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My Favorite Cartoons From 1985 to 1995

Updated on March 18, 2015

I would have to say honorable mention to a few cartoons, there was just not enough room. This honor goes to: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Rugrats, Goof Troop, Gargoyles, Beetlejuice and She-Ra: Princess of Power and many more.

Favorite Cartoon from 85 to 95

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987-1996)

This cartoon holds a special place in my heart. For any boy in the mid 80's to early 90's, these guys were the coolest. In my opinion they should of stopped the movies after the second movie. The third one was just painful to watch. But this is my first example that a cartoon doesn't have to be educational to be fun. It can just be fun. The new rendition of this cartoon is just so bad and cant even come close to the quality of its original.


Transformers (1984-1987)

So the legend was born. Probably in my book one the most iconic voice for a character in the history of cartoons. The voice of Optimus Prime by Peter Cullen. This show only was on for 4 seasons but somehow managed to make 95 episodes for those four seasons. That is a average of 24 episodes per season. Something unheard of for its time. Every kid in this generation wanted a transformers and wanted to help Optimus save the day.

This was Saturday morning cartoon at its finest.


Aladdin (1994-1995)

Following the success of its namesake movie. Disney decided to make a weekly cartoon about it. This was a fun cartoon. With most people may not of known the great character of the Genie that was originally voiced by Robin Williams was taken over by the same guy that voiced Homer Simpson. I never knew that until a few years ago. He did a great job. Wished that cartoon lasted longer. One of the last great cartoons before the Power Rangers and Pokemon invasion.


Ducktales (1987-1990)

Oh Scrooge McDuck. Finally given the name Scrooge a positive light. It can be 20 years since you have heard the theme but you seem to know all the words to it. Its such a catchy tune.

Once again they packed a lot of episodes in a short period time, 98 episodes in 3 seasons. That is an amazing 32 episode season. Wow. I wish they would bring back Ducktales.


GI Joe (1985-1986)

This cartoon was the jam back in the day. It was so funny and great story lines. If you watch it today you cant believe how annoying it is. Every 2 minutes they are yelling "Cobra", or "You Joe" over and over again. This is a cartoon I would love for them to remaster and give it new life.


The Real Ghostbusters (1986-1991)

Out of all my favorites this one was given the longest tenure on Saturday morning. This cartoon was so well done, that it really felt like you were in the cartoon with them. Little did people know a few well known actors voiced the characters of the main cast.

Frank Welker, from the Transformer series, played Dr. Raymond Stantz.

Arsenio Hall, from his talk show, Winston Zeddemore

Dave Coulier, from the Full House series, Dr. Peter Venkman

I dare you to say "Who are you going to call" and not say Ghostbusters after that.


Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers (1989-1990)

I could swear this show was on longer then 2 years. But its true. Like Ducktales, Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers has a theme song that never gets old and a story line that is inviting. Another one of the great Saturday morning cartoons that will never be topped.


TaleSpin (1990–1991)

To me as a child this show felt like it was on for 10 years. It was such a great cartoon show with relatable characters. I think why I like all these cartoons cause of their theme songs. They are so fun to listen to. Wish it lasted more then one season.


Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985–1991)

To any child that watched this show you think that bears can bounce and you think that the candy Gummi Bears was based on this cartoon. Oh how naive we were. HAHA. This show had a long run and another one I wish they would bring back.


Darkwing Duck (1991–1995)

This was the first time that I could remember a cartoon creating a spin off. From the success of Ducktales and the new resurrection of Batman. Darkwing Duck was created. I was surprised this one lasted as long as it did. But every Saturday morning I was in front of the tube to watch this show. Every kid wants to be a superhero. At least i did.


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