Cobra Kai wasn’t The Karate Kid franchise’s first foray into TV as back in 1989 there was a crazy Saturday morning cartoon version of the franchise that sent Daniel and Mr. Miyagi on a globe-trotting adventure to recover a magical Okinawan artifact.
Debuting in 1983 and running for three seasons until 1985, Dungeons and Dragons was a Saturday morning hit for CBS and followed six friends who were teleported to a fantasy realm after riding a D&D themed roller coaster and must help the Dungeonmaster battle the evil Venger, who is looking to conquer the realm.
Debuting in 1983, Saturday Supercade turned some of the biggest arcade hits at the time like Frogger and Donkey Kong into animated segments where Frogger was a reporter, Donkey Kong was constantly on the run from Mario, Q-Bert was a 50s teen comedy and more.
Hot off the heels of the excellent 1991 live-action movie, The Addams Family started airing on Saturday mornings on ABC in 1992 and ran until November 1993 with 60s Gomez John Astin back to voice the character alongside a slew of 90s cartoon voice acting all-stars.
Debuting in 1992 and trying to pull off some of the heat from the white-hot TMNT, Wild West COW-Boys of Moo Mesa put a Wild West theme on the anthropomorphic animal genre as a trio of bovine lawmen protected the town of Moo Mesa from various outlaws and villains.
The arrival of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the early 90’s spawned a bunch of imitators, some good, most bad. Since the TMNT are clearly the best anthropomorphic animal team in existence, we thought we’d take a look at some of the other teams out there and see if there’s any that can stand up with the pizza loving OG’s.
Hulu brings you the further adventures of Bill and Ted as they journey across time in their cartoon series.