80's Cartoon Quiz
This cartoon stars a bumbling inspector who's also a cyborg.
- Inspector Gadget was actually the first cartoon to use stereo sound.
This adventure stars a band of kids who are stranded in a fantasy land by a magic carnival ride.
- This series didn't do much to slow the moral panic surrounding D&D in the 80's. It was pretty violent for an early 80's cartoon. Controversially, the kids at one point consider killing the main villain of the show.
This Disney cartoon stars Donald Duck, his nephews, and his ludicrously wealthy uncle, Scrooge McDuck.
- In the fiction, Scrooge McDuck is the world's wealthiest person. He also tops many lists of "the wealthiest fictional characters".
This series stars the meek Prince Adam, who defends the world of Eternia in the form of his powerful alter-ego.
- He-Man has been remade several times, and Prince Adam remains one of the most recognizable cartoon characters of the decade.
For all its swords and magic, this series stars a space-faring race of cat people from an advanced society.
- Despite have dozens of characters, ThunderCats only had six regular voice actors. Each actor for a protagonist voiced villains and recurring characters as well.
Here's a bit of a gimme: Teens with attitude know no species in this cartoon, starring anthropomorphic turtles.
- This one's maybe a bit of a trap for Brits. In the U.K., the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were bafflingly renamed the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles.
This series stars a magical race of short blue people who live in the woods.
- "Smurf," according to the creator, is the Dutch translation of the French word "schtroumpf". Schtroumpf is a word he made up when he couldn't remember the French word for salt.
This series, an adaptation of a popular movie, faced disputes over its title.
- A rival animation studio had recently revived an old cartoon of theirs called "The Ghost Busters." This hampered the adaptation of the Ghostbusters movie to a weekly show. The adapted show was renamed "The Real Ghostbusters."
This cartoon starred five teen pilots, whose lion-shaped robots could form together into a larger robot.
- The most famous version of Voltron, which adapted an anime about teens piloting lion-shaped robots, was the result of an accident. The studio was originally supposed to be adapting a different super robot show, but they received the wrong master tapes.
Not the most famous show, but perhaps the most bizarre: this short-lived series stars a teen who, when exposed to heat, turns into his red sports car.
- Turbo Teen, which ran only in 1984, was a blatant attempt to cash in on Knight Rider. The car he turns into is modeled on the same car as KITT. Despite its short run and hollow writing, it has been parodied and referenced for decades.