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Popular Cartoons of the '80s

Batul Nafisa Baxamusa
Let us take a look at some of the most popular cartoons of the '80s. Duck Tales and He Man, you will find them all covered in the following write up of most famous cartoon characters from the eighties.
If you are a kid born in the 90's decade, you will be having some of the popular cartoons of the '80s as your all time favorites. We shall have a look at some of the most famous cartoon characters from the eighties here.

Popular Cartoons from the '80s

Care Bears

The Care Bears are characters that live in a city on a cloud called Care-a-Lot. Their job is to monitor the world and look out for bad feelings. If they sense anything bad, they come down to earth to help.
Each Care Bear has a special power that helps defeat evil and raise the level of good feelings. This popular cartoon became a rage among young kids who learned a lot of good values and virtues from the show.


This was a cartoon about robots who had the ability to turn themselves into animals, cars and trucks. These Transformers were divided into two groups the good (Autobots) and the evil (Decepticons). It is about their war in search of energy. The Autobots try their best to save planet earth from destruction by the Deceptiocons.

Alvin and the Chipmunks

The three cartoon chipmunks have been entertaining us since the 1980s. Alvin, Simon and Theodore share their adventures with kids on this hit show. In the year 1988, the show was renamed as The Chipmunks.

Dungeon & Dragons

This 80's cartoon was about a fantasy ride of 6 teenagers who were pulled into an alternate world. This world is full of wizards, dungeons, dragons and unicorn. The kids discover their new found powers in this alternate world and are in search of their way back home.

Inspector Gadget

This was a funny show about a police officer who is fitted with many gadgets that help him catch criminals. This is popular cartoon of the '80s will forever be remembered for its famous lines, 'Go Go Gadget Arms!'

Duck Tales

This was one of the most popular cartoons of the '80s that was full of adventure, fun and thrills. Huey, Dewey and Louie were the nephews of millionaire Scrooge McDuck who were always up to no good. You will surely roll on the floor with laughter every time McDuck's pilot Launchpad McQuack tried to fly a plane and attempted to land the plane safely.


Thundera, the planet of the ThunderCats is destroyed. The surviving ThunderCats struggle to find an inhabitable planet and get rid of the mutants following them. This was a very interesting tale that helped you learn fighting crime a new way.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Eternia, the mythical kingdom is fighting a war against evil Skeletor and his minions. Secret powers are granted to Prince Adam that helps him transform himself into He-Man. A magical tale about the most powerful man in the universe and his fight against evil.

Battle of the Planets

One of the most popular cartoons was Battle of the Planets. It was an adaptation of the Japanese anime Science Ninja Teen Gatchama. The plot consisted of 5 young people of the G-Force who had superhuman agility and power. They did their best to save Earth from planet Spectra and other space attacks.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael. Do you need introduction to these people? They were turtles who lived in a sewer in New York. They fought crime and helped save the day from all evil. They were one of the most popular cartoon characters of the '80s who loved eating pizza.

Strawberry Shortcake

It was all about yummy desserts that made one feel hungry instantly. Strawberry Shortcake lived in a large cottage and loved to bake. Peculiar Purple Pieman was envious of her talents and tried his best to defeat her at the baking contests. But, of course he would fail miserably as Ms. Shortcake dished out the world's best sugary delights.
All 'ye' who were born in the '80s dwell into your memories and try to remember which popular cartoons characters were your favorites. Hope you have enjoyed reading about some of the timeless animated classics mentioned here.