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Cartoons from the Past that Need a Reboot

One of the best things about my childhood was Cartoon Network, where I finally had the chance to watch cartoons all day and all night, with no annoying news alerts, movies and soaps interrupting. I grew up watching the masterful art of Genndy Tartakovsky, Robert Alvarez and many others whose name I don’t recall. When I look at the same channel two decades later, I see that it is not as cool as it was when I was a child.

Most series currently shown (with a handful of exceptions) are far from being as entertaining and hilarious as those I grew up watching. – and still watch sometimes.  So, without further ado, here are some of the shows from a generation ago that I would love to see rebooted for today’s audience.

1. Dexter’s Laboratory

I know, the original 1995 show is still running on Cartoon Network, confirming that Tartakovsky has created something almost as eternal as Tom & Jerry. But hey – science has advanced a lot in two decades, and so did technology – today we have to talk computers, smartphones and tablets, exoskeletons and lasers. This is the perfect time to revive Dexter’s misadventures, integrate all the advances of the last two decades into the show – and see where we could go from there!

2. Powerpuff Girls

A hilarious, brilliant way to spoof everything superhero / supervillain on all screens, big and small alike, Powerpuff Girls was a great show, sometimes surprisingly mature, other times incredibly childish and cute. Created by Craig McCracken in the mid-1990s, the show made fun of every mutant, evil genius and the super-powered entity it could lay its hands on. Today we live in a world filled with many fresh superheroes, so there would be more than enough source material to work with. Cartoon Network has announced already that it plans a reboot for the show – hopefully, it will live up to the original’s values.

3. SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron

One of the most entertaining and exciting cartoon experiences of my childhood, SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron followed the (Mis)adventures of Chance “T-Bone” Furlong and Jake “Razor” Clawson, two former law enforcement kats in Megakat City, who live in a junk yard by day and fight crime with their state of the art fighter jet called Turbokat when the need arises. Called the best cartoon of 1994, the show was canceled in 1995, leaving three episodes unfinished. Imagine the disappointment! This show would definitely deserve a reboot, and – given the advances in the technology – would surely offer us some eye candy besides loads of action and laughs! For more content like this visit

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