80s and 90s Babies Top 60 Cartoons

As an ’80s baby, and a ’90s baby, Littlewing and I put our brains together to compile a list of our top 60 Cartoons.  What cartoons from your childhood are you fond of?


Looney Tunes (1930-1969)
Perhaps the greatest cartoons ever made.  Every 80s baby knows these!

popeyePopeye (1933-1957)
I hated spinach as a kid, so I pretended pickles endowed me with the same superpowers.

tomandjerryTom & Jerry (1940-1967)
The original Itchy & Scratchy.

flinstonesThe Flinstones (1960-1966)
Having a Yabadabadoo Time.

jetsonsJetsons (1962-1987)
Essentially the Flinstones of the future.  I always wondered why Judy had white hair; any relation to Steve Martin?

pinkpantherThe Pink Panther Show (1969-1976)
Definitely one of my favorites.  The Pink Panther’s trolling of the little white Chicken McNugget shaped man is legendary.  The show also included The Inspector as well as The Ant & The Aardvark.

scoobydooScooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969-1978)
Zoinks!  I like to think of Shaggy & Scooby as the hippy version of Timmy & Lassie.

superfriendsSuper Friends (1973-1986)
Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman all in one show. Need I say more?

smurfsThe Smurfs (1981-1989)
This show had me searching the garden for hours looking for tiny blue people.

mysteriouscityofgoldThe Mysterious Cities of Gold (1982-1983)
Kind of an obscure show, but the flying golden eagle always stuck with me.

he-manHe-Man and the Masters of The Universe (1983-1985)
As a child, He-Man was the epitome of masculinity.  As an adult, not so much.

thelittlesThe Littles (1983-1985)
Little people with tails.

inspectorgadgetInspector Gadget (1983-1986)
Inspector Gadget was essentially Maxwell Smart as Robocop.

alvinandthechipmunksAlvin and the Chipmunks (1983-1990)
Anthropomorphic Chipmunks in a touring rock band? Hell yes.

turboteenTurbo Teen (1984)
A teenager who, through a scientific tragedy, is able to turn into a car. You can’t make this stuff up.

gobotsChallenge of The GoBots (1984-1985)
The red headed stepchildren of transforming robots.

voltronVoltron: Defender of The Universe (1984-1985)
Power rangers for grown ups.

heathcliffHeathcliff & The Cadillac Cats (1984-1987)
Mischievous  orange cat named Heathcliff.  Also featured Riff-Raff & The Cadillac Cats.

transformersTransformers (1984-1987)
Perhaps the best marketing for toys ever.

snorksSnorks (1984-1988)
I’m still scratching my head over this one.  So they breathe through a tube on their head?

muppetbabiesMuppet Babies (1984-1991)
With the Muppet Show no longer in production, we had very little choice, didn’t we?

maskM.A.S.K. (1985-1986)
Featured a Chevy Camaro that could fly.

pawpawsPaw Paws (1985-1986)
Cute little bears that featured a Native American Voltron totem Pole thingy.

thundercatsThundercats (1985–1989)
Nightmares of Mumm-Ra still haunt me.

dennisthemenaceDennis The Menace (1986-1988)
Yet another comic strip made into an animated series.

ghostbustersThe Real Ghostbusters (1986-1991)
Ghostbusters as an animated series with Slimer?  Sign me up.

davidthegnomeDavid The Gnome (1987-1996)
Peaceful little Travelocity gnome with forest adventures.

denverthelastdinosaurDenver The Last Dinosaur (1988-1990)
Not only is he the last dinosaur, he is also Jimi Hendrix reincarnated.

legendofzeldaThe Legend of Zelda (1989)
Well, excuuuuuuuuse me, princess!

mayathebeeMaya the Bee (1990-1992)
Oblivious happy go lucky Bee syndicated in the U.S. on Nickelodeon.



The Care Bears (1982-1988)
I had a poster of The Care Bears on my wall

The Racoons (1985–1992)
The animation of this show was awesome, and I totally love racoons they’re so cute but scare the crap out of me.

TMNT (1987–1996)          
Gnarly Dude!

Beatle Juice (1989-1991)
I remember this show freaking me out as a kid.

Babar (1989–2002)
Who doesn’t love elephants?

The Adventures of Tintin (1991-1992)   
Listen to the epic theme song here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fg59bnFKAI

Darkwing Duck (1991-1992)

Doug (1991–1994)          
I never understood why he had a comb over and only a few strands of hair.

Rupert (1991-1997)      
Tonewheelz wants to be cool like Ruperts dad and smoke a pipe.

Rugrats (1991-2004)    
Only one of the best shows ever!

The Legend of White Fang (1992 – 1994)    
Part woof and husky… Tonewheelz makes fun of my Canadian accent.

The Big Comfy Couch (1992 – 2006)         
With Loonette and Molly – a clown and her dolly on the big comfy couch. Okay okay Tonewheelz pointed out to me that this isn’t a cartoon. Sorry I don’t care. lol I love it to much to delete it.

Goof Troops (1992-1993) 
The theme song reminds me of Peter Gabriel’s song Sledge Hammer o.O http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM82hiAptCU

Batman: The Animated series (1992-1998) 
NaNaNaNa Batman!


The Magic School Bus (1994–1998)
Educational, I still remember when they went in the sick kids body riding through his veins.

Frikken weird.

Pinky And The Brain (1995–1998)      
Loved ❤

The Little Lulu Show(1995-1999)  
Tubby… /facepalm

Sailor moon (1995–2000)   
Totally wanted be like her when I grew up.

Mighty Ducks (1996-1997)   
I think that show brain washed me to like hockey as a young Canadian girl.

Hey Arnold! (1996–2004)    
Seriously a football head in what universe?

IMAGE_ART_Arthur Couch
The animation of this show is still awesome. When I have kids they will grow up watching this.

Franklin (1997–2004)   
My kids will also watch this!

Pepper Ann(1997-2000)   
Her arms look like noodles with those foam hands you get at the baseball games.

Recess  (1997–2001)      
Who didn’t love recess growing up? Of course I’m going to love a show called recess.

Caillou  (1997-2009)    
I think he might be Dougs cousin and baldness runs in the family

The Wild Thornberrys (1998-2004) 
Okay Donnie! LMFAO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMHTbnEtZs8

Berenstain Bears (2002-2005)   
I had every one of the books!


3 thoughts on “80s and 90s Babies Top 60 Cartoons”

      1. Ohhhhhh, Great Grape Ape…. I have a soft spot in my heart specifically. I watched all of those shows though, and I am sad that my kiddos haven’t experienced the joy of many of the cartoons that I see as epic. This was a great post. It made me very nostalgic. 🙂


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