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#ThrowbackThursday: What Was Your Favourite Cartoon Growing Up?



It’s Thursday and social media dictates that people reminisce and share past memories online – whether it is through old photos or old trends!

Today for #ThrowbackThursday, we are asking our BellaNaiajrians, “What was your favourite cartoon growing up?”

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  1. Kosi

    January 26, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Ovide video, magic mountain.

    • Kosi

      January 26, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      Also, who remembers ” Cadbury breakfast telly ” ?

    • A Real Nigerian

      January 26, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Ovide and the Gang ???

    • Wale

      January 26, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Kai, you people dey young o! What about fantastic four, atom ant, the jetsons, scooby doo, Tom and jerry and some none cartoons (fave after lesson shows)like Rupert the bear, hr pufnstuf of course Sesame Street, big blue marble, land of the lost, space 1999. Even the Uncle Wole show back in the day – all statisfying and helped to shape most of us from that generation. Please add the ones I forgot if you lived to witness OBJ as head of state?

    • wale

      January 26, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      …someone just reminded me to include banana splits, skippy the kangaroo; there was one of an elephant that had a very catchy theme song. Those were the good old days before the world lost its innocence. Please don’t let me get started on the comic books we used to share and exchange in school. Anyone remember Jinty…

    • Fleur

      January 26, 2017 at 4:39 pm

      Voltron and Casper and the Angels

    • Fleur

      January 26, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      Fantastic Four

  2. LL

    January 26, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Transformers, X-Men, He-man(yes I’m old), everything that went down during Fun Factory on Saturdays.


    January 26, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    The adventures of Pepe Le Pew in the Bugs Bunny Show

  4. Chynwa

    January 26, 2017 at 2:21 pm


  5. LostInSpace

    January 26, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    pinky and the brain

    • A Real Nigerian

      January 26, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Brain: We must prepare for tomorrow night.
      Pinky: Why? What are we gonna do tomorrow night?
      Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky – try to take over the world.
      ?theme song plays?

    • BigJoy

      January 27, 2017 at 8:18 am

      PInky and the brain,.. prinky and the brain.. one is a maniac, the others insane, they re labotory mice, their genes have spiced, that spinky thats pinky and the brain brain brain brain brain brain brain brain NUrff!!!! lol

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      January 26, 2017 at 6:28 pm

      Yasssss! I feel like such a child but, “Pinky and the Brain” was my steez. 😀

      And “Danger Mouse” and “Animaniacs”, every single Loony Tunes joint…. Plus what about the not-quite-cartoons like the Muppets and Thunderbirds (!!! Thunderbirds!!!! Goodness, I’m such a child…).

      Then my girl introduced me to the X-Men cartoons…. and my MIND was blown to a new level of love. I was already hugely infatuated with Wolverine in animated form, long before Hugh Jackman got picked to translate that bad boy personality on the big-screen and do it much-needed justice…. *wistful sigh*.

      (P.S: quick side-track but who else can’t wait for the new Wolverine movie? Hugh’s final outing as the character…. 🙁 )

    • Titilayo

      January 26, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      @Mz Socially Awkward!!! I’ve MISSED YOU so very much!!! Please, where have you been? So it took this kind of post to bring you out of your hiding? You’ve been MIA way too long! I beg you, please, don’t do that again. BN doesn’t feel the same without you! You hear? . I could hug you right now.

    • A Real Nigerian

      January 26, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      As someone who doesn’t care much for the X-Men, I must confess that I’m hyped up for the new Logan movie after those 2 fantastic trailers. Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 and Blade Runner 2049 are some of the few upcoming movies I’m highly anticipating.

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      January 28, 2017 at 2:44 am

      @Titilayo, awwwww babes! 2017 just carried us to the end of Jan with full speed & no bathroom breaks…. “Tanchu” oh, I’m feeling the love. ???

      @A Real Nigerian, I worry that Marvel has suckered me into this new status quo of hanging around cinemas to give them money every summer… But Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2??? Yasssssss!!!! ???

  6. Remi

    January 26, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Dexter’s Lab! DeeDee was…

    • A Real Nigerian

      January 26, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      And Mandark’s comical laughter ?

    • Mama

      January 26, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      LOL…I used to imagine I was Didi of Dexter’s lab. I loved that cartoon.

  7. Melenie

    January 26, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Scooby do, Courage the cowardly dog, ed, Edd and Eddy, Dexter, power puff girls, Tom and jerry(every Saturday on cadbury breakfast television). Rug rats.. Just to mention a few…

    • Mama

      January 26, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      I loved Rugrats too, and Pingu…I don’t know why i found it interesting; i mean, the cartoon had no speech, but I would so looked forward to it. One of my all time favourite cartoons is ‘An American Tail’, especially because of the song ‘somewhere out there’. Gosh! BN, you guys have succeeded in bringing out memories long buried.

    • Babytohcute

      January 26, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      Ahn ahn, are we forgetting; ghost busters, power rangers….

  8. Melenie

    January 26, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    For your flight booking, hotel reservation, interstate trip, etc please call these numbers 08090292917/07039244425.. My name is Chioma

  9. Lateefah

    January 26, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Voltron, Sesame street, chuckle hound, speedy racer, spotty ( I can’t remember the title of the cartoon but spotty is the main character)

    • Reminiscing

      January 26, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      @ Lateefah: spotty was from superted 🙂

    • Wunmi

      January 26, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      Lol ? it shows we are age groups.

  10. Juwon

    January 26, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Recess, Kim Possible

  11. A Real Nigerian

    January 26, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Courage the Cowardly Dog
    The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
    Samurai Jack
    Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series
    Pink Panther
    The Bear, the Tiger and the Others!!!????
    Dexter’s Laboratory
    Ed, Edd N Eddy

    • ok

      January 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      now you have reveal your Age.

  12. Naa

    January 26, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Captain Planet!

  13. Nifemi

    January 26, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Johnny Bravo

  14. Sansarai

    January 26, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Casper the Friendly Ghost, Scooby-doo, and then the one featuring one penguin like that, that never ever spoke, just made comical sounds…someone remind me

    • A Real Nigerian

      January 26, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      I believe you’re talking about Pingu ?

  15. Peace

    January 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm


    • Person

      January 27, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Voltron, Defender of the Universe!!!!

  16. Reminiscing

    January 26, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Dangermouse, Heman, She-Ra, smurfs, Sesame Street, the muppet show, Terrahawks, Voltron, Captain Planet,ninja turtles, Mickey Mouse, bugs bunny, tom and jerry, rugrats, ghost busters….

    …God, I’m really old & I miss my childhood terribly ??

    • A Real Nigerian

      January 26, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      Zelda from Terrahawks used to scare the hell out of me ?

    • Reminiscing

      January 26, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      Lol, Zelda from Terrahawks! Used to hide behind the settee ?? terrified. I still think she’s scary…

  17. bebe

    January 26, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Power rangers, Voltron and magic school bus

  18. Billionaire in grace

    January 26, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Hey BN i really like this section of “favourites trowback” my favourite cartoons was “Bubba le petit ourson” and “Denver””.

    • ok

      January 26, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      It seems you grew up in French Country?

    • LemmeRant

      January 26, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      Wait… What???

  19. LADY Q

    January 26, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Powerpuff girls, Flingstone

    • A Real Nigerian

      January 26, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      Flingstone ????
      The Naija Edition

    • July

      January 26, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      You play too much???

  20. nonye

    January 26, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    VOLTRON!!!! Defender of the Universe! and Muppet Babies!!!

  21. ijs

    January 26, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend; the legend of Voltron, Defender of the Universe, a mighty robot, loved by good, feared by evil.

    • Cee Jay

      January 26, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      A mighty robot, loved by good, feared by evil. As Voltron’s legend grew, peace settled across the galaxy. On Planet Eros (or something), a galaxy alliance was formed. Together with the good planet of the solar systems, they maintained peace throughout the Universe. Until a new, horrible menace threatened the galaxy. Voltron was needed once more. This is the story of the super force of space explorers. Specially trained, and sent by the alliance, to bring back……Voltron, Defender of the Universe!!!

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      January 26, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      Hahahahahahaha!!! And I actually found myself involuntarily mouthing the words…. Agbaya wey we be. ???

    • Laniks

      January 27, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      I love you! I had to read this out loud lol

  22. Onyebuchi

    January 26, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    I loved the flintstones! Then there was topcat which was bomb. I kinda liked the jetsons. Obviously The life and times of Juniper lee sits steady at the top of the list. How can I forget powerpuff girls. I was in love with Megas XLR and then my all time favourite Scooby doo!!!! Then came Phineas and Ferb and that concludes my list for now. I would be back with more juicy ones as the day goes on.

    • A Real Nigerian

      January 26, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      Will never understand why Megas XLR was cancelled

  23. Agege Bread

    January 26, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Samurai X

    • nikky

      January 26, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      Don’t forget Ghost busters. The theme song for samurai x was so catchy.

  24. Mo'Diva

    January 26, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Johnny Bravo
    Tom and Jerry

  25. Timee

    January 26, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Flintstone,scobby,the Jetsons, tom and jerry, Teletubbies

  26. Tacha samuel

    January 26, 2017 at 3:37 pm


  27. Bodunade

    January 26, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    So many 80s babies here. Yeah , Pingu was way ahead of its time. Tom and Jerry was the truth back in the day.

  28. Onyebuchi

    January 26, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    For our home made cartoons, I love superbook! The one that reenacted bible stories. I also like Nkechi and the Tortoise on NTA and so many I can’t remember their names.

    • Kosi

      January 26, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Oh yea, I loved superbook! Can still remember the soundtrack sef.

  29. Pst Christian

    January 26, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    I just had to comment on this,my favorite cartoon was Hunchback of notre dame ” and my favorite character quasimodo” .who knows this cartoon ?

    • nikky

      January 26, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      It’s a Disney movie.

  30. Abominable snow girl

    January 26, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    SpongeBob Square pants for my sister, Flintstones for moi.

  31. Amanda

    January 26, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I know this about throwback cartoons. For some reason I just remembered telematch game show

    • A Real Nigerian

      January 26, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      ?? Telematch was pure entertainment

    • Tri.

      January 27, 2017 at 1:50 am

      I’m shocked none has mentioned The Little Mole- about the mole and it’s sometimes friend the mouse with the crazy laugh. I think it was a German cartoon.

  32. LemmeRant

    January 26, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Bugs Bunny
    Ed, Edd and Eddy
    Samurai Jack
    Silver Hawk — (Those days of NTA)
    Johnny Bravo

    • LemmeRant

      January 26, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      … and
      Samurai X
      Naruto (How could I leave out naruto)

  33. Tilta

    January 26, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Oh,good old days hmm!.My favourites cartoons.:-Turtle ninja,Denver,le dernier dinosaur,Clementine,Lucky luke,Tom and gerry. etc.

  34. Luqman

    January 26, 2017 at 4:18 pm


  35. 70's baby

    January 26, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Thundercats, the smurfs, She-Ra, He-Man, Gem and the holograms, ducktails,

  36. Dude

    January 26, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Xmen, Justice league, Pinky and the brain, silver hawk, dexters labratory and many more i can’t remember at the moment

  37. AceOfSpades

    January 26, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Zeta Project
    Batman of the future
    How can everyone not remember SPIDER-MAN!! Such disrespect

  38. Onyebuchi

    January 26, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    How can i forget RECESS!!! Looney Tunes also comes in and one of my best HONG KUNG PHOOEY!!!!!! “Hung Kung phooey numbet 1 super guy, hung kung phooey super than the human eye……….”

  39. Intheoverseas

    January 26, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Captain Planet!

    Captain Planet, he’s the hero, gonna take pollution down to zero, he’s our powers magnified and he’s he’s fighting on the planet side… We’re the planeteers and you can be one too, cos saving our planet is the thing to do… looting and polluting is not the way…here’s what Captain Planet has to say…..

  40. Anonymous

    January 26, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Coward The Cowardly Dog, Samurai X, Bey Blade, Pokemon, Digimon, Megas XLR, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Godzilla, Batman of the Future, The Cramp Twins, Animaniacs, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Elmer J. Fudd,, Sylvester and Tweety, Aristo-Cats, Yogi Bear ,The Jetsons and The Flintstones.

  41. MercyI

    January 26, 2017 at 5:01 pm


  42. Mycelebritygist

    January 26, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Tom and Jerry 😉 Sonic

  43. Ladybird

    January 26, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    I think you can somewhat guess the ages of the commentors who share their favorite cartoons growing up.

  44. Didi

    January 26, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Tom & Jerry, Freakazoid, Magic school bus, Pinky and the brain, Power rangers, Godzilla, Johnny Bravo, Top cat

    • LemmeRant

      January 26, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      Damn!!!!!…. Freakazoid. That’s a good one.

    • Tri.

      January 27, 2017 at 1:52 am

      Cow and Chicken.

  45. ziti

    January 26, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Krtek (little mole cartoon, sometimes called ta-ta or pa-pa); Voltron, Captain Planet.
    Terrahawks, Sesame Street.

  46. mary

    January 26, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    32-45 years lol!!!!!!

  47. zee

    January 26, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    was waiting for someone to mention Terrahawks

    • LemmeRant

      January 27, 2017 at 9:32 am

      Babe that’s old o
      I had totally forgotten about that one.

      1 million likes for you.

  48. ada.o.

    January 26, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    power puff girl, animamiacs ,cadbury breakfast television, dodo the kid from outta space, wacky races, Flintstones, top cat ,scobby doo in fact cartoon network was and still my jam even the 90s cartoon were better.

  49. funmilola

    January 26, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I missed oooo, wasn’t really a fan of cartoon make I no lie but I totally enjoyed Tom and Jerry and still do

  50. meelikey

    January 26, 2017 at 6:42 pm


  51. Mercee

    January 26, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    I have a lot o
    Inspector Gadget, ovidevideo, Pocahontas, Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Aristocats, Wayne head, Samurai X, Pinocchio,Magic school bus, scoobydoo,x-men, Ali baba and the forty thieves, voltron,dodo,justice league,lion king etc

    • LemmeRant

      January 26, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      Inspector Gadget!!!!!!


  52. Onyebuchi

    January 26, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Ahhhhh yes! Just remembered THE MASK!!!!!! And johnny Bravo! “Hey there pretty momma.” *Wink*

  53. Jay

    January 26, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Super Ted
    Danger Mouse
    Speed Racer
    Danger Mouse
    and a lot moree!

    • Anon

      January 26, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      Go speed racer, go speed racer, go speed racer go…

  54. Cindy

    January 26, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Ahh…. So no one will mention Teletubbies??
    Anyway, my favorites were Scooby-Doo, courage the cowardly dog, sumurai jack, power rangers, power puff girls and of course Tom & Jerry on cartoon Network. Papyrus, princess of the Nile, code lyoko, and yakari on Teletoons. I also miss the days of Nickelodeon’s Victorious.

    • A Real Nigerian

      January 26, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      Code Lyoko!!!
      Not exactly part of my childhood in the true sense but it was such a massively underrated cartoon.

    • Enny Heart Heart

      January 27, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      Teletubbies na cartoon. Msheew. Even as a kid I just used that show to waste time an wait for Dungeons and Dragons and Power Rangers.

  55. blessedsoul

    January 26, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    as told by ginger and hey Arnold!

  56. Marian

    January 26, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    I used to run home from school to watch Aladdin. I remember my uh oh phase thanks to teletubbies. Jimi Solanke used to have a show back then too that i loved. I miss reciting the cardbury jingles on saturday morning; Vit A for bright eyes…

    Spiderman, spiderman, iya gebu fe sebe, baba gebu fe towo…lol.

  57. Mama

    January 26, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Dogtanian and the tree Muskehounds-
    ‘one for all and all for one, Muskehounds are always ready. One for all and all for one, helping everybody’………

    • Reminiscing

      January 27, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      Yass! Dogtanian!!! 123 1223….

      One for all & all for one!

  58. Ebira abroad

    January 26, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    My favourites were Teletubbies, Sonic the hedgehog nd Inspector Gadget

  59. s

    January 26, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    alnold ,juniper Lee ,Sabrina the animated series ,squirrel boy ,dexter laboratory ,kid next door , courage the cowardly dog,chowder ,ed edd and Eddy ,fosters home for imaginary friends ,cramp twins ,camp lazlo ,megas xlrand the secret Saturday my fav

  60. Jo

    January 26, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Danger Mouse, Super Ted, Voltron, Biker Mice from Mars, Magic School Bus, Hey Arnold, Rugrats, As Told By Ginger, Fantastic Four, Flinstones, Popeye, etc

  61. Simplyjane

    January 26, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Willi willi…

  62. Papacy

    January 26, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Captain planet, Dungeons and dragons (cadbury breakfast television)

  63. Anwuli

    January 26, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Fraggel rock….teddy roxpin….tunder sub…voltron…

  64. Anon

    January 26, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Just to add to the rest – Battle of the Planets/G-force, Garfield and friends, Legend of Zelda, Robotech, Pac man, Beetlejuice, Bigfoot, Beetle juice, Mr Men, Noddy…

    This is nostalgic. Love it.

  65. J

    January 26, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Courage the cowardly dog show.

  66. amina

    January 27, 2017 at 6:06 am

    how come no one remembers jabba-jaw and captain planet or thunder cats?

  67. ILove Cartoons

    January 27, 2017 at 6:15 am

    all looney tunes,
    richie rich,
    roger ramjet,
    captain america, scooby doo
    and of course tom and jerry!

  68. yummymummycumchick

    January 27, 2017 at 9:22 am

    i want my childhood back! please where can i return d adulthood tag!!!!!!!!!!! seeing all these comments gives me nostalgia

  69. pita

    January 27, 2017 at 10:41 am

    We had no TV then!

  70. Ifiii

    January 27, 2017 at 11:46 am

    The Flintstones, Freakaziod and Captain Planet! There’s one I really liked but I cant remember the name. Something about a wild horse or fire horse.

  71. Miss_Flygerian

    January 27, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Courage the cowardly dog
    Tom and Jerry
    Scooby Doo
    Pinky and the Brain
    Hey Arnold
    Animaniacs (This one particularly holds a special place in my heart)
    Ben 10 (this one came out in my teenage years but I loved it nonetheless)

  72. Enny Heart Heart

    January 27, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Samurai Jack… Ghost Busters….Samurai X (omg to dye for)…. Godzilla. These were the major!! And then there was Cow & Chicken, Ed Edd n Eddy and Dexters Lab.
    Those were the days y’all.

  73. E-O

    January 27, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Mike, Lu and Og. As Told By Ginger, The Wild Thornberries

    • Feynasia

      January 29, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      Wow! Forgot about Mike Lu and Og. Remember “Cow and Chicken”?

  74. Temi

    January 28, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Can anyone remember captain caveman and schmoo?

  75. Didi 3000

    January 30, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Tales by moonlight….. yes I know it’s not a cartoon, but I absolutely loved it. Mummy used to plan punishment for that time, so I was always on my best behavior. Before……
    I liked voltron and speed racer too. I was always sure racer X was going to reveal his face very very soon……hahahah…. small pikin.

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