This was a show made originally in France that was shown in English on Nickelodeon. I choose to put this show first, because although I only watched the show all the way through as a child, it affected me very much, and I recommend you look the show up on youtube. As far as I know, there's no one selling it in the US or UK.
Like many shows in the 80's and early 90's, cartoon shows lived and died by their toy sales. In the case of this really interesting show about futuristic cops, it was cancelled when the show didn't drum up enough sales for toys.
This is one of the few shows you'll ever find starring a Native American as the lead character. BraveStarr was a show about a sheriff in a cross between the future and the old west. It too was cancelled when the show didn't lead to enough sales in toys.
This show was one of the best kid's cartoons ever made. It was my favorite show of the early nineties, and one of my top five cartoon shows. Mighty Max aired in the nineties for a couple of seasons. I think this show flew under the radar for the most part, and I'm not sure many people had the chance to watch it. A shame!
Yes, I watched Jem when I was kid. Yes I enjoyed it, and I don't apologize. This was a pretty interesting and unique show. All though it was a little wacky, it didn't seem strange to me at all when I was a kid.
Exo-Squad was one of the incredibly good cartoons on Fox in the early 90's. It didn't feel like a cartoon at all, as there was a lot of death, and an oppressive feel to the show that left you feeling worried for the fate of every character. This was one of the best shows on TV in 93, cartoon or otherwise.
Yes, the smurfs. This show ran for a long time, and kept going in reruns. I'm not even sure how many versions of this show came out, but the "La La, LaLa-La-La" was stuck in my head most of my childhood.
Captain N: The Game Master... was interesting. It wasn't the best kid's show, but Nintendo was king in the late 80's, and everything Nintendo related sold like crazy. There was a show for the Mario Brothers, and The Adventures of Zelda.
Last but not least, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles. This felt like the biggest franchise of the late eighties, and early nineties. Video games, board games, toys, cereal, television, lunchboxes, cards, pogs, every damn thing had the 'heroes in a halfshell' on it. And people, including me, ate it up. I watched and liked this show, as I'm sure many of you did.
Joseph Grey's rating:
I didn't realize just how many cartoons I watched until I started putting them into a list. Then again, I watched cartoons for years, so I wasn't watching these all in the same years. Since doing my other list, "Scenes from childhood" with movies, I decided I wanted to go back in time and explore some of my choices in cartoons. A separate list will be made for TV shows, since this one is pretty long on its own.