Retro revision breaks with 90’s Cartoons!

In general,  students who are currently at Masters or PhD level are born in the 90’s/ late 80’s. And I bet I can guess that none of them –including me – let an academic year to pass without having breaks during their studying!

Some of the more typical revision breaks might include going shopping, meeting with friends, exercising, or cooking – just generally spending time away from the books and notes! But the one thing that all the students do is watch a TV series (Netflix and cry anyone?!). And what better way to ignore all your revision (sorry, I mean take a break from..!) than to take yourself back to your childhood with some classic cartoons?!

So what childhood cartoons do I recommend?

  1. Totally Spies

Nobody can forget the adventures of three teens from Beverly Hills; Clover (red catsuit) , Sam (green catsuit) and Alex (yellow catsuit), who work as secret agents for WOOHP (World Organization of Human Protection). Their missions were dedicated to saving the world, while keeping their identity a secret from their peers. The main supporter of the girls is Jerry, their employer, founder and chief administrator of WOOHP.  The French-Canadian series is produced by Marathon Media Group and completed six seasons in total, while it is enhanced with a combination of action and plenty of humor! You can watch Totally Spies online at:


  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT or Ninja Turtles)

Who can forget these guys?! The main plot is based on four fictional teenage anthropomorphic turtles that are named after four Renaissance Italian artists, who try to stay hidden from the society. Their trainer is an also anthropomorphic creature, a rat sensei who taught them the art of ninjutsu. The ninja turtles battled around New York with criminals, mutated creatures and alien invaders. You can watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles online at:



  1. Animaniacs

I am pretty sure all the kids who are now my age watched Animaniacs every day between the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. The main characters are Yakko, Dot and Wakko. Animaniacs was a variety show with short skits featuring a large cast of characters like Pinky and the Brain, Slappy Squirrel and her nephew Skippy, Dr. Otto Scratchansiff the studio psychiatrist and his assistant, Hello Nurse. The episodes are accompanied by music and are enriched with plenty of comedy satire! Watch Animaniacs online at:

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  1. Looney Tunes

Looney Tunes is actually a  much older cartoon series, as it was launched between 1930 and 1969. The starring characters are Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, the Tasmanian Devil (Taz) and many others. Its success was huge in lots of countries and Looney Tunes eventually became a worldwide media franchise, spawning several television series, feature films, comic books music albums video games etc. Watch Looney Tunes online at:



5. The Tick

The Tick was a character designed in 1986 as a newsletter mascot for the New England Comics chain of Boston area comic series. In 1988 the character spun off into an independent comic book series and gained mainstream popularity through an animated TV series in 1994. According to the plot, Tick escapes from a mental institution and thereafter he acquires a sidekick too, Arthur. Watch The Tick at:



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