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14 Facts That Prove Cartoons Were Better In The ‘80s

The '80s revolutionized cartoons, paving the path to a bright future. Make your future brighter by seeing if you could save hundreds on car insurance with GEICO.

1. G.I. Joe was created to sell children's toys.

2. Nobody ever died in Voltron.

3. Slimer didn't have a name until he appeared in The Real Ghostbusters.

4. Thundercats takes place on Earth but in a distant future when humans are already extinct.

5. DuckTales was the most expensive animated series of its time.

6. In Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip and Dale's costumes were modeled after Indiana Jones and Magnum P.I.

7. Muppet Babies was an hour-long cartoon!

8. Alvin and the Chipmunks was originally created as a gag musical album.

9. The backstory of She-Ra: Princess Of Power is eerily similar to Star Wars.

10. Inspector Gadget was supposed to have a mustache.

11. Every female character in The Smurfs is magical.

12. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was once the longest-running cartoon in TV history!

13. Famous professional wrestler Lou Albano played Mario on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!

14. The first and only season of the original Robotech series ends on a cliffhanger that wasn't resolved until over 20 years later.

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