I’m 100% an 80s child and apparently I fall into the same category as other 80s children when I say that I miss cartoons that were on TV at the time. I think there’s a lot of crap on TV now (both for adults and for kids) and I’m nostalgic about bouncing bears, brightly colored sprites, and a couple of chipmunks.
When I was pregnant I became obsessed with finding those lost cartoons of my childhood days. I was driven to build a quality cartoon database before our child was even born, I swore to myself that she’d have nothing but good shows to watch that Mommy wouldn’t mind sitting along side of her watching also.
So who did I find?
David the Gnome.. I have the entire series of it. I’m tickled to pieces that Peanut enjoys watching it too.
Gummi Bears.. The DVDs came in yesterday! Peanut already hums to the theme song. We watched an entire DVD of it yesterday. You can get them from Amazon.
Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers.. This was hubby’s favourite as a kid so I surprised him with this Volume 1 set. Also Amazon
Rainbow Brite.. I got the movie, but Peanut won’t be watching this for a long while because I hadn’t realized that it’s a bit dark. She got a little shaken just watching the beginning.. so this will be shelved for now.
Care Bears.. We’re talking old school Care Bears.. not the new CGI bears who’s belly expand and contract from breathing.
Arabella.. Czech fairytales about fairytale land, a king, a few bad guys, and a princess who falls in love with a human from the regular world.
Krtek.. I spoke of him before. He’s a little Czech mole that really shows kids the beauty of trial and error.
Strawberry Shortcake.. I’m having a hard time finding the original Strawberry Shortcake. All I can find is hipster, capri-wearing Shortie and I’m not liking it. I want the original. Wow I sound like a cranky senior citizen.
Currently I’m on the hunt for Shirttails and The Wuzzles. If I can find David the Gnome, then I can find these guys too. I told my mom that soon Peanut and I will have our own Saturday morning cartoons, staying in our PJs til noon, and eating cereal for lunch. Somethings you never out grow..
By the way.. you can always walk down memory lane with a lot of these websites. Retrojunk and 80s Cartoons Central. You can also see The Snorks on the Boomerang station.