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Classic Cartoons

December 15th, 2008 by Rebecca Harper Editor

With school winding down and winter break approaching, Hulu for the Holidays brings you a distraction that should take you back to simpler times: a whole block of classic cartoons — episodes of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends, and The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.

While I remember Fat Albert and Rocky and Bullwinkle well, He-Man was the show my younger brother and I watched after school every day. We knew the opener by heart — “By the power of Greyskull, I have the power!” — and tuned in to see Prince Adam pick up the Power Sword and transform into the most powerful man in the universe. No longer a cowardly prince, He-Man was able to step up to the evil Skeletor and protect Eternia with a little help from his friends Man-At-Arms, Teela, Orko (He-Man’s magical sidekick) and Battle Cat.

Watching our grab bag of episodes from the first season of He-Man, including the first, “Diamond Ray of Disappearance” (embedded here) has been a lot of fun — but don’t forget the other classics. Rocky and Bullwinkle is as zany as ever, and Fat Albert is a fun combo of education and fun delivered with Bill Cosby’s signature style.

We have more Hulu for the Holidays coming your way: new site features tomorrow and then a string of movies the rest of the week. We’re featuring a day of documentaries, a day of serious drama, and then a day full of family-friendly picks. Check back throughout the week to see the latest!

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Last comment: Dec 17th 2008 4 Comments
  • Ben says:

    While I was a kid during the ’90s(born in 1990, actually), I still enjoyed watching(and still do, to some extent) Rocky & Bullwinkle and He-man, as well as Thunder Cats, when they were shown on Cartoon Network(Ah, the days when good cartoons will still shown on that channel).

    It’s nice to see that you have brought them back, and I’m looking forward to lots of other great shows to come. ^.^

  • theresa says:

    I loved He-man as a kid. I collected everything and anything.I watched every episode. I’m so excited that you added a piece of my childhood. Would love to see more cartoons from the 80’s.. Aww to be a kid again..

  • Roon says:

    I was all set to show my kids “He-Man” until that Edge commercial came on. I don’t remember seeing commercials like that during cartoons when I was a kid! Even Teela and She-Ra wore more clothes!

  • chris hamilton says:

    Wow, He-Man! I remember this too when i was a young boy back in the 1980’s. They also did not have closed captions then, but i still watched it tirelessly.

    Though i do wish i could actually read what He-man was saying, especially in the beginning at the theme where he magically upgrades from a full set of clothing into a barely naked striped armor suit.

    Try watching an entire show without sounds and captions. Its quite something to see, especially when you’re 6 years old.