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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Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
Family Guy
Family Guy
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
South Park
South Park
American Dad!
American Dad!
Big Mouth
Big Mouth
Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Beyblade Burst
Beyblade Burst
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
The Year Without a Santa Claus
The Year Without a Santa Claus
A Little Curious
A Little Curious
Batman: The Animated Series
Batman: The Animated Series
Inuyasha
Inuyasha
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
The Boondocks
The Boondocks
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Animals.
Animals.
Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
Regal Academy
One Piece
Dragon Ball GT
The Loud House
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
WordGirl
Looney Tunes
King Of The Hill
Steven Universe
Gravity Falls
The Amazing World of Gumball
Attack on Titan
Futurama
Danny Phantom
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Ben 10: Alien Force
The Annoying Orange
Home Movies
PJ Masks
Regular Show
Fanboy and Chum Chum
The Legend of Korra
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Max and Ruby
Daria
Squidbillies
Prep and Landing
My Hero Academia
ThunderCats (1985)
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Bleach
Is This a Zombie?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
Phineas and Ferb
Goosebumps
Little Bill
Justice League
Pinky Dinky Doo
Wayside
Samurai Jack
Crank Yankers
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Ultimate Spider-Man
The Little Drummer Boy
Brickleberry
Invader Zim
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
The Cleveland Show
The Looney Tunes Show
Tangled: The Series
Curious George
The Aquabats Super Show
Ben 10: Omniverse
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror
Mortal Kombat: Legacy
Total Drama Island
Transformers: Prime
Spider-Man (1994)
High School of the Dead
The Wild Thornberrys
We Bare Bears
Beavis and Butthead
Dinosaurs
Cowboy Bebop
CatDog
The Asterisk War
Marvel's Daredevil
Erased
Milo Murphy's Law
Yona of the Dawn
Hey Arnold!
Robot Chicken
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Doug
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
Ugly Americans
BoJack Horseman