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Since the gift-giving season is upon us, I thought I'd share the list of 80's cartoons on DVD that I compiled for my website.  I tried to indicate if the series is incomplete or complete and if it has major edits.  Let me know if I'm missing something. Enjoy!

13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo, The (1985-86) (Complete)

Abel's Island (TV Special) (1989) (Complete)

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (TV Special) (1984) (Complete)

Adventures of Jonny Quest (1986) (Complete)

Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy (1988-90) (Complete)

Adventures of Sinbad (TV Special) (1980) (Complete)

Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin (1986-87) (Complete)

Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers (1986) (Complete)
The Adventures of Popeye (1978-81) (Incomplete)

Adventures of the Little Prince (1982) (Complete)

Alf (1987-90) (Incomplete)

AlfTales (1988-90) (Incomplete)

The All-New Ewoks (1986-87) (Incomplete)

All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show, The (1983-84) (Complete)

Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983-91) (Incomplete)

Babar (1989-1993) (Incomplete)

Bananaman (Complete)

Beetlejuice (1989-92) (Complete)

Berenstein Bears (1985-86) (Incomplete)

Beverly Hills Teens (1987-88) (Complete)
Blackstar (1981-1982) (Complete)

BraveStarr (1987) (Complete)

C.O.P.S. (1988) (Complete)
The California Raisins (1989) (Complete)

Candy Candy (Subtitled, but complete)

Captain N: Game Master (1989-92) (Complete)

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (Complete)

Care Bears (1985-86) (Incomplete)

Centurions, The (1985) (Incomplete)

Challenge of the Gobots (1984) (Incomplete)

Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show, The (1983-86) (Complete)

Chip & Dale's Rescue Rangers (1988-89) (Incomplete)
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (1988-89) (Complete)

Count Duckula (1988-93) (Incomplete)

Danger Mouse (1984-87) (Complete)

Defenders of the Earth (1986-87) (Complete)

Dennis the Menace (1985-86) (Incomplete)

Denver, the Last Dinosaur (1987-89) (Complete)

Dinky Dog (1978-81) (Complete)

Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds (1981, 1985) (Complete)

Dragon's Lair (1984-85) (Complete)

Drak Pack (1980-82) (Complete)

Droids: The Adventures of R2-D2 and C3P0 (1985-86) (Incomplete)

Duck Tales (1986-91) (Complete)
Dungeons and Dragons (1983-87) (Complete, but edited)

Ewoks, The (1985-86) (Incomplete)

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972-84) (Complete)

Flash Gordon (1979-81) (Complete)

Flintstone Kids (1986-1988) (Incomplete)

Flying House, The (Incomplete)

Fraggle Rock (Animated) (1987-88) (Complete)

G.I. Joe (1983-87) (Complete)

Galaxy High (1986-87) (Complete)
Garbage Pail Kids (Complete)

Garfield and Friends (1988-95) (Complete)
Get Along Gang (1984-85) (Incomplete)

Ghostbusters (Filmation, 1986-88) (Complete)
Gilligan's Planet (1982-83) (Complete)

Godzilla (1979-81)

Gummi Bears (1985-89) (Incomplete)

HBO Storybook Musicals (1987-93) (Incomplete)

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983-87) (Complete)

Heathcliff and Dingbat Show, The (1980-81) (Complete)

Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats (1984) (Incomplete)

Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater (1987-88) (Complete)

Hero High (1981-82) (Complete)

Inhumanoids (1986-87) (Incomplete)

Inspector Gadget (1982-86) (Complete)

It's Punky Brewster (1985-87) (Incomplete, included as special features on each of the live-action show DVDs)

Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors (1985-86) (Complete)
Jem (1985-87) (Complete)

Jetsons (1984-85, 1987-88)
Legend of Zelda, The (1989-90) (Complete)

Littles, The (1983-86) (Complete)

Lone Ranger, The (1980-81) (Incomplete)

M.A.S.K. (1985) (Complete)

Macross (1982) (Complete)

Mazinger-Z (Incomplete)

Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures (1987-89) (Complete)

Mr. T (1983-86) (Incomplete)

My Little Pony Tales (1986-1988) (Complete)

My Pet Monster (1987-88) (Complete)

Mysterious Cities of Gold (1986-90) (Complete)

New Adventures of Jonny Quest, The (1986) (Complete)

Pac-Man (1982-84) (Complete)
Plastic Man Comedy-Adventure Show, The (1979-80) (Complete)

Pole Position (1984-86) (Complete)

Police Academy (1988-89) (Incomplete)

Pup Named Scooby Doo (Complete)
Raccoons, The (1985) (Complete)

Rainbow Brite (1983-84) (Complete)

Rambo (1986) (Incomplete)
Real Ghostbusters (1986-88) (Complete)

Richie Rich/Scooby Doo Hour, The (1980-81) (Incomplete)

Robotech (1985-86) (Complete)

Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs (1987-89) (Complete)

Schoolhouse Rock (1972-80) (Complete)

Scooby and Scrappy Doo (1979-80) (Complete, but only available in streaming)

She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985-86) (Complete)

Shirt-Tales (1982-85) (Complete)

Silverhawks (1985-87) (Complete)
Simpsons, The (1989-present) (Complete, but new episodes still being aired)

Sky Commanders (1987-88) (Complete)

Slimer & the Real Ghostbusters (1988-92) (Complete)

Smurfs (1981-86) (Incomplete, multiple discs)

Snorks (1984-86) (Incomplete)

Space Ghost (1981-82) (Complete, included within the Space Stars series))

Space Stars (1981-82) (Complete)

Space Stars Finale (1981-82) (Complete, included within the Space Stars series))

Space Stars with the Teen Force (1981) (Complete, included within the Space Stars series))

Spiderman and His Amazing Friends (Complete, but only available in streaming))

Star Blazers (Complete)

Star Com (1987) (Incomplete)

Super Friends Hour, The (1980-83) (Complete)
Super Friends Hour, The (1980-83) (Complete)

Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show (1984-85) (Complete)

Super Mario Brothers (1989-90) (Incomplete, edited to change music)

Super Mario Brothers Super Show (1989-90) (Complete)

Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985-86) (Complete)

Superbook (Incomplete)

Superman (1988) (Complete)

Teen Force (1981-82) (Complete, included within the Space Stars series))

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987-96) (Complete)

The World of David the Gnome (1988) (Complete)

The World's Greatest Super Friends (1979-80) (Complete)

This is America, Charlie Brown (1988-90) (Complete)

Thundarr the Barbarian (1980-82) (Complete)

ThunderCats (1985) (Complete)

Transformers (1984-88) (Complete)

Ulysses 31 (1986) (Incomplete)

Voltron (1984-87) (Complete)

Vytor, the Starfire Champion (1989) (Complete)

Zorro (1981-1982) (Complete)
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My niece is graduating from High School this morning (SATURDAY MORNING GRADUATION WTF?!?!) so I won't have time for a REAL post to this community, so I figured I'd open it up for something fun and interactive if you're up to the task :)


Although my *dream* wa to just have a great big bowl of cereal like good ol' Charle Phoenix does in the picture above, what I *usually* did was quietly sneak out to the living room with my suitcase full of Legos and turn on the TV. TV took a good 5 minutes to warm up, which was just enough time to go get my first bowl of cereal. In an hour or two, when we hit "The Dead Spot" of cartoons (the half-hour when nothing of interest was on), I'd go and make myself a PROPER breakfast, usually S.O.S. (hamburger gravy on toast - been cooking it unsupervised since I was 7). At about 10 or 10:30 my parents would wake up and tell me to stop making so much noise with my Legos and/or to turn down the TV (they worked late as bartenders), and then by noon the whole family was ready to take on the day :)

Your turn!
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The Tarzan/Lone Ranger/Zorro Adventure Hour from Filmation has been mentioned here before, but for continuity sake let's bring it up again.

Filmation had a ton of 15-minute adventure cartoons featuring Tarzan that they kept running and re-running with various new cartoons all through the 1970's and well into the early 1980's. This show was officially called an "Adventure Hour", although it rarely went hast 30 minutes per scheduled episode. For 1980 and 1981, the Tarzan cartoons were packaged with brand new Lone Ranger and Zorro cartoons as part of a bait-n-switch scam that I've never ever forgiven them for; I'd tune in hoping to see a new Lone Ranger cartoon and ALWAYS get an episode of either Tarzan and Zorro, or just a double-dose of Tarzan re-runs :(

They are why I have trust issues.
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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids was a Filmation animated series created, produced, and hosted (in live action bookends) by comedian Bill Cosby, who also did a huge chunk of the voices for the show (including Fat Albert himself). The show premiered in 1972 and *kind of* ran until 1985... See, up till 1983 they had been doing short-order seasons of the show - 6 to 8 new episodes per season - but then between 1984 and 1985 the cranked out some FIFTY NEW EPISODES of the cheaper, lower-quality "The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids".

It should also be noted that this was the year that they replaced the "Junkyard Rock Band" segments of the show with Fat Albert and the gang rushing to their clubhouse to watch the latest episode of "The Brown Hornet" (Also voiced by Cosby).

What do you think? Have any good memories or thoughts to share about Fat Albert and the gang? Come at me with comments and fun, and if you're not careful you might just learn something before we're done. So let's get ready, okay? Hey, hey, HEY!
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The Plastic Man & Baby Plas Super Comedy Show was a continuation of the Plastic Man Comedy Adventure Show that had debuted in 1979 in the time slot directly after The Super Friends. I am very sad to say that this version, with the baby version of Plastic Man (a very stereotypical Scrappy-Doo if ever there was one), was a BIG let-down from the 1979 version and yes I'm gonna gripe about it here.

Y'know what? NO. Looking back at the multitude of shows that made up the Plastic Man Comedy Adventure Show, I've decided on YET ANOTHER WEEK-LONG EXPLORATION of the individual elements that made that show great, even if it was 1979. EVERY PART OF THAT SHOW WAS A FAVORITE OF MINE. So brace yourselves.

The Plastic Man & Baby Plas Comedy Show was a half-hour show comprised two parts, usually both of them being the Scrappy-esque adventures of Baby Plas. It mercifully died off in 1981.

However, the one *good* part of this show is that they made NEW episodes in 1984 that got first-run syndication along with a LIVE-ACTION PLASTIC MAN:

As you can see, this syndicated version of the show was kind of asweome not only because of the live-action, but because they packaged it with all the shows I used to love from 1979 and in to the early 80s! This is probably how most of us in this community became familliar with any of these shows...
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See, I *knew* there had to be more cartoons from the 80's based on movies! Found this nice video on The YouTubes which contains just over 6 minutes of movie cartoon tie-in videos from the 1980's. Not sure if the Chuck Norris Karate Comandoes really counts, but it's nice to see it included :)
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Just curious, and it may help sway some decisions we have to make about the next 1980's Saturday Morning Historical Reenactment Society Watch-Along (calm down, it won't be till December at the earliest)...

[Poll #1777972]


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