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The Definitive 80's DVD - TV Animated Series & Specials List

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by MarcoBiscotti, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. MarcoBiscotti

    MarcoBiscotti Well-Known Member

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    damn forgot Bionic Six... and don't worry Russ, Im getting to the 60's and 70's next, aside from the H-B collections and a few random releases, these are the most overlooked eras when it comes to tv animation and it's a shame because the 60's especially turned out so many quality series. I'll get to that though.
     
  2. Jim Beaver

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    I would love to see Hulk Hogan's Rock N Wrestling again. I hope DIC puts it on DVD. I only saw one episode and it was more then 10 years ago but it was awesome it had Hulk Hogan and the other wrestlers busting ghosts in this haunted mansion. As a huge ghostbuster fan it was cool to see.
     
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    The wish list needs more Galaxy High.
     
  4. Russell G

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    Looking at this list, I can't believe how many of these I don't have any memory of! Shirt Tales?

    Where these on the big 3 networks? I thought I was a voracious Saturday morning cartoon watcher, but this list is knocking me out!

    Also, is Galaxy high the weird outer space Fonzie/happy days cartoon? No one I know remembers it, but I used to love it. the Fonz had a gang, and one of them looks like Sid vicious, with spiked hair and a pair of those new wave sunglasses that looked like cylon eyes.
     
  5. rockinricky

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    No, Galaxy High was about two kids from Earth, Doyle and Amy, who were chosen to attend GH. It only lasted two seasons.

    Opening theme lyrics:

    Doyle was a high school star
    everybody thought he'd go real far.
    But he didn't give a lick about the classes he took
    You know he just wasn't interested in his books.

    Amy was the smartest girl in school
    not very popular, not very cool.
    Two kids will be chosen from Earth
    to go to school at Galaxy High.

    Traveling millions of miles through space
    To go to school in a far out place
    Amy is the sweetheart, Doyle's got a lot to learn.
    Here at Galaxy High!

    The show included characters like Booey Bubblehead, whose head was transparent, and Beef Bonk, who wore a shirt with the phrase "Earth Sucks" on it.

    Boys outnumbered girls at GH, so Amy had everything provided for her, but Doyle had to get a job.
     
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    What about Mighty Man and Yukk, Goldie Gold and Action Jack, Fangface?
    I did'nt see those titles. [​IMG]

    I always wanted to see the human version of Princess Ariel, she was the coolest! They should've made a live-action movie/tv series of Thundarr. Or better yet a game![​IMG]

    I never went anyway on saturday morning until Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends/The Incredible Hulk and Thundarr were over! And that included going every other week to toysrus to spend my $5.00-$10.00 allowance on Star Wars figures. [​IMG]
    These came on late in the morning about 10:00-11:30 in my area I think, which was great since all the other channels had sports or news on at that time.
     
  7. Tory

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    Fonzie and the Happy Days Gang is that show, please add that plus these other animated shows to the 80's DVD wishlist:
    Mork & Mindy (animated)
    Laverne and Shirley in the Army
    Laverne and Shirley with the Fonz
    Gilligan's Planet
    The Dukes (wonderful Dukes of Hazzard cartoon)
    The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley
    Fraggle Rock (animated version)
    The Litte Rascals (animated)
    The Mighty Orbots
    The Adventures of the Get Along Gang
    He-Man and She-Ra A Christmas Special
    Blondie and Dagwood (CBS primetime)
    Blondie and Dagwood: Second Wedding Workout
    The Harlem Globetrotters Meet Snow White
    Kissyfur
    Christmas Comes to Pac-Land
    Foofer
    Alf Tales(There were two cartoons, they aired back to back, both focused on different situations.)
    Beverly Hills Teens (80's cartoon that ares a striking resemblance to 90210, but before that show began)
    Captain Caveman
    Goldie Gold and Action Jack
    The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam
    Police Academy
    The Plastic Man/Baby Plas Super Comedy Show (these are the names of the two Plas series)
    The Plastic Man Comedy-Adventure Show
    Cathy (first of several primetime CBS Specials)
    Cathy's Last Resort
    Cathy's Valentine
    Carlton Your Doorman (TV sitcom Rhoda's doorman had an animated special in 1980)


    plus the following ABC Weekend Specials:

    The Trouble With Miss Switch
    Miss Switch to the Rescue
    The Amazing Bunjee Venture
    Cap'n O.G. Readmore Meets Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    Cap'n O.G. Readmore Meets Little Red Riding Hood
    Cap'n O.G. Readmore's Jack and the Beanstalk
    Cap'n O.G. Readmore's Puss in Boots
    Liberty and the Littles
    The Bollo Caper




    Also there were two CBS primetime specials in the late 80's, one featuring Hagar the Horrible Hagar Knows Best and one featuring Betty Boop and both of these are on DVD along with 10 60's Beetle Bailey shorts on a DVD titles Beetle Bailey/ Hagar The Horrible/ Betty Boop.


    I'm sorry if I repeated anything in the list above, but I tried not to.
     
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    Kidd Video, Galaxy High and The Wuzzles - what memories! [​IMG]
     
  9. MarcoBiscotti

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    Tory... Wow!!!

    I've added all your requests, making this the most unrealistic DVD wishlist ever composed! [​IMG]

    The He-Man specials as well as the Police Academy series were already listed up there, I always thought Captain Caveman was a late 70's production... I've added that as well!

    As for Betty Boop, that "special" was merely an odd cut & splice compilation project of colorized theatrical shorts from the 1930's so I've decided not to add that since the animation itself was not produced in the 80's, nor should it ever have been made... I've gotta draw the line somewhere!

    :}


    Oh, and Randy - all the series' you listed could be found under "The Plastic Man Comedy-Adventure Show"!

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Chris

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    This was a whole other cartoon series which (IMHO) was better, featuring somewhat fractured fairytales (ala Jack & The Beanstalk as told through the eyes of Alf) Alf, the live action puppet, would introduce the cartoons.

    Ah. takes me back [​IMG]
     
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    I have read through every post and below I have listed 80s cartoons that were not mentioned anywhere in this thread, as far as I remember. I was not a fan of all these, but I figure someone will spot one on the list that will bring back memories. Most are Saturday morning cartoons but some were weekday afternoon cartoons.

    Popeye and sons
    mighty mouse: the new adventures
    The new adventures of winney the pooh (available on VHS)
    Dinosaucers
    Chuck Norris Karate Kommandoes
    Big Foot and the Muscle Machines
    Robotix
    The Puppy's New adventures
    The Puppy's Further adventures
    The Puppy's Greatests adventures
    Turbo Teen
    Pound Puppies
    All-New Pound Puppies
    The Biskitts
    Captain Caveman and Son (part of Flintstone Kids)
    CBS Storybreak
    Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats
    The Centurions
    Clifford, the Big Red Dog
    The Comic Strip (including Tigersharks)
    Dino's Dilemmas (part of Flintstone Kids)
    Foofur
    The Funtastic World of Hanna Barbera (similar to Saturday Supercade)
    Blackstar
    Heathcliff and Marmaduke
    Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater
    Hero High (Part of Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam!)
    Sectaurs
    The Karate Kid
    Kissyfur
    Lazer Tag Academy
    Legal Eagle (Bill Cosby's The New Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids)
    Little Clowns of Happytown
    The Little Wizards
    Madballs
    Meatballs and Spaghetti
    Monchhichis
    Tarzan / Lone Ranger / Zorro Adventure Hour
    The New Archies
    The New Scooby Doo Mysteries
    Pandamonium
    Paw Paws
    The Popples
    Slimer!
    Trollkins
    Wolf Rock TV
     
  12. Tory

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    Though they were not on DVD when this list began, Hero High, Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats, Blackstar and the Lone Ranger & Zorro cartoons you mention have made it to DVD.
     
  13. quesnoy

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    I forgot to mention the cartoon Spiral Zone!
     
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    How could I forget Centurions! I used to have a Centurions lunch box.
     

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