Five cartoon shows I grew up with that you might not know.

Jumanji.

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Based on the classic movie, "Jumanji" is about the siblings Peter and Judy find the cursed board-game Jumanji that after a dice roll gives you a riddle right before it sucks you into the game and you are trapped in the jungle from hell until you solve the riddle. In the jungle, they meet Alan who played the game when he was about their age, but he didn't read his riddle, so he is stuck in the game. Peter and Judy makes it their mission to try and find out what Alan's riddle was so he can get out.

Galactik Football.

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So, a magical energy called Flux gives races all over the universe some sort of superpowers depending on what planet they are from. In order to prevent Flux from being used as a weapon of war, it has been forbidden to use it for anything else but intergalactic soccer matches AKA Galactik Football.

(SURE! WHY NOT?!)

The planet Akillian haven't been able to compete in the intergalactic championship for fifteen years since they lost the ability to use Flux, but after a girl named Tia has been able to use Flux, it looks like they have a small chance of having a good enough team to compete.

Yin Yang Yo.

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The bunny twins Yin and Yang finds a coupon that makes them the apprentices of Yo, the last panda on the planet as well as the last master of the sacred art of Woo Foo. The grumpy old panda trains the twins in order to make them champions of justice and defenders of the innocents.

Dave the Barbarian.

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After the king and queen of Udrogoth decides to travel the world and fight evil, the only defenders of the barbarian kingdom is their three children Dave, Fang and Candy as well as the queen's brother and the kingdom's wizard called Oswidge.

Problem is that Dave, despite his massive muscles, is a coward, Fang is a short little monkey-looking girl with a Napoleon complex, Candy is a self-absorbed pretty-girl and Oswidge is actually a cook who used to work in a school for actual wizards.

Not ideal, but they are all Udrogoth has to defend the kingdom from such villains as the dark mage Chuckles the Silly Piggy.

Duel Masters.

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Shobu Kirifuda loves the game Duel Masters that his father taught him to play before he vanished. Shoby has talent and soon becomes an object of interest to the members of the Temple who decides to see if Shobu has what it takes to be a Kaijudu master, a sort of shaman who can summon the creatures the cards are based on.

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Posted By jashugan

I watched Ying Yang Yo and knew of dave the barbarian

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Posted By amazing_webhead

soccer football or american football? (i have no idea either way, just curious)

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Posted By waezi2

@amazing_webhead: American football, the guns would fit in better there than in soccer.

PS, you know I'm kidding, right?

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Posted By amazing_webhead

@waezi2: of course. i don't get what the joke is, but i know that it is one.

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Posted By Green_Tea

Only ones I didn’t hear of were Jumanjii and Dual Masters

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Posted By Magian

I've watched at least parts from all except Dave the Barbarian.

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Posted By The_living_tribunal_24

You also watched duel masters?? Dope.

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Posted By The_living_tribunal_24

You also watched duel masters?? Dope.

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Posted By waezi2

@amazing_webhead: It's not a very good joke, now I think about it.

The point was that one of the shows on the list is Galactik Football where there is this magic force that gives people superpowers throughout the universe, and to evade it being used as a weapon, it is forbidden to use it unless it is during soccer games.

I mocked this logic by suggesting that gun violence could be solved by allowing the use of guns during football games.

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I heard of/watched the last three, at least.

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Posted By amazing_webhead

@waezi2: ooh, now i get it.

That's actually pretty funny XD

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Posted By IndomitableRegal

Galactik Football is the only one I've never heard of, but Dave the Barbarian is pretty much the only one I ever watched.

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@amazing_webhead: Sure, after I explained it. A joke you have to explain is not a good one, the execution is important. I pretty much gave you a punchline without the buildup, my bad.

You also watched duel masters?? Dope.

I LOVED Duel Masters, mostly because of the meta humor and because it felt like watching someone play the game unlike Yugioh that dragged out and was kinda pretentious. Also, season 1 had the perfect cardgame villains with Master and the Duelist Temple who killed the joy of playing and made playing the game into being part of an exclusive club. Very much like the real world, when you think about it.

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Posted By StormShadow_X

I know the last 3

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I knew all of these. Someone's trying to be annoying again.

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Posted By amazing_webhead

@waezi2: it's not your fault. i only skimmed this list and probably would've gotten it if i'd read it more thoroughly. (plus i'm just kinda dense)

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Posted By PenguinDust

I am familiar with 4 of the 5 you listed. I too really liked the Jumanji series. I don’t remember if it was a Klasky-Csupo project or if it was just similar in art style as the studio that made Rugrats and the Wild Thornberrys. Dual Masters was surprisingly funny. I don’t know what the Danish version was like, but the English version had all of these one liners and pop culture references that I think flew over its target audience’s heads. It was a very witty show. I had never heard of Galaktic Football but that’s not too surprising since soccer is a hard sell in the States. Kids play it in practically every school, but not many people watch it on TV even people who played it when they were growing up. Sports cartoons in general never became a thing here the way they have overseas.

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Posted By Stahlflamme

I didn't know jumanji, but I grew up with the others as well.

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Posted By waezi2

I didn't know jumanji, but I grew up with the others as well.

Dude, you missed out big time. The show had some pretty dark episodes, like one where our three heroes were confronted by their greatest fears. Alan's greatest fear was he would grow old and die in Jumanji while Peter and Judy wasted their life trying to get him out.

I am familiar with 4 of the 5 you listed. I too really liked the Jumanji series. I don’t remember if it was a Klasky-Csupo project or if it was just similar in art style as the studio that made Rugrats and the Wild Thornberrys. Dual Masters was surprisingly funny. I don’t know what the Danish version was like, but the English version had all of these one liners and pop culture references that I think flew over its target audience’s heads. It was a very witty show. I had never heard of Galaktic Football but that’s not too surprising since soccer is a hard sell in the States. Kids play it in practically every school, but not many people watch it on TV even people who played it when they were growing up. Sports cartoons in general never became a thing here the way they have overseas.

The style is shockingly similar, but not Klasky-Csupo. But I think the style is perfect for the world of Jumanji since the animals from the movie didn't look like real animals but caricatures. Hell, even Van Pelt looked like he was not real.

The pop culture references were in the Danish version as well, like Shobu mocking Kokujo by telling him that he looks like he is on his way to the Matrix conference.

Galactik Football was a French cartoon and it was popular in Denmark as well since we play a lot of soccer.

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Posted By Discipulus

I didn't watch any of these growing up, but seeing such a range of shows reminds me of just how imaginative and idiosyncratic kids' cartoons could be.

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Posted By SpareHeadOne

@discipulus:

Yes children's cartoons can be quite imaginary and idiotic. You are certainly correct about that.

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@waezi2 I think I've seen Dave the Barbarian. I vaguely remember something like what you're describing.

You may or may not remember, but was there ever an episode that ended with a giant going off to smash a village and one of the characters saying "Yeah, but it's not our village."? If not, I may be thinking of a different show.

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Posted By Amnesiak

I loved watching jumanji as a kid, such a good cartoon.

Nice !

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@waezi2 I think I've seen Dave the Barbarian. I vaguely remember something like what you're describing.

You may or may not remember, but was there ever an episode that ended with a giant going off to smash a village and one of the characters saying "Yeah, but it's not our village."? If not, I may be thinking of a different show.

that's the one.

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Posted By Lan_Fan

Yup, never heard of any of these.

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Posted By waezi2

I didn't watch any of these growing up, but seeing such a range of shows reminds me of just how imaginative and idiosyncratic kids' cartoons could be.

@discipulus:

Yes children's cartoons can be quite imaginary and idiotic. You are certainly correct about that.

Well, they still are.