Top 10 cartoons both a parent of 90’s and child can watch together!

As a little girl, I enjoyed watching Disney animated movies based on fairy tales, I was addicted to Cartoon Planet. I remember they took me to the world of imagination, where I was a princess, who was waiting for a prince charming to come and rescue me, or I was a crime fighter who was trying to do good for the society, or it made me not miss having friends who I could go out and play with!

Cartoons are still a bliss, they take away the stress of adulting and make you smile and grin in reckless abandon.

Need a De-stress? Move over alcohol, drugs or even partying, cartoons are here to stay!

What are cartoons in the first place?

A cartoon is a type of illustration, possibly animated, typically in a non-realistic or semi-realistic style. Basically it is using animation and drawings to give the pictures a make believe and soft reality.

But why are cartoons so addictive?

I am sure you are asking this because when you think of childhood, your earliest memories are of watching Looney Toons or Tom and Jerry on mornings! You are still trying think why?

For toddlers from say 6 months of age- cartoons are an excellent life experiencing tool for toddlers and small children – the lack of details and the use of abstract and colorful forms help them understand the cartoon and the drawing a lot more easily than if it were a realistic, 3D show. If you pay attention, you’ll notice that toddlers are drawn to colorful and simple drawings and forms, because they are not yet analytical enough to fully grasp very complex forms. This allows them to fully understand something and therefore be more interested in it.

After the preschool years, kids still like cartoons, but they want something more complex than straightforward messages about friendship and sharing. They like a bit of conflict, some bad guys (who aren’t too scary), and otherworldly characters such as superheroes, aliens, and dragons.

So all said and then, I have been there, seen it all, so how would I rate the cartoons that I have seen over time! Oh yes, I have also seen the recent toons, thanks to my little munchkin Pixie, So I know the entire lot!

Top 10 cartoons according to my and current generation are:-

  • Peppa Pig

Yes, I start my list with the current favorite of Peppa Pig, a contemporary cartoon- Peppa Pig is quite a smart show. It’s simple, it has small, 5 minutes plots but it’s not pedestrian. It shows the daily activities of a family. The characters are all full of life, quirky and just hilarious!
  • Tom & Jerry

Tom and Jerry were the inevitable cartoon nemeses. Tom, a sly cat, and
Jerry, a quick, suspicious mouse have battled each other in hundreds of episodes. Earlier subject to discontent due to it’s supposed violent content, the world over parents realised that it wasn’t violent t all. It was just fun with kids realising healthy rivalry and that at the end Tom & Jerry would always be friends..
  • Scooby Doo, Where Are You!

This was my first brush with sleuthing, and all detective and finding out the little details in a bigger picture.Its the story about a group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.

  • Max and Ruby

It’s an average of 30 minute episodic which centers on Max, a determined three-year-old bunny, and his big sister, Ruby, a smart, goal-oriented seven-year-old. Max and Ruby play together and resolve their differences respectfully. Great for dealing with sibling rivalry.

  • Paw Patrol

    Cute puppy officers, fireman and every one that help our society! Super fun and perfect way to get a child to understand community and society and our role in it

  • Flintstones

The Flintstones were the modern Stone Age family. Residing in Bedrock, Fred Flintstone worked an unsatisfying quarry job, but returned home to lovely wife Wilma and eventually daughter Pebbles. It was such a super show!! I still loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it.

  • Jetsons-

The misadventures of a futuristic family. Jetsons live in a comical version of the future, with elaborate robotic contraptions, aliens, holograms, and whimsical inventions. Oh I so want that bed which takes me in a shower and dresses me up and brings me back.

  • Popeye The Sailor Man-

Sailor. Tough-guy. Hero. Legend. That’s Popeye. An underdog with bulging forearms, a mean uppercut and a love of canned spinach. Unassuming, unsophisticated and undeterred by a challenge

  • Sofia The first/Elena of Avalor

Elena’s show teaches kids the value of family as well as working together, where as Sofia the first does a wonderful job of teaching about friendship, compromising, and other lovely life lessons.

  • Last on my list is The Powerpuff Girls:-

Somehow, a scientist using a recipe to create three perfect little girls resulting in pint-sized heroes turned out to be one of the most entertaining, and fun show ever.

Deepshikha Saraf
<p>In a nutshell I am either wildly naive or dangerously intelligent. My pen does my talking, my tongue does the listening. Food is my religion, travel is my bible, I stay in touch with my feminine side, while being a tough nut.</p>

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