G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero is a half-hour American animated television series based on the successful toyline from Hasbro and the comic book series from Marvel Comics. The series was produced by DIC Entertainment and ran from 1989 to 1991.
The series debuted in 1989, with a five-part mini-series titled Operation: Dragonfire. The regular series began in 1990, also lasting for two seasons to yield 44 episodes. The series continued the original G.I. Joe animated series produced by Sunbow Productions that ran in syndication from 1985 to 1986.