Animation & Cartoons TV Shows


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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Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
Black Panther
Black Panther
American Dad!
American Dad!
Family Guy
Family Guy
Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
Batman: The Animated Series
Batman: The Animated Series
My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Big Mouth
Big Mouth
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
The Boondocks
The Boondocks
South Park
South Park
Beyblade Burst
Beyblade Burst
WordGirl
WordGirl
Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers
Speed Racer: The Next Generation
Speed Racer: The Next Generation
Animals.
Animals.
The Jetsons
The Jetsons
Steven Universe
Dragon Ball GT
Futurama
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
The Loud House
Danny Phantom
Jonny Quest
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Gravity Falls
The Legend of Korra
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
One Piece
Inuyasha
Dinosaurs
Young Justice
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Cleveland Show
PJ Masks
Regular Show
Attack on Titan
Brickleberry
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
A Little Curious
Triage X
The Annoying Orange
CatDog
Invader Zim
Regal Academy
Bleach
The Fairly Odd Parents
Daria
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Beavis and Butt-Head
Phineas and Ferb
The Mighty B!
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
ThunderCats (1985)
The Garfield Show
King Of The Hill
Max and Ruby
All Grown Up
Mr. Pickles
Ben 10: Alien Force
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
Pinky Dinky Doo
Is This a Zombie?
Camp Lazlo
Home Movies
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Rugrats
Goosebumps
The Looney Tunes Show
Cowboy Bebop
Little Bill
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
Ultimate Spider-Man
Drawn Together
Yona of the Dawn
Ballmastrz: 9009
Rocko's Modern Life
Oswald
Barbie
Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon
The Wild Thornberrys
Word World: The Series
Nature Cat
Secret Millionaires Club
Braceface
Metalocalypse
Hey Arnold!
A Pup Named Scooby Doo
Special Agent Oso
Mad
Justice League
Ugly Americans
Spider-Man (1994)
Batman Beyond