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
Family Guy
Family Guy
Black Panther
Black Panther
American Dad!
American Dad!
Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Big Mouth
Big Mouth
Batman: The Animated Series
Batman: The Animated Series
South Park
South Park
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Gravity Falls
Gravity Falls
Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers
The Loud House
The Loud House
Regal Academy
Regal Academy
My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia
The Jetsons
The Jetsons
Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Amazing World of Gumball
Inuyasha
WordGirl
The Boondocks
Attack on Titan
The Yogi Bear Show
One Piece
Phineas and Ferb
King Of The Hill
Dragon Ball GT
The Cleveland Show
Bleach
Pinky Dinky Doo
Arthur
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Danny Phantom
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Futurama
Steven Universe
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Max and Ruby
Dragons: Riders of Berk
The Looney Tunes Show
The Legend of Korra
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Cowboy Bebop
Chowder
Regular Show
Beavis and Butt-Head
The Fairly Odd Parents
Fanboy and Chum Chum
Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon
Little Bill
PJ Masks
Brickleberry
Assy McGee
Young Justice
ThunderCats (1985)
Hey Arnold!
Liberty's Kids
Spider-Man (1994)
Samurai Jack
All Grown Up
Devilman Crybaby
Animals.
Triage X
Is This a Zombie?
The New Adventures of Madeline
Secret Millionaires Club
dirtgirlworld
A Little Curious
Camp Lazlo
Bible Stories for Kids!
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
Marvel's Spider-Man
Metalocalypse
Robot & Monster
Sanjay and Craig
We Bare Bears
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Goosebumps
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Robot Chicken
Drawn Together
Sunny Day
Daria
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
My Life As A Teenage Robot
Ugly Americans
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
Transformers: Prime
The Wild Thornberrys
Tangled: The Series
Curious George
Toot & Puddle
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Rocko's Modern Life