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

  • RICDAFRIC

    Thundercats had the best intro hands down!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      yeah cause it was done in Japan, like a lot of 80′s cartoons. Silverhawks too. Draw you in with all that cool animation and then slam you with the cheese. Ah the 80′s, good times, good times.

  • RICDAFRIC

    Thundercats had the best intro hands down!

    • Dedpool

      yeah cause it was done in Japan, like a lot of 80′s cartoons. Silverhawks too. Draw you in with all that cool animation and then slam you with the cheese. Ah the 80′s, good times, good times.

  • RICDAFRIC

    If they make The Thundercats, Flava Flav can play Mum-Ra The Ever Living! AAAAAHHHH! Oh yeah, no make-up required. Just some cut up bed sheets.

  • RICDAFRIC

    If they make The Thundercats, Flava Flav can play Mum-Ra The Ever Living! AAAAAHHHH! Oh yeah, no make-up required. Just some cut up bed sheets.

  • RICDAFRIC

    Now I know this isn’t a cartoon. But did anyone see the Zelda April Fool’s trailer that IGN did. It was awesome! I nearly pissed myself when I saw it. And I mean that in a good way! They spared no expense for that prank. Hollywood quality. Look it up on Youtube.

  • RICDAFRIC

    Now I know this isn’t a cartoon. But did anyone see the Zelda April Fool’s trailer that IGN did. It was awesome! I nearly pissed myself when I saw it. And I mean that in a good way! They spared no expense for that prank. Hollywood quality. Look it up on Youtube.

  • Wandernaut

    YEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!! Spiral Zone was the best ever!

    A nod for MASK as well! I agree that Thundercats and Dino Riders would be kickass too!

  • Wandernaut

    YEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!! Spiral Zone was the best ever!

    A nod for MASK as well! I agree that Thundercats and Dino Riders would be kickass too!

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  • Bcl

    loved “thundercats” so much so that if “silver hawks” is more of the same, i’m not complaining. i’d say bring it on! and by the way, ever heard of “tigersharks?” it was part of a 3-in-1 animated show called “comics strip” (of course, it was the only one i really watched). “tiger sharks” was from the same people that made “thundercats” and “silver hawks.”

    • Juggernaut

      TIGERSHARKS WAS THE SHIZNIT!!!