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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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American Dad!
American Dad!
Black Panther
Black Panther
Family Guy
Family Guy
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia
Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
The Boondocks
The Boondocks
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Beyblade Burst
Beyblade Burst
Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers
South Park
South Park
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
The Loud House
The Loud House
Gravity Falls
Gravity Falls
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Aggretsuko
Aggretsuko
King Of The Hill
King Of The Hill
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids
The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra
Regal Academy
Regal Academy
Regular Show
Regular Show
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
PJ Masks
PJ Masks
One Piece
One Piece
Dragon Ball GT
Dragon Ball GT
Futurama
Futurama
Ultimate Spider-Man
Ultimate Spider-Man
Ben 10: Alien Force
Ben 10: Alien Force
The Cleveland Show
The Cleveland Show
All Grown Up
All Grown Up
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Amazing World of Gumball
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Bleach
Bleach
The Fairly Odd Parents
The Fairly Odd Parents
Pinky Dinky Doo
Pinky Dinky Doo
Mr. Pickles
Mr. Pickles
Max and Ruby
Max and Ruby
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Goosebumps
Goosebumps
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Animals.
Animals.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Samurai Jack
Samurai Jack
Squidbillies
Squidbillies
The Mighty B!
The Mighty B!
The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys
Is This a Zombie?
Is This a Zombie?
ThunderCats (1985)
ThunderCats (1985)
CatDog
CatDog
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Rocko's Modern Life
Rocko's Modern Life
The Jetsons
The Jetsons
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Hey Arnold!
Hey Arnold!
Young Justice
Young Justice
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Batman: The Animated Series
Batman: The Animated Series
Metalocalypse
Metalocalypse
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
The Looney Tunes Show
The Looney Tunes Show
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Daria
Daria
We Bare Bears
We Bare Bears
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Little Bill
Little Bill
A Little Curious
A Little Curious
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
BoJack Horseman
BoJack Horseman
Yona of the Dawn
Yona of the Dawn
Ugly Americans
Ugly Americans
Marvel's Avengers Assemble
Marvel's Avengers Assemble
Marvel's Spider-Man
Marvel's Spider-Man
Invader Zim
Invader Zim
Firebreather
Firebreather
My Life As A Teenage Robot
My Life As A Teenage Robot
Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
The Yogi Bear Show
The Yogi Bear Show
Mortal Kombat: Legacy
Mortal Kombat: Legacy
Ben 10: Omniverse
Ben 10: Omniverse
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead
Triage X
Triage X
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
Mythic Warriors
Mythic Warriors
Oswald
Oswald
Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon
Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon
Robot Chicken
Robot Chicken
Sonic Boom
Sonic Boom
Toot & Puddle
Toot & Puddle
Batman Beyond
Batman Beyond
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Over The Garden Wall
Over The Garden Wall