Test the Limits of Your Cartoon Nerdom With This Orchestral Theme Song Mashup

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March 26 2014 4:17 PM

Test the Limits of Your Cartoon Nerdom With This Orchestral Theme Song Mashup

You can probably conjure up many of the theme songs from your favorite childhood cartoons from memory, and the group of student musicians who make up Ensemble ACJW, a joint project between Carnegie Hall and the Juilliard School, have figured out the perfect way to tap into this. Calling upon the nostalgia of several generations, they've created a fun orchestral mashup of themes ranging from the culturally ubiquitous to the relatively obscure.

To help clue you in on which theme they're playing, the video incorporates delightful doodles referencing each show, but you'll probably find it more entertaining to listen to without watching, so that you can fully test the extent of your cartoon nerdom. You can find the full playlist here. Let us know how you did.

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Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.

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