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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Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
Big Mouth
Big Mouth
American Dad!
American Dad!
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Family Guy
Family Guy
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
ThunderCats (1985)
ThunderCats (1985)
Beyblade Burst
Beyblade Burst
The Loud House
The Loud House
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia
Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers
Inuyasha
Inuyasha
One Piece
One Piece
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Batman: The Animated Series
Batman: The Animated Series
South Park
South Park
PJ Masks
PJ Masks
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Cowboy Bebop
The Boondocks
Goosebumps
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Dragon Ball GT
High School of the Dead
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
The Cleveland Show
Looney Tunes
Young Justice
Celebrity Deathmatch
Beavis and Butt-Head
Danny Phantom
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Steven Universe
Jonny Quest
Daria
Pinky Dinky Doo
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Gravity Falls
Bleach
The Legend of Korra
Animals.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
We Bare Bears
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Is This a Zombie?
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
Milo Murphy's Law
Samurai Jack
Futurama
Outlaw Star
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Regular Show
The Amazing World of Gumball
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
King Of The Hill
Phineas and Ferb
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror
Max and Ruby
Ben 10: Alien Force
A Little Curious
Home Movies
Nature Cat
Angelina Ballerina
Robot Chicken
The Fairly Odd Parents
Tiny Toon Adventures
Aeon Flux
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Hey Arnold!
Yona of the Dawn
Spider-Man (1994)
RWBY
The Asterisk War
Glitter Force
Assy McGee
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Nella the Princess Knight
Descendants: Wicked World
Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon
Brickleberry
Case Closed
The Garfield Show
BoJack Horseman
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
All Grown Up
The Angry Beavers
Ultimate Spider-Man
The Aquabats Super Show
CatDog
Marvel's Avengers: Secret Wars
Rocket Power
Miles from Tomorrowland
Hotel Transylvania: The Series
Tangled: The Series
Marvel's Avengers Assemble