Favorite Cartoon?

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  1. Nanoforge

    Nanoforge Active Member

    Not only did I have Lazer Tag back in the day but I now have the sound of the StarLyte pistol as the message notification sound on my phone. People always ask me what SciFi movie that was from when they hear it.
  2. Dbroome81

    Dbroome81 Active Member

    OUT FREAKING STANDIng! I loved playing Lazer Tag back in the day. Me and my brother wore out batteries playing. Hmmm...may have to look for the StarLyte notification....
  3. Nanoforge

    Nanoforge Active Member

    Go here for all your Lazer Tag sound needs.....http://www.ggaub.com/ltag/sounds.html
  4. Nanoforge

    Nanoforge Active Member

    Yep....Loved them both actually. I think The Jetsons was for me what many of my friends loved about The Flinstones. I prefer futuristic action type cartoons mostly so a futuristic family comedy cartoon took me over. Duck Tales was good too, but I was kind of down on Darkwing Duck and The Mighty Ducks.
  5. The art style is very different in today's cartoons not very appealing. What ever happened to the Educational messages at the end of the program (Like G.I.Joe's knowing is half the battle or School House Rock).
  6. Nanoforge

    Nanoforge Active Member

    Well, my problem with Lazer Tag Academy mainly stems from the age I was when it came out. The toy was really cool, but the show, didn't have the sheen of some of the other action cartoons back in the day that as a 16-17 year old I thought was really that good. However, I did watch most of the episodes because I was (still am) a cartoon addict and we didn't have a 24hour cartoon channel back then. But you know, it was light years better than the competition at the time which was the live action show Photon.

    Unfortunately the people that worked hard to get more educational influence in children's programming won that battle in the early ninties which is how we got the EI and one Saturday Morning facades that ruined Saturdays for a lot of us. That and when CN, Disney Channel and the few other cable kids networks began to create their own shows, even FOX and The CW couldn't keep up. They tried valiantly though.
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  7. Yeah, I agree the rocker girl (corny 80's catch phrases) and the sports boy expressed everything situation they were in with sports terminology.
  8. Nanoforge

    Nanoforge Active Member

    I know, the "Morality Play" as we used to call them. Man, the 70's and 80's really body slammed you with those messages. Unfortunately School House Rock got cancelled after unsuccessfully trying to come back in the early 90's. TV was getting more educational programming on Saturday and Sunday early hours so the execs saw no need to keep funding School House Rock.
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  9. Nanoforge

    Nanoforge Active Member

    LOL...I just remember her looking like a young Meg Ryan and cringing when she said So-Lar as if that was the coolest slang in the world.
  10. If you have Amazon prime they have He-man, Voltron, but are still missing some classics such as, Brave-Starr, M.A.S.K, Silverhawks.
  11. Ha Ha, my son son looked at me when she said, So-Lar. HE said what does that mean (I just laughed).
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  12. Thank you for the info. on what went on. It is really unfortunate because, we knew things that really could help us (such as, what to do in case of fire, bullying, strangers approaching you, or the Golden Rule, etc...) all the older cartoons did the Morality Play well, because, we remember them today.
  13. I remember it like it was yesterday, I liked so many cartoons from the 80's it is very hard for me to have a favorite because, they have all grew on me as a child. The "Centurions" was great because of the pure action and the catch phrase "Power Extreme".
  14. I believe the 80's cartoons memorable they had stories that you cold follow throughout the series. You talk with your friends about at school the next day ("did you see He-man bench press Snake mountain into orbit"). My son does not do that with his friends instead of talking about an episode of poke'mon they just play it.
  15. SirJarren

    SirJarren Active Member

    Robotech and Starblazers! Japan's unintentional forays into American mainstream cartoons and became part of the painfully slow (and horribly dubbed) anime invasion of the 80's along with Battle of the Planets, Speed Racer, and Astro Boy. I specifically wired my parent's cable into the VCR so I could record those while I was out at my vocational school.

    Granted most folk differentiate cartoons from anime, hence I left those out.
  16. SirJarren

    SirJarren Active Member

    Looney Toons!

    The finest collection of old tyme cartoons featuring the amazing voice acting of Mel Blanc, situations and subjects that were politically incorrect to the extreme, characters of questionable sanity, and more violence than can be parodied by Itchy & Scratchy...all in just 7 minutes!

    Those things were probably more quoted than Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and the Bible combined...
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  17. Arkhu

    Arkhu Member

    Avatar: The Last Airbender.
    Now anime, that's a different story altogether. ;)
  18. TigerStripedDragon

    TigerStripedDragon Active Member

    Wow this thread gave me a serious case of nostalgia.

    I would say my absolute favorite 90s cartoon would be Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (surprised no one's mentioned it already)
    I watch a few modern day cartoons like Avatar and Archer, but I can't say I'm a huge fan of any of them. I'm more interested in Anime now.
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  19. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    For me, I'm going to have to throw out votes for old school cartoons such as Dungeons & Dragons and Scooby Doo. Those were probably my favorites back then.

    Today, you won't catch me watching the crap they try to pass off as cartoons. LOL
    Mostly because I just don't do silly / comedy in TV or movies very often. If I want to laugh at people, there are plenty in the real world to laugh at. I prefer sci-fi, fantasy, supernatural and paranormal and crime drama when it comes to pretty much all things movies or TV these days.

    However, I do have a VERY extensive anime collection these days. But even there I have pretty specific genre preferences.
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  20. SuP3rM4nNy

    SuP3rM4nNy Active Member

    Futurama. That show was just really funny. I never understood why it got canceled and then started again and then canceled. Should have just kept it going and then canceled it at the end. Even though I've seen all the episodes and movies multiple times, they still make me laugh.
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