80's cartoons - did they have/leave an impact on YOU??

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posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 01:55 PM
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I could could be totally wrong with my theory but as it keeps bugging me i'd thought i'd share and ask for your oppinions. Like many of my generation, a few years back i took a nostaligic trip down memory lane and looked up a few cartoons i watched from my childhood. There were a certain group of cartoons that i had really wanted to find again, and after endless searching, i managed to find them. I rewatched a few epidsodes and i was qurprised how indepth they were for kids tv, really thought out.
They had definately made such an inpact on me that i had wanted to find them again, considering what they are about and when you compare them to the topics of ATS i'm sure it is little wonder i ended up on ATS to begin with.

Mysterious cities of gold:
en.wikipedia.org...

Ulysses 31

en.wikipedia.org...

The time Masters:

en.wikipedia.org...

Another cartoon that could have had hidden intent in another form was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Although the charachters were turtles there name sames were the famous Renaissance artists: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michaelangelo. Despite them being cartoon turtles, those names will leave a generation reataing those names to Heroes fighting against evil. I find it Ironic that at least 2 of those artists have codes and hidden meanings surrounding their work.

en.wikipedia.org...

I am just looking for suff that isn't there or could there be something in it?








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posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 01:58 PM
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cities of gold rocked, so did ulysses, not quite 80's but captain planet has had the biggest effect on me of any tv show, thats the kinda stuff we need to indoctrinating our kids with.



posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 02:03 PM
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Yep, Captain Planet for me too. 'He's a hero, gonna bring polution down to zero', ha,ha



posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 02:06 PM
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one thing I found odd about cartoons in the 80s since i was born in 1976 is the amount of racism involved in the wb cartoons. just one example is Buggs Bunny using "cotton pickin" all the time. One wb cartoon that I do think about a lot is the cartoon documentaries like under the see where dog fish barked and hammer head sharks pounded nails with their heads.... Oh and then their is G.I. Joe... loved it. What about M.A.S.K anyone remember that cartoon...



posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 02:14 PM
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Here is an awesome video of some 80's intro's to cartoons... check the 70's one too... and the others on the right..... ahhhhhh.... they were the days!!!!

Starts with M.A.S.K. and has many other clips on there.





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posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 02:14 PM
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remember M.A.S.K (another classic), cant say i watched GI Joe although i saw enough of its mercandise - the kids tv shows were filled with toy/action figure adverts in between.



posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 02:17 PM
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Thankyou - thats great compilation vid. Star for you there.
Transformers - I think this will be the favourite of Most. The shows i were referring to had a more in depth storyline, real facts and legends combined with fiction. To be honest 80's cartoon in general were something i think were classics that they will never recapture the magic of.





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posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 02:19 PM
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He-man and Thundercats had a impact on me, does anyone remember a cartoon named Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors?


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posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 02:22 PM
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The first one in the vid i posted is mask, there are all ya fav's!!!

But i know what you mean.... mysterious cities of gold,ulysses et al. were slightly different from a few others.

Even things like danger mouse and battle of the planets had some extremely complex ideas and language for kids...and some pretty out there ideas...

Many of those cartoons affected me i think..



posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 02:23 PM
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Loved it.... that's one on the video i posted...!!
That was another slightly "deep" and "out there" cartoon.



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posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 02:28 PM
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Yep, see the compilation video kindly supplied by another member a few posts above.



posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 02:28 PM
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i'd say no but my avatar won't lie.

or will he?

DAAAAANGER MOUSE!!!



posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 02:34 PM
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Theres just too many to list. Again big thankyou for the vid.
I also found another intersting little known fact. we owe alot of these themes to one man, Shuki Levi:

www.shukilevy.com...

He also is founder of 'the Shuki Levy Childrens foundation'.

here is the foundations mission statement (taken from the website link above.):

"The Shuki Levy Children’s Foundation is committed to providing a brighter future for children around the world. In keeping with the vision of its founder, Shuki Levy, the foundation supports a network of creative entertainment projects aimed at helping children understand the importance of positive thinking. In an increasingly turbulent world, children are often left without the ability to successfully navigate through the negativity around them. It is the foundation’s belief that a child can best learn the tools to thrive in life through lessons of spirituality and social responsibility. By developing inspired stories focused on positive ideals, the foundation strives to make an impact on children from a range of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Using film, music, literature, and other forms of entertainment as a unifying force for good, the Shuki Levy Children’s Foundation aims to set a new generation on the path to global peace."



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posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 02:44 PM
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I grew up in the 50s and 60s. "Cotton pickin" is southern slang to replace gd and other adjectives. The actual cartoons were very racist. When ever bugs would go on safari, the natives had extreemly large lips. I also saw alot of WW2 cartoons where the Japanese were drawn with very exagereated features.

During WW2 cartoons were used as propaganda tools so there is alot of racism depicted.



posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 02:45 PM
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If you want to watch some of these greats, here are some links..hope they work outside uk.. there are plenty of places to watch them
anyway.

He-Man

s14.alluc.org...|masters|1

Thundercats

s14.alluc.org...|thunder|1

Dangermouse

s14.alluc.org...|dangermouse|1



posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 02:47 PM
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You're right.... there are way too many.
Thanks for a great thread though!!




posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 02:48 PM
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Sent you a u2 so not to change the topic.....



posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 02:48 PM
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I really enjoyed Mysterious cities of gold but do any of you remember near the end of the series, the 3 kids with the golden condor had a dog fight with like an alien space craft flown by bald skinny men who lived near the city of gold ????

Now there is a conspiracy, little bald men flying aircraft ????

Star and flag BTW.

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posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 02:52 PM
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I do sort of remember that... just another "conspiracy" thrown into kids cartoons.

they may be making a film of MCOG.


Main article: The Mysterious Cities of Gold (film):In March 2007 Movie Plus Group acquired the rights to the story from NHK and announced that they would be producing a full length feature film reprising the original story, with the intention of looking at a sequel if the film proved successful. The film is slated to enter production in 2008.



Source

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posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by ironjello
one thing I found odd about cartoons in the 80s since i was born in 1976 is the amount of racism involved in the wb cartoons. just one example is Buggs Bunny using "cotton pickin" all the time.


Well you may have watched that in the 80s but that was from way before then.





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