Five cartoons that bring back nostalgia

I grew up in the 80’s and the 90’s and like most I watched cartoons daily on TV. I could never get used to or like modern day cartoons. Back then we only got transmission from two TV stations from Venezuela and after we got cable it was all Cartoon Network with mostly newer cartoons.

When I think about the cartoons back then these are five cartoons characters I haven’t seen in years on TV. The drawings from before 1990 that is, not the newer ones.

We’ll start the list of with the most famous cartoon of all time.

Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny was created by Tex Avery in 1940 and was first seen in A Wild Hare

Most famous quote: “What’s up Doc?”

Droopy

Another beloved character by Tex Avery created in 1943. Nothing could phase Droopy.

Droopy quote: “Peek-a-boo”

Speedy Gonzales

This version was from a redesign by by Friz Freleng and animator Hawley Pratt for the 1955 Freleng short movie, “Speedy Gonzales”. Sylvester the cat also starred in it.

Speedy quote: “”¡Andale! ¡Andale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! ¡Yii-hah!”

Foghorn Leghorn

Created by Robert McKimson in 1946.

Foghorn quote: “Fortunately, I keep my feathers numbered for just such an emergency.”

Roadrunner

Created by Chuck Jones in 1948. Till today Wile E. Coyote hasn’t caught him, ACME did get richer thanks to their faithful client

Roadrunner quote: “Beep Beep!”

Top Cat

Top Cat was produced by Hanna-Barbera and ran from September 27, 1961 till April 18, 1962 on ABC. This cartoon was not as popular as the above ones but it was one I saw regularly when I was a kid. I never saw this cartoon again on TV.

Top Cat quote: “Remember, I’ve been using my brain for years. Officer Dibble’s is still practically brand new. ”

There are a lot more cartoons I remember from other franchises like; Heidi, Candy Candy and Speed Racer which where more cartoon series with had a story line to them. No wonder their intro theme are still stuck in my head till today…in Spanish.

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Darice is a web developer who likes reading, watching TV shows, taking the occasional photos and play a tennis game now and then. Darice has been blogging on her own weblog since 2003 and joined Forever Geek in January 2010. When not coding, writing or reading she can be found in the kitchen cooking.

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