The 80’s were such a charming time when it came to cartoons and some of them just remained in our hearts in the purest of ways. I wanted to capture some cartoons that were innocent little fluff machines and for all the right reasons! Let’s dive in!
1. The Care Bears Movie was one of the very first theatrical productions that is based on a toy line. Those movies sold a lot of stuffed bears, let me tell you.
2. The folks over at Hasbro weren’t quite sure they could get boys to put down their action hero toys to be interested in cute pom-pom creatures, so Sports Popples were created to emulate baseballs, basketballs, etc. It worked, let me add, because I saw those things more than the colorful OG Popples!
3. At least six episodes of Adventures of the Gummi Bears were released theatrical overseas to test markets for syndication. Man, I would’ve killed to sit in a theater and watch Gummi Bears. Can you imagine the theater branded Gummiberry Juice?!
4. The writers of Rainbow Brite wanted Starlite, Rainbow Brite’s magical horse, to have quite a lot of confidence and not just be a silent contributor to the story. Because of that, he often references himself as Magnificent in many situations, i.e. “The most magnificent horse in the Universe.” and has many titles he gives himself no matter the situation.
5. My Little Pony wasn’t actually the first iteration of the hit series. My Pretty Pony was actually the first series and featured a far more generic colorway and weren’t intended on having names or characteristics. My Little Pony changed everything.
6. The creators of the toy line for Strawberry Shortcake made sure that every character had baked good related names, even if they didn’t appear in the show. Not only that, but they were scented like their namesake!
7. Only Grammi Gummi knows the recipe for Gummiberry Juice. Talk about a family recipe that is highly sought after!
8. Strawberry Shortcake meets The Berrykins was a featurette cartoon that you could only see if you saw The Care Bears Movie in theaters or purchased the first run of the VHS tapes when they released to video. Thank the Sweet Treats that we’ve got YouTube, right?