back to top

How Many Of These Underrated Old School Cartoons Have You Forgotten All About?

RT if "Gargoyles" was your shit.

Posted on

1. KaBLaM! (1996-2000)

It's been a minute, but remember how great the Nickelodeon show KaBLaM! was? The series of comedy shorts essentially functioned as a showcase of innovative animation styles, bridged together by the characters Henry and June. And you KNOW that Action League was the best.
Nickelodeon

It's been a minute, but remember how great the Nickelodeon show KaBLaM! was? The series of comedy shorts essentially functioned as a showcase of innovative animation styles, bridged together by the characters Henry and June. And you KNOW that Action League was the best.

2. Jem and the Holograms (1985-1988)

This was the '80s cartoon par excellence: glam outfits, gorgeous hair and great music. If you were a real fan, you even had the CDs or cassette tapes that went with the series.
Hasbro / Marvel Productions

This was the '80s cartoon par excellence: glam outfits, gorgeous hair and great music. If you were a real fan, you even had the CDs or cassette tapes that went with the series.

3. Gargoyles (1994-1997)

"One thousand years ago, superstition and the sword ruled. It was a time of darkness. It was a world of fear. It was the age of gargoyles. And so began each episode of this 90s classic, which became 1000% responsible for why you still don't super trust medieval architecture.
Disney

"One thousand years ago, superstition and the sword ruled. It was a time of darkness. It was a world of fear. It was the age of gargoyles. And so began each episode of this 90s classic, which became 1000% responsible for why you still don't super trust medieval architecture.

4. TaleSpin (1990-1991)

Starring Baloo from The Jungle Book, this series followed the adventures of the bear pilot and the orphaned cub Kit. It was also one of the nine "Disney Afternoon" shows that used Disney characters for TV — you probably remember watching the Aladdin and Timon & Pumbaa TV shows, too.
Disney Channel

Starring Baloo from The Jungle Book, this series followed the adventures of the bear pilot and the orphaned cub Kit. It was also one of the nine "Disney Afternoon" shows that used Disney characters for TV — you probably remember watching the Aladdin and Timon & Pumbaa TV shows, too.

5. Sheep In the Big City (2000-2002)

A refresher on this Cartoon Network classic: "Sheep" is a field sheep who flees to the big city out of boredom, but is pursued by his former owner and, inexplicably, the army?
Cartoon Network

A refresher on this Cartoon Network classic: "Sheep" is a field sheep who flees to the big city out of boredom, but is pursued by his former owner and, inexplicably, the army?

6. Biker Mice from Mars (1993-1996)

These disconcertingly buff mice made your kid self get into motorsports and environmentalism, which is to say, they truly don't make them like this anymore.
Marvel Productions

These disconcertingly buff mice made your kid self get into motorsports and environmentalism, which is to say, they truly don't make them like this anymore.

7. Street Sharks (1994-1997)

Another animals-as-buff-humanoids classic, except the crime-fighting main characters from this American-Canadian series weirdly hated pizza.
DIC Entertainment

Another animals-as-buff-humanoids classic, except the crime-fighting main characters from this American-Canadian series weirdly hated pizza.

8. Mike, Lu, and Og (1991-2001)

This Russian-American series followed the adventures of foreign exchange student Mike — who was a girl! — and her cousins Lu and Og in New York for a pretty adorable primer on cultural exchanges.
Cartoon Network

This Russian-American series followed the adventures of foreign exchange student Mike — who was a girl! — and her cousins Lu and Og in New York for a pretty adorable primer on cultural exchanges.

9. Pepper Ann (1997-2000)

Seventh grade angst never looked so endearing — but whether we were dealing with the school uniform policy or her post-divorce dad, we were always squarely on Pepper Ann's side.
ABC

Seventh grade angst never looked so endearing — but whether we were dealing with the school uniform policy or her post-divorce dad, we were always squarely on Pepper Ann's side.

10. Beetlejuice (1989-1991)

The end of the '80s brought us the Beetlejuice movie, which was so successful that we also got a cartoon — though in the animated series, Beetlejuice and Lydia were BFFs (but it was still a tiny bit spooky AF).
Warner Bros.

The end of the '80s brought us the Beetlejuice movie, which was so successful that we also got a cartoon — though in the animated series, Beetlejuice and Lydia were BFFs (but it was still a tiny bit spooky AF).

11. 2 Stupid Dogs (1993-1995)

An oldie but goodie from Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, where we'd tag along with "The Big Dog" and "The Little Dog" for hours of kinda dark entertainment.
TBS Superstation

An oldie but goodie from Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, where we'd tag along with "The Big Dog" and "The Little Dog" for hours of kinda dark entertainment.

12. Braceface (2001-2006)

RT if this show made you REALLY terrified of getting braces — I mean, who wouldn't be, after watching our homegirl Sharon constantly picking up radio waves, overhearing phone conversations and walking around like a human magnet.
Disney Channel

RT if this show made you REALLY terrified of getting braces — I mean, who wouldn't be, after watching our homegirl Sharon constantly picking up radio waves, overhearing phone conversations and walking around like a human magnet.

13. Darkwing Duck (1993-1994)

The best and only description you need is that this was like Batman, but with a duck.
Walt Disney Company

The best and only description you need is that this was like Batman, but with a duck.

14. Angela Anaconda (1999-2001)

This show began as a KaBLaM! sketch, but then turned into a whole cartoon series of its own, following the adventures of an 8-year-old named Angela. The coolest part, of course, was the cutout animation style, which used photographs and computer-generated bodies to a weirdly cool effect.
Fox Kids

This show began as a KaBLaM! sketch, but then turned into a whole cartoon series of its own, following the adventures of an 8-year-old named Angela. The coolest part, of course, was the cutout animation style, which used photographs and computer-generated bodies to a weirdly cool effect.

15. Taz-Mania (1991-1995)

A great spin-off of the Looney Tunes character in his fictional homeland of Tazmania. Which is why it was so confusing to learn later in life that oh, there's an actual country called Tasmania? Mom, why didn't you explain this to us???
Warner Bros.

A great spin-off of the Looney Tunes character in his fictional homeland of Tazmania. Which is why it was so confusing to learn later in life that oh, there's an actual country called Tasmania? Mom, why didn't you explain this to us???

16. Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

omg REMEMBER??? Chip and Dale opened a detective agency because they believed that "There's no case too big, no case too small."
Walt Disney Television Animation

omg REMEMBER??? Chip and Dale opened a detective agency because they believed that "There's no case too big, no case too small."

This post was translated from Spanish.

Top trending videos

Watch more BuzzFeed Video Caret right

Top trending videos

Watch more BuzzFeed Video Caret right
The best things at three price points