Classic Cartoon Theme Songs

by yrnej | created - 07 Aug 2016 | updated - 29 Jul 2017 | Public

The most random things can be solidly imprinted on a child's growing mind. Which of these themes do you still remember the words to all these years later?

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*Shows that ran over 30 years ago - 1987 or earlier; only themes that were written specifically for that show

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1. Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985–1991)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

A group of reclusive humanoid bears and a few trusted humans explore their lost heritage and prevent their enemies from exploiting it.

Stars: June Foray, Noelle North, Lorenzo Music, Katie Leigh

Votes: 8,456

Gummi bears, bouncing here and there and everywhere.

2. Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Three chipmunk brothers, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. The trio have been adopted by and are living with Dave (human). Each show finds the boys getting into trouble and new and unusual situations.

Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker, Dody Goodman

Votes: 2,629

We're the Chipmunks. C-H-I-P-M-U-N-K.

3. The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (1968–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Adventure, Animation, Family

A pop group consisting of four anthropomorphic animals host a variety of cartoons, songs, and skits.

Stars: The Krofft Puppets, Kim Kahana, Frank Aletter, Rockne Tarkington

Votes: 1,352

Comin' on to bring you the Banana Splits Show!

4. Casper: The Friendly Ghost (1945)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Depressed by the antics of the other ghosts, Casper leaves home to make friends. After unintentionally scaring several potential pals, Casper befriends two young children. They take him ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray, Frank Gallop, Jack Mercer

Votes: 381

Casper, the friendly ghost, the friendliest ghost you know.

5. DuckTales (1987–1990)

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

The globe-trotting treasure-hunting money-making adventures of billionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephews.

Stars: Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern, Chuck McCann

Votes: 26,806

Ducktales, whoo-oo, every day they're out there making, Ducktales!

6. Felix the Cat (1958– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The complete 1958-1959 full-color series!

Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 644

You'll laugh so much your sides will ache, your heart will go pit-a-pat!

7. The Flintstones (1960–1966)

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

The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles.

Stars: Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 30,000

Flintstones, meet the Flintstones, they’re a modern stone age family.

8. George of the Jungle (1967–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

An anthology of Jay Ward cartoon creations, featuring a dumb ape man and his friends.

Stars: Hans Conried, Daws Butler, June Foray, Paul Frees

Votes: 852

George, George, George of the jungle, friend to you and me!

9. G.I. Joe (1985–1986)

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

An elite special missions force fights against the terrorist forces of Cobra.

Stars: Jackson Beck, Christopher Collins, Michael Bell, Neil Ross

Votes: 4,206

A real American hero, GI Joe is there!

10. The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958–1962)

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

Huckleberry Hound is a blue-haired Southern dog with a fondness for the song, "My Darling, Clementine", and is a jack-of-all-trades cartoon star, appearing as a scientist (trying to ... See full summary »

Stars: Daws Butler, Don Messick, Doug Young, Hal Smith

Votes: 2,741

It's Huckleberry fun, it's for everyone, so come on, gather 'round.

11. Inspector Gadget (1983–1986)

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

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, Luc Durand

Votes: 16,811

Go, Gadget, go!

12. Jem (1985–1988)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Jerrica Benton is secretly the leader of the glamorous and exciting music group, Jem and the Holograms.

Stars: Samantha Newark, Patricia Alice Albrecht, Cathianne Blore, Cindy McGee

Votes: 2,254

Jem is truly outrageous, truly, truly, truly outrageous!

13. The Jetsons (1962–1963)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a futuristic family.

Stars: George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc, Penny Singleton

Votes: 16,670

Meet George Jetson...

14. The Mighty Mouse Playhouse (1955–1966)

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

An American television anthology series featuring animated short films starring Mighty Mouse. The series was credited with popularizing the Mighty Mouse character in popular culture far ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Morrison, Carol Lawrence

Votes: 165

Here I come to save the day!

15. Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)

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

The continuing animated adventures of Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Swee'pea and Popeye.

Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Jackson Beck

Votes: 8,276

I'm strong to the finish 'cause I eats me spinach!

16. The Road Runner Show (1966–1973)

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

The desert in the U.S. southwest is the natural habitat of the Road Runner, a high-octane, cartoon bird who runs so fast on the desert's roadways that he leaves a trail of flame or causes ... See full summary »

Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray, Paul Julian, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 7,289

Roadrunner, the coyote's after you. Roadrunner, when he catches you you're through!

17. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.

Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Vic Perrin

Votes: 26,927

Scooby Doo if you come through you're gonna have yourself a Scooby snack. That's a fact!

18. The Smurfs (1981–1990)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends.

Stars: Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss, Frank Welker

Votes: 13,920

La la la la la la, la la la la la!

19. 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: 2,203

Here he comes, here comes Speed Racer, he's a demon on wheels!

20. Spider-Man (1967–1970)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Original cartoon series based on the web-slinging Marvel comic book character, Peter Parker, who, after being bit by a radioactive spider, assumes extraordinary powers.

Stars: Paul Soles, Peg Dixon, Paul Kligman, Bernard Cowan

Votes: 2,871

Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a spider can!

21. Thundercats (1985–1989)

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

A team of humanoid cats fight evil in their adopted home world.

Stars: Bob McFadden, Larry Kenney, Earl Hammond, Lynne Lipton

Votes: 14,777

Thundercats are on the move, Thundercats are loose

22. The Transformers (1984–1987)

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

Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

Stars: Frank Welker, Peter Cullen, Corey Burton, Christopher Collins

Votes: 19,023

More than meets the eye!

23. Underdog (1964–1973)

TV-G | Animation, Action, Comedy

The adventures of a rhyming canine superhero.

Stars: George S. Irving, Wally Cox, Allen Swift, Norma MacMillan

Votes: 1,808

Speed of lightning, road of thunder, fighting all who rob or plunder, Underdog. Underdog!

24. The Yogi Bear Show (1961–1988)

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

Yogi, a smooth, talkative forest bear looks to raid park goers picnic baskets, while Park Ranger Smith tries to stop him.

Stars: Daws Butler, Don Messick, Jimmy Weldon, Vance Colvig Jr.

Votes: 8,304

Yogi has it better than a millionaire, that's because he's smarter than the average bear.



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