View Full Version : Which Cartoons had the best music?


fuzzyroes
11-16-2014, 03:49 AM
My votes gotta be for Inspector gadget. Just great music throughout. Really helped propel the show to great heights

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fuzzyroes
11-16-2014, 03:50 AM
Now that's a jam. A roller coaster of sounds packed into a minute and a half punch

fuzzyroes
11-16-2014, 03:55 AM
I've always thought that this was a melodic masterpiece as well

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That infectious falsetto

fuzzyroes
11-16-2014, 03:56 AM
Gotta dig that bad-ass drum fill to ice the song off.

Trotskilicious
11-16-2014, 03:58 AM
cowboy bebop

Shallowed
11-16-2014, 04:29 AM
Clone fuckin' High

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The exploding boy
11-16-2014, 06:38 AM
Overall soundtrack I'd probably have to vote for Macross Plus.

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But theme song well..its all about nostalgia for me. I'd probably say Les Mysterieuses cite d'or which is THE cartoon series for people of my generation in the French speaking world. Probably sounds like hippie crap for anyone else but I tear up every time I watch this pretty much. It was set in the 1600's in south America, conquistadors era and stuff and aliens eventually ..cause of course they helped the incas build their pyramids:

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Though maybe objectively the catchiest theme song was probably Ducktales. Also, Fraggle Rock. I don't think they need links. I actually watched Fraggle Rock for a while two years back cause it was on some channel. I enjoyed it even as an adult and...my god I grew up to be just the fuck like Boober.

The exploding boy
11-16-2014, 06:38 AM
Ok I may have lied THIS might be the most popular cartoon theme of my generation in the French speaking world but unlike most cartoons we got, this wasn't a French Japanese co-production but just a translation of a japanese show. Grandizer it's called normally. But Goldorak in French. Theme is so spectacularly 70s.

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The exploding boy
11-16-2014, 06:41 AM
My votes gotta be for Inspector gadget. Just great music throughout. Really helped propel the show to great heights

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I was bummed when I learned in English both Smurfs and Inspector gadget have no lyrics. Well except for "inspector gadget" and "lalala smurf lala"

this is French smurfs theme
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there was actually three French intros one of which was a different tune altogether and another one which was that tune but with different lyrics

and this is Inspecteur gadget:

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Elphenor
11-16-2014, 03:50 PM
French smurfs sound awesome

Xteenmachine
11-16-2014, 03:56 PM
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Mals Marola
11-16-2014, 04:00 PM
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myosis
11-16-2014, 05:34 PM
one of the only cartoon themes i genuinely enjoyed as a kid:
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myosis
11-16-2014, 05:41 PM
i'm pretty positive that Tom and Jerry had the best music overall, but i'm talking about theater cartoons, not kids TV cartoon

myosis
11-16-2014, 05:42 PM
and i like the Walt Disney Silly Symphonies

Mooney
11-16-2014, 06:47 PM
fantasia.

fuzzyroes
11-18-2014, 04:28 AM
@ExplodingBoy You forgot the "go gadget- go!" parts! ;)

fuzzyroes
11-18-2014, 04:35 AM
Ok I may have lied THIS might be the most popular cartoon theme of my generation in the French speaking world but unlike most cartoons we got, this wasn't a French Japanese co-production but just a translation of a japanese show. Grandizer it's called normally. But Goldorak in French. Theme is so spectacularly 70s.

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That sounds and looks bad ass man:apopcorn:. I definitely would have been all over that if it aired over here.

fuzzyroes
11-18-2014, 04:39 AM
I was bummed when I learned in English both Smurfs and Inspector gadget have no lyrics. Well except for "inspector gadget" and "lalala smurf lala"

this is French smurfs theme
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there was actually three French intros one of which was a different tune altogether and another one which was that tune but with different lyrics

and this is Inspecteur gadget:

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The french Smurf theme song sounds cool but I'm definitely not digging the Gadget one. The angry sounding guy-singing just ruins the whole vibe!:rofl:

fuzzyroes
11-18-2014, 04:43 AM
How about that Carebear theme song? Show's kinda lame in hindsight but fuck if that song hasn't aged awesomely. As catchy and infectious as ever. Just makes me wanna bust a move

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fuzzyroes
11-18-2014, 04:47 AM
I'm pretty sure that this joint has the best themesong/animated opening combo ever

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Shallowed
11-18-2014, 05:21 AM
fantasia.

Shit yeah

Mals Marola
11-18-2014, 07:10 AM
i'm pretty positive that Tom and Jerry had the best music overall, but i'm talking about theater cartoons, not kids TV cartoon

glad to see you're not fucking around here i'd hate to see any bullshit TV cartoons, what are we, plebians?

Mo
11-18-2014, 01:43 PM
Daria.

Mo
11-18-2014, 01:43 PM
But the stuff Yoko Kanno composed and recorded for Cowboy Bebop is amazing

The exploding boy
11-18-2014, 04:18 PM
wait...tom and jerry isnt for kids? Damn, im glad i got away with it! Stupid parents!

myosis
11-18-2014, 06:43 PM
you guys are really cute, keep it up

myosis
11-18-2014, 06:44 PM
Daria.
good answer 90's wise. it's too bad they had to replace it all on the DVD release

Sonic Johnny
12-07-2014, 11:11 PM
the drumming in this song is off the chain

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Trotskilicious
12-08-2014, 12:02 AM
top five themes ever

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fuzzyroes
12-08-2014, 04:15 AM
the drumming in this song is off the chain

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haha my old band used to do a punk-rock version of this.

fuzzyroes
12-08-2014, 04:16 AM
love the sound of that snare

myosis
12-11-2014, 08:39 AM
reggae wins