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Hollan
03-27-2008, 02:43 AM
Okay, I love cartoons of all kinds, but I think we should keep this to strictly non-Japanese cartoons. That could be it's own list. . . .

Here's my list of the best cartoons ever. How about you?

Invader Zim "I'm gonna sing the doom song now. Doom doom doom. . ."

Teen Titans (why did CN cancel it? Why?!)

Avatar The Last Airbender (hehehe, Zuko is hot. And that was a really bad pun. . . )

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends "It's hot in Topeka."

Ren and Stimpy "You whizzed on the electric fence, didn't you?"

Power Puff Girls (b/c of Mojo JoJo.)

Samurai Jack

The Clone Wars

Mighty Max (The story line was so cool to a 12 year old! And Skullmaster just rocked!)

Batman the Animated Series (best Batman ever, just about.)

Animaniacs

And, b/c I grew up in the 80's Rainbow Bright, He-man and She-ra.

Oh, and I guess I'm leaving out a whole bunch of adult cartoons. . .

Okay, The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Sealab 2021 are all good too.

Wow. I'm a loser. Anyone else as addicted to cartoons as I am?

HeronW
03-27-2008, 02:48 AM
I miss classic BugsBunny, RoadRunner, Tweety&Sylvester, Tom&Jerry, the old Merrie Melodies--often there were no words, just sound effects, and classical music! The Barber of Seville and the Ring Saga with Bugs and Elmer Fudd are way too good.

maxmordon
03-27-2008, 02:52 AM
I love you only by your tastes, Hollan! I would add Pinky & The Brain (basically anything produced by Steven Spielberg except the one with Elmira)

Sam & Max

The Tick

The shorts made by the Fleischer Bros.

Tom & Jerry

maxmordon
03-27-2008, 02:53 AM
I miss classic BugsBunny, RoadRunner, Tweety&Sylvester, Tom&Jerry, the old Merrie Melodies--often there were no words, just sound effects, and classical music! The Barber of Seville and the Ring Saga with Bugs and Elmer Fudd are way too good.

Pure classic!

Hollan
03-27-2008, 07:21 AM
Yes, Maxmordon, Pinky and the Brain is great! "What should we do tonight, Brain?"

"The same thing we do every night, Pinky."

"Okay, but this time you wear the dress." hehehe, that's a real quote, btw ^_^

The Tick is awesome too. Oh, and Earthworm Jim.

I also agree w/ the old Looney Toons. I love the Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny opera. And I love Foghorn Leghorn "I do declare!"

Rolling Thunder
03-27-2008, 07:31 AM
Ren and Stimpy? Never heard of that one.

kellytijer
03-27-2008, 07:34 AM
Tom & Jerry is the best from my childhood.

My children's generation? Spongebob Squarepants wins hands down.

giusti
03-27-2008, 09:15 AM
Damn, I came to this post, purely to inject some Invader Zim into it, but found that it was in fact the very first one listed. I should have known. Then, I thought I was safe when Pinky and the Brain wasn't in Hollan's list, but Max covered that one too. What to do..what to do...

Did anybody watch Rocko's Modern Life? I'm actually surprised that a lot of that got on the air. But I loved it. ^__^

-giusti

Bravo
03-27-2008, 09:18 AM
johnny bravo

thundercats

spider-man TAS

spider-man (the recent MTV version. great stuff)

batman TAS

spawn

JLA

superman TAS

there's a ton more i cant remember anymore.

i basically would wake up at about 7AM every sat. and watch until about 10 or 11.

good times, good times

giusti
03-27-2008, 09:28 AM
When I was in France, I watched Johnny Bravo all the time, because that and I am Weasel were just about all they showed in English. Oh, and Dexter's Lab. We also got some of that.

Izunya
03-27-2008, 09:39 AM
It's been a while, but I remember Gargoyles as being pretty good. Oh, and Justice League is another good action cartoon.

Agreed on Avatar. Startlingly well-written stuff.

Izunya

Hollan
03-27-2008, 10:43 AM
Giusti, I loved Rocko's Modern Life! It was so funny. I think I can sing the theme song still. . . .

Gargoyles was really good too. I watched it that all the time. It got really weird around the end though, but I still liked it. Weird is good.

Avatar is really well-written. I was really mad at what one character did at the end of season 2, but he's redeemed himself since (thank god!) I can't wait for new episodes to air!

giusti
03-27-2008, 12:59 PM
My girlfriend scoffed at Avatar and called it "Mock-anime" I told her (as I tell her about many mainstream things) to turn back around and give it another chance. Now she mumbles softly, "you were right." And I say, "I know, I know." Quite often, she'll take the "nonconformist" approach to things, and I have to remind her that that's conforming too. ;)

-giusti

Bmwhtly
03-27-2008, 01:55 PM
There can be only one!

...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/de/Futurama_title_screen.jpg


And RoadRunner

Mr Flibble
03-27-2008, 02:00 PM
Dangermouse rules!

I shall always have a soft spot for Hong Kong Phooey too.

More recent, I have to go with Pinky and The Brain. And Avatar is the only kids program I'll watch with my kids -- the rest just melt my brain.

Serenity
03-27-2008, 08:51 PM
G.I. Joe
Transformers
Thundercats
He-Man
She-Ra
(I also had figures, cars, guns, swords, etc. from all the above...)
Classic Bugs Bunny (Kill da wabbit! Dragons is so stupid!)
Animaniacs

donroc
03-27-2008, 08:57 PM
Betty Boop and the seldom seen feature length Mr. Bug Goes to Town
Wolfey, honored in The Mask.
Pepe Le Pew.
Mr. Magoo.

childeroland
03-27-2008, 09:09 PM
Silly Symphonies

Looney Tunes/Merry Melodies

Tom & Jerry

Harvey Toons (Casper, etc.)

Animaniacs/Pinky & the Brain

Ub Iwerks non-Disney stuff

Walter Lantz - Woody Woodpecker

Harman & Ising - 'Peace on Earth'

the Peanuts specials Schultz had a hand in

The Fleischers Popeye and Superman cartoons

Windsor McCay's classics

Dr. Seuss specials

Roger J Carlson
03-27-2008, 09:18 PM
<-- Looney Tunes, of course!

But other than those, my favorite has to have been Jonny Quest -- not The New Adventures of Jonny Quest or The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest -- the original Jonny Quest.

After that, Space Ghost. What they did to him in Space Ghost Coast to Coast is a crying shame.

StephanieFox
03-27-2008, 09:19 PM
Betty Boop (especially the war years)

The Tick (especially the Jewish episodes and the one with Firesign Theatre doing the voices).

Pinky and the Brain

Venture Brothers

Jersey Chick
03-27-2008, 09:21 PM
Loony Tunes without a doubt

Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy - c'mon, they hang out with the Grim Reaper (who's Jamaican, BTW) - what could be better?

Foster's

Kim Possible - great role model, but a little too skinny

Cat Scratch - Waffle's my favorite

Shadow_Ferret
03-27-2008, 09:30 PM
But other than those, my favorite has to have been Jonny Quest -- not The New Adventures of Jonny Quest or The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest -- the original Jonny Quest.

Jonny Quest. Thank you. Finally, someone with taste. Yes. I keep meaning to buy the DVDs. Has one of the great opening themes, too.

And, of course, the original Scooby Do, Where Are you?

Roger J Carlson
03-27-2008, 09:37 PM
Jonny Quest. Thank you. Finally, someone with taste. Yes. I keep meaning to buy the DVDs. Has one of the great opening themes, too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shh3teASy3Y&eurl=http://www.chrisroberson.net/2008/03/jonny-quest.html

donroc
03-27-2008, 09:41 PM
Crusader Rabbit was popular at Cal in the early 50's.

maxmordon
03-27-2008, 10:28 PM
My girlfriend scoffed at Avatar and called it "Mock-anime" I told her (as I tell her about many mainstream things) to turn back around and give it another chance. Now she mumbles softly, "you were right." And I say, "I know, I know." Quite often, she'll take the "nonconformist" approach to things, and I have to remind her that that's conforming too. ;)

-giusti

Same thing what happened to me when Avatar came out. I started to watch because my godson watches it while I babysit him

maxmordon
03-27-2008, 10:29 PM
Did anybody watch Rocko's Modern Life? I'm actually surprised that a lot of that got on the air. But I loved it. ^__^

-giusti

A lot of Nick stuff from the 90's was awesome... now they seem to try to emulate Disney Channel

Hollan
03-27-2008, 11:43 PM
I can't believe I forgot about Futurama! The new episodes were really good too. I love the robot devil. . . .

I agree that Nick toons used to be much better. The last Nick toon I liked was Danny Phantom. Damn catchy theme song!

maxmordon
03-27-2008, 11:55 PM
True, Danny is great

I used to like Fairy Godparents but now seem to me so annoying. Specially since here 3 different channels shows it (Disney Channel, Jetix and Nick)

Can we mention movies? I highly recomend The Triplets of Belleville and The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello if you want something different to Anime and your classical US Animated Movie. Both Oscars nominated

Jasper Morello's AMV (sorry but there isn't much of him now; there used to be the whole movie uploaded) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbxGcVSJGbI)

Belleville Rendez-Vous Intro. An homage to classical cartoons (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uldPmr6L3mg)

Gravity
03-28-2008, 12:46 AM
Anything by Tex Avery. Literally...anything.

Serenity
03-28-2008, 03:20 AM
ACK. X-Men. How could I forget X-men? And Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! I'm forgetting my younger years... :D

plaidearthworm
03-28-2008, 04:58 AM
[quote=IdiotsRUs;2201008]

I shall always have a soft spot for Hong Kong Phooey too.

/quote]

I second that. I remember getting up early, pouring myself a big bowl of cereal, and watching Hot Hero Sandwich (a live kids show), Bugs Bunny, Hong Kong Phooey, and Josie and the Pussycats. I even remember there was a Muhammad Ali cartoon for a little while ( a very little while).

But my animated heart belongs to... Scooby Doo.

Hollan
03-28-2008, 06:01 AM
Can we mention movies? I highly recomend The Triplets of Belleville and The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello if you want something different to Anime and your classical US Animated Movie. Both Oscars nominated

Jasper Morello's AMV (sorry but there isn't much of him now; there used to be the whole movie uploaded)

Belleville Rendez-Vous Intro. An homage to classical cartoons

Sure, movies are fine. Both of those look really cool. The animation is amazing. I'll definitely check both of those out. Thanks ^_^

Bmwhtly
03-28-2008, 05:05 PM
I can't believe I forgot about Futurama!Nor can I
:D

I love the robot devil. . . .YES!
Particularly his laugh
(and his fiddle skills)

Priene
03-28-2008, 06:54 PM
Tommy Zoom (http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/tommyzoom/)

Don Allen
03-28-2008, 10:02 PM
ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE...... mr.peabody rocked my world....

Leva
03-28-2008, 11:56 PM
Another vote for Disney's Gargoyles. There's a Gargoyles comic & spinoff (Bad Guys) out by the series creator, through Slave Labor Graphics. It's pretty decent and SLG says its their best seller.

(By the way, for everyone else who mentioned Gargoyles -- Greg Weisman, the creator, is working on the new Spiderman toon. Which has been VERY good, so far, with great writing and fantastic voice actors, Robert Englund and Keith David among them.)

-- Leva

maxmordon
03-29-2008, 08:39 AM
I found the intro of Jasper Morello:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx26_4L3Pmc

I also found this abomination (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYs_GCy9PRk) (do the sign of the cross) oh, the horror

Hollan
03-29-2008, 10:03 AM
Thanks! The intro to Jasper Morello is really cool.


I also found this abomination (do the sign of the cross) oh, the horror

Hahaha! OMG! I had to favorite it b/c it's so stupid!

Speaking of bad 80's cartoons, anyone remember what they did to Zelda?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsU8L_fYpg0&feature=related

Why does she only mention two triforces? It's called a triforce because there are three! I guess that should be the least of my worries w/ that, huh?

maxmordon
03-29-2008, 09:09 PM
Thanks!

Speaking of bad 80's cartoons, anyone remember what they did to Zelda?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsU8L_fYpg0&feature=related

Why does she only mention two triforces? It's called a triforce because there are three! I guess that should be the least of my worries w/ that, huh?

I had forgot that! the local TV Station used to show only TWO episodes of this, Alf cartoons and Mario Bros. cartoons (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGvTXSYvL2Q) and some Swedish-Japanese cartoons over and over and over that I feel like the Manchurian Candidate everytime I hear one of their lines

P.S: Steve Martin was too old to be around playing Link

maxmordon
03-29-2008, 09:35 PM
In a second thought, it's unbelievable (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v4_EazSgKE) what kind of crap (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXpA4TjimII) was produced (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mDQ-Yg6AME) back in the 80's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lUPlHcZDk8) just trying to cash in from the latest movie or star (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmJKKYByTYY). Sadly, this tendence is not really new (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nTV6CcMlOY). Heck, wasn't even necesarry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3n22GQMgcU) to be from licensed products (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El7TBZWZbNY) it could just be some random idea to try to cash in (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQM0Qq_TfDo)

childeroland
03-30-2008, 01:38 AM
Fleischers' Color Classics

Yuriy Norshteyn's The Overcoat

Hollan
03-30-2008, 06:34 AM
Well excuuuuuuuse me, Princess!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPxY8lpYAUM

Hahaha! I almost posted that. In fact, I think I have it favorited b/c it's stupid (and makes me laugh).

Hollan
03-30-2008, 06:36 AM
In a second thought, it's unbelievable (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v4_EazSgKE) what kind of crap (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXpA4TjimII) was produced (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mDQ-Yg6AME) back in the 80's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lUPlHcZDk8) just trying to cash in from the latest movie or star (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmJKKYByTYY). Sadly, this tendence is not really new (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nTV6CcMlOY). Heck, wasn't even necesarry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3n22GQMgcU) to be from licensed products (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El7TBZWZbNY) it could just be some random idea to try to cash in (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQM0Qq_TfDo)

OMG! Chuck Norris Karate Commandos? That was insane. I think I remember the Pac Man cartoon too. Hehehe, thanks for sharing ^_^

Lyra Jean
03-30-2008, 06:53 AM
I actually liked Mr. T and the A-team cartoon. G.I. Joe, He-Man, Transformers, and Jem. Hey I'm a girl.

childeroland
03-30-2008, 07:40 AM
He-Man, G.I. Joe and the first few seasons of Transformers had a sort of charm to them I guess never leaves you if you were into them as a kid. I remember enjoying them on Boomerang a few years back -- they held up really well, along with Thundercats.

z10
03-30-2008, 07:43 AM
south park, doesn't get any better than this

Lyra Jean
03-30-2008, 07:52 AM
I love the boomerang channel.

Oh another favorite of mine Captain Caveman!

maxmordon
04-01-2008, 11:44 PM
There is also David El Gnomo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ7Oqr2Ur5U)(Known in Britain as David The Gnome)

The Adventures of Tintin. The graphic novels are even better! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FxXjD4DfYs)

Roger J Carlson
04-01-2008, 11:49 PM
There is also David El Gnomo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ7Oqr2Ur5U)(Known in Britain as David The Gnome)Shouldn't leave them screaming in terror (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=95611&highlight=gnome)?

childeroland
04-02-2008, 12:55 AM
I wish Spielberg/Jackson and company were doing their Tintin trilogy in that style instead of Pixar-lite or however it comes out.


There is also David El Gnomo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ7Oqr2Ur5U)(Known in Britain as David The Gnome)

The Adventures of Tintin. The graphic novels are even better! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FxXjD4DfYs)

JacobWorld
04-02-2008, 06:44 AM
I have to say Bugs Bunny is the all time leader.
Sense of humor and his sayings .... are unreal

Tiger
04-02-2008, 07:20 AM
Wyle E. Coyote's little umbrella was truly inspired.

billy81
04-03-2008, 04:30 AM
Garfield and Friends
Simpsons
King of the Hill
Ducktales
TMNT (80's)
Darkwing Duck
Chip'n Dales Rescue Rangers
Gummi Bears
Tales Spin

Hollan
04-03-2008, 05:57 AM
Gummi Bears was good. I can sing the theme song. I don't know why. . . .

maxmordon
04-03-2008, 06:36 AM
I wish Spielberg/Jackson and company were doing their Tintin trilogy in that style instead of Pixar-lite or however it comes out.

Agreed on that

Lyra Jean
04-03-2008, 07:52 AM
The cartoons that were on the USA Cartoon Express. Anyone remember that program? Is it still on?

ChaosTitan
04-03-2008, 11:29 PM
The cartoons that were on the USA Cartoon Express. Anyone remember that program? Is it still on?

I remember it, and I don't think it's been on in years. I spent many a Saturday morning watching the Cartoon Express.

Hollan
04-04-2008, 06:42 AM
Ghost busters was on Cartoon Express. Why do I remember that?

Atlantis
04-04-2008, 02:51 PM
As a kid some of the cartoons I loved were:

Ahhh! real monsters!
Mummies Alive
The Twins of Destiny (my pre-sailor moon obbession)
Samauri Pizza Cats (I still remember the theme song)
The Mask
Teenage Mutant Nija Turtles
Astro Boy
He-Man
She-Ra
The Smurfs
and Sailor Moon, which I still love, at 24...got started in it at 12 and still haven't stopped...I have to collect all of the manga and get all of the seasons on dvd first!

As an adult, I love Simpsons, Futurama, Family Guy and King of the Hill.

GreenFriend
04-08-2008, 08:09 AM
Batman: TAS
Family Guy
Justice League Unlimited
Visionaries