They Don’t Make Cartoons Like They Used To

Growing up in the 90’s the one thing I used to absolutely love after playing outdoors all day was watching cartoons.  Back then TV only started at a certain hour so during the day you had to be creative and find ways to keep yourself entertained.  I think cartoons started at 2pm and ran till 4pm and then we’d disappear from the house again only to return just before 6pm looking like we were literally swimming in dust.  The only thing visible on our bodies were our eyes and teeth.  That was a sign that you had a great day playing with your friends and it was time to catch your evening bath, eat and watch TV till 8pm because after that it was time for the adults to watch TV.  How my little heart hurt that I couldn’t watch Santa Barbra…


Today my creative crush is Tina.  I love her blog because her blog name is a real reflection of her.  She has the prettiest dimples you have ever seen.  Tina is a Marketer by profession and is currently studying Law. Her blog on her Favourite 80’s and 90’s cartoons inspired today’s post.

I still want to see the person who’s responsible for creating Spartakus and The Sun Beneath The Sea.  That was the most horrible cartoon on the face of the earth.  You’d be surprised that in as much as I used to hate it,  Tina absolutely loved it!

I have a couple of my personal favourites from back in the day which include:

  • Spiral Zone
  • Captain Planet
  • Barbar
  • Pink Panther
  • Muppet Babies
  • Care Bears
  • Smurfs
  • Courage The Cowardly Dog
  • Ed Edd and Eddy

Such sweet memories that come with these cartoons.  Life was simple back then and the cartoons were actually fun to watch not the things I’m seeing these days.  How does a cartoon grow up?  Ben 10 is now a whole man as we speak. Sigh…

You can connect with Tina on;


Twitter: @the_dimpled_one

Blog Indaba The Meeting Place Community is hosting a creative crush this and every Wednesday.  You will never run out of a good read from here on.

You can also check out other bloggers who have a crush on Tina:

Nobuhle: Life With Dimples Blogger Crush

Beaton: Of #BlogIndabaWednesday Life With Dimples

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What were your favourite cartoons when you were growing up?

©MaKupsy 2018



5 thoughts on “They Don’t Make Cartoons Like They Used To

  1. Oh my, there must be a nostalgic cartoon revolution. I’m also right in the middle of a post about cartoons.

    I absolutely loved most of the cartoons you mentioned and still know the lyrics for their songs. On a good day, I catch myself singing or humming the tunes.

    Plus, I mentally assign cartoon characters based on people’s behaviour, so a pessimist is likely to register as grouchy smurf in my mind.

    What a pleasant post and thanks for the brief trip down memory lane.

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    • Thank you for stopping by. Maybe we should declare November a cartoon celebration month? Which ones did you like the most when you were growing up?

      The Smurfs were one of my favourites and my go to character was smurfette, such a little lady.


      • I loved the Smurfs too, especially Brainy Smurf. Most memorable though, were Grouchy Smurf and Gagamel, largely because those became temporary nicknames for people who behaved like the two characters. Even in adulthood, being called Grouchy or Gagamel by my siblings is sure to make one tow the line.

        I liked Tin Tin too and even had a poodle called Snowy, thanks to the cartoon’s influence.

        Not forgetting Sonic the hedgehog and the Carebears.

        Rather late response but I guess it’s better late than never.

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  2. God I sooooo miss the 90’s. My favorite cartoons were Care Bears and Captin Maged (a saudi cartoon) I am from Egypt though and we never had a nice cartoon that I obsessively followed, local TV actually showed cartoons from other countries at that time. Are any of the cartoons you posted from your country??

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    • The Care Bears were the cutest cartoons to ever come out of television I promise! I’m not familiar with Captain Maged and unfortunately we never had our own animations from Zimbabwe 😦
      I’m happy the post brought back good memories. Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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