The 1980s was an era of a lot of firsts. Probably one of the most notable things was the advent of the mobile phone. You'd see Wall Street guys lugging around these brick phones, making phone calls and deals. They were on the cutting edge and not a lot of people could afford them. It was ironic what with the whole Wall Street Crash during 1987 and all. It was also the time when mobile computing really came into its own with the launch of IBM's first PC in 1981. Outside of tech, we saw some important miles in the entertainment and TV space in general. MTV: Music Television launched in 1981 and revolutionized how we consumed and discovered new music. Do you know what else was really popular in the 80s? Cartoons!
If you ask people today, most would probably say that the 90s had the best cartoon shows. It's debatable and largely down to personal preference. What isn't debatable though was that the 80s was the golden age of cartoons. How so you may ask? This is thanks in large part to deregulation of the then US President Ronald Reagan. The gist of it that companies finally had the freedom to show anything they wanted to kids. This opened up a lot of opportunities for the arrival of some truly standout shows and the toys that came along with them. Don't miss out on experiencing these era-defining cartoon shows of the 80s. Check out our list of some of the best 80s cartoons to get you started. Happy viewing!
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