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on 24 May 2008 10:14

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cartoons everyone can enjoy (non anime)

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1. Batman: The Animated Series (1992)
Best. Cartoon. Ever. I mean that, and anyone who's ever watched this will say the same.

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2. Gargoyles (1994)
Disney made lots of cartoons. Many of them spin-offs of movies or characters from said movies. This is one of a few original creations made specifically as a series. It has a darker tone than any other Disney cartoon. Not to mention the guns were actually guns and could truly kill you in this one, but also blood. All that during the crackdown on cartoon violence in the 90's. It has one of the odder pairings in Elisa and Goliath. Ironically enough it was also one of the more serious and real-feeling relationships in cartoondom. Incredibly well written. Until The Goliath Chronicles atleast. Everything went downhill in that season.
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3. Animaniacs (1993)
Lots of movie-type people say comedy is the hardest thing they ever have to do. So how is it that a childrens cartoon can make it work on so many different levels. Besides how many other children's cartoons that make reference to Apocalypse Now or The Godfather do you know of. Flirted with the censors all the time. Minerva Mink was just the icing on the cake.
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4. Star Blazers (1979)
I know I said non anime. But this one is just cannot miss.

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5. ReBoot (1994)

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6. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)
I want a sequel. Saying that; when I first heard of Avatar I thought it would be some crappy wannabe anime. So wrong. Stellar throughout, the series finale nailed it though. Azula cracking up was heartbreaking to see, and surprising. They spent all this time building her up, making you want to see her fall and when she does, you pity her. That's something right there. Also, rocks fall. People die.
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7. Batman Beyond (1999)
Always in the shadow of its predecesor. Not as a great as the original, but not bad and entertaining to boot.
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8. Freakazoid! (1995)
good grief. What can I say about this. Roberto Montalban is your arch-nemesis!
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9. The Tick (1994)
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10. The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Polic... (1997)
I don't know who's idea it was to give a white bunny sharp-looking jagged teeth but it's hilarious.
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11. Pinky and the Brain (1995)
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12. Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Fri... (1990)
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13. X-Men: The Animated Series (1992)
It's X-Men. It's always going to be complicated and intriguing and appealing. Wolverine still kills people. Offcamera anyways. Cyclops has a got a stick so far up his ass you could mistake him for a puppet. Beast is a brilliant monster and Jean was complicated. It's as accurate a portrayal of the X-Men as you'll get in a cartoon. Its the best X-men cartoon before or since.
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14. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999)
I ain't gona lie to you. Spongebob isn't that good, but everyone seems to like it anyway.
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15. Kim Possible (2002)
*gasp*
Time actually moves forward. Starts in freshman year of high school ends in senior year. Kim is Kim all throughout the series. The one to watch is Ron. Master of slapstick that one.
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16. Doug (1991)
Personally, I'm a fan of the ABC revamp, but I can see why the original has so much appeal. It's good stuff.

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17. Adventure Time (2010)
When you can make nuclear war sound like a nonevent, you know you're doing something right. The amount of the parental bonuses in this show are out the door through the roof. It's not quite as hamfisted as spongebob to its credit, I think.
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18. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010)
More so because of its clever writing, and genius executive producer Lauren Faust than anything else. It has to be. It's about pastel colored magical ponies made to sell small girls toys. Yet it has found a very vocal fanbase among male adults, often referred to as "bronies". Yeah, I don't know how the internet works either.
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19. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004)
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20. Justice League (2001)
seems this one was aimed a little higher just a bit for tweens, if you will. Freaking awesome. the followup series Justice League Unlimited is even better in my opinion.
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21. Rocko's Modern Life (1993)
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want to watch cartoons with your kids but can't stand Dora. There's good news. There are some cartoons that are actually entertaining for kids as well as adults. Mind you, they're still made for kids, so indulge your inner child a little, would you.

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Comments

Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Feb 4 2:25
Besides spongebob this is a great list which I agree with it was a great list nice job really
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Mar 7 11:19
Isnt Avatar anime?
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Mar 7 18:24
No, Avatar isn't anime. Just because it owns nearly every cartoon made in the last decade and has an asian theme going on doesn't make it anime. It was all Nickelodeon.
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Oct 21 6:25
Really don't care about cartoons in general...but your list gets my vote simply for the bold and 100% correct assertion that Batman: The Animated Series is the greatest cartoon of all time. Couldn't agree more. Have all 4 volumes on my shelf.
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Sep 23 15:09
Spectacular Spiderman was pretty cool as well and the 90's version. x
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Sep 28 20:44
animaniacs? when was the last time you watched it? Or did i see the wrong season? I still wish i could have been watching captain tyler.
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Sep 28 22:43
I think avatar was a co-production with Japanese artists, it's still American though.

OMG Gargoyles, I loved that show as a kid, I think I never finished it, I might re-watch it one day.
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Sep 28 22:47
@Ran88dom99 Honestly, it's been awhile. But it made me laugh when I was a kid and it still makes me laugh today. It helps having an immature sense of humor I suppose.

OMG Gargoyles, I loved that show as a kid, I think I never finished it, I might re-watch it one day.
If you do, I wouldn't bother with The Goliath Chronicles. Unless you want to be disappointed. I was only ten when it aired and even then, I thought it was garbage compared to the previous seasons of Gargoyles. Also, about Avatar, the main animation studio was Korean, actually.
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Oct 8 7:49
Animaniacs is not bad cause its immature, its bad cause its really repetitive and just plain unfunny.
Posted: 2 years ago at Jul 21 1:58
if you havent noticed yet, there is a sequel to avatar... The Legened of Korra, its prett cool ,since its a female character this time :D but i still perfer the old Avatar :/ sucks Aang died

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