October 21st, 2009

anime - amatsuki - smile - summer

Oh my childhood...

I never realised what a throwback the 2008 Spectacular Spider-Man's opening is to 80s and 90s cartoons. The show itself reminds me a lot of what I loved about the old cartoons I watched growing up too.

Was actually looking up old themesongs and hereare some that either made me go \o/ or laugh hysterically or...both XD
    YouTube vids of the opening themesongs:

  • Prince Valiant (1991): best theme song ever - just a fab song with a great mood.

  • Johnny Quest (1996): hearing this song would make me run to the TV and it still makes me wanna look up old episodes even now.

  • Robotech (1985): if not for this show growing up, I'd probably never have gone hunting for anime online, back in high school.

  • Carmen Sandiego (1994): the song randomly pops up in my head now and then XD

  • Jem & the Holograms (1985): my sister loathed this song 'cause it meant it was time for school and i'd always tune in way early in the morning for it XD

  • Batman (1992): the show and the theme song, along with Batman Returns pretty much defined the franchise for me

  • Thundercats (1985): was laughing and facepalming through it but this was a big part of my childhood. I fangirled Cheetara so much!

  • Teenage Mutanat Hero Turtles (1987): another big part of my youth. My sister and I adored Donatello and today I can't help thinking of the slashy fanart I pointed a while back.


  • Bionic six (1987): my sis and I had one episode recorded on a tape and watched it multiple times, wishing there was more.

  • Chip n Dale (1989): the chorus is crazy catchy but I don't remember the actual show at all

  • Mummies Alive (1997): saw this in my early teens and found it kinda fun XD

  • X-Men Evolution (2000): it fed my obsession with Rogue very well come to think of it...

  • Batman Beyond (2000): After Avatar: The Last Airbender and Spectacular Spider-man, this show and Johnny Quest would probably be my favorite cartoons.
And while I don't remember the Rainbow Brite (1984) opening itself since I was so young, I do remember the tune that played when she made the rainbow and the tune that plays when she's riding the rainbow.

What shows/themesongs make y'all go ♥?