meet the current Turtles of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the animated series. What’s more exciting is that the 80s Turtles will feature the voices of their original cast. That’s right...

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Schoolhouse Rock Rocks!
Jun15

Schoolhouse Rock Rocks!

Hello. My name is Lori, and I was raised on the glory that was television of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. I know in today’s world it is much less socially acceptable to plop your kid in front of the TV with their Apple Jacks and Tang; but I’m here today to tell the tale of Saturday mornings with Superfriends, Smurfs, and the mother of all cartoons, Schoolhouse Rock.  Mom says I learned to read by watching Sesame Street and The...

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Get on Board! The Great Space Coaster
Apr14

Get on Board! The Great Space Coaster

If you took The Muppet Show, The Electric Company, H.R. Pufnstuf, and Fraggle Rock and mixed them all together in an 80s blender, it might look a little something like this (see the video below). Do you still know all the words to that theme song? I do. The Great Space Coaster ran in syndication from 1981 through 1986. It was a children’s show featuring both puppets and people — the main character of the show was a GIANT puppet,...

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