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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Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Family Guy
Family Guy
Black Panther
Black Panther
My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia
Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
The Boondocks
The Boondocks
South Park
South Park
Regal Academy
Regal Academy
American Dad!
American Dad!
Young Justice
Young Justice
The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra
Beyblade Burst
Beyblade Burst
Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
The Loud House
The Loud House
Ben 10: Alien Force
Ben 10: Alien Force
Regular Show
Regular Show
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Futurama
Futurama
Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series
Gravity Falls
Gravity Falls
PJ Masks
PJ Masks
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Amazing World of Gumball
Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom
Animals.
Animals.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Marvel's Spider-Man
Marvel's Spider-Man
Mr. Pickles
Mr. Pickles
The Venture Bros.
The Venture Bros.
Unikitty
Unikitty
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Dragons: Riders of Berk
The Cleveland Show
The Cleveland Show
Bleach
Bleach
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
Ultimate Spider-Man
Ultimate Spider-Man
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Spider-Man (1994)
Spider-Man (1994)
Curious George
Curious George
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
One Piece
One Piece
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
Batman: The Animated Series
Batman: The Animated Series
The Mighty B!
The Mighty B!
All Grown Up
All Grown Up
Invader Zim
Invader Zim
Blue's Room
Blue's Room
King Of The Hill
King Of The Hill
Special Agent Oso
Special Agent Oso
The Fairly Odd Parents
The Fairly Odd Parents
Little Bill
Little Bill
Goosebumps
Goosebumps
T.U.F.F. Puppy
T.U.F.F. Puppy
Fanboy and Chum Chum
Fanboy and Chum Chum
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
Marvel's Avengers Assemble
Marvel's Avengers Assemble
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
CatDog
CatDog
Rugrats
Rugrats
Aggretsuko
Aggretsuko
Squidbillies
Squidbillies
The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys
Robot Chicken
Robot Chicken
The Looney Tunes Show
The Looney Tunes Show
Wolf's Rain
Wolf's Rain
BoJack Horseman
BoJack Horseman
We Bare Bears
We Bare Bears
Justice League
Justice League
Yona of the Dawn
Yona of the Dawn
Daria
Daria
My Life As A Teenage Robot
My Life As A Teenage Robot
Is This a Zombie?
Is This a Zombie?
Max and Ruby
Max and Ruby
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest
The Long, Long Holiday
The Long, Long Holiday
Hey Arnold!
Hey Arnold!
Metalocalypse
Metalocalypse
Chowder
Chowder
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Drawn Together
Drawn Together
Inuyasha
Inuyasha
FLCL
FLCL
Pinky Dinky Doo
Pinky Dinky Doo
Triage X
Triage X
The Jetsons
The Jetsons
Ben 10: Omniverse
Ben 10: Omniverse
Mortal Kombat: Legacy
Mortal Kombat: Legacy
Ugly Americans
Ugly Americans
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror
Samurai Jack
Samurai Jack
The Asterisk War
The Asterisk War
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
The Annoying Orange
The Annoying Orange
Sanjay and Craig
Sanjay and Craig