Children’s Day will be celebrated all over India tomorrow on November 14, 2017. It is a day dedicated to the innocence of children and celebrating life’s best period that is childhood. The day also marks the birthday of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister and an eminent leader of the Indian Freedom Struggle. Various cultural programs and events are organized in schools across the country and some institutions even give holidays to the students. Children’s Day used to be one of the most looked forward to events when we were kids and there used to be a gala fest on television where many movies and cartoons used to air. On this year’s children’s day, we have made a list of all the best cartoons that used to be a staple diet for us 90s kids and which are no longer aired on television channels, the thought of these awesome series make us nostalgic. Children’s Day Special: Best Hindi Movies To Help You Bond With Your Child
The cartoons that our kids watch these days don’t even come close to the iconic animation that we used to watch during our childhood. The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, Duck Tales, Talespin and many other cartoons were some of the best series ever made that used to air on television which our kids are missing today. Check out the cartoons that we wish our children would watch. Children’s Day Quotes: Best and Famous Quotes Which Will Make You Relive Your Childhood This Bal Diwas 2017
1.The Jungle Book
Based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book or Shonen Mowgli was an anime adaptation of the original collection of the stories. The series was adapted for an Indian audience with the title song becoming an instant hit with the children and since then has achieved a cult status. Penned by Gulzar and composed by Vishal Bharadwaj, “Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai” became the most loved and popular jingle of all times.
Duck Tales was a staple diet of every 90s kid. All of us used to look forward to embarking on an adventure with Uncle Scrooge along with his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie. The Beagle Boys were fools who never ceased to make trouble and Magica was the evil nemesis that we loved to see defeated.
3. Ek Chidiya Anek Chidiya Song
Although Ek Chidiya Anek Chidiya was not a full-fledged cartoon show it brings nostalgic feels every time it is played. The 7 minute animated classic was directed by Vijaya Mulay and was produced by Films Division of India. The film’s design, animation, and creation were done by India’s animation pioneer Bhimsain Khurana. This short film also has the distinction of being the most viewed and downloaded video in the history of Indian short films.
This cartoon series based on the fictional city of Cape Suzette was aired during Disney Hour in the 90s and had its own fan following. The characters were adapted from the 1967 animated feature The Jungle Book. Baloo appeared in this series as its main lead and bush pilot whose air cargo freight business is purchased by Rebecca Cunningham and is joined by an orphan boy and former air pirate Kit Cloudkicker. The cartoon series was funny, emotional and in a way showed Baloo flying his aircraft the way Indian autorickshawallahs drive on Indian roads.
5.Batman: The Animated Series
Batman: The Animated Series was appreciated for showing Batman in darker tone with character complexities and film noir aesthetics, in some ways it was the precursor of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. In one of the most noteworthy changes made in the series was that it showed Batman’s alter ego Bruce Wayne as assertive, intelligent and actively involved in the management of Wayne Enterprises without compromising on his superhero image of Batman.
These were only a few of the cartoon series that the 90s kids of today must have watched when they were kids. These cartoons were not only fun to watch but also provided immense knowledge about many things and were informative and intelligently made, something that today’s animation lacks even though they might employ better technology. We hope that these cartoons will make you relive your childhood and maybe you’ll take out time from your hectic adult life to go back to these cartoon series and become children for at least one day. There is a child in all of us who are just waiting to be rediscovered and unleashed. Happy Children’s Day to all of you!