Cartoons! Cartoons, Cartoons! You’re probably asking why 30? Well because we at Rant Time go above and beyond on all our content but in reality it was because there were some awesome cartoons made during the late 80’s – 90’s to early 00’s
Let’s wrap up this post with the 2nd part of 30 Cartoons that will bring back childhood memories Part 2!
This is Part 2 the last 15, from 15 to 1 click here to see the first 15
- 15 : Street Shark
- 14 : Dexter’s Laboratory
- 13 : Beetlejuice
- 12 : Duck Tales
- 11 : Thundercats
- 10 : Hey Arnold
- 9 : Transformers
- 8 : He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
- 7 : Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- 6 : Recess
- 5 : Doug
- 4 : Duckman
- 3 : The Real Ghost Busters
- 2 : Potsworth and Company also known as the Midnight Patrol
- 1 : Ren and Stimpy
As we said we go above and beyond so here is a little bonus extra to add to our awesome list:
- + Funnybones
- + James Bond Jr
- + Banana Man
- + Arthur
- + The Magic School Bus
- + Count Duckula
- + Goof Troop
- + Beavis and Butt-Head
- + Jackie Chan Adventures
So here is the second part of 30 Cartoons that will bring back childhood memories Part 2!
15 : Street Shark
Hey bro’s hows it hanging? This is some tubular information for you here, what do you bros get when you mix Human DNA and Shark DNA? Well bros, using 90’s science you get Street Sharks! Crime fighting sharks known for kicking ass and sound tubular while doing it!
14 : Dexter’s Laboratory
Omelette du fromage! Omelette du fromage !! Omelette du fromage!!!!! Why do I suddenly fancy a cheese omelette? Ever since I was introduced to this episode by #LiiLiiChan, it brought back so many memories of Cartoon Network. Do you remember when Cartoon Network was at its high point for having some of the best shows around? You know the Dragon Ball Z Freezer days? Dexters Laboratory was one of those awesome after school shows. I highly recommend giving it a try now.
13 : Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Unfortunately the cartoon is nothing like the movie, but it’s good fun and worth watching for the banter between Lydia and Beetlejuice. When the cartoon came out, it made me think was Beetlejuice suitable for young people? Was it a kids movie? I will leave this to our expert #LiiLiiChan to answer as she’s a massive Beetlejuice fan.
12 : Duck Tales
This show was one of my childhood favorites because it had everything including adventure, humour and money! Also there was something about old school cartoons having some absolutely awesome theme songs! Unlike today’s theme songs for shows. Just look at the lyrics:
Life is like a hurricane, here in, Duckburg
Race cars, lasers, aeroplanes, it’s a, duck-blur!
Might solve a mystery
Or rewrite history!
Everyday they’re out there making
Tales of daring do bad and good
D-d-d danger lurks behind you
There’s a stranger out to find you
What to do, just grab on to some…
Every day they’re out there making
Tales of daring do bad and good
Not pony tales or cotton tales, no,
11 : Thundercats
Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats HOOO!
I have to say just like Ducktales, the intro theme song for Thundercats is absolutely badass! Every time I hear it I just want to grab my guitar and play that riff. I know this show has a cult following as all the comicon’s I’ve gone to I always find someone dressed up as a Thundercat or wearing one of the old school T-shirts. Let me ask you something when you think of Thundercats, what other cartoon pops into your head? For myself it’s He-Man, these two shows go together like hot cake and ice cream but it would be great if you let me know what you think of this show. Thanks to my Mother I managed to get my hands on a load of the Thundercats action figures growing up so you can imagine I was one of the coolest kids growing up.
10 : Hey Arnold
Do I even have to say anything about Hey Arnold? Apart from, this show was so freaking cool. One of the most memorable episodes to date from Hey Arnold has to be the Stoop Kid! It’s about a kid that won’t step past his front door steps and Arnold helps him overcome his phobia only for the episode to end with a twist.
“Move it Football Head!!!!!!”
9 : Transformers
I have never been a fan of mechs, droids or robots, apart from Escaflowne but I had to make an exception for Transformers. Can anyone remember that scene when Optimus Prime dies? Arhhh man it was horrible, this show has had an impact on so many people so it gets a number 7 spot and the best part about the cartoon version is it doesn’t have anything to do with that stupid Michael Bay version!
8 : He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
By the power of Grey Skull…. I have the POWER!!!!
I bet my parents got p*ssed at me for the amount of times I must have said that saying out loud growing up! My father even painted a murial on mine and my Brothers bedroom door of He-Man with Mumm-Ra in the background oh and to throw salt on an old wound my father’s painting of Mumm-Ra scared the living sh*t out of me! I will never forget the impact that that painting had on me, as that was the spark that started me in my artistic career. Until now I never really noticed how pink He-Man was till lately I mean the dude wears PINK and rocks it harder than Cam’ron (Rapper).
7 : Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Did anyone ever have the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pizza thrower? It was like a gun that shoots discs that look’s like pizzas. Again thanks to my Mother, I had a massive collection of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle merchandise! Enough about the crap lets talk about the show: this single show was the first to introduce me to some epic polymaths or Renaissance Men.
Let’s lay a handful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle facts down:
The turtles were named after Renaissance artists/Polymaths/Renaissance Men.
Leonardo = Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci is probably the most famously remembered Renaissance artist, famous for his masterworks The Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.
Michelangelo = Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
We should all know about the statue of
me I mean David Michelangelo was another Renaissance Man like Da Vinci and followed in similar steps.
Raphael = Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino
The ultimate ladies man and of course painter that changed the way portraits depicted backgrounds.
Donatello = Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi
Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi worked mainly as a sculptor, inventor. This is why Donatello is the tech turtle that’s always making and inventing something.
Can you imagine if they made a turtle on Caravaggio! he would be a gangster!
Head Band colours:
Leonardo = Blue
Michelangelo = Orange
Raphael = Red
Donatello = Purple
The turtles were trained to KILL, yes originally the turtles were trained by Master Splinter to kill the Shredder.
The Turtles use a fighting style called Ninjutsu (So take that Naruto ya B*tch!)
The turtles love pizza.
and last of all Megan Fox played a sh*t April O’Neil. What is with Michael Bay and this woman seriously if you know please leave a comment below? Because I can see him ruining all our childhood shows. Transformers (Ruined), TMNT (Ruined), next Thundercats and He-man (Reboot) WTF COME ON!
6 : Recess
Recess! Disney made a solid show with this! It had every type of kid including the geeky kid, the nerd, the athlete, the bully, the slow fat kid and the mastermind.
Everyone I know has a Recess character they really liked and bond with. My favorite character from the show is Spinelli, she’s a bad ass, and a girl that you wouldn’t mess with. Oh and how can I forget King Bob! Like I said this show has everything.
So who was your favorite Recess character?
- T.J. Detweiler
- Ashley Spinelli
- Vince LaSalle
- Gretchen Grundler
- Mikey Blumberg
- Gus Griswald
5 : Doug
Doug Funny! This is one of those shows you either liked or disliked from the start, it was never fast paced or action based but it had good stories that kept people engaged. So regardless of if you liked it or not. One thing is for sure everyone that watched it became a scattman afterwards. Personally, I loved this show until the art style changed and it just didn’t feel the same anymore, the new art style just felt cheap and tacky even Roger, Pork-Chop and Skeeter didn’t look or act the same! It was a total flop of something that didn’t need to change. So this number 5 spot goes to the original Doug because you know Pattttty Maaayonnaiseee.
4 : Duck Man
Duck Man was a cartoon not for kids! This show was what Family Guy and American Dad is today, over the top adult humour with a deep dark twist.
If you’re a fan of adult humour then this is a show for you!
3 : The Real GhostBusters
When there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?
He-Man, He-Man, He-Man GhostBusters
The original movie set the bar for ghost hunting and let’s face it no movie to date has done it as good as the ORIGINAL Ghostbusters.
So how good was the cartoon version The Real Ghostbusters? it had everything the movie had but with a bit more of a comedy atmosphere. All the characters were on point and made this show so like-able. I’m sure Harold Ramis was more than over joyed with this spin off of the original movie.
2 : Potsworth and Company also known as the Midnight Patrol
This is probably one of the first horror cartoons that was shown on TV that wasn’t about ghosts and monster. I can’t believe that not many people have watched or heard of Potsworth and Company (UK title), if you watched this let me know what you think of it in the comments below. This was one of my favorite shows I always loved the idea of a dream world and what could be on that level.
1 : Ren and Stimpy
Our number one spot goes to the best of the best, the crème de la crème the one, the only Ren and Stimpy!
OMG this show had fu*king everything you could have asked for a very, VERY angry chihuahua named Ren and a red dumb cat named Stimpy and between them, they got up to some crazy unimaginable sh*t! This is how crazy the show became, that it got banned when both aminals beat the crap out of one of their owners. The over-exaggerated art style made Ren and Stimpy stand out to every other cartoon on TV at the time. If you haven’t watched this then you have definitely missed out! So I and I’m sure many of you reading this would recommend this show to every person that hasn’t watched it.
Why aren’t Anime style cartoons on this list like Pokemon, Digimon, Bay Blades, Escaflowne and of course Dragon Ballz
Because they were viewed on a global scale! Let’s face it, we will never forget who Goku is. So I tried to only list shows that would bring back childhood memories of forgotten cartoons.