The retrospective continues with one of my all-time favorites, "Ed, Edd n Eddy" created by Danny Antonucci. This was the longest-running original series with non-stop humor, unique animation, likable and entertaining characters, and a legacy that stands out among other shows at that time.
The retrospective continues with one of the network's most successful franchise, "The Powerpuff Girls," created by Craig McCracken. Though the series went through franchise fatigue, the original remains engaging, creative, and action-packed with a wide cast of characters both good and evil.
The retrospective continues with "Cow & Chicken" and "I Am Weasel" created by David Feiss. Though strange and surreal, both of these shows stand out for their off-the-wall humor, characters, and voice acting. Sure, "I Am Weasel" didn't last long as its own show, but "Cow & Chicken" prevailed.
The 30th anniversary continues with “Johnny Bravo” created by Van Partible. Though the show went through some changes back and forth, the characters, memorable episodes, and humor still hold up tremendously. It helped launch careers for new animators and featured overlooked historic moments.
Starting the retrospective line-up is the network's first original and my personal favorite show, “Dexter's Laboratory.” The first half of the series was highly inventive, funny, and memorable. The second half went experimental under a new direction with mixed results. Nonetheless, it holds up well.
Primal is Genndy Tartakovsky's prehistoric bloodbath of an animated series, but it also has a ton of heart and patient and deliberate storytelling. Yes, this is the series where a caveman rides a Tyrannosaurus. And yes, it's as brilliant and awesome as it sounds.
Batman continues working with Detective Ellen Yin to take down Gotham's criminals as the Riddler appears, along with new villains like Killer Croc and Ragdoll. Chief Rojas tries to capture him as Jim Gordon arrives to lead the G.C.P.D. Is this cartoon worth your time and money? Let's find out!
Explore ten reasons why Spongebob Squarepants would be better off without Patrick Star!
Bugs Bunny, Yogi Bear, Batman and Robin, and more populated some of the now classic cartoons series that aired on the ABC network on Saturday mornings during the 1973 TV season.
An analysis of the best episode on this show.
On the surface, this short-lived animated series would be considered a simple Ren & Stimpy knock-off. In practice, however, this show not only revitalized Hanna-Barbera's legacy but a launched a new legacy for the animators involved making the show.
He's not a nihilist, he's a cynic. Yes, there is a difference that matters between the two. Also, he "does an arc", whether he wants to admit that or not.
Freakazoid! is an Emmy-winning animated series produced by Stephen Spielberg that mixes superheroes and comedy. While it may have started with a lack of focus in its format and got canceled after two seasons, it gained a cult following for its characters, animation, and non-stop humor.
Regular Show's J.G. Quintel is back with a brand new animated series called Close Enough filled with cursing, nudity, booze, and clown strippers.
The Critic is an underrated animated sitcom created by Simpsons showrunners Al Jean & Mike Reiss. Despite the show only lasting two seasons, and having aged a little, it left a cult following with a satirical passion for parodying movies, memorable episodes, and a talented voice cast.
Explore the five strongest warriors can who can bend all four elements in the Avatar franchise!
The diamonds are a big point of contention as 'Steven Universe' characters. They begin as antagonists, but they change, and some fans and critics think this change happens too quickly. So what explains this 180 from dictators to loving aunts?
Felix the Cat had been an icon of silent animation, but the sound era brought about his fall. However, in 1959, his television debut would bring him back into the spotlight.
The Warner Archive Collection has released "The Jetsons: The Complete Original Series" from 1962 and 1963 on Blu-ray. The show looks better than it's ever looked. But does the program hold up all these years later? Marshall Fish says the answer is a resounding yes.
Scooby-Doo is one of the most popular Hanna-Barbera characters, but where did it all start? It's time to travel back 50 years, to delve into the mystery behind the creation of such an iconic franchise.
You may be surprised to learn that some of our favorite animated male TV characters are actually voiced by women! It's extremely impressive how well these actresses are able to manipulate their voices and become male characters. Let's take a look at 9 male TV cartoon characters voice by women.
Out of a partnership with a cereal company, Hanna-Barbera produced two separate series which, through decisions out of their control, were permanently joined together.
Hanna-Barbera created several package series during their time being distributed by Screen Gems, but with the last of these, The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show, the end of one era would show glimpses of the next.
Bender is the best 'Futurama' character, so let's countdown the shiny metal robot's greatest episodes of the show with way too many humans in it.
The '90s were arguably one of the greatest decades for television and cartoons. Chances are if you grew up during this time you often were watching your favorite cartoons on Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon. Let's take a trip down memory lane with some fun facts you might not know about these shows.
Cartoons produced alongside toylines was a popular trend during the 80s and 90s, but the trend starts much earlier than that. In 1964, Hanna-Barbera produced two shows, Magilla Gorilla and Peter Potamus, in conjunction toy company Ideal Toys. Thus, the toyetic cartoon was born.
Marvel's Spider-Man is one of the most iconic superheroes of all time, and it can be argued his fame really took off after his first cartoon in 1967. However, this first foray into animation came with a great deal of growing pains, including a bankrupt studio, green-skinned foes, and recycled plots.
Following the success of Space Ghost, CBS commissioned Hanna-Barbera to create three new series for 1967. With designs by Alex Toth, they created the Herculoids along with two other fondly remembered series to add to their roster of heroes.
First Filmation had done Superman, then Aquaman, and now they were gearing up to take on the first animated adaptation of Batman. However, certain media groups were turning against them, and the future was beginning to look grim for superhero cartoons.
Filmation and CBS found a hit in their Superman cartoon, and for its second season it would be paired up with a hero never seen on screens before: Aquaman, as well as several other heroes previously only known to comic book readers.
Following the success of Space Ghost on CBS, 1967 was a busy time for Hanna-Barbera in regards to superheroes. Not to be left out, NBC gained Birdman & the Galaxy Trio, their own answer to Space Ghost.
In 1966, Hanna-Barbera were tasked with creating their first Saturday morning series, starring a hero named Space Ghost who'd help change the television landscape, both for 60s cartoons and for 90s cable television.
Countdown the ten most powerful benders throughout Avatar's three seasons!
Nearly 50 years before the Avengers would join together on the silver screen, Marvel's superheroes made their first appearances on the small screen in a series of faithful, possibly *too* faithful, animated adaptations.
It's hard to find family-friendly shows that are smart enough for older audiences, but 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' manages to pull it off. Here are 10 more shows to watch while waiting for the final season.