Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties
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It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. But for a generation
of fans, it was truly, truly the most outrageous of times. The last decade for
both a thriving schedule of network Saturday morning cartoons and a full
complement of weekday syndicated programming, the 1980s saw a television
animation boom featuring a cast of colorful and eclectic characters.
offerings ran the gamut from the blatantly commercial (He-Man and the Masters of
the Universe, created after restrictions on children's broadcasting were altered
to allow programming based directly on merchandise) to the surprisingly
unmarketable (Jem, canceled despite its popularity due to its failure to sell
fashion dolls) to the utterly inexplicable (The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse,
helmed by underground animation legend Ralph Bakshi and future Ren and Stimpy
creator John Kricfalusi).
Andrew Farago, a respected cartoon historian and a
child of the eighties himself, provides an inside look at the history of the
most popular cartoons of the decade, as told by the writers, animators, voice
actors, and other creative talents who brought life to some of the era's most
enduring animation, along with forgotten classics.