Every kid in the 80’s and 90’s loved waking up on Saturday mornings to a ton of amazing cartoons that were thoroughly entertaining and went perfectly with a bowl of sugar loaded cereal to fuel you after the shows had ended and you ventured out for a day of adventure or you got dragged round the shops by your parents or got you through to Saturday afternoons amazing programs. These cartoons were either back to back or on kids magazine shows such as Motormouth, Going Live, SMTV Live or Ghost Train or were on before on shows like The Wide Awake Club and Wackaday and were a great companion and start to the weekend for kids everywhere back in the day. If you have hazy and vague memories of the Saturday morning cartoons we all got watch, fear not as we are going to remind you of the best Saturday morning cartoons we used to watch in the UK. Captain N The Games Master Nintendo were unstoppable in the 80’s and we were the lucky recipients of there cartoons featuring a slew of Nintendo’s most popular characters including Kid Icarus, Gameboy, Kirby and Simon Belmont who aided a kid who got sucked into a Videogame who had a Nintendo Zapper to aid him throughout. As with a lot of cartoons at the time there was also a moral message at the end too. The Super Mario Bros. Show The Super Mario Bros. show was on around 8am and featured the adventures of Mario and Luigi as they thwarted Bowser and his Koopas darstedly plans on taking over the Mushroom Kingdom. Early episodes of the show also had a presenter who was dressed as Mario usually in his apartment who spoke in a Brooklyn accent and introduced the episode too. Captain Planet & The Planeteers Around 1990 Captain Planet was huge and every Saturday morning kids woke up to the catchy theme tune and waited for the Planeteers to combine their powers and summon the wise cracking blue haired hero of the planet to foil the polluters evil plans. Everyone wanted to have the Planeteer’s powers, well, except the kid who had the Heart ring that is. We're also surprised that this 90s cartoon is not on TV today considering that enviromental issues are at the forefront of everyones minds. but for many of this is where we started to be made aware of it and if that's its legacy then its a good one to have. Muppet Babies The Muppet Babies was a must watch cartoon on Saturday Mornings and was on BBC’s Going Live. It followed the adventures of nursery age Muppets which were fueled by their imaginations as they never left the nursery itself. Cue lots of pirate and space adventures and so on and when things got too much Nanny was there to make them feel better again. The Raccoons Everyone remembers the Raccoons right? The show about the talking Raccoons who went on adventures in the forest or had to thwart Ceril Sneer’s darstedly plans to make himself richer at the expense of the forest the Raccoons live in. It also had one of the greatest end tunes ever made, Fact! Duck Tales Duck Tales! Woohoo! Disney’s epic cartoon about Scrooge McDuck and his nephews was a Saturday morning staple for many and rightly so. The adventures they got up to were fun and amusing and the animation was great too. Everyone wanted to swim in his money too. Galaxy High Galaxy High followed two Earth students who got selected to join Galaxy High, a high school for a whole host of aliens from across the galaxy. One was a geek and the other a jock and once arrived the roles reversed with the once popular jock getting ribbed and picked on by some meathead aliens. It also had an excellent robot voiced intro song. Samurai Pizza Cats Samurai Pizza Cats was on What's Up Doc and followed three cats with super samurai skills in Japan. It was a great anime and like most cartoons of the era had one catchy theme tune and was great fun to watch. The Rugrats Saturday mornings in the 90s weren’t complete if you missed the Rugrats on Live and Kicking and like the Muppet Babies in the 80s it had made up adventures that were fun and compelling for kids to watch. Hey Arnold! Hey Arnold was on SMTV Live and followed the experiences of inner city kid Arnold and his friends. He had an American football shaped head too and was a great 90s cartoon to watch on a Saturday morning. Pokemon The world was Pokemon mad in the late 90’s and SMTV also showed the popular 90s cartoon starring Pikachu who helped Ash Ketchum find more Pokemon on his journey to be a Pokemon Master. Comedy relief was provided by the arrogant and calamitous Team Rocket who had Meowth as their main Pokemon who always cheated and because of this always ended up losing usually by being flung high up in the air. Pokemon was one of the great 90s cartoons that is still massively popular today. Batman: The Animated Series Batman: The Animated Series was a fantastically animated cartoons series that was made in a film noir and art deco style and was epic to watch because of it. The series later became known as the Adventures of Batman and Robin and was pure gold to watch on a Saturday morning as he went up against the Joker and the Penguin. The Batmobile in the series was pretty epic too with its long bonnet it looked like a work of art. Spongebob Squarepants How can we not end this without mentioning one of the funniest and bonkers cartoons ever made for kids. Spongebob Squarepants was a huge part of everyone's childhood. It was first shown on SMTV Live on Saturday mornings and followed Spongebob and his best friend Patrick the Starfish who were hyperactivity personified. Whilst not doing bonkers things were thwarting Plankton’s plans on stealing the much loved Krabby Patty burger recipe or annoying his long suffering neighbour Squidworth. It was great fun to watch (and still is) and is one of the best 90s cartoons to watch ever! Feeling Nostalgic? What were your favourite Saturday morning cartoons? Did we miss it out? If so what is it? Let us know in the comments below and share your Saturday morning cartoon memories.