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50 Best Cartoon Characters of All Time
My top 50 cartoon characters of all-time, including supeheroes, wise-cracking animals, jaundiced Springfieldians and a sponge.
10 Most Popular Cartoons from the '80s
These were the most popular cartoons from the the 1980s. Can you guess which cartoon is number one?
Best and Worst Animated TV Shows
TV cartoons have highs and lows like any other series. Here are the best and worst TV cartoons we've seen in recent history.
Who does what voice on 'American Dad'?
The 'American Dad' cast includes a variety of talent, from newcomers to veteran. Find out who does what voice.
Who does what voice on 'Family Guy'?
Find out which actor does the voice of your favorite characters on 'Family Guy.'
How did Aang die? Find out what happened to the...
In 'The Legend of Korra,' we meet the new Waterbending Avatar. But what happened to Aang?
Cancelled Cartoons that were Gone Too Soon
These cancelled cartoons were hilarious and cutting-edge. They aired before their time and were gone too soon.
Who does what voice on 'SpongeBob SquarePants'?
A list of who does what character's voice for the cast of SpongeBob SquarePants, including a few guest stars.
11 Cartoons Perfect for Binge-Watching
A list of the best cartoons to watch on a binge. Start with episode one and work your way through the series to the end.
10 Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
Are these the best episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants? SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Squidward and Sandy start in my top 10.
Springfield Characters
Pictures of The Simpsons characters from Springfield, including Krusty the Clown, Chief Wiggum, Moe, Apu, Barney and more.
Are these the 10 Funniest 'South Park' episodes?
South Park has cranked out some very funny episodes in its nearly twenty years on Comedy Central, ranging
The 20 Most Iconic Episodes of 'The Simpsons'
These 20 episodes 'The Simpsons' are the ones die-hard fans love to quote and watch in re-runs.
Meet Peter Griffin and the Other Hilarious...
Meet Peter Griffin, the patriarch on 'Family Guy,' his family members, and one hilarious (and creepy) neighbor.
The 10 Best 'Family Guy' Episodes Ever
Top 10 list of the best 'Family Guy' episodes, ever. Chicken fight, anyone?
Worst Movies Adapted from TV Cartoons
Movies theaters are where TV cartoons go to die. Here are the worst movies made from TV cartoons in recent years.
Who does what voice on 'King of the Hill'?
Meet the actors behind the voices on 'King of the Hill,' including where you've heard them before.
Where to Watch Cartoons Online For Free
Find out where to watch South Park, The Simpsons, Adult Swim shows and classic cartoons at these legal and official websites.
The Biggest List of Green Cartoon Characters Ever
These green cartoon characters are superheroes, villains, aliens and dinosaurs who have appeared on TV. Do you remember them?
'King of the Hill'
King of the Hill is one of the longest running animated comedies on primetime TV. Here is a guide to King of the Hill, the characters, the creator and the premise.
Who Does What Voice on 'The Simpsons'?
Which member of 'The Simpsons' cast does what voice? Here's the full list.
Futurama Trivia Quiz - A Trivia Quiz for Fans...
Take a trivia quiz to test your knowledge about past episodes of Futurama.
Who are the characters on 'Futurama'?
A list of Futurama characters with brief bios and pictures of each. Learn more about Fry, Bender, Leela and the others at Planet Express.
How old is Homer/Marge/Bart/Lisa/Maggie Simpson?
How old is Homer/Marge/Bart/Lisa/Maggie Simpson?
10 Best Cartoon Movies
A list of the best movies made that are based on TV cartoons, ranked by success at the box office.
Who does what voice on 'Futurama'?
Who does what voice on Futurama? Read this cast list to find out who gives voice to Fry, Leela, Bender and the other characters.
Good Morning, USA! Meet the Main Characters of...
Meet the 'American Dad' characters, who range from conservative Republican to tree-hugging liberal Democrat.
Family Guy Trivia Quiz
A trivia quiz about Family Guy, including questions about the family, guest stars and episodes.
Who does what voice on 'South Park'?
Breakdown of 'South Park' voices to explain who does what voice for South Park characters, including Matt Stone and Trey Parker.
6 Movies from 'South Park' Creators You Might...
Review the film career of Matt Stone and Trey Parker, including the raunchy movies you might have missed.
Cel Animation - What is it?
An overview of how cartoons are created using cel animation, including a description of each step of the cel animation process and definitions of animation terms.
Meet the raunchy space crew from 'Tripping the...
A list of character descriptions and pictures of Tripping the Rift characters.
'Family Guy' Pictures - Characters
Browse a picture gallery of Peter, Stewie, Brian, Lois, Meg and other characters from Family Guy.
10 Reasons to Love 'Pee-wee's Playhouse'
'Pee-wee's Playhouse' was at once a throwback to the early days of television and a cutting edge comedy sketch show. Here are 10 reasons you should still love it.
10 Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of the '90s
Enjoy a slideshow of the best Nickelodeon cartoons from the '90s, from 'Ren & Stimpy' to 'SpongeBob SquarePants.'
Dr. Seuss's 5 Most Memorable Characters
Meet my top 5 favorite Dr. Seuss characters from TV cartoon specials.
25 Surprising Guest Stars on 'Family Guy'
Oscar winners, Emmy winners and pop singers have all been guest stars on 'Family Guy.' Find out who!
6 of TV's Sexiest Cartoon Characters
A picture gallery of some of primetime TV's sexiest cartoon characters.
Best Episodes for Every 'South Park' Character
Profiles for the main characters of South Park, including Cartman, Kyle, Stan, Kenny, their parents and folks from their school.
Where to Download Cartoon Theme Songs and Sounds
Looking to add some background music to your desktop? Try these lists of places to download MP3s or other sounds or songs from your favorite cartoon, like The Simpsons and Family Guy.
'The Simpsons' Characters: Meet those Hilarious...
Trivia and pictures of The Simpsons characters, including Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson and other favorite characters.
'Family Guy' Writer Explains 'Bob's Burgers' Joke
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Everything Guide to 'Family Guy'
Get the complete guide to 'Family Guy' with behind the scenes info, lists of best episodes and profiles of your favorite characters.
11 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Characters We Love
A list of SpongeBob SquarePants characters, including SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Plankton and more.
Animation 101: Tips and Techniques for Beginners
Find out how cartoons like 'The Simpsons' and 'South Park' are made with these animation techniques.
What is a "pilot episode"?
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'Looney Tunes' Pictures
Pictures of Looney Tunes characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Yosemite Sam.
Homer Simpson's Favorite Foods
A list of Homer Simpson's favorite foods based on the number of times Homer Simpson has said Mmmm or referenced a food on The Simpsons.
Popular game 'Minecraft' has everything to make...
With a few tweaks to the game's characters and situations, Minecraft would make a great TV cartoon, and here's why.
How do I write to 'The Simpsons' or Matt...
How do I write to The Simpsons or Matt Groening?
Top 10 Reasons We Still Miss 'King of the Hill'
King of the Hill was underrated and under-appreciated. Here are ten reasons I still miss King of the Hill.
'The Simpsons' Made Fun of these Blockbuster...
'The Simpsons' commonly parodies pop culture. These blockbuster movies are no exception. Check out 'The Simpsons' movie spoofs.
5 Creepy Cartoon Vampires
The creepiest cartoon vampires we've seen on TV, including one who's based on a popular vampire boyfriend.
Meet the 10 Sexiest Cartoon Characters on TV
A top ten list of the sexiest TV cartoon characters, including some surprises from 'The Simpsons' and 'Family Guy.'
50th Anniversary
Picture of The Flintstones 50th Anniversary with all the main characters. Page 2.
Meet the Belchers from 'Bob's Burgers.'
Character list and descriptions from Bob's Burgers, including brief bios for Bob, Linda, Tina, Gene and Louise.
Stewie Griffin
Picture of Stewie Griffin showing his butt from Family Guy. Page 7.
Quitting Time
Picture of quitting time for Fred Flintstone on The Flintstones. Page 3.
11 Classic Cartoon Network Shows
See a slideshow of the best classic Cartoon Network shows, from the late 1990s to the mid 2000s.
Meet the Flintstones! They're the modern Stone...
Your complete guide to 'The Flintstones,' the classic cartoon starring Fred, Wilma and Pebbles, including a history of the primetime cartoon.
Your complete guide to 'SpongeBob SquarePants'...
The complete guide to 'SpongeBob SquarePants' with DVD reviews, behind the scenes info and list of the funniest episodes.
Meet the Flintstones
A picture of The Flintstones characters in Fred Flintstone's car.
20 Most Famous Guest Stars on 'The Simpsons'
Twenty of the most famous, and funniest, guest stars on 'The Simpsons,' including a pop star and an Oscar winner.
Playing Now on Cartoon Network
Find out which cartoons are currently playing on Cartoon Network's schedule.
We need straitjackets, STAT! Meet the craziest...
We need straitjackets, STAT! Meet the craziest villains from 'Avatar: The Last Airbender.'
Unicorns and Hobbits reside on this list of the...
List of the best fantasy cartoons from TV, including animated specials, like The Hobbit.
"Sunday, Cruddy Sunday"
In "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday," when Homer Simpson and his friends try to get into the Super Bowl, they're
Profile of Seth MacFarlane, his career, awards...
Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, has risen fast through the ranks of animated TV. Learn more about the life and career of Seth MacFarlane.
Who Does What Voice on 'Archer'?
Learn more about the actors who play characters on the cartoon 'Archer.' Includes brief bios and photos for each voice actor.
'Rocky and Bullwinkle' Pictures
Pictures of from 'Rocky and His Friends,' including Bullwinkle, Boris and Natasha, Peabody and Sherman, and Dudley Do-Right.
D'oh! Your complete guide to our favorite...
Your complete guide to 'The Simpsons,' covering trivia, characters, behind the scenes and lists of the best episodes for more than 25 seasons.
10 Most Merry Christmas Cartoons
These classic Christmas cartoons bring out the best of a holiday season, full of nostalgia.
Brian and Martini
Picture of Brian drinking a martini on Family Guy. Page 34.
10 Best Episodes of 'Daria'
The 10 best episodes of 'Daria,' the MTV cartoon that featured one of the most cynical characters on TV.
The Grinch Pats Cindy Lou Who
The Grinch pats Cindy Lou Who on the head in Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Page 5.
Cindy Lou Who
Cindy Lou Who questions The Grinch in Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Page 4.
Birth of Pebbles
Picture of the birth of Pebbles Flintstone with Wilma and Fred. Page 4.
'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'
Pictures from Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a classic Christmas cartoon special.
Captain McCallister
Picture of Captain McCallister, the sea captain, from The Simpsons.
Compare 'Penguins of Madagascar' Cast and Voices
A comparison of the voices from the Madagascar movies and the TV cartoonm 'Penguins of Madagascar.' Who's who?
What things are legal to put on my web site for...
So you want to make a web site for The Simpsons? Be careful. Most multimedia has a copyright, and is illegal for you to use. Find out what you can and cannot put on your fan web site.
Meet Mr. Magoo, the near-sighted classic...
Learn more about lovable, near-sighted Mr. Magoo. Follow the TV and movie career of this classic cartoon.
Meet the Powerpuff Girls and the city of...
See a guide to the Powerpuff Girls. Learn more about Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, their history and more about the cartoon.
Roger
Roger the alien on American Dad. Page 22.
Tears of a clown? 10 of Krusty's best episodes...
Krusty the Clown is one of the funniest characters on 'The Simpsons'. These 10 episodes reveal a lot about the man behind the make-up.
Jedi Heroes
A picture of the Jedi heroes with Clones from the Genndy Tartakovsky animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars. Page 7.
American Dad Pictures
A picture of Roger the alien from American Dad. Page 21.
Who does what voice on 'The Cleveland Show'?
A complete cast list for 'The Cleveland Show,' including where you've seen or heard the actors before.
Matt Groening's 10 Favorite Episodes of 'The...
Matt Groening chose his favorite episodes of 'The Simpsons' in an issue of Entertainment Weekly to celebrate the cartoon's 10th anniversary.
Hayley Smith
Hayley Smith from American Dad. Animated TV. Page 24.
Christmas
Picture of the Flintstones and the Rubbles at Christmas. Page 6.
Are your favorite cartoons returning to Adult...
Find out if your favorite cartoon is returning to Adult Swim. Plus, a few new cartoons from well-known creators will be added to the 2014-2015 TV season.
Meet the Voices Behind 'Bob's Burgers'
Discover who does what voice on 'Bob's Burgers,' including comedians and voice-over actors you've never heard of.
Stealing Presents
The Grinch rolls up the rug and steals all the Christmas presents in Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Page 6.
Your Guide to 'My Little Pony: Friendship Is...
'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' is a popular cartoon on The Hub. Learn more about this magical cartoon, as well as the group of men who call themselves Bronies.
The Who Feast
Picture of the Who feast from Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Page 12.
Meet the adult versions of the X-Men in anime.
Read the review and guide to a more adult version 'X-Men,' the Marvel anime series on G4.
'Looney Tunes' Characters
Looney Tunes Characters chase each other. Page 2.
Meet the Jedi and Bad Guys in 'Star Wars: The...
Characters and their bios for 'Star Wars The Clone Wars,' including Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker, Asajj Ventress and more.
10 Classic Cartoons on DVD for Halloween
The best DVDs with Halloween specials of The Simpsons, South Park, Charlie Brown and more of your favorite TV cartoons.
10 Best Soundtracks by Danny Elfman, 'Simpsons'...
Danny Elfman is famous for composing the award-winning theme to 'The Simpsons.' But did you know he also wrote these soundtracks?
5 Great Cartoons You Won't Find on TV
These 5 funny cartoons can't be found on your TV guide. Look for these cartoons on Netflix, YouTube and Hulu.
Homer Simpson Shareable Quotes
Homer Simpson has said some hilarious quotes over the years. Now you can share them on Facebook and Pinterest.
Ann-Margrock
Ann-Margrock dancing with Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble on The Flintstones. Page 5.
Brian Griffin
Picture of Brian Griffin, the dog, on Family Guy. Page 8.
Stealing Stockings
Picture of The Grinch stealing the stockings from Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Page 7.
Recaps for 'Archer' Season 4
Recaps for 'Archer' Season 4 in this episode guide, including original air dates and guest stars.
'Dragons: Race to the Edge'
Hiccup and his friends are growing up in 'Dragons: Race to the Edge.' But how does the jump to Netflix change the cartoon?
The Town of Whoville
The town of Whoville asleep in Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Page 2.
How and When Did The Simpsons Begin?
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'Batman Unlimited' and LEGO DC Cartoon DVDs
'Batman Unlimited' and LEGO DC superheroes are on the August 2015 list of cartoon DVD releases.
'We Bare Bears' Brings the Funny and All the...
'We Bare Bears' hits all the soft spots and makes us feel all the feels, while keeping us in stitches.
Lois Griffin
Picture of Lois Griffin (backside) on Family Guy. Page 35.
Homer Simpson Trivia Quiz
A trivia quiz about Homer Simpson and his failures and successes on The Simpsons.
Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck
Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck confuse Elmer Fudd. Page 4.
"Carrotblanca"
Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam and Tweety Bird in Carrotblanca. Page 3.
Francine Smith
Pictures from the Fox animated comedy American Dad, featuring CIA Agent Stan Smith and his family. Page 20.
Complete guide to 'Beavis and Butt-Head' with...
Guide to Beavis and Butt-Head, the MTV cartoon by Mike Judge, including a history and movie review.
The Grinch at the Fridge
The Grinch steals all the food in Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Page 8.
Meg Griffin
Picture Meg Griffin on Family Guy. Page 39.
Full Sleigh
The Grinch with a full sleigh on top of the Whoville mountain in Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Page 9.
Who's Who on 'The Amazing World of Gumball'
A list of main characters from The Amazing World of Gumball on Cartoon Network.
The Grinch
The Grinch stuffs his sack in Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Page 3.
What's a "Furry"?
You've heard about furries at fan conventions and on the Internet. Find out what a furry is, and how you can join (or avoid) the obsession.
Michigan J. Frog
Picture of Michigan J. Frog in One Froggie Evening. Page 5.
The Grinch Talks to Max
The Grinch talks to Max about packages, boxes or bags in Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Page 10.
'Regular Show' is Adult Swim for Kids
J.G. Quintel has created a cartoon in 'Regular Show' that has more going on that you think at first glance.
Amazing animation technique is only one way...
Read a review of 'The Amazing World of Gumball' on Cartoon Network from a grown-up's perspective. Find out why this cartoon is so popular.
Who is Ben 10 and what can he do?
Guide to Ben 10, the superhero cartoon on Cartoon Network, including reviews and characters.
'SpongeBob SquarePants' Pictures
SpongeBob SquarePants pictures of SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, Gary, Sandy and more.
"Star Wars: Clone Wars Epic Micro-Series"
Star Wars: Clone Wars, an “epic micro-series” consisting of 20 animated shorts, will air on Cartoon Network beginning Friday, November 7. The first 10 chapters will debut weekdays at 8 p.m. (ET, PT), from November 7-20, just prior to new episodes of Cartoon Network series. The next 10 episodes will debut in Spring 2004.
Sideshow Bob
Sideshow Bob picture and trivia from The Simpsons. Page 5.
Aang may be gone, but the Avatar lives in 'The...
Guide to The Legend of Korra, which takes place 70 years after Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Your Complete Guide to LEGO TV Cartoons
Guide to the best TV cartoons by LEGO, with a synopsis and character list for each cartoon, including 'Star Wars.'
Boris and Natasha
Picture of Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale from the Rocky and Bullwinkle show. Page 4.
Quick Reference Guide to Charlie Brown Cartoons
Your quick reference guide to Charlie Brown cartoons, including holiday specials and the animated series.
Meet the characters on 'Brickleberry.'
Learn more about the characters of Brickleberry. Find out who does what voice.
The Simpsons Trivia Quiz - Pets and Animals
The Simpsons trivia quiz about all the pets and animals from the cartoon.
Homer Simpson's Most Spectacular Business #Fails
Homer Simpson is always looking to get rich quick. But his business ventures become big business fails. Here are his most spectacular, along with hilarious quotes.
Sideshow Mel
Sideshow Mel picture and trivia from The Simpsons. Page 6.
9 Great TV Cartoons Coming to the Big Screen
Which TV cartoons are being turned into movies? These cartoons are coming to a theater near you.
These quotes from 'The Simpsons' are *almost*...
Funny quotes from 'The Simpsons' about love, friendship, family and romance.
Max and The Grinch
Max hangs from the sleigh as the Grinch gloats in Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Page 11.
Meet the 'Archer' Characters
Get to know all the main characters on 'Archer,' with profiles and pictures.
Comic-Con 2015 Recap for TV Cartoons
All the big news, videos and highlights for TV cartoons at the San Diego Comic-Con 2015.
Recaps for 'My Little Pony: Friendship Is...
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12 Terrific Tina Episodes of 'Bob's Burgers'
Tina is the breakout character on 'Bob's Burgers.' She has a flat voice that belies her fiery personality. Here are Tina's twelve best episodes.
'The Looney Tunes Show'
Review of Cartoon Network's The Looney Tunes Show, using classic cartoon characters, such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Yosemite Sam, in modern situations.
Your guide to pizza-loving 'Teenage Mutant...
Nickelodeon resurrects Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Use this show guide to find out what's different and what's the same.
Mace Windu
A picture of Mace Windu from the Genndy Tartakovsky animated series 'Star Wars: Clone Wars.'. Page 5.

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