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1980s Cartoons







Part 3, for which embedding is senselessly disabled.

By the 1980s, I was an adult and beyond the purview of these cartoons. Looking at the intros now, I do not detect what anyone would would label a "Golden Age" of animation. But surely, many of them qualify as "weird."

I hope these stir some nostalgic moments for those WU-vies who are younger than this old fart.



Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Nov 17, 2012 | Number of Comments: 7
Category: Cartoons, 1980's
More weirdness from the WU archive:
Comments
Listed in chronological order. Newest comments at the end.
With some exceptions, like Chip and Dale most of the stuff that was cranked out during this decade comes under my personal heading of "Almostmation". That's were instead of the industry standard 24 drawings per second you got 24 seconds per drawing.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/17/12 at 10:57 AM
Speed Racer is NOT an 80s cartoon! I remember RUNNING home from school in 1968 so i wouldn't miss the intro.(I was 5 at the time) cool smile
Below are 2 links that relate,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcOV68Gx1YU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdBPpg0DdrI&feature=endscreen&NR=1

Hope you enjoy!
Posted by Tyrusguy on 11/17/12 at 11:09 AM
I remember speed racer too, but then you and I are about the same age Tyrusguy.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 11/17/12 at 11:40 AM
Indeed, Tyrusguy, SR debuted in 1967.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_racer#English_adaptation

But I suspect it persevered into the 1980s.
Posted by Paul on 11/17/12 at 11:41 AM
Indeed, paul, SR was re-run off and on thru the early 2000s.
It was even remade and ran as the new adventures of SR in 93-95.
Have you seen the parody of SR done by Cyanide & Happiness? Speed Racist is one of the best.
When I went looking for the link above, I came across another video I thought Y'all might like. It's called Barbershop Quartet hits on girl on street from Taxi NSFW language. cool smile
Posted by Tyrusguy on 11/17/12 at 12:20 PM
Somewhat older farts can recall Tom and Jerry date back to the 1940s. You can even see Jerry dancing with Gene Kelly in the 1945 musical, Anchors Aweigh (Tom was an extra there.)
Posted by Phred22 on 11/17/12 at 09:00 PM
I look upon most cartoons from that time with contempt since they were little more than half-hour advertisements for the tie in products sold in toy stores. The concept was not new, we did have Howdy Doody or Roy Rogers or Man From U.N.C.L.E. toys before then, but I remember that the 1980's seemed to more saturated with product ties aimed at the five to ten year old child.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 11/19/12 at 10:12 AM
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