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A Look And Find Of A Nostalgic Kind by NostalgicChills A Look And Find Of A Nostalgic Kind by NostalgicChills
Nostalgia. It's a hard word to define...but we all know what it is. It's that child-like joy you feel in the presense of something from your past, or a yearning for a once upon a time. Nostalgia is far more than a childish state of mind, it's actually a lot more useful than one might think, especially for us artists. For you see, your inner child holds the very key to unlocking your full creative potential!
So you can probably tell that i am what they call a 90's kid. Born in 1993, a lot of this stuff is from my generation. So i decided to share with the lot of you; a tiny portion of my childhood, an inner child dream-world if you will. We all have one, it's just a matter of finding it.
Oh and when i say 'look and find' i don't mean the characters in THIS picture, no that's pointless and far too easy for the most part. What i want you guys to do is this...tell me in the comments; what is your childhood treasure? And that 'treasure' can be just about ANYTHING! it could be a movie, tv show, a song, a food, an object (like a toy etc.), a smell, a sound, a place, a game, a book, a person, a pet! the possibiltes are endless!

Now in case you're interested; or can't indentify some of the characters above, i will list each one and explain their significance in my childhood :D

- Mufasa (The Lion King 1994)
I thought i'd start with the most important part of my childhood. Anyone who knows me; knows that i'm officially obssessed with this film and have been for most of my life. I first saw this when my family and i went to the United States for a month long holiday, i was about 4 years old at the time. Ironically, i hated it at first, Mufasa's death upset me too much. It was years before i could watch it again, but gradually i fell in love with it. Hans Zimmer's score from this movie, to this day, brings me back to America and induces nostalgic tears whenever i hear it.

- Meeko (Pocahontas 1995)
I should have mentioned before, there were three films that i watched in America: Lion King, Toy Story & Pocahontas. And while i remember Lion King the most, this film still holds true as a great nostalgic treasure. Especially the song 'Colors Of The Wind'...gets me everytime!

- Little Foot (The Land Before Time 1988)
I first watched this when i was about...6? 7? i don't really know, i can't remember. But i do remember crying my fricken' eyes out! Why did Little Foot's mother have to die?? why??! I hate deaths in animal movies, even animated ones! Anyway, this film had many follow ups and even a tv series, so i couldn't help but watch it as a kid.

- Oliver (Oliver & Company 1988)
To be honest with this one, i never really watched the entire movie as a kid. So it's not the movie i grew up with. Just hear me out, one of my favourite films as a kid was Toy Story (the 1st one) and we had a VHS of it. In the previews, i remember there was an ad for Oliver & Company on it, and since i watched the VHS so much, the ad really stuck with me, along with the song 'Why Should I Worry?'

- Furby (1998)
The must have toy of 1998! Everyone wanted one when it came out, god knows why. And just like the rest of the world, i had one too! A black and white one (identical to the one in the picture above) her name was Lu-Lu. Looking at these things now...what are they?? They look like a bird crossed with a Mogwai from the movie 'Gremlins' (1984) and they sound creepy too. When i was younger, I accidentally pushed mine off my bed in the middle of the night, and woke up to a frightening 'waaaaaaaa'! noise that scared the living crap out me! My little Furby has lived in my closet ever since.

- Tom (Tom & Jerry 1940 - 1972)
Come on, who didn't grow up with this show? The most famous cat and mouse team in TV history. Now when i say Tom & Jerry, i mean the classic cartoon, not the movie or the new crappy ones out now! Tom had many different designs as the series aged, i'm not sure how old the one above is, but i do know that it's a very old one. Cartoon Network used to play the series all the time, until they decided to dump the series in order to make room for new, shitty tv shows (you bastards!)

- Cow (Cow & Chicken 1995 - 2004)
Basically, in this picture, this show represents the old Cartoon Network that we all loved and miss dearly. Such great shows such as Dexter's Lab, Johnny Bravo, Ed, Edd & Eddy, The Powerpuff Girls plus many others! But on to this particular show, i loved it as a kid, and i still do! i actually have the series on DVD. But watching it now as an adult, i can't help but notice how messed up this show is, the humor is completely bizzare! They use expressions like 'jumping grandma on a stick!' and have characters like 'Boneless Chicken' in it. There's just so much subtle humor that you miss as a kid. Man i love the utter ridiculousness of this show!

- Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes 1940's)
Much like Tom & Jerry, Looney Tunes was a show that many generations had the privilege to enjoy! from 'Road Runner' to 'Sylvester & Tweedy' This show was just all 'round a great childhood memory. Unfortunately, present and future generations aren't so lucky. Yes i know there is a very recent Looney Tunes show now, i watched it the other day. But it just doesn't have the same feel as the original. For some reason, Bugs and Daffy live in a house together...a house?? Bugs is supposed to live in a rabbit hole, because you know...he's a rabbit. Not to mention Elmer Fudd is now gone! If you're going to recreate a great show, at least get the fundamentals right!

- Teddy (The Forgotten Toys 1995)
Not many of you would remember this one, because ironically, this film has been pretty much forgotten. Even i forgot about this movie for a LONG time, but as soon as i was reunited with it, all the memories came flooding back. It's a short christmas animated film based on the book 'The Night After Christmas' We used to have it on a recorded VHS, we watched it every Christmas! Until something happened to the tape (i don't know i guess we lost it) Ah! So many good memories this film holds, it's so beautiful.
In case you're interested in seeing it, i'll refer you to a Youtube link to it:…

- Rudolf (Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer 1964)
Another great, classic Christmas movie! Not really much to say about it. it's a very old one, but i still loved it to pieces! And thank god for DVDs, i can still watch this treasure every Christmas!

- Spot (Spot's Magical Christmas 1995)
Before you correct me about Spot's 'origins' i am aware that he is originally a character from a children's book. The reason i listed the movie instead is because 'Spot's Magical Christmas' was my favourite Chritmas movie as a kid. Unfortunately we lost that tape too. And i can't find the original version anywhere online, Youtube has a dubbed version, For some reason, the Americans decided to dubb over the original voices. Which completely ruins it for me. The original was British, that's the one i remember.

- Rainbow Fish (The Rainbow Fish 1992)
My favourite picture book as a kid, the story was awesome, the illustrations were beautiful and the message was well told and very important for young children to learn.

- Pongo (101 Dalmatians 1961)
Even though i never really watched this film much as a kid, elements of it are very nostalgic, particularly the voice of Pongo and certain scenes in the movie. What can i say? It's a classic.


So there you have it. Sorry for such a long description. But I've told you some of my best childhood memories, now it's time to tell me some of yours. I can't wait to read what some of you write.

Mufasa, Oliver, Meeko, Pongo (c) Disney
Tom (c) Hanna Barbera
Bugs Bunny (c) Warner Brothers
Furby (c) Tiger Electronics
Cow (c) Cartoon Network
Rudolf (c) Rankin Bass
Littlefoot (c) Don Bluth
Rainbow Fish (c) Marcus Pfister
Spot (c) Eric Hill
Teddy (c) BBC
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
lol  I give Furbies that look, too.
quenttin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're hurting me
My childhood is long gone
Give it back
flareonlover111 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
OMFD WHY THE FERBY??????????????? KILL THE FERBY KILL IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Bowiefan30 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
The original Furbys (Before 2012.) are actually really sweet if you treat them nice. It's only the newer ones that have the mean personality.
DrawWithNessie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
The rainbow fish!!!! Man, I haven't read that book for over a decade...I should read it again.
quenttin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same. I read it so much when I was young...
Svorec Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student General Artist
LightningMcQueen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
the rainbow fish.. so glad to see you included him. he's so beautiful and i love the story! :la:
Leonman-42 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student General Artist
I kind of want to cut that part out my head.
LightningRoar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Teddy! Spot! Nostalgia overload! :O
SuperSmashLexi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Writer
teamloquenders Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
um, Its curious. Even tought you and i have like 7 years of difference, i have seen almost all of the series! and not, not the new TV shows, the original ones! ah, my childhood...
you just give me a lot of nostalgia. I remeber when I was a kid wachting the Tom and Jerry Cartoons, I always loved the fact the charactheres where mute, but not the cartoon, i always free my imagination back then, and imagine everything the charactheres would say, somewhat given they a completly new actitude! for me, Tom was intelligent, but unpatient, and that was what give him all his fails, meanwhile Jerry was just a reaaally lucky mouse, and ingenius sometimes.
 i hate and always will hate the new show, i just... dont know, i found it painfully boring! i prefer to see Hanah Montana than to see that! I dont know why, but i never could imagine dialogue whit that one .-.
 There's a new Tom and Jerry cartoon around, animated in flash. I like the animation style, it kinda looks like the Epic Mickey cutscenes, and... i DID imagine their voices again! the nostalgia just punch me in the face! ;w;
DewottGamer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
I heard u like eevee Icon I heard u like eevee Icon I heard u like eevee Icon 
Heya Tom!

and OMG I love the rainbow fish.
WileE2005 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Love Meeko holding a Furby!
ThinkingAboutPuppies Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a 2000s kid, but I love almost all of these things! It kind of makes me wish I grew up in the 90s, you know, fantastic movies like these, and TV shows like Boy Meets World. . .
MY childhood was Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place, Good Luck Charlie, you know, those kind of shows, though I have been getting into Boy Meets World and Full House recently. Movies I liked include pretty much ALL Disney Classics. . . Yep. I'm a Disney kid. Not a huge fan of Nickelodeon, but Disney is da bomb! 
kayanne21 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Particularly happy to see spot...Been a long time. 
RPCarlyShay Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   Artist
I'm not a 90s kid. :) AND proud of loving all of these shows! :D
I saw all of these, wow! Danisnotonfire: FEELS
I love Bugs and Rudolph <3
lukey5 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
good times lol
SecretMarial Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... I can reconize all of these exept for Spot, Teddy, and the Rainbow Fish. Yay!
hawkeyethewarrior Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
to be honest, i miss VHS's they were more relyable and they didnt break as easily, i still own my tv wth a VHS and cd player on it. i have the lion king on vhs, bambi, pochahontas, i even have the 101 and 102 dalmations on vhs (the one were it isnt a cartoon) i still watch them but i havealso been working my ass off to find watership down and the plauge dogs, ive watched them and have been trying to get them
boomheart900 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student General Artist
i love and miss em all
So glad Cow's on here
LittleDesertStar Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Foxkit44 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
I thought the furby was a gremlen
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I also have such treasured childhood memories
carrehz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist
This is awesome! The Forgotten Toys is so obscure nowadays (D:), I flipped out when I saw Teddy there! Nice to find someone else who remembers that wonderful film/series ^_^.
Dreamer-In-Shadows Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Long live the 90`s kids! :D :highfive:
Shadowwand Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I love this! Your drawing caught my attention because of Teddy, I've been looking for it for years now and when I was giving up on it I finally found it in here, I knew it couldn't be other than him. Now I remember about "All dogs go to heaven", "Fly dragon quest" (and many other anime series I loved) because I've spent most of my childhood in front of a TV. So much nostalgia in one drawing, very well done.
Thank you so much for making my day.
ToonTwins Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super cute! :iconeweplz:
Nostalgic90s Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Oh my god! I haven't been on DA for AGES, and when i come back i see this.
THIS IS BLOODY BRILLIANT! Props to you, this is beautiful!
Irish-John Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand favorite.
cmara Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
:o Spot? :omfg: is that Spot??
mpandainsilk Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
This is awesome.
DeeJay1993 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
OMG and Spot!!!!
DeeJay1993 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
RAINBOW FISH OMG I thought nobody else knew about him ^^ love love love that story holy crud!!
wangzuozhicai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
went through many places ,including the kingdom of icecreanm whose everything were made of icecreanm ,and they met many fairies on the way ,such as the goddess of the moon ,Queen and so on ,all in all ,they found the leg at last .The sun rose,their parents came in the babies' room ,they became the silent babies ,the insect became a normal and silent insect .
there are two babies ,a girl and a boy .One night , they found a insect on the window which lost a leg ,and it seemed that the insect was bringing a violin ,and he said he wanted to look for his leg ,so the baby girl promised to help him , but the baby boy was little coward and timid
,he seemed not to be willing to joining at the beginning ,however ,he was persuaded by the girl finally .They
MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
These characters sure bring back alot of memories.
raggyrabbit94 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aww, i miss my childhood.
lovely work, instant fav :+favlove:
Destinyforestwarrior Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my childhood even though i haven't seen some i remeber them clearly
DibstaRP Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my yes!
7thEvaChild Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Wow... thats, like, my childhood in one image. Sure, give or take a few, but still... Just wow... Nostalgic, indeed...

Simpler times, my friends, simpler times

Drock625 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
You forgot Fievel Mousekewitz from An American Tail.
NostalgicChills Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uhhh i don't mean to sound rude here, but this is MY childhood; not yours. i didn't grow up with 'An American Tail'
Drock625 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I did not appreciate that. This is also my childhood. I grew up with all these characters including some non-disney ones as well.
NostalgicChills Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes but this deviation displays all of MY childhood memories, if Fievel was one of them, i would have added him, but he isn't, so i didn't. All i asked in the description was to name a childhood memory of your own, not to claim that i forgot to add a certain character.
Drock625 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
okay we got off completely on the wrong foot, I was just joking around apparently forgot to add the LOL signal, Please don't hate me, I'm not what you think I am. Please forgive me. :please:
NostalgicChills Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh that's ok! i'm sorry, i completely misunderstood your comment. i don't hate you :)
Drock625 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I forgive you too. Friends?
NostalgicChills Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
of course :3
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