Another classic non-forgotten animated series of the early 80′s Dr Snuggles! The show ran from 1979 to 1980 and featured only 13 episodes which lasted 25 minutes each. Dr Snuggles was an inventor who along his way had very strange adventures with freinds in a psychedelic world.
Many of us remember the toys that were introduced for the show but how many of actually watched it? Well I can remember watching the show but what came to mind was being at the flee market and seeing the toys. Street Sharks lasted about two seasons which is much more then most cartoons of the day.
Challenge of the GoBots (also known as Mighty Machine Men) is an American animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, based on the Gobots toy-line released from Tonka. Most of the toys were imported from the Japanese Machine Robo toy line .
The GoBots originally debuted in animated form as a five-part miniseries, which aired in syndication from October 29 – November 2, 1984. A regular series followed the next year, premiering on September 16, 1985. The series was later rerun on the USA Cartoon Express.
GoBots dealt with two opposing forces of transforming robots from the planet Gobotron: the heroic Guardians and the evil Renegades. The Guardians were led by Leader-1 with others including Turbo and Scooter. The Renegades were led by Cy-Kill, with Crasher and Cop-Tur among their ranks. The characters rarely had guns, instead shooting energy blasts out of their fists. Unlike Transformers, GoBots had regular female characters. However, the females were built like the males (only Crasher receiving any distinguishable female features). The GoBots’ origin as organic beings accounted for the presence of genders among the robots.
The series generally focused on the “lead” three robots from each faction (Leader-1, Turbo and Scooter vs. Cy-Kill, Cop-Tur and Crasher), who were virtually ever-present, with other characters seeming to rotate in “guest-star” roles.
GoBots had no clear divide between the two factions. The characters (as well as the toys) had no identifying insignias or markings to indicate their allegiance, although it was clearly indicated on the packaging. Likewise, there was no commonality of design within each faction.
The only ‘theme’ to a side was that anything that turned into a ‘monstrous’ looking robot or vehicle was a Renegade.
Clips from the show were used in Errol Morris’ Fast, Cheap and Out of Control.
Pippi Longstocking is a character from a series of children’s books written and drawn by Astrid Lindgren. This series was produced by Taurus Film and Nelvana Limited from Canada. The show had a total of two seasons.
The show ran from 1997 to 1999 and could been seen on Teletoon in Canada and HBO in the United States. Pippi Longstocking could also be seen on YTV. The episodes ran almost a half hour each.
Another classic Saturday morning cartoon by Hanna-Barbera called The Herculoids. The show first came on the air in 1967 on CBS and had a total of 18 episodes. The show eventually ended its run in 1969 however 11 new episodes were created for the Space Stars show in 1981.
The Herculoids was much like Johnny Quest and Space Ghost as it had more or less the same content and story direction. The series contained eight major characters with three of them being Humanoids and the other five being The Herculoids.
The Herculoids have been seen in other shows such as Space Ghost where it was first introduced. In modern days The Herculoids have been mentioned in Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, The Venture Bros and even Family Guy.
Super Mario World was a cartoon that was loosly based off the Super Nintendo Video game of the same name. The show originally aired in 1991 a year after The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 cartoon first aired, unfortunately Super Mario World only had 13 episodes.
The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 is the second Mario cartoon in the series following the Super Mario Bros Super Show, this show first came on the air in 1990 during the height of Nintendo and Super Mario Bros 3 video game.
Ovide and the Gang sometimes called Ovide Video was a cartoon produced by the French Canadian film studio CinéGroupe which ran from 1987 to 1988. One thing to be noted was that each episode only lasted 13 minutes.
The cartoon I think is a forgotten classic however I can remember my older brother watching the cartoon when it was on. The series had 65 episodes in total.