Not so much a cartoon but deserves honorable mention as it was widely popular during the time and is a cartoon most people can remember from their childhood. Fraggle Rock ran on HBO from 1982 the year I was born to 1987.
Fraggle Rock had a total number of 5 seasons with 96 episodes which is massive for a cartoon or child’s show during this time. Fraggle Rock is actually set to air on several channels even today such as Teletoon Retro and Boomerang.
The series was created by the master himself Jim Henson who is responsible for creating the Muppets. The show featured creatures called Fraggles and was a hit all around the world much like The Muppet Show was.