Skip to comments.Top 10 cartoons (of all time)
Posted on 08/04/2005 9:45:02 AM PDT by pissant
THE INFAMOUS CARTOON Southpark is entering it's fifth season of mayhem. This inspired a heated debate over what is the best cartoon ever. After the dust settled this is the list that survived:
10) Smurfs- The childhood cartoon that was filled with miniture blue uhh... smurfs. Everyone has seen this bizzare yet uplifting show
9) Sponge Bob Square Pants- A small yellow piece of foam that recently exploded in popularity. His face is appearing on everything from boxers to bowling balls. Bob, a character that lives in the sea, experiences crazy adventures with his underwater pals. Even older audiences will find the bizarre humor funny; it seems as if either a genius or mental patient created this cartoon.
8) Batman- We all remember from our younger days the caped crusader who kept Gotham City safe. With an arsenal of cool gadgets, the best being the Batmobile, he kicked bad guy butt. The Batcave is also the coolest hideout in superhero history. This cartoon also spun off into a series of major motion pictures.
7) Scooby Doo- Yet another memorable cartoon from our childhood days. Whocould forget Scooby and Shaggy's antics as they searched for the same evil villain in the same haunted house week after week, only to have Fred unmask the monster at the end of each episode? Their comic capers will go down in history as a model of how to create a great cartoon.
6) Popeye- This little spinach eating man with his stick thin girlfriend Olive Oil is a classic. The old black and white versions have been around since 1929. One of the most unlikely heroes, Popeye has found himself in many a jam, only to pop open a can of spinach and prevail time and time again.
5) Loony Toons- Everything from Bugs Bunny to Wyle E. Coyote falls in this category. Warner Brothers hit the jackpot when they created this slew of characters, which have entertained America for years, as well as being marketed all over the world.
4) Flintstones- As first cartoon to ever be in primetime, the Flintstones set a precedent for a new generation of cartoons. It would not only entertain children, but adults as well, with a new style of comedy. Fred, Barney, Wilma, Betty, and Dino continue to entertain generation after generation.
3)Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- One of the most popular cartoons of the 90's. These pizza loving genetically altered turtles battled the evil Shredder with martial arts taught to them by their leader Splinter, a giant rat. Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo, the turtles, became an icon producing an action figure line that continues to this day, and three major motion pictures.
2) South Park- The foul mouth foursome known as Kyle, Kenny, Cartman, and Stan has, for better or worse, undoubtedly changed cartoon history. Where else can you watch a towel get high, or Kenny die a hundred different ways? It has been the most controversial cartoon ever, with its nothing's sacred attitude. It launched a movie that was, of course, rated R. Few can't admit this cartoon is hilarious.
1) Simpsons- Who else could crown such a list? This dysfunctional family has entertained America for over a decade and shows no signs of stopping. Homer, Bart, Lisa, Marge and Maggie along with the town of Springfield revolutionized the way cartoons are viewed. With humor geared more toward adults than children the show stormed primetime fox becoming one of the most popular shows ever. The show is everywhere from action figures to classes on college campuses. It is hands down the number one cartoon ever.
Teenage Mutant Toy COmmercial higher than Looney Tunes? Who made this list, Stevie Wonder?
Yes, Jonny Quest! And lose the stupid Smurfs too!
What about Hong Kong Phooie?
Choco-Bots Adventure Hour?
Mr. Ant, how could you possibly overlook Rocky and Bullwinkle, Boris & Natasha, Dudley Dooright, and Mr. Peabody and the wayback machine?
Jonnie Quest rocked. What about Ren And Stimpie?
Beavis and Butthead.
Um... the Smurfs were Communist propaganda. Even as a kid I had a visceral dislike for it, it wasn't until years later that I learned why.
>>(South Park) "Few can't admit this cartoon is hilarious. "<<
Count me among the few.
What about the Animaniacs? "Hellloooo Nurse!!"
Never heard of Choco-bots. But I loved the Pink Panther!
Kimba the Lion.
I was always partial to Underdog.
I have on vhs the episode where he meets The Flaming Groovies.
Excellent. I loved all of those.!!!
Don't forget El Kabong!
This, combined with the card-carrying southerner thread have me wondering if maybe it's Friday.
Pop-eye should be higher on the list. South Park should be higher on the list. Bullwinkle should be there. TMNT doesn't belong, neither does Smurfs. IMHO.
I never liked Ren & Stimpy. But Beavis and Butthead were VERY funny!
Any thing from Jay Ward Studios has to be right up there. Simple animation, boffo writing!
Should have been the top 2!!
Fortunately, I was too old to watch the Smurfs. The little I did see sucked!
LOL. I've only seen a couple episodes of Southpark. It was funny, but not to my tastes.
You win, Animaniacs were great! I also used to love Mighty Mouse and I miss the Speedy Gonzalez cartoons.
Conjunction, junction, what's your function? ;)
I think Daffy is included in the Looney Toons group!
"Well Mr. Ant, I'm a cartoon, and I'm definitely a 10."
You can see them on DVD and on Boomerang, the companion network to Cartoon Network.
I only recognize Speed Racer. The others are a mystery to me!
I forgot about Underdog. Sweet Polly Purebread was a hottie!!!
The great Cornholio!!!
How 'bout Felix the Cat (and his bag of tricks)?
my 2 favs are
1.) Well, I mean, you know 2.) King of the Hill
Bump for you eventhough you have the Simpsons ahead of my beloved South Park
ROFL. Not me!!!
What is Jay Ward Studios?
What about Family Guy, Futurama, and King of the Hill
I liked the Wonder Twins too.
WONDER TWIN POWERS...ACTIVATE!
I'm sure Peacebaby had a crush on Shaggy! ;o)
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