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#1  March 29, 2018, 06:18:32 am
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What's up guys a few years back I started a debate here as well other forums about the best cartoon openings and I finally got around to making a top 10 list so check it out and let me know what you guys think. I gave the forum a shout out in the video so hopefully that can generate a little traffic for the site.



Last Edit: March 30, 2018, 05:18:40 pm by Thagr8test
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#2  March 29, 2018, 06:36:13 am
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It says 10 twice :p

I still say tmnt is most memorable! Man I miss mummies alive
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>Look at the picture.
>Says Top 10 Cartoons---
>Dragon Ball Z in.

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Calm, calm... Would say FOR ME (Non-Japanese stuff) Beast Wars, theres something in the sounds of it that stills makes my skin... Amazing! Tho ery simple.

Now if include Japanese anime on 90´s TV? Would say Dragon Ball GT opening since had a really really nostalgia blind theme (in spanish atleast)
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#4  March 29, 2018, 12:51:56 pm
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Objectively the best opening of all time:



They had one of the writers sing it so they wouldn't have to hire an actual singer and he showed up to the studio drunk, did the whole thing in a mediocre Paul Lynde impression, messed up the words, and that was still the take they ended up using.  I defy you to show a me a production team that gave less of a fuck than that.
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#6  March 29, 2018, 04:25:04 pm
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xmen both jp and the original american version and batman.  both the best op ever.


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#8  March 29, 2018, 05:45:56 pm
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No Duck Tales?



It is probably one of the most catchy and well known cartoon themes ever.
Of course it all comes to personal tastes.

Now if include Japanese anime on 90´s TV? Would say Dragon Ball GT opening since had a really really nostalgia blind theme (in spanish atleast)

Well, this is gonna get messy, since many countries had their own version for their language.
Some stuck with the US version, but others had translated lyrics, no lyrics, remixed tunes or even original songs

But yeah, the GT song in Japanese is also great.

This reminds me.
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#9  March 29, 2018, 06:28:22 pm
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I decided to save the Japanese openings to shows for a future video and as for DuckTales that's I never got excited to see the show but it definitely was a great song but that's planned for a different list in the future as well.
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#10  March 30, 2018, 05:19:31 pm
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fixed my original post to show the actual video my fault for the mix up

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#11  March 30, 2018, 05:34:28 pm
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That was a good line up but no Thundercats, silverhawks or cops!? or are we just talking 90's cartoons?

No Captain Planet? lol
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That was a good line up but no Thundercats, silverhawks or cops!? or are we just talking 90's cartoons?

Talking about 80s cartoons, if you have any nostalgia for he-man, go watch overlord.
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#13  March 30, 2018, 08:35:34 pm
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Yeah I decided I wanted to do a separate list focusing on those specific decades in a future video.
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#14  April 01, 2018, 03:50:43 am
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Just wanted to thank everyone for checking out the video I have more planned for the future and I'll post them here you guys.
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#15  April 04, 2018, 10:13:30 am
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xmen both jp and the original american version and batman.  both the best op ever.
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAkL2-vh2Sk[/youtube]
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rSw4Xl5qfs[/youtube]
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEx9r5enZsk[/youtube]

X-MEN TAS was my childhood so i second that XD
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#16  April 04, 2018, 05:43:21 pm
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You should check out the Japanese intro for xmen
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One of the best in my opinion
 










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Q*bert was the shit back in the day. I loved this cartoon when I was a kid.
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#19  April 04, 2018, 11:56:51 pm
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does anyone remember Spongebob Squarepants?
i do.



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#20  April 05, 2018, 12:15:40 am
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Ed Edd n Eddy.



Nuff said
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#21  April 05, 2018, 01:13:57 am
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Ah, to be moved to tears by the joyful, childhood memories associated with such timeless, animated themes.  I thoroughly relished the excuse to revisit the likes of Batman, Darkwing Duck, Duck Tales, Heathcliff, and TMNT (though, among those already mentioned, I was expecting the inclusion of Inspector Gadget, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, Snorks, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, etc). ^_^
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#23  April 05, 2018, 03:52:32 am
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I completely forgot there was a donkey kong show wow

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#24  April 05, 2018, 06:53:39 am
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#25  April 05, 2018, 12:55:26 pm
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Darkwing Duck?,,, good times

others that i like much


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#26  April 05, 2018, 01:09:11 pm
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Typing on my phone, one show I so love also made me look into his work...and that's Gargoyles. I would post a link but yeah...mother freaking Keith David.
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#27  April 05, 2018, 04:24:47 pm
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I came in when thundercats was on the way out so I knew of it just wasn't old enough to become a fan, as for gargoyles it definitely wasn't forgotten it's a great show and it belongs on the best cartoons list not just the openings
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#28  April 07, 2018, 11:37:28 pm
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I remember seeing this one Zorro cartoon that looked like a 90s or 2000s make and it had a pretty cool intro song to it.

There was a sig here. Its gone now (thanks photobucket ya fecks)
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#29  April 08, 2018, 05:49:02 am
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LMAO Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) got a cover of "I RAN" as the Opening Theme in English?

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#30  April 09, 2018, 02:25:14 pm
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Never heard of a zorro cartoon before and I was only loosely familiar with saint seiya unfortunately
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#31  April 15, 2018, 02:37:41 am
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god sigma has a special place for me being the first "cartoon" I ever watched.
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#32  April 15, 2018, 05:53:55 am
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so were doing old school japanese cartoons now? i watched japanese cartoons based on popular novels and their ops were the best. and this is much how asia stereotype europeans. my favourite are these two... there were alot of them , there's peter pan , prince cedei , little women , anne of green gables , every popular book that existed back then had an anime version  there were fucking tons of them. and they would air it in the mornings everyday , that was before celebrity scandals and intelligence degrading talk shows were introduced in our tv. after 3 or 4 animes it would be followed by a science show or history show depending what day it was.  and anime shows that are considered violent like dragonball , voltron ,mazinger z and voltes v were aired at night. i even watched ranma1/2 uncensored back then.



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#33  April 15, 2018, 06:12:54 am
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Cool topic! I have a playlist of just intros on youtube I watch to inspire me when I need to animate.

When I think of my top 10 cartoon/animated intros of all time I consider the amount of frames used, timing of frames, shot transitions,and movement of camera.

A lot of people just go right to their favorite music themes. I go for the high impact, and snappy animation.

There are some doubles here in Cases where I couldn't choose between the first opening or second. In those cases you can just pick either.

Japanese X-men intros.
Thundercats
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 87/ first intro.
G- Gundam intos
Dragonar intros.

Shippu Iron Leaguer

Megaman
Tekkaman Blade intros.
Bionic 6
Men in Black

Honorable mentions: Hulk 1997, Silver Hawks, Visionaries, Gundam 0083, Galaxy Rangers, COPS, Jushin Thunder Liger, Gundam Wing, Robin Hood, All GI Joe Real American Hero, Swat Kats season 2, Dennis the Menace 2nd intro,The Real Ghostbusters.
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#34  April 17, 2018, 02:29:20 am
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Its not a great cartoon but it does have the best intro ever. King Arthur and the knights of justice. Go watch if you haven't seen it yet. It is everything an 80s intro should be.

Honourable mentions to the bots master, conan the adventurer,bucky ohare, gargoyles and dinosaucers. And denver the last dinosaur.


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#35  April 17, 2018, 06:37:44 am
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When they started having Robin more of a regular on Batman: TAS I never understood why they didn't make a new animated opening.  They just smashed clips together from the show.  So lazy.  Something similar to the classic opening would have been pretty slick if you ask me.
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#36  April 18, 2018, 02:22:28 am
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These two weren't particularly good, but I like their openings

BraveStar



Defenders of the Earth



God, I feel old...
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#37  April 18, 2018, 02:57:29 am
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Oh hell yeah, Bravestarr.  I kinda want a revival of it, but at the same time I'm also aware that they might pull another He-Man or Thundercats with it and screw it all up somehow.
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I have been having a lot of he-man nostalgia, both becuase of the he-man references in overlord and because he-man/shera became memes in my country this year.
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#40  April 19, 2018, 02:12:58 pm
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I barely watched any he-man growing up but I agree with cyanide Arthur and the knights of justice intro is really underrated especially for its time
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talking about he-man

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#42  April 20, 2018, 04:02:54 pm
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Thundarr definitely went under my radar I might do an obscure top 10 list in the future
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#43  May 11, 2018, 08:10:11 pm
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I love the Guitar music in this show:



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#44  May 16, 2018, 05:41:01 am
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Biker mice from mars was an honorable mention but fell short of my top 10 definitely a great intro/show nonetheless
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#45  May 16, 2018, 01:20:41 pm
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i know i watched that show when i was a kid but i don't really remember anything about it.
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#46  May 16, 2018, 03:45:58 pm
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Basically another show trying to capitalize on the success of tmnt with mutant humanoid animals lol
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#47  May 16, 2018, 04:10:26 pm
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Yeah, there were a lot of those; even on the video game side with all the animal mascots trying to be the next Sonic.

Animals were just everywhere in the 90's.
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#48  May 16, 2018, 04:46:41 pm
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I realy Loved this show when I was young. =)
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i've seen that before kinda reminds me of shaider.
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#51  May 17, 2018, 02:23:39 am
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That Saber Rider intro is pretty good.
It looks like they animated it on twos.
If it was a little faster it could have been on my mention list.

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#53  May 17, 2018, 10:47:37 pm
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Speaking of animals characters ... here's another one:



For some reason it's remind me of:

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#54  May 18, 2018, 01:03:13 am
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Swat Kats season 2 intro is radical!
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I used to watch Swat Kat's all the time
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#56  May 21, 2018, 04:08:59 pm
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These two weren't particularly good, but I like their openings

BraveStar

[youtube]v=XJ46aKjB9oE[/youtube]

Defenders of the Earth

[youtube]v=5xLKzsynt5I[/youtube]

God, I feel old...
Watched these 2 also. Loved Defenders of the Earth, they were my first Avengers <3
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#57  May 24, 2018, 02:00:33 am
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I thought about including this on the list but decided against it but I do plan to use it in the future. Great show by the way

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#58  June 02, 2018, 11:33:05 am
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From the good old times when the Hulk did not talk that much as he does nowadays.
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That was good, but I like this one more.
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