My childhood cartoons are a great source of comfort for me and I’m sure many of you feel the same.
by Stanley P, Carrybeans
For this Beanie, Saturdays and Sundays used to mean cartoon time that lasted from early morning to noon. But now that I am older, I no longer watch childhood cartoons during my weekend.
Instead, I watch cartoons whenever I want… on my computer!
In this era where every series gets a sequel or gritty reboot, it’s only natural that our favourite childhood cartoons get the same treatment. So, here are some of our favourite cartoons that are making a comeback or picking up where they left off:
2018 is certainly starting with good news! Hulu recently announced that they are ordering two new seasons of the wildly popular cartoon series Animaniacs. And don’t worry fans; Steven Spielberg (yes, the Steven Spielberg) will return as the executive producer!
In addition to that, the entire original series is available in their website for your enjoyment, along with the spin-off series Pinky and the Brain, Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain, and Tiny Toons Adventures.
While the original series are already available on their website, fans will have to wait a little bit longer for the new episodes. They’ll be out in 2020.
“Hey Arnold!” is finally getting an update 13 years after the original run ended back in 2004! The latest addition, “Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie”, will tie up some loose ends left after the end of the original run. The tale will include the whereabouts of Arnold’s parents.
This jungle green movie follows Arnold and his friends on a trip to San Lorenzo in search of his missing parents. As for Arnold-Helga (Arlga? Helold?) shippers out there, you are certainly in for a treat watching the movie!
When Cartoon Network announced new Powerpuff Girls episodes back in 2014, fans had never been happier. The series was rebooted a decade after its original run and introduces a new character, Blisstina “Bliss” Utonium. Bliss is Professor Utonium’s first living creation, which makes her the original trio’s older sister.
The reviews for the reboot are quite mixed, but many agree that fans will find this entertaining nonetheless.
Cardcaptor Sakura fans rejoice; Sakura Kinomoto and friends are back again with a brand new challenge! “Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card” follows Sakura’s adventure after finding all of her cards had become blank and powerless. Now, Sakura has to unravel the mysteries surrounding the new cards that she has to capture as well as the weird dreams that she often gets.
While the manga came out in mid-2016, the new anime series only premiered January 7, 2018. So, there is still time for you to catch up with the series!
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the franchise, “Digimon Adventure tri”. was made as a sequel to the original anime series, “Digimon Adventure” and “Digimon Adventure 02”. The story this time around focuses on the theme of growing up and features new Digivolutions for our beloved Digimon friends.
The first movie of the six-part series was released at the end of 2015 while the last film will be released May this year. The reviews for the films has been quite positive, so fans will certainly not be dispapointed!
Taking a trip down memory lane? Which one of these are your favourite? Tell us in the comments below.
If cartoons are not exactly your cup of tea, check out the movies you can look forward to in 2018!
Featured Image Credit: Hamada Kunihiko, Madhouse