Yes sir, today's Day 2 of 90's Week, and today I focus on the cartoons that entertained the hell out of me in the 90's.
I don't know about you, but as much as I enjoyed and cared for the iconic cartoon heroes of the 80's, it was really in the era of the 90's that I really blossomed and matured in taste as far as cartoons go.
And really with the exception of maybe an odd cartoon or here, the main channel and line-up of cartoons that really hold the most appeal for me was FOX. Yes the FOX channel was a favorite for me back in the day, and with it's huge roster of cartoons for the entire decade, I became a very loyal and faithful viewer.
Consider the long list of cartoon franchises that appeared on the FOX network in the 90's:
-We started out with mostly Disney cartoons, like Goof Troop, Darkwing Duck, Tale Spin, and Duck Tales. All good for the time, and general pretty decent. I loved Duck Tales in the beginning, with it's catchy theme song and all, then Darkwing Duck because of the Batman-like spoof character; Tale Spin was fucking awesome because of Baloo and the kid. Seriously, who didn't want to be flying alongside F'N Baloo back then as his sidekick and navigator?
Goof Troop was alright, but quickly just got too dumb and silly for me; definitely the weakest of the bunch on my opinion.
But Hark! What's this coming to the network in the fall of '92?
OMG, It's BATMAN!!!!!
Oh man, that show really turned me from a causal Batman fan, to a fucking devoted follower of his for years. And you can all thank Paul Dini and Bruce Timm for that.
Eek the Cat, Sam and Max, The Tick, Big Guy and Rusty, the last three all based of independent comic characters that were really too weird for even the mainstream audience. But I loved 'em all just the same.
Of course Marvel Comics represented big time by then, launching Spider-Man and X-Men on the network.