It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. But for a generation of fans, it was truly, truly the most outrageous of times. The last decade for both a thriving schedule of network Saturday morning cartoons and a full complement of weekday syndicated programming, the 1980s saw a television animation boom featuring a cast of colorful and eclectic characters. The offerings ran the gamut from the blatantly commercial (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) to the surprisingly unmarketable (Jem) to the utterly inexplicable (The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse). Andrew Farago provides an inside look at the history of the most popular cartoons of the decade, as told by the writers, animators, voice actors, and other creative talents who brought to life to some of the era's most enduring animation and forgotten classics.