Of all the fantastical things TV brings into our lives, nothing indulges the imagination quite like cartoons. Whether timely (South Park) or timeless (Looney Tunes), animation can truly take us anywhere. The rules — and the budgets — of conventional television don’t apply. In short, we just can’t help being drawn to them.
Tom and Jerry
Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in 1940, the funniest cartoon series ever, is watched by kiddos and adults till today. The story always revolves around the rivalry between Tom and Jerry. This series is one of the most watched in TV and has definitely influenced numerous other cartoons. Apart from the series, several movies have also been released.
Another famous cartoon series 80s! Created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company, it was an American animated sitcom. The series is a satirical depiction of working-class life epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture, society, television, and the human condition.
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, it’s an American animated TV series, which aired for 3 seasons from 2005-2008. In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.
Created by Leon Schlesinger, they started at the movies way back in the 1930s, but Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Co. have an enduring appeal that has made their slapstick antics pop-culture mainstays. Countless TV incarnations and an extensive cast of beloved characters — Tweety and Sylvester, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, and Yosemite Sam, among many others — ensures it’ll be a long time before Looney fans will be saying, “That’s all, folks!”
The funny and talking dog, created by Hanna-Barbera production, Joe Ruby and Ken Spears in 1969, is still a famous character in the households. Many people grew up watching the group of young detectives solving mysteries. Scooby Doo was always scared as he tagged along but fate seemed to favor him. His best friend, Shaggy, influenced even the popular Caribbean Dancehall star who goes by the name.
It’s an animated TV series that fancifully depicts the lives of a working-class Stone Age man, his next-door neighbor/best friend, and their families. It was broadcast from September 30, 1960, to April 1, 1966 on ABC, and was the first animated series to be shown on primetime American television. The show was produced and created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
Dragon Ball Z
A Japanese anime series, Dragon Ball Z, was produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime and adapts the latter 325 chapters of the original 519-chapter Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama that were published from 1988 to 1995 in Weekly Shōnen Jump. After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.
Another most popular cartoon, Doraemon was written and illustrated by Fujiko F. Fujio. The series has also been adapted into a successful anime series and media franchise. The story revolves around a robotic cat named Doraemon, who travels back in time from the 22nd century to aid a pre-teen boy named Nobita Nobi.
Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character and the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company. He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928. He wears large yellow shoes, red shorts and white gloves. He has got a girlfriend called Minnie. It is a very old cartoon and I loved watching it. Even now, the series is watched with much interest and Mickey is an icon. Donald duck, Pluto and Goofy are other famous characters from Mickey Mouse cartoon.
Pokémon is Japanese anime TV series, which has been adopted international TV market. It is centered on fictional creatures, called, Pokémon, which are Pocket Monsters, which humans, known as Pokémon Trainers, catch and train to battle to become Pokémon masters. These are extremely popular series among everyone. The series is split up into 6 chronologically sequential series, per series is split into 20 separate seasons. You can imagine how much popularity can cause these!
Batman, The Animated Series
Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It was developed by Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation. With moody film-noir art direction, emotional storytelling and mature casting (led by the brawny voice of Kevin Conroy as Batman and Bruce Wayne), BTAS was the definitive incarnation of the Dark Knight and set the standard for superhero cartoons.
Crayon Shin-chan, also known as Shin Chan, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui. It follows the adventures of the five-year-old Shinnosuke “Shin” Nohara and his parents, baby sister, dog, neighbours, and friends and is set in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture.
Famous among teenager, Peter Parker aka Spider man was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, and appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Lee and Ditko conceived the character as an orphan being raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, and as a teenager, having to deal with the normal struggles of adolescence in addition to those of a costumed crime-fighter. Spider-Man’s creators gave him super strength and agility, the ability to cling to most surfaces, shoot spider-webs using wrist-mounted devices of his own invention, which he calls “web-shooters”, and react to danger quickly with his “spider-sense”, enabling him to combat his foes.
It’s an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; their children Meg, Chris, and Stewie; and their anthropomorphic pet dog Brian. The show is set in the fictional city of Quahog, Rhode Island, and exhibits much of its humor in the form of cutaway gags that often lampoon American culture.
An American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone and developed by Brian Graden for the television network, Comedy Central. The story revolves around 4 boys, Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick—and their bizarre adventures in and around the titular Colorado town.