Because I am feeling dreadfully lazy today as I watch Mortal Kombat and drink tea (I'm aware that this is an odd combination but that's how I roll...) I'm going to do a simple top five. These are all cartoons that I watched when I was a child. The majority of these are in the late eighties and early nineties. Maybe they'll bring back some memories for you.
Ewoks - The Animated Series
First, I loved this series as a kid. I wasn't as highly aware of the intense dislike that seemed to be given to this fluffy, over grown teddy bears so I found this show highly enjoyable. I would spend days pretending I was Princess Kneesaa running off on an adventure with Wicket and co. Heck, I can still remember the theme song and have been known to hum it on random occasions.
Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors
For a long time I would ask people if they remembered this show but no one seemed to have any idea what I was talking about so I almost thought I'd imagined the whole thing though I knew my imagination wasn't that good. To my little kid brain Flora was so lucky and cool and powerful. For a stage I was convinced that if I tried hard enough I would have power over plants. Sadly, this never panned out.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Seriously, if you grew up in the late eighties and early nineties you have to know this series. My favourite was always Donatello. I have a thing about intelligent characters, what can I say. (This is not to say that I had a crush on an anthropomorphic turtle - just in case you were wondering or worrying...) And April O'Neil was my idol. Don't get me started on the plays that we used to perform as kids. I have a terrible memory of my parading around in high heels that were far too big for me calling for help from the turtles. Ah, childhood.
Captain N: The Game Master
This is another one that I remember watching as a young child and then seeing repeats again when I was a bit older. There was something about crossing into a different world that always appealed to me. Hence why I love Labyrinth so much and The NeverEnding Story. Heck, I haven't seen this in so long that I feel like I may have to do some shopping online.
This show was so many levels of awesome. Admittedly, this was on more when I was just about to start high school so I don't know if it counts but I have to have it here. The mythology of the show alone was brilliant and then there was the whole Shakespeare element. It was a mixture of so many cultures, beliefs and ideas. This is a series that I really want to get on DVD.
Yeah, I thought this was going to be easy but there are so many shows that I want to fit into this list but I have to choose five. Here are some of the runner ups: ThunderCats, The Bots Master, Denver The Last Dinosaur, The Snorks, Teddy Ruxpin, Gummi Bears, The Racoons, Duck Tales and the list goes on.
I hope this brought back some great memories for some of you because it sure did to me.
Let me know what your favourite shows were/are by leaving a comment. Until tomorrow.