By Nancy Basile, About.com Guide
Lists of Top Picks
Lists are fun, especially when they pull together the best of cartoons. Use these lists to get a snapshot of the best cartoons have to offer.
- Top 50 Cartoon Characters
- Best Cartoons of the 1980s
- Top 10 Movies Made from Cartoons
- Best of Dr. Seuss Characters
- Top 10 Sexiest Cartoon Characters
- Top 10 People in Animated TV
- Cartoons Canceled Too Soon
- Best of Stop-Motion Animation DVDs
- Top Picks for Magical Cartoons
- Best of Cartoon Vampires
- Get Cheap or Free DVDs
Sometimes a cartoon is an instant classic. Sometimes a cartoon is a classic merely because of its age. Regardless, when someone says "classic cartoon" fans generally know a show is iconic. Learn more about classic cartoons with these guides and picture galleries.
- Captain Planet
- Danny Phantom
- Felix the Cat
- The Flintstones
- Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series
- Mr. Magoo
- Powerpuff Girls
- The Ren & Stimpy Show
- Rocko's Modern Life
- Rocky and His Friends
- Samurai Jack
- The Smurfs
- Speed Racer
- The Wild Thornberrys
Many classic cartoons are holiday specials for Christmas, Halloween, Easter and other holidays. They become classics because networks can air them year after year, enchanting a new generation each time. Learn more about holiday-themed cartoons.
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
- It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
- It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown
- A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
- Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Classic cartoon pictures are fun to browse because they bring with them a fond nostalgia. Use these picture galleries to re-discover your favorite classic cartoons.
Creating cartoons for TV today is much different than it was only a couple of decades ago. Learn more about classic cartoons in these interviews.
- Peter Fernandez (Original Voice of Speed Racer)
- Joe Harris (Creator of Underdog)
- Butch Hartman (Creator of Fairly Oddparents)
Animation for Beginners
Want to dig deeper into the world of animation? Use these articles to go behind the scenes.