Top 5 ’80s Cartoons That May Never Get the Hollywood Treatment — But Should

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Eighties Goodness

If you grew up watching cartoons during the eighties then you’ve no doubt noticed how some of that period’s most beloved shows are now being turned into Hollywood blockbusters. What with the sequel to the Transformers movie and GI Joe coming to theaters soon, and Thundercats and Voltron just looming over the horizon, those of us who’re wetting our pants in anticipation will have more than enough to aid in our reversion to childhood. So then how about those other shows that were on during that same timeframe? You know, all the derivative copycat cartoons that jumped on the bandwagon of existing for the sole purpose of selling toys?

Not ringing any bells? Maybe this list will jog your memory then…

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Author: Basil Murad

  • Guest

    I would definitely choose Moon Dreamers as a movie based on the 80s toy of the same name. I saw the cartoon when I was 11 years of age and I really liked Crystal Starr and Whimsey as the favorite characters. Moon Dreamers is definitely a contender for the near future.

  • Jezus

    watched MASK and some Silverhawks, only knew Gobots by name and didn’t even knew about the Visionaries and the Spiral Zone but for me back then the 2 best were:

    Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors (has not aged well except the opening)

    The Mysterious Cities of Gold (still watchable today)
    Ulysses 31 was good too

  • FCKR


  • DocGonzo

    Sectaurs. Sectaurs like a mug.

    • Dedpool

      Sectaurs was pretty badass! I wouldn’t mind at least an animated reboot of that, a film would be like Avatar with Bugs!!!

  • neoamaru

    ..i’d KILL to see a M.A.S.K. Movie..i’m actually re-watching the show and blasting off the Opening Theme Song every now and then!…i’m 30 :P


    Thundarr the Barbarian

  • Jason G
    • Nix

      LMAO. Oh, Internets, you!

      • Dedpool

        That’s just not right! I call shenanigans!

  • greekai3000

    No Tigersharks?

    • Dedpool

      While TigerSharks still holds memories in some minds, there are lots that didn’t even know about it because it didn’t last.