British Cartoons From the 80s that Americans Sadly Missed

I suppose it’s a sign that I can safely say I remember a time when there wasn’t 24 hour cartoon channels. Yes, I am a child of the 1980s, and I have very fond memories of not only watching cartoons, but waiting for cartoons to come on.

Anyway, here’s a couple of my favourites that I don’t believe made the transition across the Atlantic, which is a shame. However, thanks to the wonder of YoutTube, you can (well, at least the openings anyway). Enjoy!

Count Duckula (which rocks a very thriller-esque theme)

Bonus! The end sequence, which in all likelihood has yet to be bettered in terms of effort.

Danger Mouse


The Family Ness

Raggy Dolls


Thomas the Tank Engine

And my very favourite, Postman Pat

10 thoughts on “British Cartoons From the 80s that Americans Sadly Missed”

  1. As an American kid, I saw Danger Mouse, Count Duckula, and Bananaman on Nickelodeon. Thomas didn’t cross the Atlantic until I was mostly too old to care that much. I’ve at least heard of Superted and Postman Pat, leaving only the other two as shows I’m hearing about for the first time.

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  3. We got all of these in Australia! I remember coming home from school and getting my homework done as fast as possible to watch Super Ted. ABC had the best block of afternoon cartoons and no ads, a perfect after school combo.

  4. Anyone remember a cartoon from the 80’s or 90’s. I think it was called Natalie. I know it a girl named, Natalie.This is part of how the theme song went. Na Na, Natalie. Funny little girl, Natalie. Na Na, Natalie…..

  5. I’m trying to remember one cartoon set in Victorian London about two urchins, a boy and a girl, and their dog who lived on a small boat. They sold rats for food. I thought the name was Orville and Olivia but google isn’t turning up anything there.

  6. I am trying to remember a henchman that had a robot that would mess things up and then say Im sorry over and over till he blew up

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