These Classic Cartoons Should Make A Comeback

by Kenya Foy

Considering it's 2015, there's no better time to discuss the re-emergence of throwback cartoons. It is a fact of life that absolutely no one on Earth is too old or sophisticated to indulge in the awesomeness that is cartoon fandom. Many of the animated series never lose steam, and although there's an ongoing battle about whether older ones are better than the current crop, there's something to be said for the fact that reboots of cartoon classics are popping up left and right. From the My Little Pony film to the upcoming Jetsons film as well as the Rainbow Brite series starring Emily Osment and Molly Ringwald, old-school cartoons are making a major comeback. Now the trend has moved forward a decade and included a The Powerpuff Girls reboot in the mix.

That's right, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup will make their return to the Cartoon Network in 2016, so brace yourselves for the fierce, Mary Jane shoe-sporting super heroines to get back to their business of dissing and dismissing. If the return of The Powerpuff Girls makes you nostalgic for those days of kid-dom where cartoons entertained and educated you, then you're not alone.

Here are 5 other classic animated series from your childhood that need to return now:


Rugrats was about more than the mischief of babies and toddlers. The show also addressed more serious topics such as religion in its special passover episode.

Hey Arnold!

This Nickelodeon classic followed fourth-grader Arnold, who possessed a keen sense of responsibility and doing the right thing (especially for a 9-year-old), even though his helpful nature often led to some trouble.

The Wild Thornberrys

Nature-loving and animal-friendly, The Wild Thornberrys was also a huge crash course in family dynamics between a nerdy younger sister, an angsty older teenage sister and an adopted brother (raised by animals, no less).


With her stern side-eye and sarcastic zingers, Daria was the chick who didn't always feel like smiling (so get over it!). The dynamic between the bespectacled cynic and her superficial, less intelligent sister Quinn also did an excellent job of addressing cultural beauty norms.

Ren & Stimpy

Clueless' Cher Horowitz didn't know much about driving or playing tennis, but she had Ren & Stimpy all figured out. They are "way existential," and they're also currently streaming on Hulu.

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