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7 cartoons that defined your childhood

By 19th May 2017No Comments

There was something about the theme songs of cartoons during the 80s and 90s that made kids go berserk. But it was a strange time – Will Smith was blowing up as a musician, everyone had a frickin’ Tamagotchi, and the internet would cut off every time someone picked up the home phone.

Kids today wouldn’t be able to comprehend that when Biker Mice from Mars came on in isiZulu, you could tune into the English audio on your radio (yes, an actual physical radio) in case you couldn’t understand. Somehow it worked and it was amazing.

So here are the cartoons and their unforgettable theme songs that defined your childhood. They’re all available to stream or download on Showmax now in their original or rebooted form!

1. Inspector Gadget. Watch now »

Go go gadget everything!

2. Care Bears. Watch now »

Send a wish out through the air!

3. Transformers: Robots in Disguise. Watch now »

The synth is next level.

4. The Little Mermaid. Watch now »

The seaweed is always greener, in somebody else’s lake.

5. Sonic the Hedgehog. Watch now »

The show was awesome, but the game blew minds.

6. Spongebob Squarepants. Watch now »

Absorbent and yellow and porous is he!

7. Strawberry Shortcake. Watch now »

Living right in a cake made of strawberry!

All of these iconic shows are available on Showmax in either their original or re-invented form. So whether you’d like to check out the classics or have kids of your own, there’s something for everyone. And let us know if there is anything we missed!

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