I dont know how my mom got ahold of them or if maybe she recorded them for my (much) older brothers when they were kids, but we had TV recordings on VHS (what's that?!) of several short cartoons. My mom recorded them back to back so that I would just pop one into the VCR (what is that?!?!) and happily play Barbies in front of the TV for an hour or so. Oooh multitasking...
Funny story with that - my parents were in their 40s when I was born, and in their 50's when I was a toddler/watching cartoons/playing with dolls. Their motto for children was, "Children should be seen and not heard"... which meant that when I played with my toys, I was required to do so quietly. As an only child (at home), this was no problem really, and I just started doing the dolls' and toys' voices in my head - which was super convenient, because then I wouldn't miss any of what the cartoons were saying! AND! I WAS NEVER LONELY!!!
I actually get a kick out of sharing favorite cartoons from my childhood with my friends' children - and I will certainly enjoy passing on these cartoons to my own kids someday. For now, I will share a few with you!
And last but not least, my all time favorite short cartoon, Lambert the Sheepish Lion
What were your favorite cartoons as a kid?