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Bringing Back the 90's Cartoons
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Bringing Back the 90's
What goes through your mind when I mention Doug, The Rugrats, Animaniacs, Hey Dude, Clarissa Explains it All, Angry Beavers, and Figure It Out? Fond memories may flood your head of fighting with a sibling over whether or not you were going to watch Bobby's World or Darkwing Duck. Unfortunately most of the kids born after 2000 have no idea about these shows, the era of some of the best cartoons that ever aired on television.
Even Cartoon Network showed the old Hanna-Barbera cartoons and had The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show in the 90's. The kids now a days have such idiotic shows as: My Gym Partner's a Monkey, Code Name: Kids Next Door, Fish Hooks, and Planet Sheen. Nickelodeon has now brought back 4 shows (Clarissa Explains it All, Doug, Kenan & Kel, and All That) every weeknight, starting at midnight. It's not much, but it is a start!
The 90's are All That
The 90s Are All That Poll
(Pick One) Which Show are you MOST looking forward to on The 90s are All That block?
The 90s are All That
Nickelodeon claims that due to a high amount of people requesting their 90's shows, they've created a block on Teen Nick just for 90's Nickelodeon shows. Currently, they only have Doug, Clarissa Explains it All, All That, and Kenan & Kel to show on weekdays, midnight until 4 a.m.
Their Facebook page, The 90s Are All That, has more than tripled in the past week. Nickelodeon launched The 90s Are All That on July 25, 2011, though they only have 4 shows now, they promise to bring back most of our favorite 90's shows. Personally, my favorite that I am looking forward to is Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Legends of the Hidden Temple.
There are other shows that are expected to air during The 90s Are All That block, also they are asking for requests on your favorite shows, and what you would like to see on the network as well. Some of the shows that are listed to make a possible comeback are:
- Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
- The Adventures of Pete & Pete
- The Amanda Show
- Are You Afraid of the Dark?
- Family Double Dare
- Hey Arnold!
- Hey Dude
- Legends of the Hidden Temple
- The Ren & Stimpy Show+
- Rocket Power
- Rocko's Modern Life+
- Salute Your Shorts
- The Secret World of Alex Mack
During the four hour block their Facebook page is flooded with people expressing their love and admiration for their shows, and show so much nostalgia for the shows that aren't showing at this time. I admit, I am one of the very active members on this page, we have a very good following, and I invite you to join us!
Let's bring back our 90's Nick shows, and possibly show the other Networks how much better the 90's shows are compared to the crap that they dish out to our kids! This is going to be a revolution!
The 90's are All That Theme Song
Cartoon Network 90s Promo
Cartoon Network 90 Shows
Remember when Cartoon Network ALWAYS had cartoons? Now, there's probably only 5 cartoon shows on Cartoon Network, and I think that's a conservative number really. Now a days, Cartoon Network seems to show anything, but cartoons. It's a shame how 90's Cartoon Network went down the tube, and so fast too! Remember the What-A-Cartoon Show, or Toonami, and the old Hanna-Barbera cartoons that showed on Cartoon Network?
Whenever I mention bringing back the 90's Cartoon Network people usually say that that's what Boomerang is for. Unfortunately, Boomerang doesn't show all of the old Cartoon Network shows, and it doesn't have the same feel as the old 90's Cartoon Network. Honestly I think it only shows Hanna-Barbera cartoons pretty much constantly (which I don't mind), but I want the old Cartoon Network Shows back. The What a Cartoon Show and Toonami as well! I think if Cartoon Network sees how much people are loving The 90s are All Thatblock that Nickelodeon is airing, they'll actually reconsider putting their 90's shows on the air as well!
Let us not forget the old Disney cartoons! Darkwing Duck, Tale Spin, Goof Troop, etc. just to name a few Disney cartoons of the great golden era of television cartoons. Though Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon ruled cartoons in the 1990s, we can't forget that Disney also had some very good cartoons as well! On The 90s are All That Facebook Fan Page (this page has been discontinued), people express their nostalgia for Disney shows that aired in the 90's as well. How can you remember the golden era of television cartoons without remembering Chip N' Dale: Rescue Rangers and Bonkers? There is even a petition Facebook page specifically just to see if we can bring 1990s Disney shows back to the small screen. I'm all for Disney's old shows and Cartoon Network's old shows as well, as well as other Nickelodeon shows.
The Golden Era of Television Cartoons 1990-1999
Lest us not forget the other 90's cartoons that graced that Golden Era of Television Cartoons, the 1990s. Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Inspector Gadget, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pinky and the Brain, etc. just to name a few. How can you not love the 90's? My goal is to get just as many people that miss the 90's shows just as much as I do that can help bring back the shows and cartoons of the 90's. Because of the 90's cartoons I've grown attached to cartoons and animation, specifically Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon were my biggest influences, but most 90's cartoons were just that much better than the cartoons of today!
With all the nostalgia running around, I know that there are people like me, that think that the 90's had some of the best cartoons ever on television. It seems as if the cartoons our kids are watching today have no character, it's mostly slapstick comedy and mindless dribble. Of course, you could argue that Ren & Stimpy and Bevis & Butthead were mindless dribble and slapstick comedy, but we knew those characters. Each 90's cartoon had a character driven plot, even if it was slapping Stimpy around, or pulling underwear over your head. I pity the children of today that can't bask in the glory of the 90's cartoons. What shows do you miss from the 90's? Do you think the cartoons today are actually worth watching? Why?