I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey. Let’s go back in time to the 1980s. It was a time of neon and pop music, of big hair and big egos, of memorable if lamentable fashion choices, when MTV still actually had something to do with music, and kids came home from school to watch cartoons all afternoon. I’ve already commented upon many such shows, and now here’s another. In the harmful tradition of gendered marketing, this is about a show to sell dolls that was aimed squarely at little girls who worshiped Madonna (the singer) and dressed like Cyndi Lauper – Jem.
Or, a more wordy and less embarrassing way of saying, “Toons that are hot.” I thought about a top ten list or something, and this is what I came up with. Hey, this is my misspent youth and my influences. I’m deliberately leaving out toons who are not adults and anthropomorphized toons. This is only based on my experience, so it’s possible I missed a few toons here and there.