The ‘90s were a wild time full of vibrant colours and characters. People who grew up in that era often feel nostalgia towards it. It’s like hitting the jackpot on a slot machine. A melange of neon splendour, a medley of grunge and hip-hop beats, and a time when watching cartoons was just as important as eating breakfast. But what if I told you someone brought this back? Well, they did but with a twist.
Imagine this: you’re lounging on your couch eating cereal and something sparked the thought of Powerpuff Girls. You decide to revisit their adventures. As you watch it you realise it’s not the same show you remember, instead it got a delightful reinterpretation. The bright colours are even brighter now, the dialogue is wittier, and the action scenes are as exhilarating as riding a rollercoaster. It feels like you just scored free spins in an online slot machine game, and the excitement is real.
The revival phenomenon doesn’t stop there. Look at the reboot of “DuckTales” for example. It takes us on a crazy journey with Scrooge McDuck and his family, always offering unexpected twists and turns filled with irreverent humour. The show ran for three seasons so there is plenty for you to enjoy.
Then we have “Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling.” It’s a Nickelodeon classic that’s back in action and it feels like Rocko stepped into a time machine only to be released into the 21st century. Every episode is a charm much like popping in your favourite video game, but instead of vibrant levels and players, it’s Rocko navigating through modern life’s absurdities. When Rocko was frozen in time for 20 years, he didn’t know what modern life would be like. If you freeze someone for that long, things will definitely change. It was Janice, the small and strange cow friend who managed to unfreeze Rocko. The show made its way back as a TV movie titled “Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling”. In it, we get to see Rocko try to adjust to modern life in the 21st century.
And then there’s the one that takes the cake, “Animaniacs.” The show mades its comeback in 2020 with zany humour and clever pop cultural references equivalent to hitting the jackpot. The irreverent humour flows through every episode just as good as you remember them. Expect unexpected spins into satire and parody roundabouts.
But perhaps the cherry on top of this revival sundae is return of Rugrats back in 2021. The classic Nickelodeon babies now have their own remake to revel in. And, yes, Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, and Angelica are all there ready to go on new adventures. It’s like stepping into a time capsule full of animated treasures, where each new episode is a delightful surprise awaiting discovery.
These revived 90s shows have made us all giddy with excitement. It feels like we’re stepping back in time whenever we watch them. So grab an old blanket and pop down on the sofa. You’ll soon find yourself surprised with quirks and clever nods to the past. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to pull that lever on this ‘90s revival slot machine and see what adventures await our favourite childhood characters.