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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Big Mouth
Big Mouth
Family Guy
Family Guy
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender
My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia
South Park
South Park
Beyblade Burst
Beyblade Burst
The Boondocks
The Boondocks
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Marvel's Avengers Assemble
Marvel's Avengers Assemble
Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers
American Dad!
American Dad!
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
BoJack Horseman
BoJack Horseman
Goosebumps
Goosebumps
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra
The Loud House
The Loud House
Young Justice
Young Justice
Bleach
Bleach
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
PJ Masks
PJ Masks
Transformers: Cyberverse
Transformers: Cyberverse
Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror
Ultimate Spider-Man
Ultimate Spider-Man
Curious George
Curious George
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Gravity Falls
Gravity Falls
Marvel's Spider-Man
Marvel's Spider-Man
One Piece
One Piece
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Amazing World of Gumball
Regular Show
Regular Show
Dragon Ball GT
Dragon Ball GT
Special Agent Oso
Special Agent Oso
Futurama
Futurama
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Batman: The Animated Series
Batman: The Animated Series
Total Dramarama
Total Dramarama
Animals.
Animals.
Unikitty
Unikitty
Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series
King Of The Hill
King Of The Hill
Trollhunters
Trollhunters
Spider-Man (1994)
Spider-Man (1994)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Pinky Dinky Doo
Pinky Dinky Doo
Ben 10: Alien Force
Ben 10: Alien Force
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Max and Ruby
Max and Ruby
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Little Bill
Little Bill
Squidbillies
Squidbillies
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
Apollo Gauntlet
Apollo Gauntlet
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
Blue's Room
Blue's Room
Over The Garden Wall
Over The Garden Wall
CatDog
CatDog
Hey Duggee
Hey Duggee
Is This a Zombie?
Is This a Zombie?
Hey Arnold!
Hey Arnold!
Mr. Pickles
Mr. Pickles
WordGirl
WordGirl
The Mighty B!
The Mighty B!
Animaniacs
Animaniacs
Rugrats
Rugrats
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
Yona of the Dawn
Yona of the Dawn
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Metalocalypse
Metalocalypse
The Annoying Orange
The Annoying Orange
The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
The Venture Bros.
The Venture Bros.
Marvel's Daredevil
Marvel's Daredevil
Big City Greens
Big City Greens
T.U.F.F. Puppy
T.U.F.F. Puppy
My Life As A Teenage Robot
My Life As A Teenage Robot
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
6teen
6teen
The Looney Tunes Show
The Looney Tunes Show
Rocko's Modern Life
Rocko's Modern Life
Barbie
Barbie
Little Bear
Little Bear
FLCL
FLCL
Ugly Americans
Ugly Americans
We Bare Bears
We Bare Bears
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
Ballmastrz: 9009
Ballmastrz: 9009
Marvel's Avengers: Secret Wars
Marvel's Avengers: Secret Wars
Ben 10: Omniverse
Ben 10: Omniverse
A Certain Magical Index
A Certain Magical Index
Super Friends
Super Friends
Nella the Princess Knight
Nella the Princess Knight
Regal Academy
Regal Academy