Top 5 toons

This week at The Lounge we are discussing cartoons. Given my love for cartoons {which as an adult has transformed into love for animated movies}, I figured I’d write about my top 5 cartoons when I was growing up:

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Tom and Jerry: I absolutely loved the cat and mouse! I don’t think I ever got tired of watching Tom trying to outdo Jerry and never really winning. Having Spike in some of the cartoons as Tom’s nemesis just added to the fun. I think what was also entertaining was that they never really spoken in this cartoon and yet, it would crack me up. {It still does if I manage to somehow catch it on telly!} One of my all time favourites is the episode with Jerry’s nephew {who is as cute as a button!}. Oh…and just to highlight how much I loved Tom and Jerry, my parents had a Tom and Jerry cake for my 6th and my sister’s 1st birthday {we had a joint party}. I remember being quite annoyed that she got Jerry and I got Tom though! :P

 

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 Looney Tunes: Bugs, Daffy, Wile Coyote, Roadrunner, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester, Tweety…oh how I love the gang! I still long for the day when Daffy gets the better of Bugs but more importantly, where Wile Coyote actually catches the Roadrunner. Do you reckon that will ever happen in our lifetime?? Statistically, you would think he would have by now! I love that on some of the newer free-to-air digital channels, you can occasionally catch Looney Tunes if you are lucky and happen to have the TV on at the right time in the morning on a weekend. Laughs galore!

 

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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: My grandfather recorded all the He-Man cartoons for me on video so that I could re-watch them as many times as I wanted. And I loved He-Man. I thought this was one of the coolest cartoons and how the evil Skeletor needed to be defeated. I also liked that he needed the Sorceress’ help more often than not and couldn’t do everything on his own! Having said that, one of the villains in one episode {he was a dude in green} ended up being the person kidnapping me in my separation anxiety nightmares. I would love to watch this cartoon again only because unlike the first two, I don’t think I’ve seen it since my teenage years. Having said that, I can still remember the opening sequence word for word. And that’s not a joke!

 

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Jetsons: Who didn’t love the Jetsons?! I mean living in a time where you can fly to work? Where you have robots for maids? Where you live in a world where you can see people while talking to them over the phone? {So, one out of three by 2014 isn’t so bad!} I always wanted to live with the Jetsons and be part of their world and their family. They were amazing! :)

 

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The Jungle Book: Apparently when I was a kid, for some years, I would refuse to eat unless I was watching the Jungle Book. I loved Mowgli and Baloo and was scared of Sher Khan and Kaa the snake. I still remember the vultures constantly asking each “So, what do you want to do today?” “I don’t know…what do you want to do today?” and continuing on in this fashion. It would make me laugh as a child and I would try it out on family.

So that’s it folks!

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What were your top 5 cartoons?

Do share!

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Until next time,

Cheers!!!

 


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24 thoughts on “Top 5 toons

  1. I never watched He-man but I loved the other cartoons too.. Now the cartoons which are aired are not at all good. I switched on the cartoon channel one day and saw a cartoon about hundreds of cockroaches. I loved flinstones too and aladdin and X-men cartoons :) :) felt good reading this post :) :)

    1. Cartoons certainly have changed these days huh? I liked Spongebob, X-Men and a few others as a teenager but had to admit the ones we watched as kids, especially the Hanna-Barbara ones were brilliant! :)

  2. The Looney Tunes are on Go! on Saturday and Sunday mornings but they aren’t like I remember them. They almost seem like a sitcom now instead of the random tidbits that it used to be. I loved Rugrats when I was a kid (hell I still love them now!) too.

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  3. Tom and Jerry is my one and only fav cartoon. I don’t want cartoons much.. but T n J is always amazing!

    I don’t even know the other ones! Ya, jungle book, I know, but I hardly remember! :P
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  4. I never watched much TV growing up, but my parents let us kids watch one Disney movie from our (big!) video cassette collection every Sunday. That was always eagerly anticipated!

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