Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears

“They’re dashing and daring, courageous and caring, faithful and friendly, with stories to share!”

As much as we enjoy writing and posting these daily reminders of the best things to emerge from our favorite decade, we won’t lie——sometimes it’s a little bit heartbreaking. No, not “my fish just died in a tragic explosion” heartbreaking, but still…it’s kinda bittersweet to think back on the awesomeness of the 80s and remember the things that kids these days won’t ever get to experience for themselves.

…like Saturday morning cartoons.

Among the best of the bunch was Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears, which premiered in 1985 and was the first (along with The Wuzzles, which we ♥!) animated TV series from the Mouse House. And because it had the Disney name on it, we knew we were in for a treat.

Sure enough the studio gave us a cartoon that looked like it was light years ahead of the other Saturday morning fare at the time (ironic, since it took place in Medieval times). It was polished and smart, and it even had a killer theme song, which was sung by none other than Joseph Williams, the one-time lead singer of Toto and also the son of composer John Williams. Who knew?

Of course when we think about Sunni, Zummi, Gruffi, and the gang’s quest to help Cavin and Princess Calla against the evil ways of Duke Igthorn (booooooo!), we can’t help but think first and foremost about that delicious Gummiberry Juice. Created by combining just the perfect mix of a rainbow’s worth of colored berries, it was as much a part of the show as the bears themselves.

And how Hi-C, Capri Sun, or Kool-Aid didn’t find a way to buy the rights and mass-produce the stuff for us humans, we’ll never know.

No, today’s kids may never know the joy of waking up on a Saturday morning with four straight hours of cartoons laid out in front of them, but at least we can share stories of what life (and cartoons) used to be like in the good ol’ days.

“High adventure that’s beyond compare, they are the Gummi Bears!”

We ♥ Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears.

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~ by weheart80s on June 7, 2017.

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