As a child, everyone has been fascinated by TV serials especially the cartoon shows. Every child’s favorite show is a cartoon show. Similarly, there has been a great series of the 90s cartoons we miss and cannot forget.
It is true that the old cartoons have a solid cast and enjoyable theme which narrated understandable storyline.
In the 90’s and early 2000‘s, the cartoon shows taught important lessons that the kids lack today. There were a lot of hidden learning moments in the 90s cartoons.
Let’s take a look at the popular cartoon shows that left an everlasting impression on every 90’s kid:
1. Tom and Jerry Show
The most popular show broadcasted on Cartoon Network was the Tom and Jerry show. Tom and Jerry have been a significant part of our childhood.
I think that the twisted friendship between Tom and Jerry displayed a brilliant analogy with the relationships we share with people in today’s world.
The mayhem in the show was funny, witty and worked wonders when it came to killing time.
From an iron falling on a head to a tail set on fire, the show kept us hooked and wanting for more. The stunts shown in the show are hilarious and original.
2. Popeye The Sailorman
“Even though you’re bigger than me, you can’t win, ’cause you’re bad, and the good always wins over the bad”, says the sailor.
Popeye became the most popular character of E. C. Segar’s comic strip, Thimble Theatre and soon the sailor became a known face not just in comics, but also in animated series and video games.
A show revolving around the sailorman and his girlfriend was a great treat in our childhood. The way he used to extract energy from spinach was totally worth it.
The Popeye was definitely the superhero of that time who used to protect his lady love.
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3. The Powerpuff Girls
The show revolves around three main characters – Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, three kindergarten-aged girls with superpowers.
A number of pop culture references, mining films, and songs meant for adults and re-shaping them to be comedic material for children were displayed in the show.
The Powerpuff Girls had plenty of moments when the show aimed to get a reaction out of an older crowd by using some larger ideas and concepts.
4. Winnie The Pooh
Winnie The Pooh was the adorable one who loved honey and had some friends to depend on.
However, the way he used to tap his head a few times and then he’d say out loud, “think, think, think.” It’s funny that we should also do this from now onwards when we are thinking so that no one can interrupt us.
The show taught friendship lessons to the kids of the 90s. Pooh had an eating disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, where it is very hard to focus. He also had impulsivity with obsessive fixations. But his friends always supported him
5. Mr. Bean
Firstly, there is a lot of humor in the writing. Schadenfreude is one of the most universally successful forms of humor that anyone can enjoy.
The show displayed many situations that were embarrassing and no one would want to be in one. For example, a guy losing his trunks in a swimming pool was embarrassing to him but funny to everyone else.
There were incidents where Mr. Bean could not sleep, so he started counting sheep. Was it funny? I don’t know, but it was understood by everyone. One would definitely laugh at his weird solutions.
In today’s world is full of YouTube and social media stars, these 90s cartoons have become an endangered species. The reason why the animations now are more fluid but also have less effort put into them is that of the maximization of profits.
Though the “moral of the story” usually wasn’t very clear, every cartoon did manage to teach us a lesson.
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Sources: Chip Company, FANDOM, GEEKS
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