90s

5 Times Our Favorite Cartoons Hit Us Right In The Feelings

- Page 1

Tumblr/MoviePilots

Cartoons are designed specifically for entertainment, meaning they are supposed to help us lose ourselves for a little bit while enjoying someone else's world. You don't see it as much anymore, but both animated movies and shows have been known to slip heart-wrenching tidbits into their scripts. These scenes put the true human experience on display, even if their meanings are completely lost on the children watching them.

These 5 scenes from cartoons will hit close to home, even if you have the emotional capacity of a boiled potato.

1. Hey Arnold! - Christmas Episode - Mr. Hyunh's Past

I loved Hey Arnold! as a kid. It made growing up in the inner-city look like a lot of fun. And to be raised by your strange grandparents in a boarding house filled with a bunch of unique/cookey characters. The show was meant to be fun, but it had some sad undertones to it.

One Christmas episode takes the cake though. Arnold learns that Mr. Hyunh came from Viet Nam after the war, and that when the Americans were helping evacuate civilians, Mr. Hyunh made sure his young daughter got onto a helicopter even if he didn't. He admits to Arnold that he hasn't seen his daughter in decades. For a Christmas episode it pulls at the heart strings.

knowyourmeme.com

Not all is lost though, by the end of the episode as the characters are opening their gifts, there is a knock at the door. To everyone's surprise, in walks Hyunh's long-lost daughter, a true Christmas miracle.

2. A Goofy Movie - Father-Son-Moment - The Truth Comes Out

Goofy is a single father trying to raise his teenage son Max. When Max gets into trouble at school while pulling a prank (in an attempt to impress the pretty girl) Goofy decides that desperate measures needed to be taken.

Goofy ends up taking Max on a father-son fishing trip over the summer, which throws a major monkey wrench in Max's social plans. Max ends up lying to his father in an attempt to impress the young lady he likes.

Max and Goofy end up having a reasonably good time on their trip, but at one point they end up driving into a river and travelling downstream towards a waterfall. It is leading up to this that Goofy finds out that his son has lied to him and he is clearly devastated by the revelation. In the end it all works out, but in that moment Goofy shows true disappointment in his son.  

3. Rugrats - Chuckie's Mom - The "Mother's Day" Episode

Rugrats is a classic family/kids cartoon chronicling the lives of several babies and their families. One question that was not answered for quite a long time was, what happened to Chuckie's mom? Chaz was always portrayed as a single father, and a mother was never mentioned.

During the mother's day episode, Chuckie hands his father a picture of his mom and this sets the whole story into motion.

Movie Pilot

It turns out that Chuckie's mom had died. It doesn't go into detail about how, but Chaz explains to Chuckie that his mom started keeping a diary when she was in the hospital. Our best guess would be cancer, but that concept wouldn't be appropriate for the mass audience of children who adored the show.

Page 1 Next Page

More Throwbacks

90s

20 Pages From The 1991 Wish Book That Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

Sears Wish Books were basically the best thing ever. I think we can all agree that when we would receive them in the middle of summer we would immediately start planning our Christmas lists. Some kids would start marking up the pages even before our parents could see it. They probably didn't love when we would do that, but we got it first! We have already shown you a few other Wish Books, including 1983 and 1990, but what did Christmas wish lists look like in 1991? Wish Book WebYou've got to be excited if it is in the Super

Fads

13 Pictures That Will Remind You Just How Crazy The '90s Rave Scene Was

There was no better place to wear JNCO jeans or florescent-colored visors than a rave in the 90s. If you were a teen at the time, chances are you went to at least one of these all night dance parties while sporting some sort of glow stick. DJMAGLooking back, maybe you'd regret some of your fashion choices but I am sure you had fun at the time! Do any of these images ring any bells for you? There's a lot of VERY 90s specific things in this image, I don't even know how to focus on it allDJMAGLook at any

90s

Nintendo's Gamebooks Used To Be The Hardest Thing We Had To Deal With, And We Miss That

If you were like me, you can probably thank your childhood spent playing video games for your strong reading skills today.I learned me grammar skills from games too.Know Your MemeNot only did we have to learn to read to master the games we played, but we also honed our skills on countless copies of Nintendo Power, that great monthly supply of tips, tricks and walkthroughs. But there were also a few great book series based on video games, including the Worlds of Power books.Pictured: how to write a book report in third grade and still have fun.

90s

9 Facts About "The Witches" That Might Turn You Into A Mouse

In 1983, Roald Dahl released his dark fairytale, The Witches. The book was relatively popular, but it wasn't until Jim Henson and director Niclas Roeg brought it to the big screen in 1990 that people truly appreciated how terrifying and dark it was. AmazonThe movie featured Anjelica Huston as the Grand High Witch, whose plan is to turn all children into mice. A young boy overhears the witches discussing the plan at a convention, and they test out the formula on him first. The boy must fight against the witches with some help from the hotel manager, played by Rowan