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About Animation & Cartoons

The success of film animation in the first third of the twentieth century inspired television programmers to tap into the genre later in the century as they developed new TV program forms. Like early film animation, early TV animation programming consisted mostly of short-form films aimed at children. In many cases, children's TV programs simply broadcast theatrical animated shorts, but after the mid-point of the century, animation produced specifically for television was common.

A drawback to the use of animation in a TV context, especially early in the medium's history, was the large amount of labor and time that was traditionally required to produce even an animated short. Theatrical shorts were usually produced over the course of several months, a turn-around time that was not generally feasible under the tighter deadlines required by TV programming. The solution to this problem was the development of animation styles that reduced the time and effort required to draw them; in these styles, large portions of drawings were reused from frame to frame, with only parts of the drawing that changed being redrawn for each successive frame. The resulting animation is typically considered to be of low quality, but many animated programs of the 1960s and 1970s used these time- and money-saving techniques.

By the 1980s, animated programs were a staple of children's TV programming, and many animated series were thinly veiled promotional platforms for toys and other products targeted at children. By the turn of the century, new directions in TV animation included the emergence of Japanese anime as a popular style even in the United States, the creation of cable networks devoted entirely to animation and the rising popularity of animated series aimed at adult audiences.

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Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
American Dad!
American Dad!
Family Guy
Family Guy
Big Mouth
Big Mouth
South Park
South Park
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Beyblade Burst
Beyblade Burst
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers
Inuyasha
Inuyasha
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop
One Piece
One Piece
Animals.
Animals.
The Boondocks
The Boondocks
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
The Annoying Orange
The Annoying Orange
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Regal Academy
A Little Curious
Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Collection
High School of the Dead
The Loud House
Dragon Ball GT
Ben 10: Alien Force
Bleach
PJ Masks
ThunderCats (1985)
Arthur
Triage X
The Amazing World of Gumball
Wayside
Brickleberry
Futurama
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Gravity Falls
Fanboy and Chum Chum
The Legend of Korra
Danny Phantom
Regular Show
Young Justice
Samurai Jack
Justice League
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
Drawn Together
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
Max and Ruby
Beavis and Butt-Head
Pinky Dinky Doo
Sonic Underground
Phineas and Ferb
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Dragons: Riders of Berk
King Of The Hill
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
Robot Chicken
The Cleveland Show
Ben 10: Omniverse
Yona of the Dawn
Goosebumps
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror
Glitter Force
Is This a Zombie?
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Little Bill
Jonny Quest
Hey Arnold!
The Little Drummer Boy
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Squidbillies
Erased
The Jetsons
Descendants: Wicked World
Blue's Room
Invader Zim
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
Mortal Kombat: Legacy
The Asterisk War
WordGirl
Liberty's Kids
Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon
We Bare Bears
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Date A Live
My Life As A Teenage Robot
Marvel's Avengers Assemble
Milo Murphy's Law
Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Case Closed
Marvel's Spider-Man
Hellsing Ultimate
Outlaw Star
Fist Of The North Star
Marvel's Daredevil
Total Drama Island