For some of us, the best part about growing up in the 90’s was the amazing cartoons we had access to.
Whether it was on Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney or local television stations, we enjoyed our favourite cartoons wholeheartedly.
The passion we shared for certain cartoons depended on their themes. For some of us, it was Atomic Betty that did the magic and for others, it was Sheep in the Big City. And of course, some cartoons like Tom and Jerry were a general household favourite.
In no particular order, we will be going down memory lane to celebrate three generally loved cartoons.
Premiering in 1969, Scooby Doo was like the Titanic of cartoons. Created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears and produced by Hanna and Barbera, Scooby Doo was heavily influenced by the 60’s culture.
The cartoon series followed the adventures of four teenagers and their dog Scooby. The crew together solve spooky mysteries. The cartoon’s repetitive plot always consisted of four basics:
- Normal day drive in their van
- Investigating mystery upon hearing the word of it
- Being spooked by a ghost,
- Uncovering the mysteries
Scooby is definitely an unforgettable cartoon.
Cow and Chicken
Another favourite was Cow and Chicken. Cow and Chicken was probably one of the weirdest shows ever.
The cartoon premiered in 1997 under creator David Feiss. Cow and Chicken was sort of the brother cartoon to I am Weasel which had the same creator and similar style of humour and animation.
Cow and Chicken focused on the life of an 11-year-old chicken who used a lot of sarcasm and had a huge ego, along with his 7-year-old sister, a fat cow that was sort of stupid and emotional. They go about normal activities, living with human parents and going to a normal school.
Samurai Jack aired for the first time in 2001. The cartoon’s plot focused on a young prince named Jack.
Prince Jack sees his father’s empire get destroyed by Aku, a demon. He escapes and trains to be a Samurai vowing to defeat Aku. Jack gets his defeat but is tossed into a dystopian future.
Jack tries to search a way back to the past and defeat these evil forces preventing him from doing so. The story is the journey of a single man, going through his own journey and overcoming his own hardships, the themes are very Japanese, despite the American friendliness of the show.
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