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

RT if "Gargoyles" was your shit.

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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.

2. Jem and the Holograms (1985-1988)

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.

4. TaleSpin (1990-1991)

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)

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)

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.

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

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.

10. Beetlejuice (1989-1991)

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).

12. Braceface (2001-2006)

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.


14. Angela Anaconda (1999-2001)

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)

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???

This post was translated from Spanish.