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What cartoons did you love as a child?

Asked by TheProfoundPorcupine (2549points) January 1st, 2013

Obviously around this time you always get a number of different kids movies on to keep the little ones entertained as the adults try to deal with too much food and too much alcohol.

However, apart from a few classics I do notice that cartoons I used to watch as a kid such as Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny etc have all but vanished unless you happen to come across them on some strange digital channel.

So what cartoon character could get you to stop what you were doing and watch them when you were a kid?

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Shippy's avatar

Oddly I was never fond of cartoons.I think though living where I do, put paid to that, since there was no TV here till 1975. I did love comics though, and I have fond memories of receiving a bumper edition of comics (which my memory fails me as to what they were called), but that was a real Christmas treat for me. I loved Desperate Dan, who I think I actually married later in life!! Also little Lotta, Richie Rich and I adored Archie Comics. I always wanted to be Veronica but instead turned out to be Betty.

ucme's avatar

Tom & Jerry/Road Runner/Charlie Brown etc were good, but no toon can touch DangerMouse, Penfold remains a personal hero…I love him like a brother!

TheProfoundPorcupine's avatar

@Shippy I loved Desperate Dan and they have a statue in Dundee of him as well now. I used to get the Beano and the Dandy all the time but its sad now they have switched the Dandy to it just being a digital comic. There is something about a childhood that should involve sitting reading a comic with a rubbish free toy taped to the front of it.

@ucme Dangermouse was good as were the others you mentioned but I also used to love watching Droopy.

ucme's avatar

Droopy is another hero of mine, but the mouse wins it by a tail.

Coloma's avatar

All time fav.The Coyote and Roadrunner! Classic, brilliant, funnier than hell!

Aethelwine's avatar

Bugs Bunny, The Pink Panther, Scooby Doo, Hong Kong Phooey. to name a few

ucme's avatar

How could I forget the pink panther, he was an irritating pussy though, smug bugger.

cookieman's avatar

Looney Toons was my favorite. Bugs Bunny, Foghorn Leghorn, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Roadrunner, and the gang were the best. Kinetic, smart, almost subversive – so great.

Four words: Bugs Bunny in drag.

janbb's avatar

Rocky and Bullwinkle were and are the best! Especially Mr. Peabody and Sherman – his boy.

cookieman's avatar

@janbb: I used to work with a guy who sounded exactly like Boris but had no idea who Rocky & Bullwinkle were.

I’d ask him to say, “Get me the moose and squirrel!” all the time.

DominicX's avatar

I loved “Arthur”, “Pokemon”, “Digimon”, and I remember watching “The Simpsons” when I was too young to understand most of the references. :P I never really watched “SpongeBob” or most of those cable cartoons; when I had a TV in my room around age 10, it wasn’t hooked up to the cable.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Popeye, Peanuts, Andy Capp, B.C. and Barney Google and Snuffy Smith are my favorites. I never did get too excited by any of the Disney creations. I could watch them and enjoy them, but if it wasn’t storming or -60F I would prefer to be outside playing.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

I was already reading Dostoevsky and listening to jazz when I was a child.

livelaughlove21's avatar

Rocket Power
Hey Arnold
Rocko’s Modern Life

Ahh, cartoons of the 90’s. Before Spongebob and Chowder ruined it all.

Kardamom's avatar

Sidney the Elephant he was this nebbish little elephant living in a beatnik-syled jungle.

The Pink Panther He was just so cool.

The Ant and the Aardvark As I recall the ant was super cool and had a voice like Dean Martin and the Aardvark kind of had a voice like comedian Jackie Mason.

The Amazing 3 which just seemed like a psychedelic 60’s drug trip to me (in a good way), plus it was the first anime cartoon that I recall. The other thing that was fascinating to me about this show was that the main character, a young boy, and his comrades rode around in a vehicle that looked like a car tire. The amazing 3 were human-like aliens from another planet that came to earth, but so as not to arouse suspicion, they take on the bodies of 3 animals from earth, a bunny, a duck and a horse. But how they did not arouse suspicion by driving around in a giant tire is beyond me. Here is a picture of the Vehicle

Davey and Goliath it was the only cartoon that came on on Sunday! Little did I know, or care, that it was a Christian show. I just liked it because of the stop-motion animation and the nifty talking dog.

Another religious cartoon (by the Southern Baptists, but I didn’t know it at the time) was Jot the Dot It was a sweet little cartoon about helping kids learn manners and to be a good person, but I loved it because it was ultra-beatnik in style.

wildpotato's avatar

David the Gnome (with Tom Bosley!) was my very favorite when I was really young. Then I was all about The Pirates of Dark Water in first and second grade. Minga melons!

@livelaughlove21 Fun fact: the opening music for Rocko is by the B-52s (the “Love Shack” band).

livelaughlove21's avatar

@wildpotato How bout that. :) I love the B-52s.

Shippy's avatar

I think though the best cartoon is the one I’m dating

Sunny2's avatar

Mr. Magoo, poor man, and Donald Duck & his nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie.

flutherother's avatar

Popeye was my favourite when I was young.

AngryWhiteMale's avatar

I probably watched way too many cartoons as a kid, but my favorites then and now are any cartoons with Bugs Bunny or Wile E. Coyote/Roadrunner in them. Others I may have watched out of habit, boredom, what have you, and I wouldn’t necessarily watch them today, but Looney Tunes? I’ll put aside whatever I’m doing, even if just to see which one it is.

Judi's avatar

My favorite was always UNDERDOG!

filmfann's avatar

Another vote for Moose and Squirrel. Best cartoon ever.

janbb's avatar

@filmfann Frostbite Falls forever!

OpryLeigh's avatar

I loved Nickelodeon as a kid, things like Doug, Rugrats, Rocko’s Modern Life, Ren and Stimpy and Hey! Arnold.

I have also always loved Disney films.

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