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What are the best 80s cartoons?

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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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  1. 1The Transformers

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    The Transformers is a 98-episode animated TV series that aired from 1984 to 1987. The Autobots and the Decepticons, two opposing factions of a transforming robot alien race engage in a war that has the fate of the world in the balance.

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  1. 2Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an animated television series that first aired on December 28, 1987. After its 193rd episode, the show ended on November 2, 1996. It follows four mutant brothers Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo, and Raphael.

  2. 3G.I. Joe

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    G.I. Joe is an American animated TV show the aired from 1985 to 1986, with a total of 85 episodes. The story centers around a special forces unit created to go on dangerous missions across the globe to battle against the terrorist organization, Cobra.

  1. 4ThunderCats

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    ThunderCats aired from 1985 to 1989 and the show's run yielded a total of 130 episodes. This animated TV series focuses on a team of humanoid cats that battle the forces of evil in their new adopted homeworld.

  2. 5He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

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    He-Man and the Masters of the Universe aired between 1983 to 1985 with a total 130 episodes. He-Man, the strongest man in the universe, battles Skeletor and his forces of evil. This is to save the planet Eternia and protect the secrets of Castle Greyskull.

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    Anonymous
    December 9, 2019
    "This is one of the best 80s cartoons that truly defined the type of cartoon shows that the era had. If you haven't yet, check this iconic show out and get a glimpse of the 80s through it."
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    The Transformers
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    Anonymous
    December 9, 2019
    "This show brings a lot of memories back and is my pick for the best 80s cartoons from this list. I grew up watching this and it will always have a special place in my heart and childhood."
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    He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
This list is about What are the best 80s cartoons
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1The TransformersTV Shows 19 Paid
2Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTV Shows 14 Paid
3G.I. JoeTV Shows 7 Free
4ThunderCatsTV Shows 5 Paid
5He-Man and the Masters of the UniverseTV Shows 1 Paid
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