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Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A quintet of teenagers work together to encourage environmentally responsible behaviour and can summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters.

Stars: David Coburn, Joey Dedio, Kath Soucie
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When an unusually intelligent dinosaur unexpectedly hatches from a fossilized egg in present-day California, a friendly group of human teenagers adopts him and teaches him how to hide from prying eyes and master skateboarding.

Stars: Loïc Baugin, Stéphane Bazin, Béatrice Bruno
Biker Mice from Mars (1993–1996)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When three alien motorcycle riding mice are forced to leave their home planet of Mars thanks to the evil mining Plutarkians, they rebel against their enemies on planet Earth and the city of Chicago.

Stars: Dorian Harewood, Rob Paulsen, Ian Ziering
Count Duckula (1988–1993)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The misadventures of a vegetarian vampire duck and his servants.

Stars: Jack May, Brian Trueman, Jimmy Hibbert
Babar (1989–2002)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The adventures of the King of the elephants, his family, and friends.

Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Dawn Greenhalgh, Stuart Stone
Bananas in Pyjamas (1992–2001)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The many adventures of full-size bananas, B1 and B2. They live on Cuddles Avenue which is also home to three Teddies (Amy, Lulu and Morgan) and a sneaky Rat-in-a-Hat.

Stars: Karina Kelly, Nicholas Opolski, Taylor Owyns
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

From the popular video game, Super Mario Bros. The Super Mario Bros. Super Show features Mario, his brother Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and her advisor going by the name of Toad. They go ... See full summary »

Stars: Lou Albano, Harvey Atkin, John Stocker
The Real Ghostbusters (1986–1991)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The continuing adventures of the staff of the ghost removal service.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier, Frank Welker
Goof Troop (1992–1993)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The classic Disney character, Goofy is a single father raising his son, Max in Spoonerville. Pete, a frequent antagonist from the old cartoons, lives next door with his family.

Stars: Rob Paulsen, April Winchell, Jim Cummings
Lucky Luke (TV Series 1984)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An animated series based on the European comic book about an American cowboy described as "The man who shoots faster than his shadow." Lucky Luke, with his horse Double Six, travels the Old... See full summary »

Stars: Jacques Thébault, William Callaway, Bob Holt
TaleSpin (1990–1991)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Baloo the Bear from the Jungle Book is cast as a 1930's Pacific Islands bush pilot.

Stars: Ed Gilbert, R.J. Williams, Sally Struthers
Inspector Gadget (1983–1986)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A bumbling bionic police inspector stumbles about on his cases, while his niece and dog secretly do the real investigative work.

Stars: Don Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker
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Green by colour and green by nature.
23 January 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

"Widget, the World Watcher" was similar to "Captain Planet" in that both revolved around supernaturally-gifted people... okay, creatures in this case... battling to rescue the earth from environmental catastrophe. This didn't have any Ted Turner backing or name stars doing voices - although I doubt Tom Cruise would have been as good a voice actor as Rob Paulsen - but it was less pretentious, less politically correct in its characters (face it, apart from Wheeler none of the Planeteers were renowned for their looseness) and ultimately more watchable. Plus it did have a sense of humour absent from the good Captain.

The "Awesome!" lingo spouted by Widget really grated, as if the producers were trying too hard to appeal to its audience, but as far as cartoons aired by Channel 4 in the early 1990s went, there were far worse offenders (case in point the American-Dutch cartoon "The Bluffers," which is so (rightly) obscure it isn't even listed on the IMDb). Forget "RI:SE," bring back the Banana Splits and "The Adventures of T-Rex" I say...


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