Thread: Best Cartoon of all time?

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    As someone born in the mid 80s I've watched litraully all the best ones ever in my lifetime as we also had the old 40s-80s repeats back then.
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    Batman The Animated Series
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    Quote by COOLHAND
    no way to choose

    I agree with this guy. I love cartoons too much to put one above all the others. But there are some great ones named in this thread.
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    My most favorite cartoon, despite that it did badly in the ratings department, is the 1980s Little Rascals series. I really loved that cartoon, I hope it gets a DVD release someday.
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    Too many great ones but to name a few, anything by Tex Avery, Friz Freleng and the like, that whole era really, Looney Tunes, world of tomorrow cartoons, Merrie Melodies, Symphony in Slang, Three Little Bops, Dangermouse, Count Duckula, most 80's cartoons....lord I could go on forever lol
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    Trying to find the answer to what the best cartoon is like finding the answer to 100,000,000 x 100,000,000.

    No one will ever know.
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    Did you fail math? It's 10,000,000,000,000,000. (Ten quadrillion)
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    Sorry, can't just pick one. TMNT, The Simpsons, and Ren & Stimpy. That's the best I can do...
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    Can't pick just one either. I would say...

    TaleSpin
    Looney Tunes
    Rocko's Modern Life
    The Mickey Mouse cartoons from the old days. Like Steamboat Willie for example.
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    • 5 years 6 months ago
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    Dexter's Laboratory
    Animaniacs
    Tiny Toons
    Looney Toones
    Ren & Stimpy
    South Park
    Spongebob
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    • 5 years 6 months ago
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    At first I didn't want to touch this thread when it was created.

    But what a question! I get a headache just thinking about it. As soon as you settle on an answer, something else pops into your head, and then something else.

    The politically correct answer is "the best cartoon of all time is the last cartoon you watched - and really enjoyed." But that answer is a cheat.

    Just think about all the types of cartoons; movie theater shorts, series TV, and there's a whole universe of one-off animated specials especially around the holidays.

    Now I'm gonna cheat - I need to think about this some more. I need some aspirin.
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    Everyone at RJ knows that I've been a cartoon fan forever. And yes, there is one cartoon that stands out to me for its awesomeness,the 1953 MGM theatrical short starring Droopy Dog - "The Three Little Pups".

    Imho, this is the cartoon that assured the legendary status of Tex Avery and Dawes Butler in the Animation Hall of Fame.

    This funny twist on the "Three Little Pigs" stars in a conventional way but quickly takes off as soon as the Dog Catcher Wolf shifts his truck into "Sneak" gear. From there this toon is just an amazing combo of sight gags bolstered by commentary from the Wolf. This movie theater short also pokes fun at that new-fangled gadget: Television, with the recurring western outlaw chase scene that became so famous it was picked up and used by Paul Henning in the 1960's TV comedy "Green Acres" - this was Arnold the Pig's favorite TV show!

    Be sure to listen for one of the best lines in cartooning when Droopy says, "don't ask how we got the TV back!" and remember this was over 60 years ago.

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    • 5 years 6 months ago
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    Great pick, eddstarr. I still don't know if I can narrow it down to one, but I would happily give Tex Avery himself the "best" label.
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    Quote by eddstarr88


    Everyone at RJ knows that I've been a cartoon fan forever. And yes, there is one cartoon that stands out to me for its awesomeness,the 1953 MGM theatrical short starring Droopy Dog - "The Three Little Pups".

    Imho, this is the cartoon that assured the legendary status of Tex Avery and Dawes Butler in the Animation Hall of Fame.

    This funny twist on the "Three Little Pigs" stars in a conventional way but quickly takes off as soon as the Dog Catcher Wolf shifts his truck into "Sneak" gear. From there this toon is just an amazing combo of sight gags bolstered by commentary from the Wolf. This movie theater short also pokes fun at that new-fangled gadget: Television, with the recurring western outlaw chase scene that became so famous it was picked up and used by Paul Henning in the 1960's TV comedy "Green Acres" - this was Arnold the Pig's favorite TV show!

    Be sure to listen for one of the best lines in cartooning when Droopy says, "don't ask how we got the TV back!" and remember this was over 60 years ago.

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    I've seen so many Tex Avery shorts, but I don't recall seeing that Droopy cartoon. I'll have to check it out.
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    Thanks guys!

    Bugs Bunny and the Warner Bros. gang dominate the old theater shorts from the 40's and 50's, but I still have a lotta love for the old MGM cartoons like Tom and Jerry.
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    See, there you go. I can't say that I love anything more than Tom & Jerry. Same with Tex, same with Looney Tunes. It's like different flavors of ice cream. They're all so good.
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    Quote by eddstarr88
    Thanks guys!

    Bugs Bunny and the Warner Bros. gang dominate the old theater shorts from the 40's and 50's, but I still have a lotta love for the old MGM cartoons like Tom and Jerry.


    You know, certain Hanna-Barbera characters like Snagglepuss and Huckleberry Hound aren't around anymore, but it's good to know that Tom and Jerry are still being used today.
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    And that's exactly what made being a kid in 1965 so awesome. 1965 was the year MGM reformatted it's animation library of theater shorts as a half-hour network series with CBS.

    From Tom and Jerry to Droopy and Spike, the whole MGM lineup was broadcast for the first time by a network as they were seen by moviegoers decades earlier.

    CBS was just as successful with the re-formatted "Mighty Mouse Playhouse" thanks to it's teaming up with Terrytoons Productions. At the time many of my friend's parents had not seen Tom and Jerry since their younger movie theater days. The CBS 1965 Tom And Jerry series was just as memorable for the musical score, designed to match the sound of the original MGM orchestra.

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    Golden Age: Looney Tunes

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    I have to agree with all the references to animated series TV from the 1990's.

    Sometimes I'm stunned at the number and variety of cartoons I saw during the 90's, cartoons in the morning before going to work, cartoons in the afternoon before the evening news, Saturday mornings and Sunday mornings.

    And it was all on old-time broadcast TV, local and national.

    When was the last time you thought about UPN Kids and their standout cartoon, "Jumanji"

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    As the kids born after the turn of the century grow and dominate the online world, would any of them even believe how cool it was to take-in the last days of the 20th century as the networks went cartoon-crazy.
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