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13 Classic Childhood Cartoons - Then & Now

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Do you like the updated versions of cartoons from our childhood or do you wish they were like they used to be?

Just the other day I was browsing our cable’s On Demand kid show selection and came across My Little Pony. I was so excited to watch it with my almost-3-year old and to my horror found that it was NOT the cutesy My Little Pony of the 80’s that I remember watching… it was a new computer animated freaky looking My Little Pony much like a lot of the “re-made” cartoons from our childhood.

Maybe it’s my old age or fondness for how things used to be, but I’m still having a hard time adjusting to the new style of cartooning… the squared faces and three dimensional graphics. Ick. I understand that over time things need a facelift, but some of the newer versions of old cartoons are shocking. Check out these 13 classic cartoons then & now.


  • Care Bears Then 1 of 26
    Care Bears Then
  • Care Bears Now 2 of 26
    Care Bears Now
  • Mickey Mouse Then 3 of 26
    Mickey Mouse Then
  • Mickey Mouse Now 4 of 26
    Mickey Mouse Now
  • Pound Puppies Then 5 of 26
    Pound Puppies Then
  • Pound Puppies Now 6 of 26
    Pound Puppies Now
  • Scooby Doo Then 7 of 26
    Scooby Doo Then
  • Scooby Doo Now 8 of 26
    Scooby Doo Now
  • My Little Pony Then 9 of 26
    My Little Pony Then
  • My Little Pony Now 10 of 26
    My Little Pony Now
  • Thundercats Then 11 of 26
    Thundercats Then
  • Thundercats Now 12 of 26
    Thundercats Now
  • Yogi Bear Then 13 of 26
    Yogi Bear Then
  • Yogi Bear Now 14 of 26
    Yogi Bear Now
  • Strawberry Shortcake Then 15 of 26
    Strawberry Shortcake Then
  • Strawberry Shortcake Now 16 of 26
    Strawberry Shortcake Now
  • Garfield Then 17 of 26
    Garfield Then
  • Garfield Now 18 of 26
    Garfield Now
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Then 19 of 26
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Then
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Now 20 of 26
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Now
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks Then 21 of 26
    Alvin and the Chipmunks Then
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks Now 22 of 26
    Alvin and the Chipmunks Now
  • Dora The Explorer Then 23 of 26
    Dora The Explorer Then
  • Dora The Explorer Now 24 of 26
    Dora The Explorer Now
  • The Smurfs Then 25 of 26
    The Smurfs Then
  • The Smurfs Now 26 of 26
    The Smurfs Now

hat tip to Meagan Francis

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