When it comes to 80’s cartoon intros, a catchy tune was a must. Below are 25 of the greatest cartoon intros from the 1980’s, awesome lyrics, amazing tunes, thirty years on and we still remember them like it was yesterday!
Superted was a British cartoon that first hit screens in 1983, while their was no catchy theme tune, the intro story was still very cool.
They may have been defeated in the robot wars of the 1980’s by Transformers, but Go-Bots were still pretty cool and the intro was pretty memorable thanks to some very cool characters.
23: Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse was a British cartoon from 1981 which had an incredibly catchy theme tune. In 2015 the show was revived by the BBC who kept the original theme tune, why change something so awesome?
Bananaman was the UK’s answer to Batman and Spiderman, unfortunately he never got his own movies. On our screens between 1983 and 1986, the theme tune was possibly the best part of the show!
21: Chip ‘N’ Dale
Chip ‘N’ Dale his our screens in 1989, it had an awesome intro that you couldn’t help but sing along too.
20: Ulysses 31
Older readers might remember this classic cartoon from 1981, Ulysses 31 was a French/American cartoon that only lasted one season.
19: Duck Tales
Duck Tales had simply one of the catchiest theme tunes ever made. Play the video and try not to sing along, we dare you!
18: GI Joe
The most American cartoon ever made! Fans of the show will remember the intro with great fondness, the theme tune wasn’t to bad either.
17: Gummi Bears
Disney’s Gummi Bears had one of the most catchiest theme tunes of the 1980’s, you just can’t help but sing along to this one!
16: Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget hit our screens in 1983, long before the awful movies were ever made. However it was the awesome intro that most people will remember most fondly.
15: Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks lasted 8 seasons from 1983 to 1990. One of the catchiest theme tunes ever made, its almost impossible not to sing along to.
14: Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors
Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors had an action-packed intro and theme tune, unfortunately the show didn’t last very long.
13:Dungeons And Dragons
Everyone remembers Dungeons and Dragons, it didn’t have a theme tune but the intro story kept kids all over the world glued to their TV screens.
SilverHawks was never the most popular cartoon around, it only lasted one season, however the intro and theme tune were pretty awesome.
The Centurions may have only lasted for two seasons but the action packed intro made it well worthy of its high spot on this list.
80’s Cartoon Intros – Top 10
10: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is one of the most iconic cartoons ever made, the intro is pretty cool to.
9: The Real Ghostbusters
The Ghostbusters theme tune was also used in the live-action movies and released as a music single, it’s hard not to love this intro.
8: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was one of the most popular cartoons of the 1980’s, the story-telling intro and theme tune are instantly recognisable to just above everyone around during that era.
Arguably the biggest cartoon of the decade, the iconic Transformers theme tune is one nobody could forget.
Visionaries was never the most popular cartoon and was cancelled fairly quickly, however, you can’t deny that the intro and theme tune is anything but awesome.
5: The Mysterious Cities of Gold
The Mysterious Cities of Gold was a French/Japanese production from 1982, those who remember it will have nothing but fondness for the opening theme tune.
Bravestarr is an American Western set in space which didn’t last long but it had an incredibly cool intro and theme tune.
M.A.S.K may have only lasted for two seasons but the theme tune was simply awesome, it’s impossible not to sing along with it.
2: Defenders of the Earth
It may have only lasted one season but Defenders of the Earth had an awesome intro with an incredibly catchy theme tune to go with it, sit back and enjoy!
No 80’s cartoon list would be complete without Thundercats. The iconic theme tune and intro is one that everybody will remember with fondness, you can’t help but love it.