Over at my website, Comics on the Brain, I take a look at 15 of my favorite cartoon title sequences. Now I'll be the first to admit that my list is just for me. It isn't the "Best Ever" or "World's Greatest" cartoon opening titles. They're just mine, as shaped by my own experience.

(And boy do I get aggravated by VH1's multi-part specials about the 100 greatest this and thats. They aren't the greatest. They're just the greatest according to the people they asked!)

But back to my favorites list. I grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, so my favorites are exclusively from that era. For one thing, you can bet there's some superheroes and others that I wish were turned into comics.

What are yours? Tell me in the comments here or at my own site.

Read my article "Top 10 Cartoon Title Sequences," and then let me know!

Want a couple of favorites to tide you over until your browser loads? Then try these:


Check out "The Visionaries," which comes in at No. 10 on my list. It was produced by Hasbro and Sunbow, a company largely affiliated with Marvel Comics.


Coming in at my No. 6 slot is "Galaxy High," a cartoon that is fondly remembered by me -- and has an international cult status -- despite only lasting 13 episodes!

As for the rest, well, just check out Comics on the Brain!

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Comment by George on April 1, 2011 at 2:24am



"Jonny Quest," all the way. That music still says "danger" and "adventure" to me.

Comment by Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) on April 1, 2011 at 10:04am

My top three as of 9:04AM on April 1st:

The original Spider-Man cartoon

Speed Racer

Star Blazers


By 10 it may change.

Comment by Eric L. Sofer on April 4, 2011 at 7:19am

Space Ghost

Moby Dick and the Mighty Mightor

The Herculoids

The New Adventures of Superman

Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure

Quick Draw McGraw


Batman: The Animated Series

Justice League

Jonny Quest


Not a hard ten for me to pick.  I wonder what Cap, Mr. S.A., and the Commander would choose?





Comment by Don Collett on April 4, 2011 at 9:02am

Some of my faves:

Jonny Quest

Challenge of the SuperFriends

Space Ghost

Spider-Man (the 60's series)

Batman: The Animated Series

Justice League

Superman (WB)


Emerkeith: the singer you're thinking of is Michael Buble.  Video here:



Comment by Mr. Satanism on April 4, 2011 at 9:53pm
Here's one I think a lot of people won't think of - the END title credits to Dungeons & Dragons. The music and empty amusement park at night always struck me as so melancholy and defeatist, especially in the later seasons when the show got all dark. It almost seemed to say "Nope, they're never getting out of there."
Comment by Mr. Satanism on April 4, 2011 at 9:54pm
Oh and Fig, those 1979 Flash Gordon cartoons hold up amazingly well. Pick up the DVD set if you still can. As a bonus, watch the first 15 minutes of the unreleased movie on YouTube before you dig into it.
Comment by Ron M. on August 20, 2014 at 6:10pm

Best intro? Hanna Barbera's World of Super Adventure. Even if the shows stunk you'd want to watch them just from the way this guy keeps saying how great they are. I believe interestingly he also played Lex Luthor.



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