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
Beyblade Burst
Beyblade Burst
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender
The Boondocks
The Boondocks
South Park
South Park
My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia
Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Young Justice
Young Justice
Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers
The Loud House
The Loud House
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
American Dad!
American Dad!
Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom
Paradise PD
Paradise PD
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Curious George
Curious George
Marvel's Avengers Assemble
Marvel's Avengers Assemble
BoJack Horseman
BoJack Horseman
Marvel's Spider-Man
Marvel's Spider-Man
The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra
Gravity Falls
Gravity Falls
Max and Ruby
Max and Ruby
Ben 10: Alien Force
Ben 10: Alien Force
Bleach
Bleach
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
Futurama
Futurama
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Total Dramarama
Total Dramarama
One Piece
One Piece
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Amazing World of Gumball
Disenchantment
Disenchantment
Unikitty
Unikitty
Big City Greens
Big City Greens
PJ Masks
PJ Masks
Fanboy and Chum Chum
Fanboy and Chum Chum
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Marvel's Daredevil
Marvel's Daredevil
Dragon Ball GT
Dragon Ball GT
Special Agent Oso
Special Agent Oso
Regular Show
Regular Show
Ultimate Spider-Man
Ultimate Spider-Man
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series
Goosebumps
Goosebumps
The Mighty B!
The Mighty B!
Over The Garden Wall
Over The Garden Wall
The Cleveland Show
The Cleveland Show
Mr. Pickles
Mr. Pickles
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Transformers: Cyberverse
Transformers: Cyberverse
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Mighty Magiswords
Mighty Magiswords
Arthur
Arthur
King Of The Hill
King Of The Hill
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
Daria
Daria
WordGirl
WordGirl
Batman: The Animated Series
Batman: The Animated Series
Trollhunters
Trollhunters
CatDog
CatDog
Rugrats
Rugrats
All Grown Up
All Grown Up
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
Spider-Man (1994)
Spider-Man (1994)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Hotel Transylvania: The Series
Hotel Transylvania: The Series
Justice League
Justice League
Beavis and Butthead
Beavis and Butthead
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Robot Chicken
Robot Chicken
Speed Racer: The Next Generation
Speed Racer: The Next Generation
Ben 10: Omniverse
Ben 10: Omniverse
6teen
6teen
Triage X
Triage X
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Sonic Boom
Sonic Boom
Milo Murphy's Law
Milo Murphy's Law
Drawn Together
Drawn Together
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
Sword Art Online -Alicization-
Sword Art Online -Alicization-
TRON: Uprising
TRON: Uprising
Transformers: Prime
Transformers: Prime
Chowder
Chowder
Regal Academy
Regal Academy
We Bare Bears
We Bare Bears
Animals.
Animals.
The Fairly Odd Parents
The Fairly Odd Parents
Pinky Dinky Doo
Pinky Dinky Doo
Jonny Quest
Jonny Quest