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The Top 10 Cartoons from the 70s to the 90s

In the animation industry, outmatching the remarkable feats of the ‘60s was not going to be an easy task. The ‘60s were the breakout years for cartoons and animation series. The succeeding decades, however, did not disappoint in producing blockbusting animation TV series. Even at the height of the cold war, these series proved to […]

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The Top 10 Cartoons That Defined the 1980s

The 1980s was an era most notable for its fashion, colorful clothing, and huge hairs that were in vogue. However, there was one other thing that was in vogue. It was the early Saturday morning cartoon shows. The ’80s saw the production of some of the best cartoon movies and television series ever produced. Growing […]

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The 10 Most Influential Directors of the 1980s

From the 1960s to the 1990s, no decade of movie production was void of creativity. The introduction of new genres, cultural shifts, technology, and different innovations marked the nature of movies in the late 1990s. The introduction of action movie genres, science fiction, and horror movies characterized the 1970s era of Hollywood.  The 1980s saw […]

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The 10 Greatest Wrestling Moments from the 1980s to the 1990s

There was so much entertainment about wrestling in the 1990s. The wrestlers had their personified songs, celebrations, chants, and smacks. They were scenes too beautiful to be unnoticed. To those who had their reservations about it being a pre-acted sport, there were thousands of people who did not care whether it real or fake. People […]

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The Top 10 Wrestling Moments from the 1980s

You may scoff at it as an unreal sport, but you cannot deny its vibrant and magnetic characters associated with different unique moves that beautify your wrestling memory. More than any other sport, the unpredictability of wrestling stirs up the excitement. The good guys appear bad, and the bad ones do some heroic things that […]

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The Top 10 Music Videos from the 1980s to the 1990s

The 1990s were not just the foundational year for synthetic pop, New wave, and Hair Metal; it was the golden generation of pop music. Though uncharacterized by very flashy and colorful videos, the golden age made up for the color with innovations, science, and a content-filled video. It is no surprise that a survey conducted […]

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The Top 10 Toy Commercials from the 1970s to the 1990s

Retro flashbacks are good to tell how far along we have come. The toy commercial industry has had its fair share of change over the years. Now, looking back to the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s era, some keen memories are worth reliving. The 1970s decade saw some of the most excruciating wars against the toy […]

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The Top 10 Music Videos of the 1980s

Nothing distinguishes music artists from one another more than the uniqueness of their videos. Of course, while different songs often repeat content and themes, the video expressions differ. Aside from being an effective marketing tool, artists use music videos to gain attention and create a memorable visual experience. The origins of music videos trace as […]

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The Top 10 Movies of the 1970s to the 1990s

There are very few activities capable of releasing stress more than watching movies. The tragic ones can make you appreciate your life and choices, while the comic ones enhance your mood and health. Medical research has shown that comic movies tend to lower your blood pressure, reduce your stress hormones, decrease anxiety, and strengthen your […]

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The Top 10 Movies from the 1980s

People often regard the 1980s as the pioneering decade for music, fashion, and technology. However, it was also a golden period for the cinema! Although many would not agree – especially when compared with the serious, gritty films of the ’70s – this claim remains true. With the blockbusters taking shape in the 1970s, the […]

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