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.
The Simpsons is the longest running animated series on television, as well as the longest running American sitcom. It is one of the most influential shows in the history of television.
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 season 7.
Bob's Burgers is the best animated series ever made and I'm here to tell you why you should watch it if you haven't already. If you haven't seen it, then where have you been?
Among their other superheroes during the 60s, Hanna-Barbera also teamed up with Marvel Comics to bring the first animated adaptation of the Fantastic Four, Marvel's "First Family" of superheroes.
"The Simpsons" has a proud history of guest appearances from rock 'n' roll royalty. Here are some of my favorite rockin' "Simpsons" moments.
The '90s was the decade when comedic adult cartoons really started catching on with TV viewers, and some of the animated series it gave us are still some of the best ever created.
Below are 15 of my favorite episodes from Batman: The Animated Series which ran in the 90's on Fox. I recap the story line of each episode and explain why it makes my list.
Unlike "Family Guy" or "The Simpsons", in my opinion, "South Park" is still going pretty strong, and had a great 19th season. But why did the 20th season fail?
Archer continues to throw its cast into new locations and different characters in Archer: Danger Island Season 9. All eight episodes are now available on DVD. The new season, Archer: 1999, is rumored to be its last. No air date has been announced at this time.
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.
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.
Star Wars Droids and Ewoks were the only way to get new Star Wars for a while after Return of the Jedi. For fans hungry for more, these shows helped get them through until the Timothy Zahn books.
Here are some freaky cartoon conspiracy theories for popular cartoons, including Courage the Cowardly Dog, Adventure Time, Fairly Odd Parents, Ed, Edd, n' Eddy, Dexter's Lab, & Spongebob Squarepants.
An essay from 2003 (I think) about Futurama. As with some of my other posts this is an academic essay with Harvard referencing. Memes added for bonus flavour.
Transformers are a successful toy franchise that have been around since the 1980's and are still relevant to this day. Here are five of the most famous Transformers of all time. The information is based on the Generation One continuity.
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.
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.
Rocky & Bullwinkle were not alone, being joined by characters such as Mr. Peabody, Sherman, and Dudley Do-Right. Despite ending in 1964, the legacy of these characters still endure to this day.
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.
The 1980's was a golden age for cartoons. While they were merely a vehicle to sell toys, they were nevertheless memorable and a part of many of our childhoods.
Alvin & the Chipmunks were a popular novelty act during the late 1950s. Looking to expand the characters beyond records, creator Ross Bagdasarian put them in an animated variety show: The Alvin Show
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.
Star Trek The Animated Series continued telling the story of the five year mission of the crew of the Enterprise. It kept the franchise going between the first show and the first movie.
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.
Shows where you forgive the main character, but also can't help but cringe at them. Sometimes a lot...
A guide to the female engines of the Thomas and Friends (also known as Thomas the Tank Engine) series. Includes character names, personalities, background and overview; videos; and product information.
In 1960, Hanna-Barbera was offered the chance to create a series for prime-time television. What they came up with was The Flintstones, one of the most iconic cartoons to ever air on TV.
My Little Pony is filled with many types of Earth Ponies, Unicorns, Pegasi, and Alicorns. But what are their differences? Here is a list.
With over 639 episodes, The Simpsons is the longest running TV sitcom. The show's irreverent comedy style, put forth from seasons one through five, paved the way for future TV shows. Here are 40 of the very best Simpsons quotes and fun information about seasons one through five.
Everyone loves cartoons, at least, we all did at one point. But there are a few things we never realised when we watched them as kids.
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.
In a show seemingly filled with musical numbers it can be hard to pick out just ten. And would our lists match up? Read on to find out!
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.
"Rick and Morty" is a unique show that combines deep philosophical quandaries with outlandish sci-fi comedy. Here are eight of the best and smartest episodes.
Countdown six reasons why Teen Titans leader Robin demonstrates the most strength—despite his lack of superpowers!
On the air since 1999, Spongebob Squarepants is one of the most successful animated shows ever. Here are some little known facts about the cartoon that made "pineapple under the sea" a household term.
What messages are hidden within the DC streaming show "Young Justice" and what those with various abilities (mental, physical, and otherwise) can take from it.
While the character development in Young Justice is inconsistent at best, there's still a lot of entertainment value in the action and plot twists. Hopefully season three will be just as good.
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.
My Little Pony is still going strong. But let's take a look at what worked and what didn't work in Season 8.
Jonny Quest was one of the first animated shows targeted at both kids and adults, and helped raised the bar for storytelling in cartoons.
Showcasing the brilliant voices behind hit cartoons from the 1990s and what the voice actors are up to twenty years later.
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.
This article provides background information about Tom and Jerry, the cartoon series that could be the best ever. Photos and videos of some Tom and Jerry's best cartoons are also offered.
The Teen Titans are superheroes who fight crime. In the first season, they're trying to capture the elusive supervillain Slade. Is this old superhero cartoon worth your time and money? Let's find out!
From mismatched pairs to matches made in toon heaven, here's a look at some of the best cartoon character couples of TV.
'ProStars is a cartoon that aired during the early 90's. It was centered around athletes Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, and Bo Jackson. This article will take a look at one of my childhood favorites.
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.
The sequel to the amazing short film of the same name, Don't Hug Me I'm Scared Part 2 - TIME gives us a entertaining, albeit creepy, look at the way our children are introduced to time.
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.
Following the success of the Flintstones, Hanna-Barbera tried to make lightning strike twice in 1962 with The Jetsons. Meanwhile, three new funny animal cartoons made an appearance in syndication.
While nothing can replace Voltron: Legendary Defender's blend of epic space battles, lovable characters, and incredible team dynamics, there are plenty of shows out there with broad, relatively light-hearted sci-fi appeal.