My favorite childhood cartoons
Times have changed. I have trouble understanding some cartoons nowadays. They are complicated and strange. That is why I sometimes go to YouTube and search for some of my favorite old cartoons
Today I would like top share my top 5 childhood cartoons. Most children think they are boring but I continue thinking they were the best
Fifth Place: Inspector Gadget
This cartoon is about a clumsy cyborg inspector who had many gadgets built into his body. I used to watch it every week day after school while I had lunch at my grandmother’s house. I did not have the opportunity to watch the episodes in English but really enjoyed the cartoon in Spanish. The song also was very catchy and I used to sing it a lot when I was a kid
What I loved about the inspector was that many times he was totally clueless about is missions.He didn’t understand anything. There is where his genius niece called Penny used to come and help him. She was the real detective because Inspector Gadget was usually totally lost. He also had a really intelligent dog named Brain who came secretly with him and helped him solve the mystery.
Oh, and how could I not mention Inspector Gadget’s car. I loved it!!! The car was inspired in the French car Matra Murena and turned from a family van into a cool sport detective car.
I used to always imagine having his gadgets and tricks especially his helicopter propeller which came out of his hat and made him fly.
Fourth Place: Steel Jeeg – El Vengador
This cartoon influenced me so much. I used to dream about being in the head of the robot so much that I played by myself imagining my body was the robot. I know I know, how sad huh? But remember, I am an only child. I don’t have brothers or sisters so I had to use my imagination a lot and Steel Jeeg was really inspiring.
I found on youtube a NEW VERSION called Steel Jeeg 2007 which I found very interesting. Here is the link: http://youtu.be/h8DsXPpEsTE
Third Place: Thundercats
Who can forget the phrase: Thunder, thunder, thundercats HO!! The Thundercats is an american animated series that first appeared in 1985. It was based on a group of a combination of cats and human aliens. This cartoon was very entertaining and the best part of all was the power of Liono’s sword. Also, the enemy and evil Mumm-Ra was very scary looking. As a child he was really terrifying but was a great enemy. What I liked about the Thundercats were how they worked together and how they gathered after seeing the sign of the Thundercats which came from the sword when Liono was in trouble.
After writing this article I went to youtube and found out that there was a movie called “Thundercats ho!” If you want to watch it here is the link: http://youtu.be/wiX0OVDrZBw
Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and all the other characters created a magical world in the animated cartoon series LOONEY TUNES. From 1942 until 1969, Looney Tunes was the most popular short cartoon in theaters and then entered the television era from 1955 to 1986, and returning from 1987 to 1996 (wikiPedia). Bugs Bunny was simply the best because of how cool he was to evade trouble and be funny at the same time. However, there were so many characters which made the cartoon so fun to watch and which have made our childhood happier.
First Place: The Transformers
The Transformers is my favorite childhood cartoon. I am not talking about the latest movie characters which I don’t like at all. I am referring to the OLD TRANSFORMERS. The first season appeared in 1984 with great success. It was just what children, especially boys, dreamed of. I love cars and every kid enjoys playing with robots so combining them to create the AUTOBOTS was just so exciting and inspiring. Optimus Prime became a true hero and we can’t forget his long time enemy Megatron. Many episodes and different variations came after the original series but the best ones were from the first seasons when The Transformers were on Earth.
What really impacted children was merchandising of The Transformers. I had toys, T-shirts, lamps, clothes, stickers, lunchboxes, magazines, comics and so on all with figures of The Transformers. This created more passion for the cartoon because we were immersed in this world.
So do you agree? What childhood cartoons were your favorite one?