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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Family Guy
Family Guy
Young Justice
Young Justice
Big Mouth
Big Mouth
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Beyblade Burst
Beyblade Burst
My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
The Boondocks
The Boondocks
Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
South Park
South Park
Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers
Marvel's Spider-Man
Marvel's Spider-Man
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
The Loud House
The Loud House
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
Mighty Magiswords
Mighty Magiswords
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Amazing World of Gumball
American Dad!
American Dad!
The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra
Gravity Falls
Gravity Falls
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Curious George
Curious George
Paradise PD
Paradise PD
Total Dramarama
Total Dramarama
Pinky Dinky Doo
Pinky Dinky Doo
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
One Piece
One Piece
Ben 10: Alien Force
Ben 10: Alien Force
Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom
Special Agent Oso
Special Agent Oso
Big City Greens
Big City Greens
Unikitty
Unikitty
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
Pet Alien
Pet Alien
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Max and Ruby
Max and Ruby
Regular Show
Regular Show
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Futurama
Futurama
Samurai Jack
Samurai Jack
PJ Masks
PJ Masks
Fanboy and Chum Chum
Fanboy and Chum Chum
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
BoJack Horseman
BoJack Horseman
The Adventures of Kid Danger
The Adventures of Kid Danger
Disenchantment
Disenchantment
Transformers: Cyberverse
Transformers: Cyberverse
Sonic Underground
Sonic Underground
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
Speed Racer: The Next Generation
Speed Racer: The Next Generation
Bleach
Bleach
Hotel Transylvania: The Series
Hotel Transylvania: The Series
Over The Garden Wall
Over The Garden Wall
Little Bill
Little Bill
WordGirl
WordGirl
CatDog
CatDog
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales For Every Child
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales For Every Child
Marvel's Avengers Assemble
Marvel's Avengers Assemble
Chowder
Chowder
Aggretsuko
Aggretsuko
The Angry Beavers
The Angry Beavers
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
The Cleveland Show
The Cleveland Show
Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Goosebumps
Goosebumps
Transformers: Prime
Transformers: Prime
Ultimate Spider-Man
Ultimate Spider-Man
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
Regal Academy
Regal Academy
Rugrats
Rugrats
T.U.F.F. Puppy
T.U.F.F. Puppy
Inuyasha
Inuyasha
Peanuts
Peanuts
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Milo Murphy's Law
Milo Murphy's Law
The Mighty B!
The Mighty B!
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Barbie
Barbie
Mr. Pickles
Mr. Pickles
Trollhunters
Trollhunters
The Fairly Odd Parents
The Fairly Odd Parents
Total Drama Island
Total Drama Island
King Of The Hill
King Of The Hill
Arthur
Arthur
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
Devilman Crybaby
Devilman Crybaby
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
DRAMAtical Murder
DRAMAtical Murder
Yona of the Dawn
Yona of the Dawn
Hey Duggee
Hey Duggee
Cow and Chicken
Cow and Chicken
Mortal Kombat: Legacy
Mortal Kombat: Legacy
Sword Art Online -Alicization-
Sword Art Online -Alicization-
Ugly Americans
Ugly Americans
My Life As A Teenage Robot
My Life As A Teenage Robot