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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Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
American Dad!
American Dad!
Black Panther
Black Panther
Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
Family Guy
Family Guy
My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Animals.
Animals.
The Boondocks
The Boondocks
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Pinky Dinky Doo
Pinky Dinky Doo
The Jetsons
The Jetsons
Batman: The Animated Series
Batman: The Animated Series
Max and Ruby
Max and Ruby
Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers
Inuyasha
Inuyasha
Oswald
Oswald
South Park
South Park
Beyblade Burst
Beyblade Burst
WordGirl
WordGirl
A Little Curious
A Little Curious
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Aggretsuko
Aggretsuko
Regal Academy
Regal Academy
Blue's Room
Blue's Room
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo
Robot & Monster
Robot & Monster
The Loud House
The Loud House
Dino Dan
Dino Dan
Gravity Falls
Gravity Falls
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
King Of The Hill
King Of The Hill
Dragon Ball GT
Dragon Ball GT
Triage X
Triage X
Speed Racer: The Next Generation
Speed Racer: The Next Generation
The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra
One Piece
One Piece
Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom
Futurama
Futurama
Regular Show
Regular Show
Bleach
Bleach
PJ Masks
PJ Masks
Ultimate Spider-Man
Ultimate Spider-Man
Fanboy and Chum Chum
Fanboy and Chum Chum
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Home Movies
Home Movies
Huckleberry Hound
Huckleberry Hound
Davey and Goliath
Davey and Goliath
Thunderbirds Are Go
Thunderbirds Are Go
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
All Grown Up
All Grown Up
The Fairly Odd Parents
The Fairly Odd Parents
Rocko's Modern Life
Rocko's Modern Life
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Amazing World of Gumball
Samurai Jack
Samurai Jack
Ben 10: Alien Force
Ben 10: Alien Force
The Mighty B!
The Mighty B!
Young Justice
Young Justice
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Marvel's Spider-Man
Marvel's Spider-Man
Metalocalypse
Metalocalypse
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Hey Arnold!
Hey Arnold!
Is This a Zombie?
Is This a Zombie?
Mr. Pickles
Mr. Pickles
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Superman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series
Popeye the Sailor
Popeye the Sailor
Pet Alien
Pet Alien
Best of BabyFirst Art Music Language And More
Best of BabyFirst Art Music Language And More
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
ThunderCats (1985)
ThunderCats (1985)
Little Bill
Little Bill
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon
Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon
Ben 10: Omniverse
Ben 10: Omniverse
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
CatDog
CatDog
Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
The Looney Tunes Show
The Looney Tunes Show
Curious George
Curious George
Erased
Erased
Goosebumps
Goosebumps
Unikitty
Unikitty
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Rugrats
Rugrats
Ballmastrz: 9009
Ballmastrz: 9009
The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys
Marvel's Avengers Assemble
Marvel's Avengers Assemble
Drawn Together
Drawn Together