Kids who grew up in the ’80s were fortunate enough to bear witness to some of the best cartoons to hit television. Most of the cartoons in the ’80s sparked a new generation of pop culture for kids, who grew up with toys and comic books to go along with their favorite shows. Take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of your favorites that took us to universes from outer space to one world that was completely underwater!
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If you were a tween girl in the mid-’80s, then maybe Jem was your jam. Jem focused on the lead singer of the band “Jem and the Holograms.” Jem was the alter-ego of Jerrica Benton, the owner of Starlight Music who created her rockstar persona with Synergy, a holographic computer built by her father.
Jem ran for three seasons and had over two million viewers weekly, and was the number one cartoon on television from 1986 to 1987. Jem was co-created with Hasbro, who released a set of dolls that rivaled Mattel’s Barbie. In 2014, a live-action film was made based on the cartoon.