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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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Family Guy
Family Guy
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender
My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
The Boondocks
The Boondocks
Beyblade Burst
Beyblade Burst
Big Mouth
Big Mouth
Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
American Dad!
American Dad!
South Park
South Park
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir
BoJack Horseman
BoJack Horseman
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan
Disenchantment
Disenchantment
The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra
Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers
Young Justice
Young Justice
The Loud House
The Loud House
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
PJ Masks
PJ Masks
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Marvel's Spider-Man
Marvel's Spider-Man
Brickleberry
Brickleberry
Steven Universe
Steven Universe
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
SpongeBob Squarepants Specials
Paradise PD
Paradise PD
Bleach
Bleach
Tangled: The Series
Tangled: The Series
Spider-Man (1994)
Spider-Man (1994)
Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom
Regal Academy
Regal Academy
Regular Show
Regular Show
One Piece
One Piece
Black Panther
Black Panther
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Ultimate Spider-Man
Ultimate Spider-Man
Batman: The Animated Series
Batman: The Animated Series
Futurama
Futurama
The Venture Bros.
The Venture Bros.
CatDog
CatDog
Unikitty
Unikitty
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Amazing World of Gumball
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
King Of The Hill
King Of The Hill
Blue's Room
Blue's Room
Goosebumps
Goosebumps
Curious George
Curious George
Marvel's Avengers Assemble
Marvel's Avengers Assemble
Animals.
Animals.
The Cleveland Show
The Cleveland Show
The Jetsons
The Jetsons
Little Bill
Little Bill
Trollhunters
Trollhunters
Mr. Pickles
Mr. Pickles
Rocko's Modern Life
Rocko's Modern Life
Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio
Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio
Is This a Zombie?
Is This a Zombie?
Fanboy and Chum Chum
Fanboy and Chum Chum
FLCL
FLCL
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror
Gravity Falls
Gravity Falls
Ben 10: Alien Force
Ben 10: Alien Force
Transformers: Cyberverse
Transformers: Cyberverse
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
T.U.F.F. Puppy
T.U.F.F. Puppy
Aggretsuko
Aggretsuko
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
The Fairly Odd Parents
The Fairly Odd Parents
Squidbillies
Squidbillies
The Angry Beavers
The Angry Beavers
Apollo Gauntlet
Apollo Gauntlet
Max and Ruby
Max and Ruby
Erased
Erased
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Metalocalypse
Metalocalypse
The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
The Mighty B!
The Mighty B!
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
6teen
6teen
Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters
Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters
Special Agent Oso
Special Agent Oso
Big City Greens
Big City Greens
Yona of the Dawn
Yona of the Dawn
WordGirl
WordGirl
Daria
Daria
My Life As A Teenage Robot
My Life As A Teenage Robot
Transformers: Prime
Transformers: Prime
Robot Chicken
Robot Chicken
Ben 10 / Generator Rex: Heroes United
Ben 10 / Generator Rex: Heroes United
Ugly Americans
Ugly Americans
Pinky Dinky Doo
Pinky Dinky Doo
The Adventures of Kid Danger
The Adventures of Kid Danger
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
Hey Arnold!
Hey Arnold!
Miles from Tomorrowland
Miles from Tomorrowland