When I was kid, I had notebook with characters from this cartoon. I tried to re-draw them and sometimes I did not that bad. It was time when I decided that I want be and artist.
Tbh a lot european cartoons and some stuff like that I watched on channel that called "Culture" it was (and is but nowdays I bet it totally different) channel where they nost times talk about theathres, classic music, musems, classic movies, literature - all that kind of crap. Also at night hours they broadcasted Euronews channel for some reason :--DD In addition in mid day they showed cartoons - it was 3 option what cartoons they showed:
- nothing much to add, Nu pogodi, soviet Vinnie the pooh, Adventures of Lolo the Penguin, 50s different "forest tales" and based on fantasy pushkin tales, "scandinavian tales" series, Chippolino, soviet jungle book - all that high quality stuff I can recomend to anyone.
- soviet experemental and art-house tier stuff with cheap things. That ugly "red heat" cartoon, ПОТЕЦ, "карусель" episodic series, azerbajan cartoons, some other stuff that can broke your mind.
3.European and other non-american animation
- there I discovered for yourself such masterpice as Redwall, there they showed Simsala Grimm, Around the World with Willy Fog, cartoon about inventions and inventors that I sadly not remember name and other stuff. Animation there much cheaper than in american ones or top-tier soviet, but hell, how many soul there was and how it was enjoyable for little kid. I really recommend you show this to your kid or littlw brother if you want him/her grow up as good person.
Also there was such channel as DTV... to describe it - all evening he showed such things as MacGyver, Knight Rider, Chuck Norris and Van Damm movies/tv series, american funniest video from late 80s to mid 90s, b-movies like American Cyborg, Brox Warriors, Chopping Mall, also more quality movies from era such as terminator 1, escape from New York, the Thing, spaceballs (that I seen much before Space Oddisey or Star Wars lol). While watching it you may feel like you are in 1989 in USA, really. However at morning with yet again siviet catoons they also showed soviet block european cartoons - such as Rex, Bolek i Lolek, Vuk, Krtek, (now this is some EC tier) etc. They was awesome, short sweet and fun.
Another channel was local city one called "Blitz". Ah that times when you can show any movies without thinking about copyrights because nobody cared about russia... mine pre-school to early school childhood of Aliens, Terminator 2, Independence Day, usa 90s Godzilla etc. From cartoons they showed 1987 ninja turtles, gummy bears, some episodes of Duck Tales, Woody woodpecker (never liked that one - it was annoying and rude), mask cartoon (not one g.i.joe clone but that one based in jim kerry movie) and some stuff like that. They had not a lot episodes - like 10-15 of each and showed them alwags in totally random order but when you little kid - you not care much.
And yet another channel was СТС - they showed ghostbusters cartoon (newer one), man in black, 90s spider man, x-man, alladin, little mirmade, timon and pumbaa, chip'n'dale and so on (and funny that I watched tv series - I discovered that they based on disney animated movies way way after and seen actually them when I was adult, some of then I not seen even now). But often cartoon block was interupted or replaced by local broadcast channel tv-21 with their tele-market and shit like that and I totally hated them.Now you know mine childhood