10 Classic cartoon shows

by reddevilsubu | created - 28 Jul 2012 | updated - 10 Aug 2015 | Public

My take on ten of the coolest cartoon shows. Some of you might agree with this list and some of you might not. Notable mentions : Dragon Ball Z, Flintstones, Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo,Jetsons,Captain Planet. I did not add the classic nick toons Rugrats, Rocketpower, CatDog, ahh real monsters, rocko's modern life etc.

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1. Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron (1993–1995)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Family

Two demoted fighter pilots battle evil as high flying masked vigilantes.

Stars: Barry Gordon, Charlie Adler, Gary Owens, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 3,141

Ah T-Bone,Razor and the Turbokat. The perfect awesomeness combination ever created. A pair of butt-kicking cats taking on bad guys ranging from dark kat to the Pastmaster. A brilliant intro song too! The various types of missiles in the Turbokat was just insanely cool! Man this show rocked to the core.

2. Johnny Bravo (1997–2004)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a dumb blond egomanaic who is deluded about his own manliness.

Stars: Jeff Bennett, Brenda Vaccaro, Mae Whitman, Tom Kenny

Votes: 27,521

Oohh, Mama! The guy with a whacky coif and ripping biceps always failed spectacularly in his attempts to woo women. Every episode involved him getting thrashed by women and it was hilarious. Of course his trademark catch phrases were the highlight of the show and his super fast hair combing techniques!

3. Centurions (1986)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Family

The Centurions are the most powerful fighting force of the 21st century. Equipped with special Exoframe suits, they are the ultimate fighting machines, as well as Earth's only defence ... See full summary »

Stars: Pat Fraley, Neil Ross, Vince Edwards, Ron Feinberg

Votes: 1,132

Oh yeah still feels good yelling “Power extreme”. The one thing I really loved about this show was their suits. The way the weapons just fitted into them was amazing. The wide variety of armory was a treat to watch. Land,sea,air centurions thrashing enemies with their hi-tech weapon system was just too devastatingly supreme.

Originally Japanese (yes they do create some wickedly awesome anime) this show was aired as Ninja robots on C/N.

Remember those line

“Joe Maya” Age : 16 Status : Fugitive. He is the commander of the ninja robots. I still recall these lines. Some shows do have that extra “punch” factor which tends to leave a deep impression in your mind. This one was definitely one of the best shows ever.

5. Dexter's Laboratory (1996–2003)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a boy genius and his annoying sister.

Stars: Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh, Frank Welker

Votes: 35,594

Everybody remembers the little smarty pants Dexter and his annoying sister Dee Dee. His sophisticated inventions were the highlight of the show. Dee Dee destroying every thing he builds and the best part

“OOO what does this button do?”" Dee dee, do not press the button!”

and how can one forget the episode

“Omelette du fromage”

6. The Little Lulu Show (1995–1999)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Little Lulu is the first-ever animated stand-up comic. Her best friend Annie is always there for her, and Lulu always has arguments with Tubby and the boys in his club. They are always ... See full summary »

Stars: Ajay Fry, Dawn Ford, Jane Woods, Tracey Ullman

Votes: 485

One of the most sweet shows on television at that time. Lulu and her friends often treat us to lots of adventures. One striking aspect of this show is that it has a lot of intelligent jokes and of course a stand-up type of cartoon was a rarity in those days.

7. Speed Racer (1967–1968)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Teenager Gô Mifune aspires to be the world's best race-car champion with the help of his friends, family and his father's high-tech race-car, the Mach 5.

Stars: Katsuji Mori, Peter Fernandez, Corinne Orr, Jack Grimes

Votes: 1,961

This show was aired during the 90's and wow what a show it was. The Mach5 with its insane amount of gadgets was a treat to watch. The races were very enjoyable too. Too bad the movie failed to create the same enjoyable effect.

8. The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (1996–1997)

TV-PG | 21 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Computer wiz Jonny Quest and his friends battle international criminals using the resources of the Quest Foundation. Their chief weapon, and the target of many of their enemies, is the ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Welker, Quinton Flynn, J.D. Roth, Michael Benyaer

Votes: 1,926

Easily the most coolest show on television, Jonny Quest was a treat to watch. Every sequence involving the Quest world was just way too good. Jonny and his friends often embarked on breathtaking adventures to save the world.

9. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces that appear around their land.

Stars: Marty Grabstein, Thea White, Peter Fernandez, Simon Prebble

Votes: 29,913

This show was absolutely fantastic. Courage somehow managed to make you laugh and at the same time some of the villains managed to creep the hell out of you. This show is definitely a must watch.

10. The Mask (1995–1997)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

The further adventures of Stanley Ipkiss and his magic reality defying mask.

Stars: Rob Paulsen, Frank Welker, Jim Cummings, Neil Ross

Votes: 10,699

The movie was brilliant and the TV series was not bad either. Loads of witty gags were the highlight of this show. Mask's catch phrases 'Smokin' and 'Somebody stop me' were just hilarious.