Looking through some examples of some 80's cartoon series the story lines were really out of this world. A common theme is blending themes together to create an interesting concept mix. In most cases you can tell where they got there inspiration from like the visionaries which is a futuristic take on the Arthurian theme knights of the round table. It comes across visually through the characters and the journey they take just from watching the title sequence. Its these traits that we will have to convey in our own characters to portray our own blend of themes.