Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Huge List of Cartoons (and series) I've Watched (90s to Present)


I'm a 90s kid and I'm a happy 90s kid. The 90s were filled with all the awesome shows, so let's take a look back down memory lane, up to the present time. Regardless of where network they aired, here's a list of awesome cartoons that you probably also know about.

1990s (and older) 

 


What a Cartoon! / Cartoon Cartoon Shorts
In case you didn't know, stuff like Dexter's Lab and Powerpuff Girls originated as episode shorts from this show.  Other awesome toons that weren't very popular (that I appreciated a lot) which came from here are Whatever Happened to Robot Jones? and Sheep in the Big City.

Dexter's Laboratory
The perfect equation of mad scientist boy + silly ballerina sister is totally one of my best 90s jams, and even inspired me to be a chemist someday - which I unfortunately discarded when I actually took chemistry class on high school (but I loved the Periodic Table so much). Dexter's Lab is the (square) root of mostly everything science fiction in my stories and works even up to this day (take note, it has a lot of age progression themes, esp. the movie special Ego Trip yay \:D/).

Johnny Bravo
Whoa, mama! He was cool before any of us were cool. Our lovely narcissist doofus is not only suave but also a very remarkable character. I think that he may have been the inspiration for the currently airing anime, Space Dandy (take note: season 2 has a character named Johnny), and many other pompadour/Elvis-like manly men.

Cow and Chicken
"Oh my gosh, look at her butt" says Nicki Minaj - which ultimately describes this cartoon in a literal sense. It's so controversial that most of us would be dead surprised that we couldn't unsee all of those green (Red Guy) jokes in this kind-of satirical cartoon. But nonetheless, Cow and Chicken will stay for a long time in our memories, despite the, uhm, innuendos.

I Am Weasel
Originally shorts from Cow and Chicken, hella-genius I Am Weasel and kinda-dumb I.R. Baboon (and his red butt) got a series of their own, because why not (the gay Red Guy is there, too).

The Powerpuff Girls
You cannot deny the powerful existence of PPG and their massive eye-candy (pun intended?) fanbase/fandom even up to now. Sugar, spice and everything nice has gotten a long way from Professor Utonium's lab, to Mojo's observatory, and way into the future. You should also check out the movie - it uncovers more feels for the girls and for Mojo. The anime remake, Powerpuff Girls Z, was kind of cool, too.

Ed, Edd and Eddy
90s kids surely love this cartoon, regardless of gender, because it directly mimics the average life of an average kid in an average neighborhood, trying to socialize with different kids with different personalities. The Eds are the unlikely dorks, much like most of us who're trying to fit into society but realize we have our own ways, too.

Courage the Cowardly Dog
Personally, this is one of the most heartbreaking cartoons I've seen on the 90s Cartoon Network. I mean, poor abandoned pup (Courage), getting abused by narcissist lazy farmer (Eustace), getting spooked by ghosts, his parents got separated from him and he couldn't save them...who the heck isn't gonna cry about that? Luckily, Muriel, his female owner, is a kind-hearted country woman.

Mike, Lu & Og
Not many people might've watched this series, but I did. It's a castaway-stye cartoon with a city-goer girl (Mike) becomes an exchange student of sorts in an island and lives with fellow kids Lu (the narcissist princess) and Og (the jungle techie).

Looney Tunes
From Bugs Bunny to Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, and even Speedy Gonzales, I've been a total fan of the loonies since a kiddo (even owning a bunch of VHS tapes of this series). One of my favorites was the one with the "kill the wabbit" opera-style theme (Bugs: "What'd you expect in an opera, a happy ending?") ending in a (spoiler alert) death of our furry friend (on stage only, of course). There were other great things, such as the unforgettable Michael Jordan film, "Space Jam" (inserts Generation of Miracles from Kuroko no Basuke here).

Tom and Jerry
Still airing today is this epic, classic, cat-and-mouse duo that's taken the whole world by storm (or by mau5trap, spelling intended coz I'm an EDM fan). In fact, the currently-airing Oggy and the Cockroaches cartoon (which I initially didn't like but totally into now) was inspired by this long-running series. Although, sometimes it hurts to say that Jerry may actually have been the jackass in most of the episodes, and Tom was just sitting there and not harming him unless provoked, haha (and there goes my soft side for villains, people). XD

The Adam's Family
Horror has never been this entertaining. If you remember this cartoon, then chances are, you'll also remember the catchy theme song with it's creepy piano basslines.

Josie and the Pussycats
Hanna-Barbera toons are something very nostalgic, and this is one of them. If you're familiar with Scooby Doo, chances are, you've probably encountered this group of musicians.

The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
Most likely the inspiration for Vanellope in "Wreck-it-Ralph", no kidding. Seriously, since when doesn't a cutie fabulous blonde racer who's totally ridin' it big and still have time for make-up not make you go "OMG"? Go ask your parents and they'll tell you "oh, that's from Wacky Races...we used to watch that when we were kids". Wacky Races included the epic laughter of that dog, Muttley.

Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
"Ricochet...you take your aim...fire away...fire away..." when I first heard these lines from David Guetta/Sia's "Titanium", this cartoon was what I had in mind. Not very famous, but it's there in my memory lane.

The Pink Panther Show
Ahh, the classic Pink Panther, which my dad (and mostly your dads) know about. Just play that saxophone riff and you'll understand.

Popeye
First of all, Robin Williams (I'm talking about the live action here). Second, even though this had an obviously generic love triangle formula, it's still an important part of cartoon history, no doubt. But sadly, like action films in the Philippines, perhaps Popeye's ship is now "anchor's away".

Snagglepuss
Much like the Pink Panther, except he's a Hanna-Barbera character who says "exit, stage left/right!".

Augie Doggie and Doggy Daddy
Much like Spike and Tyke from the Tom and Jerry series, but more dialogues and mischief (and a couple of size/age progression hints?).

Droopy
This is one character that you'll probably see in cameo appearance in almost every Hanna-Barbera toon ever made.

Quick Draw McGraw
Another Hanna-Barbera toon, which reminds you, "how will you speak to that ho-o-o-o-orse, what does the fox say?"

Atom Ant / Secret Squirrel
Yet another Hanna-Barbera work, paired into one series like Cow and Chicken / I Am Weasel and Grim & Evil. An ant who can lift and a squirrel detective.

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