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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 of the 1990s

The 1990s was an amazing decade that saw a lot of innovations worldwide. It was the decade that brought pop culture into the spotlight with amazing songs and blockbuster movies. The 1990s also witnessed the breakthrough of the Internet. Some many not-so-good events and incidents also attached themselves to this decade. Growing up during this […]

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The Top 10 Godzilla Toys of All Time

With over 65 years of history, Godzilla has left his impression in all forms of media and collectibles. The very first licensed Godzilla toy was a gun and target game for 1955’s Godzilla Raids Again. However, the popularity of Godzilla toys surged in the mid-60s, when Murasan began to release vinyl figures of Toho’s iconic […]

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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 Top 10 Toys Based on Cartoons

The toy industry has always enjoyed a symbiotic relationship with the entertainment industry. The former is the most beneficial party. Although most cartoons do not have an age limit, it is a general conception that most cartoons are meant primarily for kids. With cartoons already proving the market, it was easy for toy companies to […]

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The Top 10 Cartoons of the 1970s

At the height of the cold war, you may not be sure of what next was coming. Governments of various countries took several questionable decisions, policies, and actions. However, one thing that united several countries was the Saturday morning cartoons which cereal sponsorships often went with. Few programs attracted such global attention in the ‘70s. […]

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The 10 Most Influential Directors from the 1970s to the 1990s

Those colorful movies introduced from the 70s to the 90s with advances in technology and the redefined genres that stirred your interest in movies. At least, they had a touch of those three beautiful decades. It was almost impossible for any genre not to have tasted the touch of brilliance that characterized the movies of […]

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The 10 Most Influential Directors of the 1990s

The movie industry is susceptible to changes. The development in technologies increased the popularity of science fiction movies and the introduction of several new genres. Unlike other sectors, the mastermind behind movies does not change very often. Some directors have kept their consistency for more than three decades, yet they are not void of amazing […]

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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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