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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
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Family Guy
Family Guy
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
American Dad!
American Dad!
The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
South Park
South Park
Batman: The Animated Series
Batman: The Animated Series
My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia
Inuyasha
Inuyasha
Animals.
Animals.
Arthur
Arthur
Beyblade Burst
Beyblade Burst
The Boondocks
The Boondocks
Daria
Daria
BoJack Horseman
BoJack Horseman
Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers
Blue's Room
The Loud House
Futurama
Cowboy Bebop
Bleach
Pinky Dinky Doo
Little Bear
King Of The Hill
Dragons: Riders of Berk
One Piece
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Is This a Zombie?
Steven Universe
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Looney Tunes
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Marvel's Spider-Man
Gravity Falls
High School of the Dead
Triage X
The Annoying Orange
A Little Curious
Busy World of Richard Scarry
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Rugrats
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Ben 10: Alien Force
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Goosebumps
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
PJ Masks
Danny Phantom
Dragon Ball GT
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Samurai Jack
The Cleveland Show
Ben 10: Omniverse
The Amazing World of Gumball
Home Movies
Humanity Has Declined
M.A.S.K.
Clannad
Young Justice
The Mighty B!
Regular Show
Fanboy and Chum Chum
Special Agent Oso
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
The Aquabats Super Show
Mr. Pickles
Beavis and Butt-Head
Hey Arnold!
Beavis and Butthead
Max and Ruby
Yona of the Dawn
Spider-Man (1994)
Marvel's Daredevil
All Grown Up
The Fairly Odd Parents
Super Duper Sumos
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
The Venture Bros.
Ultimate Spider-Man
Black Dynamite
Phineas and Ferb
Brickleberry
Family Guy Specials
Tangled: The Series
Descendants: Wicked World
Case Closed
Rocko's Modern Life
Invader Zim
Metalocalypse
Robot Chicken
ThunderCats (1985)
Squidbillies
Little Bill
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